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Old 02-05-2014, 08:26 AM
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I have been asked to be a presenter at a Learn to Hunt program here in the state of WI. So learn to hunt wild turkeys!

The event is going to be held Friday April 4 (Time TBD looks like 3 or 4 Pm to 8 PM) for class room presentation of turkey hunting facts and techniques along with hunter safety and we will pattern guns.

The hunt is to be a half day on Saturday April 5 from sunrise to noon and is open to any first time hunter of age 10 or better. The kill tag will be free! 1 per new hunter.

Who may participate in the Learn to Hunt Program?
Anyone who is 10 years old or older, who has not previously participated in a Learn to Hunt event for the species being hunted may participate. A hunter may not participate in a Learn to Hunt event if they received an approval authorizing hunting in any prior license year, including a Class B bear license, for the species being pursued in the specific Learn to Hunt event they desire to attend. No hunter education certification is required. We encourage LTH sponsors to focus on adults and families.

Now it can't get any better than that!

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Who may participate? FAQs
http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorS...ticipating.pdf

Various other Learn to Turkey Hunt programs in the state might be one near you!
http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/lth.html

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I felt the program was a success but mother nature sure was not nice to us and the students.
The ages of students ran between 10 to 15 and the 34 to 65 years young. We had one gentleman who never hunted but always wanted too! So he was paired with a mentor.
The program consisted of Hunter Education training on parts of a firearm to how to use it and how to pattern. Then I presented several different methods of hunting from Run and Gun to Trolling for Turkeys to How to use a blind.
We even had a section on how to call as I had all students mimic the sounds I played.
On Sat and then on Sun half day hunts where conducted. Most all saw or heard birds, some got a shot and did harvest a bird. The kill tag was free! You can't beat that!
It was a very rewarding program for me to be part of.
Some pictures from the event

We set up a blind. the demonstration was how to use the window and how to keep the back black or as dark as possible.

The blind placed out back a few decoys placed and the pallet was the backstop for the splatter sillohettes we used.

Mentor working with their assigned student

One dead turkey!

Students waiting for their turn


Trying to get the hang of how to use a pot call!

New Student - a successful one I might add.

Student and her Mentor



Waiting for some action on the day of the hunt

Checking on where to cut this beard off.

Demonstration on how to clean a bird

The whole group - Students, Mentors, and Presenters.

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I felt the program was a success but mother nature sure was not nice to us and the students.
The ages of students ran between 10 to 15 and the 34 to 65 years young. We had one gentleman who never hunted but always wanted too! So he was paired with a mentor.
The program consisted of Hunter Education training on parts of a firearm to how to use it and how to pattern. Then I presented several different methods of hunting from Run and Gun to Trolling for Turkeys to How to use a blind.
We even had a section on how to call as I had all students mimic the sounds I played.
On Sat and then on Sun half day hunts where conducted. Most all saw or heard birds, some got a shot and did harvest a bird. The kill tag was free! You can't beat that!
It was a very rewarding program for me to be part of.
Some pictures from the event

We set up a blind. the demonstration was how to use the window and how to keep the back black or as dark as possible.

The blind placed out back a few decoys placed and the pallet was the backstop for the splatter sillohettes we used.

Mentor working with their assigned student

One dead turkey!

Students waiting for their turn

Trying to get the hang of how to use a pot call!
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New Student - a successful one I might add.

Student and her Mentor


Waiting for some action on the day of the hunt

Checking on where to cut this beard off.

Demonstration on how to clean a bird

The whole group - Students, Mentors, and Presenters.

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A successful student I had the pleasure to take out with me. We learned to call and he got quite good on both a box and a pot call.



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