First-time adult women turkey hunters have the chance to step afield this spring and learn from an experienced National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) volunteer.
Women are encouraged to sign-up with an adult friend or family member for an on-the-ground adventure in wild turkey hunting. An application and general information for the mid-May wild turkey hunt is available at www.mndnr.gov/discover. The application deadline is midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Most hunts will occur Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, at several locations in Hugo area (northeast of the metro), with some areas yet to be determined. Hunts include a mandatory turkey clinic leading up to an actual hunt.
To be eligible, a women hunter must be 18 on or before Saturday, May 18. All participants must possess a valid firearms safety certificate; purchase an apprentice hunter validation; or be born before Dec. 13, 1979. The program is for first-time turkey hunters or with very limited experience (preference given to first-time hunters).