Wanted: The Best Young Turkey Callers From Vermont

Posted by admin On March - 22 - 2010

So you think you can gobble, cluck, putt, purr and yelp with the best of them? Well, here is your chance to prove it.

The Fifth Annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest will be held April 17 in Pawlet Vermont. The event is open to callers between 7 and 15 years old.

“Learning how to call in a big turkey gobbler is a great way to develop an appreciation for the out of doors,” said Forrest Hammond, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s turkey project leader, “and a youngster who learns effective calling techniques will have a hunting skill that will last a lifetime.”

The turkey calling event is held each year in memory of the late Bart Jacobs. Jacobs was known for manufacturing his own high quality turkey calls in the town of Pawlet. He had a special appreciation for passing on hunting traditions on to young people.

The event, sponsored by Oxbow Mountain 4H Shooting Sports, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Pawlet Fire House, which is located right off Route 133.

There will be three age groups for callers between 7 and 9 years old, 10 and 12 and 13 and 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

The young callers must be registered in order to participate. Pre registration costs are $10 while on site registration is $15.

For more information and a registration form, contact Ellen Petty at Oxbow Mountain 4H Shooting Sports at 802 325 3495.

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