Learn How To Skin, Prepare Whitetail Deer

A venison workshop series throughout Indiana in September will teach deer skinning, butchering and preparation.

Participants can taste the venison 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 $15; children 17 and younger are free. The workshops at Bass Pro Shops on Sept. 7 and at Hoosier Outdoor Experience on Sept. 15 are free to all.

Register by calling the appropriate number below:

Sept. 6  – Warrick County Fairgrounds, Boonville, 6-9 p.m., (812) 897-6101

Sept. 7  – Bass Pro Shops, Clarksville, 6-9 p.m., (812) 218-5500

Sept. 12 – LaGrange County Fairgrounds, LaGrange, 6-9 p.m., (260) 499-6334

Sept. 13 – Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Lafayette, 6-9 p.m., (765) 474-0793

Sept. 15 – Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – No registration required; details are online at: hoosieroutdoorexperience.IN.gov.

For more information contact Jonathan Ferris, Purdue Extension Office in Fayette County, at (765) 825-8502.