The cost to attend is free and lunch will be provided. All ages are encouraged to attend.
The clinic will include educational seminars on a variety of topics, including turkey calling and locator calling, scouting/roosting turkeys, wild turkey biology and maintenance, shotgun hunting, bowhunting, turkey hunting equipment and safety, still and trap shooting and 3D archery and archery in the schools.
The event also will include an Internet-assisted hunter’s safety class for youths ages 11 to 17, with the class size limited at 25.
All youths attending the clinic will receive a free T-shirt, JAKES membership and a prize in a drawing, which will include several guided youth turkey hunts.
The clinic is limited to 250 attendees, so those who are interested in attending are asked to register by March 2 with the total number of children and adults who will attend, plus T-shirt sizes for the kids.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Gib Rhodes by phone at (620) 437-2012 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of more NWTF events coming to northeast Kansas this spring, check out The Capital-Journal’s Outdoors Calendar at CJOnline.com.
Youth essay contest announced
The chapter also is sponsoring a youth essay contest for a chance to win a guided turkey hunt and a new 20-gauge youth model turkey shotgun.
Participants must be 16 years of age or younger and live in Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage or Wabaunsee County.
This year’s topic is “How would you help bring new hunters to the sport or re-engage those who might have given up the sports?” Participants are asked to keep their essays under 500 words.
To submit an essay, send it by mail to Gib Rhodes, 1643 360th St., Madison, KS 66860; or Shelley Sparks, 1789 Road B5, Emporia, KS 66801 by Feb. 23. Include the child’s name, age, address and phone number.
The winner will be notified by March 3.
A parent or guardian is welcome and encouraged to accompany the youth on the guided hunt.
For more information, contact Rhodes at (620) 437-2012.