Turkey hunting opportunity for youth

The following was submitted by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on Monday, Feb. 17: 
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Light Foundation, will offer the first Mentored Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring. The two-day event is open to youths ages 12 to 15. 
The program kicks off on Friday, April 24, at Addieville East Farm in Mapleville with an orientation, briefing on safety in the field, the opportunity to sight in firearms, and a dinner.  Hunters also will meet and spend time with their guides before the hunt. On Saturday, April 25, participants will take part in a mentored wild turkey hunt in northwestern Rhode Island. Each youth hunter will be paired with an experienced volunteer guide to ensure that all participants follow safety guidelines, learn about turkey habitat, and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. A current RI hunting license and a turkey tag are required for participation.
Space is limited, and those interested in participating must apply to The Light Foundation by April 1.  Applicants also must submit a writing

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