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If you have further questions about upcoming programs, please email
Becky Bloomfield, Field to Fork Coordinator, or call (502)-330-8487.
Our Field to Fork programs are a unique, start-to-finish workshop that teaches adult participants everything they need to know in order to hunt a specific game species successfully. Our current offerings include dove, squirrel, spring turkey and deer hunting workshops.
Field to Fork Workshops Include:
The workshops also include hands-on range time with certified instructors, using typical hunting equipment, including but not limited to crossbows and shotguns!
Some workshops are combine with a mentored hunt. For the hunt, each participant is paired with a skilled mentor who will assist them during a hunt on public land in Kentucky. The mentor is there to answer questions, share hunting knowledge and skills in the field, and to assist if an animal is harvested. There are also follow up hunt opportunities (that are not mentored) where staff are stationed at a centralized location to assist with post-harvest processing.
Each participant must have their hunter safety certification prior to the workshop. You can find information about classes and online courses here:
https://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Hunter-Education.aspx. Each participant must also purchase a hunting license prior to the workshop. You can do so here
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Shotgun Patterning Workshop
Kentucky Hunters of Color (HOC) in partnership with Fern Creek Sportsman's Club and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are hosting a one-day shotgun skills workshop at the Fern Creek Sportsman's Club. This event is for those who are interested in learning how to pattern a shotgun in preparation for the upcoming spring turkey season. At this event you’ll learn: firearm safety, types of shotguns, shotgun ammunition, how to pattern a shotgun, and spend time on the range shooting with instruction from qualified mentors.
Field to Fork – Turkey Hunting Workshop
The Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park have partnered to offer a Field to Fork - Learn to Hunt Turkey Workshop. This workshop will cover everything you need to know about hunting turkeys in Kentucky! Topics covered will include the history of wild turkeys in KY, turkey seasons and regulations, turkey biology and habitat, scouting techniques, gender and age ID, turkey calls and their meanings, basic hunting equipment, turkey hunting strategies, how to process a turkey, and how to cook your wild turkey meat. Please Note: To attend this workshop, you MUST have a valid Kentucky annual hunting license. This is standard for all Field to Fork workshops. Don't forget, if you bought one any time after March last year, it will EXPIRE on February 29th of 2024! Licenses can be purchased
The Official NWTF Turkey Hunting Course will teach you where to hunt, turkey hunting tips and strategies, the best shotgun for hunting turkey, and much more.
The Official QDMA Deer Hunting Course will teach you where to hunt, deer hunting tips and strategies, the best rifle for hunting deer, and much more.
Hook and Cook is a KDFWR program that provides anglers of all skill sets with the knowledge they need to improve their fishing and safely eat what they catch.