We would like to congratulate Sara Hay, Game Commission clerk typist in the Southwest Region Office, on harvesting her first turkey!
Did you know that the Game Commission offers a course on successful turkey hunting skills?
The Successful Turkey Hunting course has two has two components – (1) independent study and (2) classroom/skills training. Students study online or may request a student manual to review before attending class. The independent-study component typically takes four to six hours to complete. When finished with the independent study, students must attend a 1-day, 8-hour classroom session that includes:
Turkey hunting laws and regulations
Safe turkey hunting
Map and compass skills
Safe and effective shot selection
Turkey calls and calling
Turkey hunting methods
Shotgun pattern testing
*This course does not replace the Basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) training. All first-time hunters must successfully complete Basic Hunter-Trapper Education before purchasing a general hunting license.