Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place in early may, the hunt is made possible with the support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife managers. Part of CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the hunt is part of an effort to instill respect for wildlife, the outdoors, and the traditions of hunting in Colorado’s youth. All novice youth hunters are encouraged to apply. Those that have no prior hunting experience or have special family circumstances or health conditions will be given priority. Boys and girls under the age of 18 that have a Hunter Education card are eligible . Applicants must send a letter of interest postmarked by April 1st. The letter must include the youth’s name, address and hunter education card number. It must also include a phone number for the applicant’s parent or guardian. In addition, each letter must include an essay of 500 words or less about why the applicant should be selected over other youth applicants. Applications should be sent to Mike Swaro at 2929 Pinon Circle Craig, CO 81625. For additional information call the CPW office in Meeker at 878-6090.