Deer Hunting Workshop Set For Novices

Don’t know a thing about deer or deer hunting but would like to learn?

The Department of Natural Resources has the solution – the Hunt, Fish, Eat outreach program that introduces new hunters to the basics for getting started.

“Hunt, Fish, Eat: White-tailed Deer” features four three-hour sessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center (3691 S. New Holland Road Andrews, IN 46702) and continuing on the following three Thursdays (Sept. 12, 19 and 26) at different local sites.

The program is free and open to new hunters age 18 and older. Participants are asked to attend all four sessions.

The hands-on, safe environment provides an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to begin hunting white-tailed deer in Indiana. The sessions focus on such topics as the history of white-tailed deer hunting in Indiana, rules and regulations, introduction to equipment, firearms and safety, deer sign, field set-up, tracking and field dressing your harvest, and handling and preparing your harvest for the table.

At each session, participants will be able to sample venison recipes and check out a variety of gear and resources available to hunters.

To register, go to