State-run turkey hunting workshop will be held on March 15 in Monroe

With spring turkey hunting season beginning April 30, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will offer a free Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminar on Saturday, March 15, 8 to 2, at the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, 310 Hammertown Road, in Monroe.

The emphasis will be on providing A-Z hunting information, including safe hunting practices, specialized equipment, calls, site setup, and other strategies for harvesting turkeys. Participants will have an opportunity to pattern their shotguns for turkey hunting following classroom instruction. To do so, they must bring the shotgun they intend to use, ammunition and a shotgun choke appropriate for turkey hunting, and eye and ear protection.

Registration is required; call 860-642-7239, weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30. Hunting information: ct.gov/deep/hunting.