Turkey hunting workshop and mentored hunt offered


By Adrian Archuleta

Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a free workshop on turkey hunting and a mentored turkey hunt for qualified applicants.

The workshop topics covered will include turkey biology, hunting strategies, turkey hunting equipment, calling and safety. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in turkey hunting.

The event is designed to recruit, encourage and instruct novice turkey hunters about Colorado’s great hunting heritage. The workshop will be held Friday, April 25, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Archuleta County CSU Extension office off U.S. 84, just south of U.S. 160.

Those interested in participating in the mentored hunts must fill out an application, which can be picked up at the CPW Durango service center or the Forest Service office in Pagosa Springs. No hunting experience is necessary, but selected hunters must possess a valid hunter safety card and a spring turkey hunting license by event dates. For selected hunt participants, the workshop is mandatory and hunts will take place on private properties around the Pagosa Springs area over the weekend of April 26-27.

For additional information, please call District Wildlife Manager Adrian Archuleta 799-0844.