The Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 16th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic and Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at Dry Creek Sporting Clays, south of Emporia, and is open to anyone interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter. This three-time national award-winning event is free of charge and includes lunch. Participants must be registered by March 1, and space is limited to the first 250 registrants.
Participants age 17 or younger will receive a commemorative T-shirt and JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) membership. Prizes will also be drawn for youth at the end of the clinic.
Participants will go through several education stations covering various aspects of turkey hunting, including: turkey biology and management, turkey hunting equipment and safety, turkey calling and locator calling, scouting and roosting, bowhunting, shotgun hunting and safety, and trap and target shooting.
An Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class field day will also be taught during the clinic; however it will be limited to the first 25 youth ages 11 to 17 who register and complete the internet coursework ahead of time.
To register for the clinic or Internet-Assisted Hunter Education Class, contact Gib Rhodes at (620) 437-2012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.