For the upcoming MA Youth Turkey Hunt Program in April, Norco is seeking 10 volunteer mentors for April 22.
A mentor needs to have a valid hunters license, FID card, be experienced in hunting turkey and have appropriate hunting clothes.
Anyone adult interested in being a mentor should contact Duffy Lanciani at 978-422-7406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Norco member youth interested in the Youth program should contact Duffy.
The program is two parts
Part Two is the hunt on April 22
Part One – Pre-hunt Workshop
This part of the program is designed to provide young hunters with specialized training and instruction relative to turkey hunting as well as reinforcing what they learned in the MA Hunter Education Program. The pre-hunt workshop is like a “dress rehearsal” for the actual turkey hunt. Young hunters will have the opportunity to practice all aspects of a safe hunt in the pre-hunt workshop which is held a week or two before the actual turkey hunt.
The workshop consists of field exercises simulating real turkey hunting conditions and scenarios as well as giving youth an opportunity to practice and develop their shooting skills. By getting outdoors and practicing in the field, young hunters will learn where and how to properly set up, how to call birds, determine safe zones of fire, and understand shoot/don’t shoot scenarios (properly identifying your target, always being aware of obstacles and sighting past your target). In addition, the appropriate clothing and gear necessary for a safe and productive turkey hunting experience will be discussed and demonstrated during the field exercises. Hunting regulations and ethics will be discussed throughout the various activities of the workshop.
Part Two – A One Day Mentored Young Adult Turkey Hunt
Only young hunters who successfully complete the first two parts of the program will be eligible to receive a permit to hunt wild turkey under the supervision and guidance of a safe, experienced adult hunter serving as a mentor on a special day set aside just for young adults. It is an opportunity to experience the excitement of calling a bird, hearing a bird return the call and the opportunity take a wild turkey. The Special Young Adult Turkey Hunt Day is the Saturday prior to the last Monday in April.