The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a program to teach adults with little to no experience hunting small game skills necessary to hunt, dress, and cook small game such as rabbits and squirrels.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 5pm to 8pm at the Amana Sportsman’s Club in Amana. Participants will learn basic small game hunting strategies such as proper equipment, where to hunt, safe shooting practices and how to dress, butcher and cook them in the field.
The workshop also includes shooting techniques and time at the shooting range for those who want to improve their shooting skills.
“This workshop will provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to start hunting small game, including techniques to prepare and cook this lean and healthy protein in the field,” said Jamie Cook, program coordinator at the Iowa DNR .
The workshop is aimed at participants aged 18 and over. The cost is $25. For information about the workshop and how to start the registration process, go to https://tinyurl.com/22ehv3p8. Places are limited, so register now.
The program is offered through a partnership with the Iowa DNR, the Woods and Waters Project and the Amana Sportsmans Club. It is part of a national effort to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters due to the general decline in hunting and outdoor recreation.