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Monday, August 19, 2013

Indiana DNR offers series of venison workshops around state

        New deer hunters usually have a concern about what to do with a deer once they get it down in the woods.
      Deer (venison) is wonderful meat. It is tasty and healthy, but proper preparation is important.
      Again this year, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is offering a series of workshops around the state to help eliminate they mystery surrounding taking care of your venison.
      The DNR's news release follows:

      A venison workshop series in September will teach deer skinning, butchering and preparation.
       Participants can taste the venison, which will be prepared in a variety of ways. The workshops will also feature food safety and handling procedures and an update on deer health issues.
       The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife and Purdue Cooperative Extension Service are sponsoring the workshops.
       Adult admission is $20; children 17 and younger are free. The workshops at Bass Pro Shops on Sept. 13 and at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience on Sept. 21 are free to all.
       Register by calling the appropriate number below:

       Sept. 10 — Crawford County Fairgrounds, Marengo, 6-9 p.m., (812) 338-2352.

       Sept. 12 — Wayne County Fairgrounds, Richmond, 6-9 p.m., (765) 973-9281.

       Sept. 13 — Bass Pro Shops, Clarksville, 6-9 p.m., (812) 218-5500.

       Sept. 21 — Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.— No registration required; details are online

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