NDGF Offers Wild Game Processing Workshop, Spring Turkey Camp

Individuals interested in attending an upcoming wild game processing workshop or spring turkey camp sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department should sign up quickly as classes are limited.

Participants can register by contacting education coordinator Brian Schaffer at 701-328-6312, or email bschaffer@nd.gov.


Wild Game Processing Workshop

Audience: Anyone 15 years of age and older

Date: Saturday, March 11

Location: Game and Fish District Shop - 3001 E. Main, Bismarck

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Cost of Workshop: $25

Learn how to take harvested game from the field to the table. Participants will take home several packages of fresh sausage.


Spring Turkey Camp

Audience: Female hunter education graduates ages 12-15 who have never had a turkey license

Co-sponsor: National Wild Turkey Federation Central Dakota Strutters and Badlands Toms chapters

Date: Saturday/Sunday, May 6-7, must have parent/guardian present

Location: Washburn

Participants and guardians will spend time afield with an experienced turkey hunter. Each participant must apply for a guaranteed youth license in Unit 98 during the spring turkey lottery. The deadline to apply in the lottery is Feb. 8.

In addition to the mentored turkey hunt, participants will experience breakout sessions on wild turkey biology, turkey hunting safety and hunting techniques, firearm handling/shooting instruction, and how to build a turkey call.