Turkey Hunting Opportunity Available to New Hunters

FINDLAY, OH – Anyone interested in learning how to hunt wild turkey is invited to apply for a mentored hunt in northwest Ohio during the spring 2019 turkey season according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Interested individuals can apply for the hunt by calling Andrea Altman at 419-429-8321. The application deadline is Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must meet one the following requirements to participate in the hunt:

1. Have never previously held a turkey tag in Ohio, or

2. Have held a turkey tag in Ohio but were unsuccessful at harvesting a turkey.

All applicants will need to provide a customer identification number, telephone number and/or email address. Hunters must possess a valid Ohio hunting license or apprentice license to apply. Participants will be selected through a random drawing.

Prior to hunting, participants will be required to attend a one-day workshop on April 6 in Wyandot County. The workshop will cover turkey hunting equipment, identification, firearms, and hunting techniques. Successful applicants will be notified with additional information on the time and location of the workshop.

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be paired with a turkey hunting mentor, who will determine the exact date and location of the hunt. All hunts will be held during the spring turkey season which runs from April 22 to May 19.

To learn more about Ohio’s wild turkeys and hunting opportunities, visit wildohio.gov.