|New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife|
For more information contact:
Cathy Blumig at 732-873-3206
The New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife in cooperation with the New Jersey Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its third annual JAKES Day event on Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. The free event will be held at the Division's Assunpink Wildlife Management Area Conservation Center in Robbinsville, Monmouth County and is open to youngsters aged 17 and under.
The JAKES program, an acronym for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics & Sportsmanship, stresses the importance of ethics and responsibility, while involving and educating youth in wildlife conservation in order to pass on the turkey hunting tradition. Event highlights include an airgun/archery range as well as classes on making a turkey call, forestry, wildlife law enforcement and taxidermy.
Each registered participant will receive a free lunch sponsored by the Middlesex County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, a mini-sports bottle, a red oak seedling with instructions for planting and the turkey call constructed in class. Door prizes will also be offered.
Limited to 50 participants, the deadline to register is June 5. Rain date is June 13. For more information contact Cathy Blumig at 732-873-3206. Children under 10 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. All youngsters must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability and photo release form prior to participating.