TURKEY HUNTERS CODE OF ETHICS
As a responsible turkey hunter, I will:
- not let peer pressure or the excitement of the hunt cloud my judgment;
- learn and practice safe hunting techniques;
- hunt the wild turkey fairly;
- know the capabilities and limitations of my gun or bow and use it safely;
- obey and support all wildlife laws and report all violations
- respect the land and the landowner and always obtain permission before hunting;
- avoid knowingly interfering with another hunter and respect the right of others to lawfully share the out-of-doors;
- value the hunting experience and appreciate the beauty of the wild turkey;
- positively identify my target as a legal bird and insist on a good shot; and share responsible turkey hunting with others and work for wild turkey conservation.
HUNT SAFELY STICKERS
You need them to be legal. Turkey hunters needing a new safety sticker should send in a request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Turkey Safety Sticker, MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd Westborough MA 01581
The Mass. NWTF Board was successful in helping to bring about a special Youth Turkey Hunt
The State Chapter worked hand in hand with the State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Our state offered the first youth turkey hunt in the state of Mass. on April 25, 2009.
TURKEY HUNTING & CALLING - HOW TO:
Wild Turkey Sounds:
SIGN UP FOR HUNTER EDUCATION
The Massachusetts Hunter Education Program is a public education effort that provides instruction in the safe handling of firearms and other outdoor activities related to hunting and firearm use.
Six disciplines are offered including Basic Hunter Education course which is required of first-time hunters to purchase their first hunting license. By state law, anyone planning to buy a Massachusetts hunting or sporting license must either have a government issued Basic Hunter Education certificate from any jurisdiction or must have had a previous hunting license from any jurisdiction in North America, prior to 2007.
The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers about 130 courses each year across the state from January through October/early November and tries to offer different formats to meet the public’s needs.