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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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March 22, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Location: Breckenridge, Clark, Grayson, Greenup, Hardin, Henry, LaRue, and Nelson
Contact:Contact a participating county FCS Agent to register. To search for the agent in your county, visit the University of Kentucky's
County Extension Personnel Directory.
March 28, 2023 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)
Location: Fern Creek Sportsman's Club, Louisville, KY
April 12, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)
Location: Henry County Extension Office, New Castle, KY
September 30, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Eastern)
Location: Mercer County Fish and Game Club, Harrodsburg, KY
October 12, 2023 – 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Location: McCreary County Extension Office, Whitley City, KY
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.
The Hunter's Legacy Program fosters the recruitment of new college-aged hunters by developing opportunities for positive field experiences that include proper hunter ethics, responsibility, and safety demonstrated by dedicated sportsmen desiring to pass on the hunting legacy.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources currently hosts clinics, workshops, and mentored hunts with six different colleges and universities across Kentucky. Programs run from 1-3 days and all necessary equipment is provided.
Hunter's Legacy CoordinatorField to Fork Coordinator1 Sportsman's LaneFrankfort, KY 40601