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CaptainMusky

My son applied for the 2015 Mentored Youth Hunt

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I have never hunted turkeys before, but considering its another thing to get the kids in the outdoors I am willing to give it a shot. I heard about the MN DNR/NWTF Mentored Youth hunts and asked my 13 year old son if he would be interested. He said "Absolutely". So he filled out the necessary paperwork with some help from me and is entered in the lottery.

We have turkeys around our house, hear them in the Spring and when they gobblers are doing their magic it just makes me chuckle.

Really looking forward to the potential chance at doing this. I will admit, I am probably more excited than my boy is.

If it wasn't for something like this I am pretty sure we would never try it. At least this way we can learn the ropes from someone and at least have some ideas what to look for/do. If we get a bird, that's great, just being out there will be a blast.

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I'm sure you and your boy will have a great time. The NWTF members who mentor for this hunt are all very dedicated hunters that love to pass on the thrill and excitement of this hunt. Most have very good private spots to help you enjoy the hunt as much as possible, while learning valuable tips and techniques along the way.

Good luck!

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Thanks DonBo! I am sure it will be a real learning experience for both of us. I am very appreciative that the NWTF encourages this and have folks willing to provide their time to others so they can learn.

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I hope you guys get picked. I know these hunts are getting more competitive as they gain more publicity.

I signed my sister up for these hunts a couple years ago and we were selected. They are a great opportunity for the youth and the parent/guardian that will accompany. The main concern will be to have your firearms safety completed before the hunt.

They will schedule a Wild Turkey hunt meeting to meet your mentor and discuss the hunts. THe mentors are NWTF members and work very hard for the kids. ITs a ton of fun for everyone.

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Good luck to you and your son CaptainMusky. I participated in the youth hunts for a few years and it was more of a thrill to watch a new hunter take their first bird than it is to take your own.

The overall experience is addicting.

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Thanks guys! He finished his firearms safety last summer so he is all set.

As we drive around our area now we are more observant looking for turkeys.

If he gets selected I cannot wait to see how he reacts if a big ole tom cooperated or any turkey for that matter.

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