MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting three free turkey hunting seminars this spring – one on Saturday, April 6 at the Barre Fish and Game Club, one on Sunday, April 7 at the Hartland Fire Department, and a third one on Thursday, April 18, at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife office in Essex.
The seminars in Barre and Hartland will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Essex seminar will be 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A shotgun patterning clinic will be held at the Barre seminar. Participants should bring their own shotgun and ammunition and keep them secured in their vehicles until instructed to bring them to the range. If you do not have your own firearm, shotguns and ammunition will be provided. Eye and ear protection will be available.
“Both experienced and first-time turkey hunters stand to benefit from these seminars,” said Hunter Education Training Coordinator John Pellegrini. “We will provide hunting information, including safe hunting practices, specialized equipment, calls, site setup, and other strategies for harvesting turkeys.”
Certified Volunteer Hunter Education Instructors Jeff Blanchard and Brett Ladeau will be leading the seminars, with Jeff teaching on April 6, and 18, and Brett instructing on April 7.
Online registration is required at this link: https://www.register-ed.com/programs/vermont/133-vermont-fish-and-wildlife-seminars Participants coming to just the patterning portion of the seminar do not need to register.
Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, please call John Pellegrini at 802-793-1894.
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2019
Media Contact: John Pellegrini 802-793-1894