Wild Turkey Training

Photos by Marlena Sloss/The Herald
Jack Lampert of Jasper, 5, watched as John Toy of Jasper instructed a group of youth on the best place to shoot a turkey — in the wattle — during the Dubois County Sportsmen Club’s Michael Oeding Youth Turkey Seminar at the Ireland Sportsman’s Club in Ireland on Saturday. “Part of being a hunter is teaching the youth how to hunt,” Toy said. “There’s so much for kids to be interested in these days, we’re just trying to get them interested in the outdoors.” Thirteen youth participated in the seminar which included lectures on turkey biology, hunting laws and safety, and breakout sessions for calling, blinds, decoys and locating birds.

 

Grant Stinson of Velpen blew his mouth call during Saturday's seminar.

 

Austin Gehlhausen of Ireland, 11, practiced using his slate call while Carter Himsel of Jasper, 6, looked at turkey feet during Saturday's seminar.

 

Toy, left, had Carter Himsel of Jasper, 6, Austin Gehlhausen of Ireland, 11, and Gavin Knies of Dubois, 12, practice estimating distances during Saturday's seminar.



More on DuboisCountyHerald.com

  • A Sackful of Fun

    In celebration of National Nursing Home Week, Certified Nursing Assistant Sarah Wyland of...
  • Daddy's Playground

    With his wife, Jana, away on a business trip to Mexico, Rusty Clayton of Jasper and his two...
  • Handmade Smiles

    Holy Trinity Catholic School fifth-graders Chloe Edwards, from left, Wes Eckman, Isabella...
  • Remembering Together

    Kathy Burton, left, her son, Brian Howell, and Donna Oeding, all of Jasper, paused after...
  • Driver's Training

    Students in Dubois County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Officer John Anderson’s criminal...
  • Monkeying Around

    Pretending to be a monkey, Braylee Stinnett pulled on a branch so that Jonathan Hasenour Jr.,...
  • Mother of May

    Kendra Hagedorn of Dale, 11, right, held a vase — which will sit on the altar — as others...
  • Shooting For Fun

    Izabelle Hollingsworth, 10, left, reached for an arrow before her cousin, Ryla Czerwinski, 8,...