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Wild turkeys

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Many people in the South are looking to shake off the winter blues by getting geared up for the 2021 turkey hunting season. From children to seniors, turkey hunters are a dedicated crew and are always eager to learn more about their sport. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has developed The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series to provide helpful information to hunters.

About the Webinar

Best Turkey Season EverJed Smart, the Alabama Extension county coordinator for Pickens County, said the webinar series is designed to benefit turkey hunters of all ages.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to learn more about turkey calling, hunting safety, mounting options and more.”

Beginning on Feb. 9, the webinars will occur once a week for four weeks. Each installment will conclude with a panel discussion to answer participant questions. This panel will consist of experts from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and the National Wild Turkey Federation as well as Alabama Extension agents and specialists.

Beginning on Feb. 9 and concluding on March 2, the series will feature 12 presenters. Each installment will cover different topics related to turkey season. These topics include the following:

  • Management/ Places to Hunt
  • Rules and Regulations/ Safety/ Ethics
  • Breeding Season and Calling
  • Preparation/ Preservation/ Mounting Options, etc.

Inspiration for the Webinar

The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series is a continuation of an earlier Extension series, The Best Deer Season Ever. Participant numbers exceeded 225,000 over a nine-week period.

“We have been able to reach thousands of people that we would not have been able to otherwise,” Smart said.

How to Tune In

The Best Turkey Season Ever is free to attend Tuesdays at 7 p.m. CST. The installments will be presented via Zoom and through Facebook Live on the Pickens County- Alabama Extension Facebook page. Participants must register online to be able to attend the webinar series. Upon registering, a Zoom meeting number and link will be provided.

More Information

For more information, visit the The Best Turkey Season Ever Webinar Series page on the Alabama Extension website, www.aces.edu. People can also contact Smart at (205) 367-8148 or bestturkeyseason@auburn.edu.

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