KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife: Whitetail Deer – A locavore’s Most Valuable Resource

Join Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources staff for a hands-on course designed to provide basic instructions on providing a free-ranging sustainable food source within 40 miles of their home. The workshop will be held over the course of three sessions and will cover a variety of topics including deer biology and behavior, effects of deer on the local economy and ecosystem, the history of whitetail deer in Kentucky, hunting techniques and basic processing methods. All workshops are recommended for ages 16 and up and will be limited to 30 participants. Participants are also encouraged to attend all three sessions. Please send RSVP to Jason Nally (502) 477-9288 or jason.nally@ky.gov.
Thursday, September 27 – 7:00pm-9:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Louisville Nature Center**
Deer biology and behavior
The history of deer in Kentucky
Deer management and population surveys
Thursday, October 4 – 7:00pm-9:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Louisville Nature Center**
Finding a place to hunt
Hunting strategies
What it means to be a locavore
Saturday, October 6 – 9:00am-4:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area**
Choosing a weapon -basic archery and firearms workshop
Successful hunting –reading deer sign and tree stand safety
After the shot -deer processing, cooking and preservation

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