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Wild turkey authority to give seminar

Published February 23. 2013 09:02AM

Spring gobbler hunters have the opportunity to hear one of Pennsylvania's most respected authorities on wild turkey when Matt Morrett of Harrisburg presents a free seminar, Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 6 p.m., at Cabela's Hamburg store.

A veteran calling champion and turkey hunting guide, Morrett is currently the vice-president of sales for the turkey hunting division of Zink Calls and is the host of Avian-X TV on The Sportsman's Channel. He has hunted all four sub-species of the wild turkey, but this seminar will focus on Pennsylvania and hunting the Eastern wild turkey.

Morrett's presentation will cover calling and hunting tactics to use throughout the entire season, including morning and afternoon setups. Decoy and blind placement will also be discussed.


Applications are due by Thursday, March 14, for this year's Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit program, which is Thursday-Monday, April 25-29, in Harrisburg. Started in 2002, in conjunction with National Y.E.S., the purpose of the Pennsylvania program is to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to their state government and the roles future generations of voters will play.

A special emphasis is also placed on the benefits of firearms ownership, and students attending a state summit are eligible for attending National Y.E.S.

At the Pennsylvania summit students spend four days in the state capital visiting with legislative and political leaders and learning about their state's history by touring museums and historical sites.

In addition, students are introduced to various career opportunities, relating directly or indirectly to their interest in firearms, such as law enforcement or military service, and careers in wildlife and conservation are also included within this scope.

Students also practice their public speaking and debate skills through carefully designed group exercises.

For information, contact Y.E.S. coordinator Charlie Fox at 570-297-4642 or NRA field representative Kory Enck at 717-689-3200 or


Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410-AM WLSH, at 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM and on the Web at http://www.wmgh. com/ by clicking the link to the program, features New York State fishing guide Greg Gehrig of Schuylkill Haven.


Tamaqua resident Christian Berg, the editor of "Petersen's Bowhunting" magazine, is organizing a Deer Hunter's Banquet, Saturday, March 2, beginning at 6 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville, to benefit Kimmel's Church of Orwigsburg.

Guest speaker is whitetail biologist Grant Woods, the host of Growing Deer TV ( and columnist for the magazine. For information and reservations call Berg at (717) 877-7448.


This year's Lehigh Valley Sportsmen Show will be Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, with show hours Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown. For information, call 610-395-5280 or access the website at

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