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Learn how to hunt turkey at Ponca State Park!

Bill Lewis, Instructor

As spring turkey season ebbs closer, the Commission will be offering turkey hunting workshops throughout the state. Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone with a little more experience looking to learn something new, our turkey hunting workshops are where you need to be!

In the northeast region, Bill Lewis will be your instructor on Saturday, March 15 in the Sandbar Room at Ponca State Park from 10am-12pm. Bill is an avid turkey hunter and has been enjoying archery for over a decade. He is currently Pro Staff for Mossy Oak Enterprises, Primos Hunting Calls and Mathews Solocam.  Bill will cover beginner basics, wild turkey biology, high tech scouting, equipment strategies and advanced hunting techniques. Again, the workshop is free. However, a 2014 park sticker is required to enter the park. Hope to see some of you there! Visit this link to register: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/44053
As a reminder, 2014 spring turkey season dates are:

Youth Archery: March 25 – May 31
Archery – March 25 – May 31
Youth Shotgun: April 5 – May 31
Shotgun: April 12 – May 31

Another reminder,  youth hunting turkey permits are only $5! It doesn’t get any better than that. Turkey hunting in Nebraska is a fun and low-cost way to introduce kids 15 years and younger to hunting. We’ve got lots of turkeys in Nebraska, so take advantage of it!

For information on other turkey hunting workshops in the state, please visit the links below.

North Platte, March 13: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/43688
Ponca State Park, March 15: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/44053
Platte River State Park, March 15: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/43329
Chadron, March 20: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/44279
Lincoln, April 8: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/43700

Nebraska Game and Parks 2014 Turkey Hunting guide and information: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/turkey/BGturkey.asp

Questions or comments? Shoot me an email at jenny.nguyen@nebraska.gov

About Jenny Nguyen, Regional Editor/PIO

NEBRASKAland Regional Editor Jenny Nguyen was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California in 2008 and completed her Bachelor’s at UCLA in 2012. Nguyen was Editor-In-Chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. Nguyen enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and cooking. She is happiest learning and experiencing new things, and looks forward to exploring her new home in Nebraska.

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