There are lots of great things about springtime in Iowa, and turkey season is one of my favorites. Hunting turkey can be fun and challenging, and it can be relatively inexpensive to get started. It's a great time of year to sit out in the woods and observe these interesting birds. I love turkey hunting because I get to watch the sun rise and the forest wake up around me. I usually find myself surrounded by a fresh blanket of green, wildflowers and morels popping up to signal that spring has finally arrived. Kicking spring turkey time off is the youth season (running April 4-12, 2015), followed by four regular seasons (running April 13- May 17, 2015). Click here for more information on Iowa's turkey seasons.
Always Wanted To Try Turkey Hunting?
If you wanted to try turkey hunting, but you don't know how to get started, we've got a workshop just for you! Warren County Conservation is hosting a Turkey Hunting & Safety Seminar on Saturday, March 14th at the Annett Nature Center, just 6 miles south of Indianola. We will have Craig Cutts (Conservation Officer) and Jim Coffey (Wildlife Biologist) from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources presenting their expertise.
What Will You Learn?
The first step to filling a turkey tag is understanding the birds themselves. We will fill you in on their natural history, diets and mating biology. Strategy is also huge during turkey season. You'll learn all about scouting them out beforehand, equipment to own, tactics to use during the hunt, and you'll get hands-on time trying out calling methods. Laws & ethics will be discussed and you can watch a demonstration of how to field dress your turkey after a successful hunt!
Sign Up To Join Us!
This event is totally free but registration is required. Anyone is welcome, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned turkey hunter looking for further tips/advice. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Annett Nature Center (15565 118th Ave, Indianola, IA). We will provide lunch during the seminar, so come ready to eat some turkey!
Spring is just around the corner, now is the time to learn and prepare for the season. Click here to register online for the seminar, it's as easy as filling out a form.