Josh Mackay: (603) 271-0459
February 8, 2019


CONCORD, NH — Registration is now open for a special turkey hunting program co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and your local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter. These workshops, offered across the state, are designed for new or novice turkey hunters in preparation for the 2019 spring turkey hunting season, which opens on May 1 and runs through May 31.

The first day of the workshop is dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know to have a safe and successful turkey hunt, including choosing a shotgun and ammunition, scouting for birds, how and when to call, what gear you will need, the regulations that apply to turkey hunting, and much more. Lunch will be provided.

The second component of the learning experience is one-on-one mentoring. Each chapter of the NWTF has a limited number of mentors available to help you on your first turkey hunt, and you may have the chance to step into the field with an experienced turkey-hunting mentor to hunt during the spring season. Once registered, please contact the lead instructor listed to be added to the mentor list. Most mentors live within an hour of the event location; please select the course offered closest to your home.

To register, you must be 18 years old or older by the event date to attend alone. Participants ages 12-18 may attend with a registered parent or guardian (both must register for the event and both must be first-time turkey hunters). The cost is $45 per person to participate. The fee covers materials, instruction, at least one call to take home for practice, lunch, and a one-year membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. All participants must register online. Scouting and hunting will be done in your area so please choose the workshop closest to your home.

Locations and dates of instruction include:
• March 30: Fitzwilliam Sportsman’s Club, 696 Royalston RD, Fitzwilliam, NH. Class begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:30 pm.
• March 30: Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27, Raymond. Class begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.
•April 20: Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness. Class begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.

To register please:
• Visit
• Search by Wheelin Sportsmen and select “New Hampshire.”
• Create an account (click on the 3 lines in the upper left-hand corner), pick the event, and then register and pay.

About a week before the event, you will receive an email with a pre-survey, a waiver of liability, and a medical questionnaire. Please fill these out and either email them to or be sure to bring them with you to the class.