A three-session class on how to hunt wild turkey will be offered in the Upper Wabash area in April.

The first two sessions will be at Salamonie Interpretive Center, April 9 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The third will be at the J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area shooting range on April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to attend all three sessions.

Session 1 will cover the general introduction, pretest, history of wild turkey hunting in Indiana, introduction to basic gear, and offer a taste of wild turkey meat. Session 2 will teach safety, how to identify wild turkey signs, scout for and pick hunting spots, set up blinds, when to shoot, rules and regulations, and offer another sample of wild turkey meat.

Session 3, at the Roush shooting range, covers safety, how to sight-in your gun, wrap-up, post test, and offer another chance to taste turkey, as well as a chance to practice shooting.

Participants must be either new hunters or hunters older than 18 who are new to turkey hunting. All equipment will be provided. Space is limited.

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