DENVER – Colorado’s 2009 Spring Turkey Season opens April 11 and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is hosting free seminars in Denver, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs to help novice hunters learn more about hunting wild turkeys.
DOW biologists will discuss turkey habitat, locating birds, safety tips, current laws and regulations as well as hunting tips and techniques for the novice hunter.â€¨
“These classes are geared for the novice and first time turkey hunter,” said Steve Lucero, an education coordinator with the DOW. “It’s a great opportunity for an introduction to turkey hunting 101.” â€¨ â€¨
The Denver seminar is Mon., March 16 at the DOW Hunter Education Building, at 6060 Broadway from 6 to 9 p.m. Consistently successful wild turkey hunting requires a high degree of skill. Wild turkeys are extremely wary and possess keen color vision, very good hearing ability, and can see in a radius of 270 degrees. Today, wild turkey populations are booming in Colorado thanks to transplant efforts, protection through game laws, and habitat improvement projects – funded in large part by sportsmen’s dollars.
Advance reservations are required for the Denver and Colorado Springs seminars. Call (303) 291-7545 to reserve a spot at the Denver class.