Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Turkey Hunter’s Code of Conduct

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.