Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

DNR release: Opportunities for first-time turkey hunters this spring

Youth and adults can learn to hunt turkeys this April with experienced volunteers who will cover safe hunting techniques, how to call-in turkeys, hunting tactics and field dressing a bird.

Participants can apply through Monday, Feb. 12. The hunts are Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, and provide opportunities to access locations that may otherwise be closed to hunting.

"We teach the skills and techniques that allow new turkey hunters to become lifelong hunters," said Mike Kurre, learn-to-hunt program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

This is the 16th year that the DNR and the National Wild Turkey Federation have cooperated to offer these hunts. Details about how to apply and costs to participate are available at mndnr.gov/turkeyhunt.