“Turkey hunting is open for six weeks (April 15-May 31) and provides a great opportunity to get outdoors in the spring,” said Mark Newell, ODFW outdoor skills coordinator. “These workshops can give you the techniques to be ready for the season.”
Improved reproduction rates in 2013 and a mild winter this year indicate 2014 could be a good hunting season for turkeys. The season is open statewide. More about turkey hunting
Workshop dates and details follow:
Spring turkey hunting for beginners (open to all ages, youth must be accompanied by adult)
Cabela’s Tualatin (7555 Nyberg Street)
Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free but pre-registration required.
Get an introduction to turkey hunting tactics, calls and scouting techniques; learn about shotgun patterning and how to use blinds and decoys; understanding regulations. Pro staff at Cabela’s will also do a hands-on session showing various equipment and techniques.
Youth Turkey Hunting Clinic
White River Wildlife Area (Tygh Valley)
Saturday, April 4, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $10, includes lunch. Register by March 20.
For youth age 8-17, each youth must be accompanied by an adult. Learn turkey calling, turkey hunting techniques, shotgun shooting and patterning. Sponsored by Oregon Hunters Association and ODFW. More information
ODFW offers a number of classes that teach hunting and fishing skills. Find more at the ODFW Calendar.