Carter County turkey hunt offered to beginners looking to learn

Published 5:51 pm Friday, March 12, 2021


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving our state’s wildlife and natural resources, invites parents and youth to learn how to hunt turkey.

First-time or novice hunters can sign up at

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The hunt will take place near Roan Mountain, Tenn. from April 6 at 5:30 p.m. to April 10 at 7 p.m.

The Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy program provides engaging, hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman through multi-day, immersive experiences.

For hunters, this includes practical sessions about reading the land and understanding the species to pick the best location, how to create a blind, what to consider to ensure ethical harvesting, safely field dressing the harvest, recipes and more.

Participants are mentored by local guides and volunteer Hunt Masters, who are highly-trained, sportsmen and women along with Federation staff.

Participants will leave the experience with all of the basic skills and knowledge needed to go again on their own.

The cost to attend a Hunting and Fishing Academy experience depends on the duration and covers all of the equipment you will need, meals, and lodging.

Scholarships are available for participants who wish to attend an Academy experience but are unable to pay the full amount.

Learn more about Hunting and Fishing Academy and other opportunities at

About Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Tennessee Wildlife Federation leads the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s great outdoors.

Since 1946, the Federation has spearheaded the development of the state’s wildlife policy, advanced landmark legislation on air and water quality, and other conservation initiatives that helped restore numerous species and introduced thousands of kids to the great outdoors.

To learn more, visit