Field to Fork

About

Our Field to Fork programs are a unique, start-to-finish workshop that teaches adult participants everything they need to know in order to successfully hunt a specific game species. 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 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 https://app.fw.ky.gov/solar/.

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Upcoming Events:

Deer Hunting Basics Webinar

September 24, 2021 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free to Attend

Contact:
Lacey.Laudick@uky.edu
859-586-6101
Lacey.Laudick@uky.edu


Deer Processing Demonstration

October 9, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET)

Location: Boone County Enrichment Center
1824 Patrick Dr
Burlington, KY 41005

Cost: Free to Attend

Contact:
Lacey Laudick
859-586-6101
Lacey.Laudick@uky.edu


Venison Preservation and Cooking

October 9, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (ET)

Location: Boone County Enrichment Center
1824 Patrick Dr
Burlington, KY 41005

Cost: Free to Attend

Contact:
Lacey Laudick
859-586-6101
Lacey.Laudick@uky.edu

Venison Meal

Related Programs:

NWTF Turkey Hunting 101 Online Course

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.

www.todayshunter.com/turkey101/($29.99)


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.

www.todayshunter.com/deer101/($29.99)


Hunter's Legacy Program

The Hunter's Legacy Program fosters recruitment of new college aged hunters by developing opportunities for positive in the 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 anad at the range.

Contact Us!

Hunter's Legacy Coordinator
Explore Bowhunting Coordinator
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Becky Wallen
becky.wallen@ky.gov
1-800-858-1549 X 4475
(502) 330-8487

Hunter's Legacy