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Carolinas outdoors notes: Seminars set for turkey hunters

Seminars set for wild turkey hunters

A series of 17 seminars on hunting wild turkeys has been scheduled at eight locations across North Carolina during March and April by the state’s Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Three of these are set for the Piedmont and another for the western mountains.

The seminars are timed to better prepare hunters for the state’s spring wild gobbler season, April 11-May 9. A youths-only season is scheduled April 4-10.

There are to be separate sessions for novice hunters, followed 24 hours later at the same site by more advanced classes for those with hunting experience. The hours for all meetings are 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The schedule for the Piedmont:

March 9: Lenoir, introductory hunters, Caldwell County Center, 120 Hospital Ave. NE; March 10: Advanced hunters. 828-757-1290.

March 11: Winston-Salem, introductory hunters, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Road. March 12: Advanced hunters. 336-703-2850.

March 23: Concord, introductory hunters, Bass Pro Shops, 8181 Concord Mills Road.; March 24: Advanced hunters. 704-979-2200.

April 1: Mills River, introductory hunters, Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive; April 2: Advanced hunters. 828-684-3562.

Before this year all the commission’s wild turkey hunting seminars were held only in Raleigh.

Pre-registration is required to attend the meetings. This may be done online at www.ncwildlife.odrg/sbs or by phoning Casey Williams at 919-707-0202. Observer News Services


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