FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Want to hunt turkeys? SGC will show you how
Deer season ended on Thursday, Jan. 15, but that doesn’t
mean hunting season is over. March 21, the season for what many outdoorsmen
consider to be the wiliest animal in the woods comes in: the wild turkey.
As many a deer hunter would attest, hunting turkeys ranks among the most
challenging – and fun – outdoor activity in Georgia. To help hunters bag
that trophy gobbler, the South Georgia State College Department of Continuing
Education is offering a turkey season double-header.
The first class will teach you how to make a turkey box call. They are
patterned after those fashioned by Neil Cost, a maker from South Carolina.
Information will be given on box calls and how to make one of your own. In
addition to illustrating how box calls are made, there will be a
demonstration of making calls from seashells, slate, tile, and film
canisters. There are lots of ways to make a call for getting the attention
of that big gobbler.
The class costs $39 and will be held on Monday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The second class, titled Turkey Hunting Strategies, will discuss general
guidelines for hunting turkeys. Class topics include: Types of calls, guns,
and gauges (patterning, distances, and scouting), displaying turkey beards
and spurs; and typical hunts in Georgia and other states.
The fee for the class is $39, and it takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 7
to 9 p.m.
Both courses will be taught in room 203 inside Peterson Hall. Bernie Moore,
a retired University of Georgia professor and avid turkey hunter, will teach
the classes. You should register by Thursday, Feb. 5.
For more information, contact the SGC Department of Continuing Education at
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About South Georgia State College
South Georgia State College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is a two-year institution in the University System
of Georgia. Located in Douglas, Ga., the college's environment gives
students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close
collaboration with faculty.