Youth and adults can learn to hunt turkeys this April with experienced volunteers who will cover safe hunting techniques, how to call-in turkeys, hunting tactics and field dressing a bird.

Participants can apply through Sunday, March 1. The hunts are Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, and provide opportunities to access locations that may otherwise be closed to hunting. Participants learn the skills and techniques that allow new turkey hunters to become lifelong hunters.

This is the 18th year that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation have cooperated to offer these hunts. Details about how to apply and costs to participate are available on the DNR’s learn to hunt opportunities page.