MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — First-time turkey hunters will get a chance to learn the basics at a free seminar being held in Vermont this spring.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff and two volunteer instructors will hold the seminar on April 23 in Northfield.

The instructors will cover basic turkey hunting topics, including hunting regulations, choosing a location for your hunting blind, using turkey calls, placing decoys and dressing and cooking a turkey.

The seminar, which is limited to 40 participants, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain Deer Taxidermy.

To sign up, contact Hope Kanarvogel at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department by April 7 at 802-828-1193 and by email at

The spring turkey hunting season runs from May 1 to May 31.