Western Colorado youth from Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Paonia, Crawford and other towns in Colorado's North Fork are invited to join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a wild turkey seminar and spring hunt.

The special spring turkey hunt is scheduled for April 13 through 15. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has permission from private land owners to hunt on some of the best turkey habitat in the area.

This more than just the hunt. Part of the event will be spent learning turkey biology, rules, regulations, equipment needed, and how to call and find wild turkeys. Hunters will also practice at a shotgun range before going into the field for the hunt. CPW will supply ammunition and shotguns for those who need them.

The number of youth who can participate is limited, so CPW says kids wanting to take advantage of the opportunity need to apply soon. Applicants need to have a hunter safety card and write a one page essay that describes why wildlife is important to them and their experiences with wildlife. Entry deadline is April 6 and those selected for the hunt will be notified by April 8.

Complete information about the hunt and entry details are available from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.