MDC program in Lebanon highlights turkey hunting fundamentals

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LEBANON, Mo. – Spring turkey hunting involves a variety of skills. Knowing how to locate a gobbler, call him into shotgun range, handle your firearm in a safe fashion and knowing what the regulations are all parts of a successful and safe hunt.

Hunters can learn more about the fundamentals of this popular spring pastime at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) clinic "Turkey Hunting" on March 25 at Laclede County Electric, 1400 E. Route 66 in Lebanon. This program, which is designed for every hunter in the family, will be from 6-8 p.m.

Topics covered at this seminar include how to locate a turkey, firearms safety, hunt preparation, how to call a turkey in, identifying legal birds and information on shooting ballistics. This clinic will be preparation for those wishing to participate in either Missouri's youth-only turkey season, April 9-10, or the state's regular spring turkey season, April 18 to May 8.

Call 417-895-6880 to register or to more information on this free program. Turkey hunting information can also be found at