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Hunter Education

Our Hunter Education classes have been moved and can be viewed online at Education Course Events.

3D Archery Shoot at Jones-Keeney WMA Range Hosted by Caldwell Cou - Caldwell County

Come shoot 25 3D archery in a woodland course in Jones-Keeney WMA. Cost for 18 and older $20.00 9-17 $15.00 8 and under Free

Dates:

1/27/2024
1/28/2024
2/24/2024
2/25/2024
3/23/2024
3/24/2024

Categories:
Kids Events, Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs, Other

Caldwell County 4H Sharpshooters - Jones Keeney WMA - Caldwell County

Range cleanup day

Dates:

3/2/2024

Categories:
Kids Events

Caldwell County 4H Sharpshooters - Jones Keeney WMA - Caldwell County

4H Archery and Trap practice

Dates:

3/5/2024
3/12/2024
3/19/2024
3/26/2024
4/2/2024
4/9/2024
4/16/2024
4/23/2024
4/30/2024
5/7/2024
5/14/2024
5/21/2024
5/28/2024
6/4/2024
6/11/2024
6/18/2024
6/25/2024
7/2/2024
7/9/2024
7/16/2024
7/23/2024
7/30/2024
8/6/2024
8/13/2024
8/20/2024
8/27/2024
9/3/2024
9/10/2024
9/17/2024
9/24/2024

Categories:
Kids Events

Field to Fork - Turkey Hunting Workshop - Dawson Springs - Christian County

The Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park have partnered to offer a Field to Fork - Learn to Hunt Turkey Workshop. This workshop will cover everything you need to know about hunting turkeys in Kentucky! Topics covered will include the history of wild turkeys in KY, turkey seasons and regulations, turkey biology and habitat, scouting techniques, gender and age ID, turkey calls and their meanings, basic hunting equipment, turkey hunting strategies, how to process a turkey, and how to cook your wild turkey meat.

The workshop will be held at the Glover Meeting Room located at the Lodge. There will be a Turkey Dinner Special served in the Lodge’s Clifty Creek Restaurant if you would like to grab lunch on your own before the workshop begins. If you plan to stay at the Park for this event, mention that you are staying for the Field to Fork event and receive a 10% discount on lodging when making reservations.

To attend this workshop, you MUST have a valid Kentucky annual hunting license. This is standard for all Field to Fork workshops. Don't forget, if you bought one any time after March last year, it will EXPIRE on February 29th of 2024! Licenses can be purchased here: https://app.fw.ky.gov/solar/

For questions about the workshop schedule or topics please reach out to Becky.Bloomfield@ky.gov. For questions about the Park or lodging please reach out to Haley.Joseph@ky.gov.

Dates:

3/23/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Featured KDFWR Events, Hunting Events (not Hunter Education), Field To Fork

Quarterly Commission Meeting - Franklin County

Detailed Agenda

The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) in the Administration Building on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ campus in Frankfort. It will be open to the public.

The meeting also will be livestreamed and archived on the department's YouTube channel at youtube.com/FishandWildlifeKY. A link to the livestream also will be posted on the department’s homepage at fw.ky.gov at the start of the meeting.

Dates:

3/1/2024

Categories:
Meetings / Banquets, Featured KDFWR Events

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Hook and Cook - Frankfort - Franklin County

Hook and Cook

This course will teach you the basics of catching and cleaning fish. Whether you are an experienced or a first-time angler, this course will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to get started in fishing. This event is primarily for women 16 years of age and older.

3/9/24 9am KDFWR classroom

The classroom portion covers basic concepts including fish identification, biology, fish habitat, equipment, conservation, improving water quality, licensing/regulations, proper selection and use of cooking tools, cooking safety, fish fileting techniques, recipes, proper food handling and storage techniques.

The field portion will be on 3/9 in the afternoon, it will include but is not limited to: location selection, target areas, casting techniques, knot tying, both artificial and live bait selection, how to bait a hook, hook removal, safety, when to fish for trout, fileting fish, food preparation and cooking, and food sampling. A valid KY fishing license is required on the day of the class. If you intend to keep trout you will need to purchase a $10 Trout Permit. 

If you have any questions please contact:

Easton Copley 502-330-1411 easton.copley@ky.gov

Rachel Crume 502-396-4682 rachel.crume@ky.gov 

Dates:

3/9/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Fishing Events (Non-boating), Featured KDFWR Events, Hook And Cook, Becoming An Outdoors Woman

Salato's Opening Day! - Franklin County

Dates:

3/12/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato--Raptor Program - Franklin County

Meet one of our resident raptors and see them fly in this informational talk.

Dates:

3/12/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Stationed Interpretation - Franklin County

Conservation Educators will be stationed at the bear and bobcat exhibits to answer questions and provide interesting facts about our animals.

Dates:

3/13/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Stationed Interpretation - Franklin County

Conservation Educators will be stationed at the bear and bobcat exhibits to answer questions and provide interesting facts about our animals.

