An exercise conducted recently at the Andy Dalton Range shed light on the causes of turkey-hunting incidents.
BOIS D’ARC, Mo.–The staff at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center recently set out to teach turkey hunters how to estimate distance to their targets. In the process, they taught a much more important lesson.
Mike Brooks manages the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Outdoor Education Center at Bois D’Arc Conservation Area, near Springfield. He and his staff offered a training session to teach hunters about “subtending.” This technique enables hunters to accurately judge how far away a turkey is by the size of its head relative to the barrel of a shotgun.