The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the National Wild Turkey Federation are partnering to provide 10 youths "an opportunity to learn about turkey conservation and experience hunting turkey with a guide."
This structured hunt and educational event will be held March 28, 29 & 30, 2014 and will focus on the development of turkey hunting skills and conservation knowledge. Participating youth will be assigned a mentor for the event.
The Hunt & Learn Weekend will be limited to a maximum of 10 hunters, ages 15 and under. All applications must be received at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center by January 31, 2014 to be entered in the random drawing which will be held on February 7, 2014. Only selected applicants will be notified after the drawing. One adult guardian per child will be required to attend the entire weekend event.
To be eligible to hunt, all selected applicants must have passed a state approved hunter education course (from any state) and present their hunter education card upon check-in. Youth hunters who do not yet have a hunter education card must complete either Georgia or South Carolina’s on-line hunter education course prior to the event and present their printed certificate upon check-in. The final written exams for both states will be administered at the event.
An information packet for the hunt, including more detailed information on how to apply, as well as the application (FWS Form 3-2356), may be downloaded from the refuge website at http://www.fws.gov/savannah/hunting.html or requested from the Savannah NWR Visitor Center at (843) 784-2468.