Field to Fork


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:

  • Biology of Game Animals
  • History of Hunting in Kentucky
  • Habitats of Featured Game
  • Hunting Regulations
  • Basic Hunting Equipment
  • Scouting and Hunting Tactics
  • Field Dressing
  • Butchering Game
  • Preparing Game for the Table
  • Much more!

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 men​tored) 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: Each participant must also purchase a hunting license prior to the workshop. You can do so here

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Upcoming Events:​

Turkey Processing Demonstration and Cook Wild KY Recipes

March 22, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)

Location: Breckenridge, Clark, Grayson, Greenup, Hardin, Henry, LaRue, and Nelson

Cost: Free

Contact a participating county FCS Agent to register. To s​earch for the agent in your county, visit the University of Kentucky's County Extension​​ Personnel Directory.​​

Shotgun Patterning Workshop

March 28, 2023 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)

Location: ​Fern Creek Sportsman's Club,
​Louisville, KY

Cost: $15

Becky Bloomfield

Turkey Calling Workshop

April 12, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)

Location: ​Henry ​County Extension Office,
​New Castle, KY

Cost: $15

Becky Bloomfield

Muzzleloader for Deer Workshop​

September 30, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Eastern)

Location: ​Mercer County Fish and Game Club,
​Harrodsburg, KY

Cost: $25

Becky Bloomfield


Deer Processing Demonstration – McCreary County

October 12, 2023 – 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Eastern)

Location: ​McCreary County Extension Office,
​Whitley City, KY

Cost: Free

Tracie Goodman



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NWTF Turkey Hunting 101 Online Course

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QDMA Deer Hunting 101 Online Course

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.$29.99)

Hook to Cook

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.​​

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Hunter's Legacy Program

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.

Types of Programs

  • Hunter Safety Education Certification
  • Introduction to Hunting Equipment Clinics (Crossbows, Shotguns, Rifles, Archery, etc.)
  • Field to Fork workshops featuring deer and turkey
  • Mentored Hunts for a wide variety of game

Current Partnerships

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Murray State University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Morehead State University
  • Campbellsville University
  • University of Kentucky

How to Get Involved

  1. Get your college or university involved by contacting the state coordinator.
  2. Organize a workshop or clinic.
  3. Host a mentored hunt.
  4. Be a peer mentor in the field and at the range.

Contact Us!

Hunter's Legacy Coordinator
Field to Fork Coordinator
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Becky Bloomfield

Hunter's Legacy