The 2016 Learn-to-Hunt Turkey workshop is once again being hosted by Daniel Boone Conservation League.
March 26: LTH Educational Seminar from 10 – 3 in the main hall at Boone. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. There are two groups of people attending. The first is a group of hunters and their mentors who plan to participate in a special DNR-sponsored LTH event.
Additionally, anyone may attend this free seminar on an educational basis as preparation for the youth/regular turkey hunting seasons — it is one of the most comprehensive seminars available! Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
You do not need to be a DBCL member to mentor or participate in this free program. DBCL members, your mentoring time counts toward work hours.
The actual LTH hunting days are April 2 & 3 ONLY, and hunting times are arranged between hunters and mentors – within legal hours, of course:) It is typical just to take a student out in the mornings … some of us older folks need naps in the afternoon.
Mentors, the DNR requires that all mentors have 5 years of turkey hunting experience and undergo a background check. I must submit this information by February 26, 2016. If you plan be a mentor, please e-mail me your legal name, 9 digit DNR# and phone number. We often need extra mentors for students who don’t have family or friends to take them, so please sign up!!!
You can be a student if you are 10 years or older and have less than two years of turkey hunting experience. You do NOT need hunter safety because you will hunt within arm’s reach of a mentor. By participating in this program, you will receive a turkey tag valid ONLY for April 2 & 3 hunt dates and within the restrictions of this DNR program. Get official details here, the DNR LTH brochure here (and the full DNR site here).
Student hunters, please email me three items by March 18, 2015. The workshop will be limited to the first 30 students who apply:
1. Your legal name, date of birth, 9 digit DNR#, street address and phone number.
2. Your mentor’s name and e-mail. If you do not have a mentor, we will try to find one for you. Mentors provided on a first come, first served basis.
3. The name, address and phone number of the landowner on whose property you plan to hunt. You may also hunt on public land, including the Loew Lake, Jackson Marsh and Allenton Wildlife Units.
Here is the 2016 Workshop Agenda.
Note that the event requires a live shotgun patterning exercise. We’ll have eye and ear protection and targets, but you must supply a shotgun and ammo. Please leave your guns in the car when you arrive (or put it this way: unless you’re getting dropped off, please don’t bring your gun into the clubhouse).
If you’re new to the sport, here’s my two cents on shotguns, chokes and shells for turkey hunting: Shotguns for Turkeys2
We also have a limited number of “So you want to be a turkey hunter” instructional DVDs –courtesy of Hunter Specialties — that are available for loan. I will mail you the DVD, and please return it to me when you attend the seminar.
E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 414-467-3287 with questions and to RSVP for the event.