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Monday, September 8, 2014

KDFWR, QDMA offers Nelson County beginning deer hunting, prep class

Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources staff and members of the Derby City Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will team to offer a hands-on course designed to give first time hunters basic instruction in deer hunting.
The course also will provide information on preparing venison for the dinner table.
According to KDFWR’s Jason Nally, the course includes one night of classroom instruction followed by a day-long field course. 
The cost of the course is $30 and includes a 2014-2015 Combination Fishing and Hunting License for Kentucky residents. This fee will be waived for Kentucky residents who show a current annual Kentucky combo hunting and fishing license.
The classroom portion of the workshop will be held at the Nelson County Cooperative Extension office and will cover a variety of topics including deer biology and behavior, the history of whitetail deer in Kentucky, finding a place to hunt and basic hunting strategies. The class room portion of the course will be limited to 30 participants. 
The field portion of the course, will be held at the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County, and will include an introduction to firearms and archery equipment, deer processing and preservation, tree stand safety, hide tanning and the identification of plants and habitats important to deer.
All workshops are recommended for ages 16 and up and participants are encouraged to attend both the classroom session and field portion of the workshop.
        To register for the course or for more information, contact Jason Nally at (502) 477-9288 or e-mail him at The deadline to register for the course is Sept. 26,.

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