Lots of food ways and self-sufficiency skills are packed into this short, free weekend course! It’s designed for adults and families interested in learning how to harvest one of Wisconsin great natural resources--wild white-tailed deer. Our Friday evening classroom session begins with a wild game potluck followed by primers on regulations, biology, and hunting strategy.
Special attention will be paid to the vital role conservation plays in hunting. Saturday morning, students meet their mentors and practice shooting deer rifles under the supervision of certified hunter safety instructors. Accompanied by their mentors, students go into the woods Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning to hunt deer on local properties. The group will then gather Sunday afternoon to butcher communally—traditional deer camp style—and divide the fresh meat. Firearms, ammunition, blaze orange, butchering supplies, food, and lodging for the weekend are provided courtesy of conservation partners (National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, and WDNR). Lodging is group style (sleeping bags and cots inside the club building) or tenting on the club grounds. Students must be 18 years or older or in the company of a participating adult. Hunter education certification is encouraged—but not required—for this course. Contact instructor for details. Students should bring footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Instructor: John Motoviloff, National Wild Turkey Federation, 608 410 0041; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: October 26 (Classroom session: 5 PM to 9 PM); October 27 (shooting practice and scouting AM; hunting PM), October 28 (hunting AM; butchering PM).
Registration Deadline: 10/12/17 or until enrollment full
Class Time: See above
Class Fee: FREE
Location: Westby Rod & Gun Club, Westby WI, mentored hunt on properties in Vernon and surrounding counties
1 available until Fri 12 Oct 2pm