DEEP: Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars

2014 Press Release
February 11, 2014
 
Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program
Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars
 
Be well prepared for Spring Turkey Hunting Season, April 30 through May 31, 2014
 
Spring turkey hunting season is just around the corner, beginning April 30 through May 31, 2014, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced two upcoming Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014, and Saturday, March 22, 2014. These annual events are coordinated by the DEEP Wildlife Divisionís Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program and the public is invited to attend. Both seminars are offered free-of-charge.
 
ďBoth experienced and first-time turkey hunters stand to benefit from these seminars. With the emphasis on providing A-Z hunting information, including safe hunting practices, specialized equipment, calls, site setup, and other strategies for harvesting turkeys, the seminar has valuable information for every participant,Ē said Charles Bruckerhoff, Coordinator of the CE/FS Program.
 
Participants will have an opportunity to pattern their shotguns for turkey hunting following classroom instruction. To do so, participants must bring the shotgun they intend to use, ammunition and a shotgun choke appropriate for turkey hunting, and eye and ear protection.

The March 15 seminar is scheduled for 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, 310 Hammertown Road, in Monroe, Connecticut. Interested individuals are required to register for this seminar by contacting the DEEP Wildlife Divisionís Franklin office at 860-642-7239, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The second seminar, on March 22, is scheduled for 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the DEEP Wildlife Divisionís Franklin Wildlife Management Area, 391 Route 32, in North Franklin, Connecticut. Interested individuals are required to register for this seminar by contacting the DEEP Wildlife Divisionís Sessions Woods office at 860-675-8130, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
 
More information on the spring turkey hunting season is available on the DEEP Web site at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.