Thank you for your interest in Field to Fork! At this time we are working on our fall 2020 schedule which we hope to include workshops focused on squirrel, dove and deer hunting. Check back here for workshop descriptions and registration links.
For more information please contact Becky.Wallen@ky.gov or 502-330-8487
Biology of game animals
History of hunting in Kentucky
Habitats of featured game
Basic hunting equipment
Scouting and hunting tactics
Preparing game for the table
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/.
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
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Murray State University
- Western Kentucky University
- Morehead State University
- Campbellsville University
- University of Kentucky
How to Get Involved
Get your college or university involved by contacting the state coordinator.
Organize a workshop or clinic.
Host a mentored hunt.
Be a peer mentor in the field anad at the range.
Hunter's Legacy Coordinator
Explore Bowhunting Coordinator
1-800-858-1549 X 4475
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601