Dates:

3/13/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato—Snake Savvy - Franklin County

Let’s learn about snakes! This program may use live animals as well as shells, skins, and other props.

Dates:

3/14/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Bear Enrichment "St. Patrick's Day Themed" - Franklin County

Observe a St. Patrick's Day themed bear enrichment, designed by our animal care team to support mental and physical health. Enrichments keep our bear’s day interesting and are just as essential as nutrition and veterinary care. Enrichments come in all shapes and sizes and change regularly.

Dates:

3/15/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Bobcat Enrichment “St. Patrick’s Day Themed” - Franklin County

Observe a St. Patrick's Day animal enrichment, designed by our animal care team to support mental and physical health. Enrichments keep our bobcats’ day interesting and are just as essential as nutrition and veterinary care. Enrichments come in all shapes and sizes and change regularly.

Dates:

3/16/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Help the Hellbender - Franklin County

Join one of our Conservation Educators for a short interpretive talk about the largest salamander in North America. Learn the different ways you can help Kentucky’s hellbender populations.

Dates:

3/16/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Bison Feeding - Franklin County

Join one of our educators for a short interpretive talk and watch our bison herd enjoy a tasty snack provided by our animal care staff.

Dates:

3/19/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato—Step into Spring! - Franklin County

Observing wildlife in spring can be fascinating! On this first day of spring, join one of our conservation educators to learn how native animals become more active, with some emerging from their winter slumber.

Dates:

3/19/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Help the Hellbender - Franklin County

Join one of our Conservation Educators for a short interpretive talk about the largest salamander in North America. Learn the different ways you can help Kentucky’s hellbender populations.

Dates:

3/21/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Pollinator Talk - Franklin County

Join one of our educators to learn more about pollinators like bees and butterfly and what you can do to help them!

Dates:

3/22/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Reptile Program - Franklin County

Let’s learn about reptiles! Reptiles include snakes, lizards, and turtles. They all have common characteristics known as adaptations. These features help reptiles to survive. This program may use live animals as well as shells, skins, and other props.

Dates:

3/23/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Quail Talk “Bobwhite Basics” - Franklin County

Let’s learn about quail! Join us at the Bluegrass Prairie exhibit to see our covey of quail and learn about the steps the KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources has taken to conserve bobwhite populations.

Dates:

3/26/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Bobcat Enrichment "Easter Themed" - Franklin County

Observe an animal enrichment, designed by our animal care team to support mental and physical health. They keep our bobcats’ day interesting and are just as essential as nutrition and veterinary care. Enrichments come in all shapes and sizes and change regularly.

Dates:

3/27/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Habitat Program - Franklin County

Kentucky is home to many different habitats with a variety of wildlife and plants. Join one of our conservation educators and learn about some of the different animals that live in each. This program may feature live animals and include props.

Dates:

3/28/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Bear Enrichment "Easter Themed" - Franklin County

Observe a bear enrichment, designed by our animal care team to support mental and physical health. They keep our bear’s day interesting and are just as essential as nutrition and veterinary care. Enrichments come in all shapes and sizes and change regularly. *Salato closes at noon today*

Dates:

3/29/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato--Wild Encounter - Franklin County

Now is your chance to get a closer look at some of the animals that call Salato home! We'll have staff on hand to answer questions and show off a live species from our collection of native wildlife.

Dates:

3/30/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center, Featured KDFWR Events

Salato—Owl Program - Franklin County

Let's learn about owls! Join one of our conservation educators to learn about Kentucky’s native owls and their adaptations.

Dates:

3/30/2024

Categories:
Salato Wildlife Education Center

NKSSA Tuesday Open Range - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

1/2/2024
1/9/2024
1/16/2024
1/23/2024
1/30/2024
2/6/2024
2/13/2024
2/20/2024
2/27/2024
3/5/2024
3/12/2024
3/19/2024
3/26/2024
4/2/2024
4/9/2024
4/16/2024
4/23/2024
4/30/2024
5/7/2024
5/14/2024
5/21/2024
5/28/2024
6/4/2024
6/11/2024
6/18/2024
6/25/2024
7/2/2024
7/9/2024
7/16/2024
7/23/2024
7/30/2024
8/6/2024
8/13/2024
8/20/2024
8/27/2024
9/3/2024
9/10/2024
9/17/2024
9/24/2024
10/1/2024
10/8/2024
10/15/2024
10/22/2024
10/29/2024
11/5/2024
11/12/2024
11/19/2024
11/26/2024
12/3/2024
12/10/2024
12/17/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA Saturday Open Range - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

1/6/2024
2/3/2024
3/2/2024
4/6/2024
5/4/2024
6/1/2024
7/6/2024
8/3/2024
9/7/2024
10/5/2024
11/2/2024
12/7/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA 1st Sunday Open Range - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

