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For Release: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DEC Hosts 8th Annual Jefferson County Youth Turkey Hunt

Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are offering youth aged 12 to 15 an opportunity to hunt turkey with them this spring. This is the eighth year of the program, and the two-day event includes an educational day and a hunting day. Both days are free to participants, and equipment will be provided.

8th Annual Jefferson County Youth Turkey Hunt
Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15
Watertown Sportsmen's Club
17751 Dry Hill Road, Watertown, NY
Educational day: Saturday, April 15th at 9 a.m.
Hunting day: Saturday, April 22nd

"This program was developed to teach younger generations, that may not have the opportunity otherwise, how to hunt turkey," said Judy Drabicki, Region 6 Director. "It is a great way to connect youth to the natural world and teach them to become safe and responsible hunters."

Interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license and valid turkey tags. The event is hosted by the Watertown Sportsmen's Club and sponsored by the Northern New York Conservation Officers Association (NYCOA). Signup sheets are available at the Watertown Sportsmen's Club, 17751 Dry Hill Road, Watertown; Akins Archery, 25834 NY-12, Watertown; Gander Mountain (Salmon Run Mall, Watertown), VanTassel's Gunsmithing, 30412 NY-37, Evans Mills; and MWR Parks and Recreation Office on Fort Drum. For more information on the event please contact ECO Steve Bartoszewski at (315) 489-6984.

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