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Turkey Hunting Seminar March 18 - Batsto Village


February 3, 2017

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NJNWTF) will present a Wild Turkey Hunting Seminar on Saturday, March 18 at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County. The seminar will begin at 1:00 p.m. and is free of charge. This is a great opportunity for participants of all ages and skill levels to learn about turkey hunting and the latest turkey hunting techniques.

The seminar will be conducted by Lou Gambale, chapter president, and will include tips to improve the hunting skills of both the novice and experienced turkey hunter. Topics include preseason site selection, turkey feeding habits and food sources, equipment selection, and calling strategies. The life history of the wild turkey will also be discussed, as will New Jersey's Wild Turkey Restoration Project - one of the greatest wildlife success stories of all time.

A turkey-calling clinic will be held immediately following the seminar. Lou will demonstrate various calls, call conditioning and allow participants to try their luck with box, slate, and air-operated turkey calls. Participants are welcome to bring their personal calls.

Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated. Individuals can pre-register by calling 609-259-6961 or by e-mailing Please include name, phone number and the number of people attending.


Historic Batsto Village is located on Route 542 in Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County. It is about 45 miles southeast of Philadelphia and approximately 25 miles northwest of Atlantic City. The nearest town is Hammonton, NJ 08037, which is about 8 miles to the west.

Directions via MapQuest.

Parkway Directions from South Jersey
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit #50 (New Gretna), exit to Route 9 North to a Citgo Gas Station. Turn left onto Route 542, continue for 12 miles; Batsto Village is on the right.

Parkway Directions from North Jersey
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit #52 (New Gretna). Turn right at stop sign onto E. Greenbush Road. Make left at next stop sign. Go over two small wooden bridges. Pilgrim Lake Campground will be on the right. Make left onto Leektown Road. Continue 2 miles to a stop sign. Stay straight on Leektown Road. Continue 3 miles to stop sign. Turn right onto Route 542 West. Stay on 542 for approximately 9 miles. Batsto Village is on the right.

From Trenton/Mt. Holly Area
Take Route 206 South to mile marker #3 and make a left onto Route 613. Continue on 613 and make left onto Route 693. Follow 693 until the road ends and make left onto Route 542; Batsto Village is on your left.

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