The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Young Sportsman Foundation, along with the support of local state chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will host a youth-only turkey hunt on Saturday, March 22 at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area.
The annual hunt is for youth between the ages of 6-16 will be conducted on more than 20,000 acres of prime wild turkey habitat at Cheatham WMA. The hunt provides an opportunity for the young turkey hunter to hunt the WMA on a day that is only open to juveniles.
Participants 10 years and older must have successfully completed the hunter education class and must have the appropriate licenses and permits. In addition, volunteers 18 and older that have turkey hunting skills, are needed to serve as mentors and share the experience of the outing.
There will be a cookout and campout for volunteers and participants on Friday, March 21. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Door prizes will also be given to the young hunters in attendance.
Registration forms are available on the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org and for assistance and further information any of the following persons can be contacted:
Davidson County Darren Rider (615) 781-6669
Dickson County Mitchell Bailey (615) 441-1142
Robertson County Mike Murdock (615) 696-2775
Williamson County Donald Hosse (615) 781-6541
Cheatham WMA Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510
Cheatham County Eric Tummins (615) 294-5432