Only a few seats remain available.
For more information regarding the Wildavore workshop, or to secure a workshop application, contact Fish and Game wildlife technician Liz Horsmon at 208-236-1267 or by email atElizabeth.Horsmon@idfg.idaho.gov.
"The workshop will focus on deer hunting and is open only to adults 18-years of age or older," Horsmon noted. "The ideal workshop candidate has little or no big game hunting experience and perhaps has no access to experienced hunting mentors."
Held at the Boise River Wildlife Management Area and Lucky Peak Nursery near Boise, the workshop will include both classroom and outdoor experiences during which participants will learn:
- Deer biology and preferred habitat;
- The most effective deer hunting techniques;
- Which hunting equipment is essential;
- How to scout for hunting spots;
- How to ethically harvest game;
- How to dress, handle and cook harvested animals.
The Wildavore workshop will culminate in an actual deer hunt later this fall with an experienced mentor. All equipment will be provided and workshop participants will learn to safely handle and shoot rifles.
Workshop fees are $25 per person, which includes refreshments and venison lunches for all Saturday classes. Space is limited and participants must attend all sessions in order to participate in a mentored hunt. Hunter Education course completion is a workshop prerequisite.
Through the Idaho Wildavore program, Fish and Game hopes to help connect an untapped but interested user group to wildlife conservation through the important role of hunting. "We hope to see workshop participants leave with the basic knowledge and experience needed to continue hunting on their own," Horsmon said. "The potential also exists for workshop participants to introduce the hunting tradition to family and friends."