This was in today’s email. Given the sheer numbers of wild turkeys around here, I think that encouraging a bit of hunting may be a good idea. However, I also think in a course aimed at those “…with or little no hunting experience”, having only one class on gun handling is not enough. iirc, the rifle training course I took long ago was once a week for at least six weeks. (Turkey hunting is typically done with a shotgun, but I suspect the safety rules are pretty much the same.)
If the above has whetted your interest for more info about turkey hunting — And how could it not? Knitters are born killers and apex predators, right? — check this out.
This makes me very glad that Turkey’s have the best eyesight and possibly (probably) are smarter than a person who takes a course on “how to hunt turkey”
Turkey hunting is a very big deal in MA and I’ve done it myself although not for many years. My family is pretty passionate about it, honestly. Around here you have to already have a licence to carry to get a hunting license, it seems like that would address the issue of having only one week devoted to gun safety.
Nope, I’d become vegan. I couldn’t do Class 4 or Class 5. The first three classes might be fun though.
Turkeys are so beautiful. A big tom in the snow on a very cold winter morning is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.
I don’t have to see the one I eat on thanksgiving.