Upcoming 2018 Workshops:
Dove Field to Fork, September 15th, Carter County, KY
Registration Link: https://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=73
Join us for the first ever Dove Field to Fork where you will learn all the basics of dove hunting and apply them during a mentored hunt. This workshop and hunt is designed for novice dove hunters. For more information, please contact Becky.Wallen@ky.gov or (502)-330-8487.
Course Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- LADIES ONLY, Deer Field to Fork, September 19th & 20th, Bullitt County Extension Office, Bullitt County, KY
Registration Link: https://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=75
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources presents a Beyond BOW (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) Deer Field to Fork workshop designed for women to learn how to deer hunt alongside other women. This workshop is paired with a mentored crossbow deer hunt on October 12th – 14th. To participate in the mentored hunt you must attend the workshop and the location of the hunt will be announced at the workshop.
For more information, please contact Becky.Wallen@ky.gov or (502)-330-8487.
Course Schedule: Sept. 19th 6:00 PM – 9:00PM, Sept. 20th 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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/.
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