Learn How to Hunt Turkeys at Free Clinic

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DWR Press Release

PRICE — If you’ve ever wanted to hunt wild turkeys but you don’t know the basics, here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will host a Turkey Hunting Clinic on Saturday, March 30, at the Department of Natural Resources building, 319 N. Carbonville Rd., in Price. The free clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are encouraged to register online at https://goo.gl/2fDJVJ.

The clinic will include presentations by experienced turkey hunters on everything you need to know to bag a gobbler. Topics will include:

  • Where to find merriam’s and Rio Grande turkeys in Utah
  • How to tell a mature tom from a juvenile or a hen
  • Turkey habitat and food preferences
  • Daily and seasonal behavior patterns
  • The best hunting equipment and accessories
  • How to call in a turkey or stalk one that won’t come to your call

“Utah’s turkey populations are doing very well, and opportunities for hunters are plentiful, especially in southeastern Utah,” said Walt Maldonado, the DWR’s wildlife recreation specialist in southeastern Utah. “Even if you’ve hunted turkeys before, this clinic will cover tactics that will make you more proficient in the field this spring.”

For more information about the March 17 clinic, contact Maldonado at 435-820-8147 or waltmaldonado@utah.gov.

Get a turkey permit

Utah’s spring turkey hunting seasons are in April and May. Permits for the April season are available only through a drawing. You can buy a permit for the statewide general season, however, anytime between now and when the hunt ends. General-season permits are available at www.wildlife.utah.gov. They’re also available at hunting license agent locations and DWR offices.

For more information on season dates and permits, see page 6 of the 2018-19 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks or at hunting license agent locations and DWR offices.

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