Basics of turkey hunting clinic in Grand Junction |

Basics of turkey hunting clinic in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION — As interest in turkey hunting continues to grow, the need for instruction and education is critical for a safe and successful experience. To help novices with the challenges of bagging their first gobbler, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold a one-evening only ‘Turkey Hunting 101’ clinic on Wednesday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at CPW’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

The clinic is co-sponsored by CPW and its partner, the Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild turkey and the preservation of the country’s hunting heritage.

There is no fee for the class and pre-registration is required. Go to to reserve your spot, or go to, select ‘Colorado’, then select ‘View Upcoming Events” under the ‘Colorado Outreach’ link, then scroll down to ‘Turkey 101’ in Grand Junction.

“This has always been a very popular class and we expect a lot of interest,” said Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for CPW. “One of the benefits of attending is the opportunity to learn from expert hunters in a comfortable setting and without too much technical jargon, perfect for a novice.”

The evening’s topics will include turkey calling basics, field tactics, information about local turkey populations, tips for hunting on public land and firearm safety. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions with veteran turkey hunters.

Colorado wildlife managers say turkey populations are increasing across the state and license sales continue to rise from year to year.

“There is plenty of opportunity to hunt turkey in Colorado,” continued Tadvick. “If you want to take of advantage of that, we encourage you to sign up and learn how to hunt safely, have a great time and perhaps put some wild turkey on the table.”

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