Women-only turkey hunt free to novices; applications are open

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from novice women who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

The two-day event is offered in partnership with Encana and the Western Slope chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The hunt will take place on Encana’s private property near Parachute.
Only novice women 18-and-older will be selected for the hunt. No experience or equipment is required; however, all applicants must have a valid Hunter Education card. Visit CPW’s Hunter Education page for more information.
The applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 25 and can be found at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s website at www.cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/ OutreachWomen.aspx

This is perfect for women who want to learn in a comfortable environment,” said CPW Education Coordinator Kathleen Tadvick. “No pressure, a fun time and learning something that you can do the rest of your life is what this is all about, so we encourage you to apply today.”
In addition to turkey hunting, the successful applicants will spend two days practicing a variety of skills, including firearms safety and turkey calling. Other topics include habitat, biology and turkey behavior.

Turkey hunting continues to grow in popularity across North America, attracting a wide variety of participants, including experienced hunters looking for a new challenge or inexperienced men, women and youth that prefer small game as their first step.
The opportunity is offered through CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, dedicated to teaching novices and inexperienced hunters the knowledge, skills, ethics and traditions of hunting.
Through workshops, clinics, seminars and educational hunts, the program appeals to diverse interests, backgrounds, and levels of ability. 

For more information about the Hunter Outreach Program, go to: cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HunterOutreach.aspx

For more information about the turkey hunt, contact Kathleen Tadvick at 970-255-6181.