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Free workshop and mentored turkey hunt for youth, women

The Division of Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer youth and women a free workshop on turkey hunting and a mentored turkey hunt.

Topics covered will include turkey biology, hunting strategies, safety, gear and ethics.

This free event is designed to recruit, encourage and instruct youth and women in Colorado’s great hunting heritage.

All interested individuals are welcome to attend the free turkey hunting workshop Friday, April 27, at 3 to 6 p.m., at the Archuleta County Extension Office.

To qualify for the mentored hunt on April 28-29, all local youth (12-17 years of age) and women (18-plus years) must fill out a hunt application and submit by Friday, April 13.

All selected applicants must possess a valid hunter safety card and have a valid 2012 spring turkey license purchased prior to April 28.

Youth applicants (12-17 years of age) must meet the above requirements and must have a parent/guardian accompany them during the weekend hunting event April 28-29.

The hunt is held on private lands located in Archuleta County and there will be a guide provided for each hunting participant.

Applications can be picked up at the USFS Pagosa Ranger District office in Pagosa Springs, or at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Durango Service Center.

For more information, contact Adrian Archuleta at (970) 375-6759.

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