Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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March 6 event features turkey calling expert, tips for hunters at every level of experience
GREAT BEND — The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC), located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend, will conduct a turkey hunting seminar on Sunday, March 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is designed for those with an interest in learning more about wild turkeys, what it takes to get started turkey hunting, or those just looking for some tips about turkey hunting or turkey calling.
The National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES program, in association with the Great Bend Recreation Commission, KWEC, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will sponsor this free, family-friendly event. All participants who bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food bank will receive a free mouth-diaphragm call from Rod Pettit, the current Kansas state turkey calling champion and Elite Hunting Team Pro Staffer for Knight and Hale Game Calls.
Pettit will give a seminar for adults and kids on how to use calls, as well as a program entitled “Hunter Versus 6 Toms,” which discusses different hunting scenarios and techniques, decoy use, equipment, and gear. KDWP’s Pass It On program will hold a free wingshooting clinic, providing all firearms, ammunition, and targets.
Door prizes donated by local businesses will be drawn throughout the event. Whether you are new to hunting or have hunted your entire life, there will be something for everyone interested in turkeys.
For more information, phone the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 or email Eric Giesing at

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