Youth turkey hunting clinic offered at Everhart Wilderness Lodge

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BLAIRSTOWN, Mo. – Hunters age 9 through 15 who want to learn about turkey hunting can register for a youth turkey hunting clinic to be held on April 5. The clinic is cosponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Everhart's Wilderness Lodge. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, which is northwest of Clinton.

The event gives young people a chance to learn from experienced turkey hunters about turkey hunting rules and regulations, firearms safety, shotgun patterning, choke and shot selection, calling, scouting, decoy use, and equipment. The free clinic includes ammunition and lunch.

Registration is limited to 40 youths. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult sponsor. Each adult may sponsor up to two youths. Youths are encouraged to bring shotguns. For more information or to register, call Johnny and Linda Everhart at 660-885-5049.

Other clinic sponsors include the Missouri State and Truman Lake Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, past members of Westside Missouri Waterfowl Association, Remington Ammunition, and Clinton Wal-Mart.

For more information on spring turkey hunting, visit MDC online at