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Turkey-calling Contest to be Held in Castleton

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CASTLETON – Kehoe Conservation Camp will be alive with the clucks, yelps and purrs of wild turkeys as the 17th annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest gets underway on April 15. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the contest starting at 11 a.m.

The competition is hosted by the Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club of Pawlet and underwritten by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Anyone 18 years old and younger may enter. There is no entry fee to participate.

Registration by April 7 is encouraged although walk-ins are welcome. Go to go.uvm.edu/turkeycall for contest details and information on how to sign up.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three callers in each age division. Contestants may use either a store-bought or handmade turkey call to demonstrate their turkey calling skills.

Lunch will be available for purchase. The Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club also will hold an auction and gun raffle with proceeds to support club activities.

The annual contest honors the late Bart Jacobs, who passed away in 2006. The long-time Pawlet resident and nationally-recognized turkey call maker and turkey hunter, was a staunch supporter of youth hunters.

Contact Tom Wilson at (802) 394-2445 or [email protected] with questions. To request language interpretation, translation assistance and/or a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact University of Vermont Extension 4-H educator Holly Ferris at (802) 656-7562 or [email protected] by March 24.

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