Mentored Hunts For First-Time Turkey Hunters Available

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Register for first-timer mentored turkey hunt by Monday, Feb. 23

Those who want to hunt turkeys for the first time this spring have until Monday, Feb. 23, to apply to hunt under the guidance of experienced National Wild Turkey Federation volunteers, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Applications are available at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey.

This year there are hunts designed for both youth and adult hunters. Youth ages 12 to 17 will hunt Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19. Adults will hunt Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17.

To be eligible, a youth hunter must be age 12 to 17 on or before Saturday, April 18; have a valid firearms safety certificate; and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If there are more applications than available mentors, participants will be selected in a random lottery. For more information see www.mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey.

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