Tennessee Wildlife Federation Offering Mentored Turkey Hunts for Youngsters this Spring

A three-day mentored turkey hunt from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TFW) will cost a total of $300, that covers the cost for the youth ($150) and the accompanying parent or guardian ($150).  (Photo: TWF)

Over the next couple of months the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) is offering mentored turkey hunts for youngsters.

Via the TWF’s Hunting and Fishing Academy program, kids between the ages of 9-18 can start applying now online for one of seven hunts guided by a TWF Hunt Master.

Lucky winners will receive engaging, hands-on instruction over the course of the three-day hunt, covering everything from Turkey hunting 101 to how to orient a compass.

The hunt is not free. Accompanying parents or guardians will need to pony up $150 for their child and $150 for themselves. A total of $300 for the experience. Those not selected for the 2019 Spring hunt will be placed on a waiting list.

Dates and requirements courtesy of NewsChannel 9 ABC:

Hunt requirements:

  • Hunters must use a shotgun with a full choke and have the corresponding turkey ammunition. Here is a Turkey Checklist (See below) provided by program parnter Academy Sports + Outdoors that can be useful to determine what you will need for a turkey hunt.
  • Hunters must complete the Marksmanship Certification before attending the hunt.
  • Hunters must have successfully completed the Tennessee Hunter Education course prior to the hunt and have a valid Tennessee hunting license.
  • For more information about licenses, check out the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s (TWRA) Hunting & Trapping Guide.

Upcoming Turkey Hunts:

  • March 22-24, 2019 in Jackson, TN – Must be 16 years or younger due to the state-wide youth weekend
  • March 22-24, 2019 in La Follette, TN – Must be 16 years or younger due to the state-wide youth weekend
  • April 5-7, 2019 in Greenfield, TN
  • April 12-14, 2019 in Somerville, TN
  • April 19-21, 2019 in Dover, TN
  • April 19-21, 2019 in Rogersville, TN
  • April 26-28, 2019 in Jackson, TN

Click HERE to apply today.

For additional information or if you have any questions you can email Cameron Mitchell (cmitchell@tnwf.org) or Taylor Martin (tmartin@tnwf.org) or call (423) 827-3691.

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