Register for Turkey Hunting Seminars in March

wild turkey on public lands

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is offering a free online series of turkey hunting seminars in March. Topics will include biology, species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, setup, effective shot placement, decoy placement and hunting strategies. The classes run from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the scheduled dates and will conclude with interactive Q&A sessions.

Although open to all skill levels, the seminars are especially intended for those that have never hunted and lack access to a hunting mentor according to Walter “Deet” James, NCWRC’s R3 hunting specialist. The seminars are intended to be taken as a consecutive three-night workshop, however the virtual format allows for flexibility. Students may take one or more classes in the order they choose.

2021 Turkey Hunting Seminar Schedule:

March 2 and March 9Biology for Hunters, Regulations, Where to Hunt and Scouting

March 3 and March 10Firearms, Ammo, Clothing and Miscellaneous Equipment

March 4 and March 11Hunting Techniques and Strategies

The seminars are being held prior to the wild turkey open seasons for male or bearded turkeys, which are held from April 3rd through April 9th for youth under 18, and April 10th through May 8th statewide. Space is limited and pre-registration is required through the NCWRC’s website.  Classes will be held via Zoom and participants will receive the link to join after registering.

Turkey hunting rules and regulations are available in the North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Regulations Digest. For more information on turkey seminars and other skills-based seminars, visit or contact James by email at [email protected] or by phone at 984-202-1387.

Originally published by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission. 

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