Sign Up Now for Youth Turkey Hunt Event

26 March 2019


WATERBURY, Vt. – Young people interested in hunting turkeys are encouraged to sign up for National Wild Turkey Federation’s 9th Annual Jake’s Day Event on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club. The event is sponsored by the ‘Lake Champlain Longbeards’ group and is open to any youth aged 17 or younger. 


Youth hunters and their mentors will be treated to lunch.  There will be activities throughout the day for youths, including prizes, target practice, and a demonstration of how to properly preserve turkey tails. Fish & Wildlife Department Commissioner Louis Porter will be in attendance for the event. 


“Kids who are exposed to hunting at a young age often become lifelong hunters and passionate conservationists,” said Fish & Wildlife Department wild turkey project leader Chris Bernier.  “They gain a strong appreciation for where their food comes from and they understand the importance of healthy habitat for wildlife.”


The event costs $10.00 per youth and includes lunch and a t-shirt, as well a youth membership. Please pre-register by April 5 by contacting Ron Lafreniere at


For Immediate Release:  March 26, 2019

Media Contacts: Ron Lafreniere, NWTF, 802-434-4274, Chris Bernier, Fish & Wildlife Dept, 802-777-0823

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