The ODNR Division of Wildlife will offer special opportunities for young hunters seeking wild turkeys this spring. In addition to the statewide youth turkey hunting days April 20th and 21st on both public and private lands, the Division of Wildlife will be holding a drawing on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for a special, controlled turkey hunting opportunity within the refuge portion of the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area.

Hunting dates are on Saturdays and Sundays only, from April 20th through May 19th, 2013.  A total of 30 names will be drawn.  Hunters 17 years and under must be present in order to participate in the drawing and must bring a valid 2013 hunting license.

Interested youngsters must attend the drawing which will be held at the East Holmes Sportsmen’s Club, located 2.5 miles southeast of Millersburg on Township Road 310. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the drawing will begin at 1:00 p.m. The drawing will coincide with a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Jakes Day event sponsored by local chapters of the NWTF. Please dress for the weather.

For questions regarding the drawing call Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area at (330) 567-3390 or call Wildlife District Three in Akron at (330) 644-2293.

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