A J.A.K.E.S. Outdoor event to teach youths about turkey hunting is taking place Saturday, August 27, in Warrensburg. Click to hear KMZU’s Chris Clift talk with Conservation Agent Kevin Zielke.

Kevin Zielke

Press Release from the Missouri Department of Conservation:

A turkey hunter seminar for youths ages 8 to 17 will be offered in Warrensburg from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the University of Central Missouri trap and skeet range in Warrensburg. The range is located west of 501 Road and Division Road.

The J.A.K.E.S Outdoors event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Stealth Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 22. Youths 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided.

Activities will include trap shooting, shotgun patterning, game calling, archery and fishing skills. Shotguns and ammunition will be available. But young hunters are encouraged to bring when possible their own firearms and ammunition that they plan to use for the upcoming fall turkey hunting season.

For more information or to register, call 660-530-5500. _ Bill Graham