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Learn to Hunt - Adult Turkey Hunting Clinic - EE Wilson Wildlife Area THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Want to learn how to turkey hunt but don’t know where to start? Have you hunted other species in Oregon and turkey hunting's still on your bucket list?

ODFW staff is teaming up with seasoned Oregon turkey hunters to offer an all-day turkey hunting clinic for adults. In this clinic you’ll learn everything you need to know to bag a tom this spring. The clinic is designed for adults new to turkey hunting.

Turkey hunting is an exciting challenge, an American tradition and a great source of delicious wild protein. Join us and find out why so many hunters get hooked.

Topics Covered

  • Choosing the right gear
  • Setting decoys and blinds
  • Spring vs. fall hunting tactics
  • Choosing the right ammo and gun
  • How to safely handle, fire, and pattern shotguns
  • Field dressing
  • Turkey behavior, biology and conservation
  • Turkey calling techniques

What to Bring

Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. ODFW will supply shotguns and ammunition. Participants can bring and use their own shotgun if event staff determines the gun is safe and legal. If you bring a shotgun, you must supply your own ammunition. The ammunition must be non-toxic. We will be shooting approximately 20 rounds. Dress for the weather. We will be outside for much of the day.

Getting There

The event will be held at the classroom and shotgun shooting range at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area. To get there, make sure to follow the map links below or input exact GPS coordinates into your phone or mapping device. There is limited cell service in the area, so plan ahead.


Pre-registration is required and closes on April 5th.

Follow this step-by-step guide for help registering for the clinic through the ODFW Online Licensing Page.

ODFW will follow up a week before to event with a reminder e-mail and more details to help you prepare for the clinic


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