By Tim Kowols
The National Wild Turkey Federation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Door County Fish, Farm, and Game Club are teaming up to introduce turkey hunting to area youth. Turkey hunting is gaining popularity in the state, with less than 2,000 permits remaining from the original 12,000 allocated for the 2017 season. Hunting aficionado Dick Baudhuin says turkey hunting offers a different experience to those who participate in the sport during the big game seasons.
Youth hunters that are at least 10 years old can take part in the Learn to Hunt class on April 1 at the Sevastopol Town Hall beginning at 8 a.m. The free program includes classroom instruction, lunch, and fieldwork in advance of the turkey hunting season, which begins April 8.