Missouri Prairie Foundation to Host Mentored Turkey Hunts at Carver Prairie in April 2018
The Missouri Prairie Foundation will host these special opportunities at its Carver Prairie near Joplin, MO.
Jefferson City (March 21, 2018)—The nonprofit, private Missouri Prairie Foundation invites hunters to participate in special mentored hunt opportunities in April 2018 that it is hosting in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation at Carver Prairie near Joplin, MO.
“These hunting opportunities are geared to first-time hunters, first-time turkey hunters, youth aged 6-15, and lapsed hunters,” said the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner, who will serve as the mentor for these special hunts. “We look forward to hosting hunters at Carver Prairie, where they can also experience an original, unplowed prairie and learn about our prairie reconstruction work on the property as well.”
“We are pleased to work with the Missouri Prairie Foundation for the second year in these hunting opportunities” said John Burk, National Wild Turkey Federation biologist for Missouri. “NWTF has a goal of introducing more people to hunting opportunities, and the Missouri Prairie Foundation owns and manages land that provides great habitat and has a goal of introducing more people to the state’s prairie resources, so it is a great partnership.”
A Google Earth map of Carver Prairie is available at www.moprairie.org, Where We Work. The Carver Prairie property includes 65 acres of original, unplowed prairie adjacent to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Diamond Grove Prairie. Carver Prairie also includes 26 acres that is presently undergoing prairie reconstruction, and 69 acres of savanna/woodland along the original, presettlement woodland-prairie interface. The property is named after Dr. George Washington Carver, a prominent scientist whose birthplace is in the vicinity.
Those wishing to take part in the Mentored Turkey Hunt should contact Jerod Huebner at 417-414-4700. The National Wild Turkey Federation also hosts the Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt, and some slots are available. Those interested in that opportunity should contact John Burk with the National Wild Turkey Federation at 573-676-5994.