Upcoming 2018 Workshops:
- Turkey Field to Fork, March 10th, Fern Creek Sportsman's Club, Jefferson County, KY
This workshop will cover everything you need to know about hunting turkey! For more information, please contact Samantha.Seaton@ky.gov or (502)-330-6305.
Course Schedule: 9:00-6:00 p.m.
- Turkey Field to Fork, March 24th, The Yards Educational Center at the Bluegrass Stockyards, Lexington, KY and Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area, Georgetown, KY
This workshop will cover everything you need to know about hunting turkey! For more information, please contact Becky.Wallen@ky.gov or (502)-330-8487.
Course Schedule: 8:00am-5:00pm
Field to Fork is a learn-to-hunt program for adults (18 y/o and up) who are new to hunting in general, or who have little-to-no experience hunting the featured game for the workshop. At this time, we host workshops featuring deer hunting, turkey hunting, duck hunting, and dove hunting (new 2018!).
Topics covered in 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/.