1/7/2024
2/4/2024
3/3/2024
4/7/2024
5/5/2024
6/2/2024
7/7/2024
9/1/2024
10/6/2024
11/3/2024
12/1/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA 5 Stand - Grant County

Five Stand shotgun sport shooting event held weather permitting, over 45 degrees and not raining. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

1/7/2024
1/21/2024
2/4/2024
2/18/2024
3/3/2024
3/17/2024
4/7/2024
4/21/2024
5/5/2024
5/19/2024
6/2/2024
6/16/2024
7/7/2024
7/21/2024
8/18/2024
9/1/2024
9/8/2024
9/15/2024
9/29/2024
10/6/2024
10/13/2024
10/20/2024
11/3/2024
11/17/2024
12/1/2024
12/15/2024
12/29/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Open Range 2nd Sunday - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

1/14/2024
2/11/2024
3/10/2024
4/14/2024
5/12/2024
6/9/2024
7/14/2024
8/11/2024
9/8/2024
10/13/2024
11/10/2024
12/8/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Precision Rimfire Rifle Matches - Grant County

Precision rifle shooting competition with .22 rifles sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association. Weather permitting, over 32 degrees and not raining.

Dates:

1/21/2024
2/18/2024
3/17/2024
4/21/2024
5/19/2024
7/21/2024
8/18/2024
9/15/2024
10/20/2024
11/17/2024
12/15/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Steel Challenge Style Matches - Grant County

Steel Challenge Shooting Association Style matches sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association

Dates:

1/27/2024
2/24/2024
3/23/2024
4/27/2024
5/25/2024
6/22/2024
8/24/2024
9/28/2024
10/26/2024
11/23/2024
12/28/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Lloyd Area Skeet Club – Skeet on Sundays in - Grant County

WINTER HOURS Skeet is best shot with an open choke - Improved Cylinder or Skeet - and #9 or #8 shot. The Club is following all instructions from the State of Kentucky regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. If you are feeling sick, stay at home or see your medical professional. Please do not come to the Club. The Club is sometimes open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday for a few hours between 12 Noon and 8:00pm, for Kentucky Skeet Shooting Association (KSSA) practice sessions and alternate bad weather days. During these days, the Club is always Open to the Public. Specific times and dates for these events will be posted to the KDFWR calendar.

Dates:

2/11/2024
2/18/2024
2/25/2024
3/3/2024
3/10/2024
3/17/2024
3/24/2024
3/31/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Lloyd Area Skeet Club – Skeet on Wednesdays in - Grant County

WINTER HOURS Skeet is best shot with an open choke - Improved Cylinder or Skeet - and #9 or #8 shot. The Club is following all instructions from the State of Kentucky regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. If you are feeling sick, stay at home or see your medical professional. Please do not come to the Club. The Club is sometimes open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday for a few hours between 12 Noon and 8:00pm, for Kentucky Skeet Shooting Association (KSSA) practice sessions and alternate bad weather days. During these days, the Club is always Open to the Public. Specific times and dates for these events will be posted to the KDFWR calendar.

Dates:

2/14/2024
2/21/2024
2/28/2024
3/6/2024
3/13/2024
3/20/2024
3/27/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports Club Meeting - Grant County

This event is open to club members, ages 9 to 18, that have passed necessary safety training. Archery of all types held from 6 PM to 8 PM on the second and fourth MONDAY of each month. .22 Riflery/Trap held from 6 PM to 8 PM on the second and fourth FRIDAY of each month. Meetings runs from March until November. To sign up to participate this is club, please call the Grant County Extension Office at (859) 824-3355 or visit them at 1212 N. Main St. Ste F Williamstown, KY 41097. A club enrollment form must be filled out for each participating youth. All youth enrolled must complete 6 hours of safety training classes providing by Grant County 4-H before participating in club.

Dates:

3/8/2024
3/11/2024
3/22/2024
3/25/2024
4/8/2024
4/12/2024
4/22/2024
4/26/2024
5/10/2024
5/13/2024
5/24/2024
5/27/2024
6/7/2024
6/10/2024
6/21/2024
6/24/2024
7/8/2024
7/12/2024
7/22/2024
7/26/2024
8/9/2024
8/12/2024
8/23/2024
8/26/2024
9/9/2024
9/13/2024
9/23/2024
9/27/2024
10/11/2024
10/14/2024
10/25/2024
10/28/2024
11/8/2024
11/11/2024
11/22/2024
11/25/2024

Categories:
Kids Events

NKSSA Thursday Trap Shoot - Grant County

Trap range open, using ATA approved traphouses, weather permitting--over 32 degrees and not raining. Sponsored by Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/7/2024
3/14/2024
3/21/2024
3/28/2024
4/4/2024
4/11/2024
4/18/2024
4/25/2024
5/2/2024
5/9/2024
5/16/2024
5/23/2024
5/30/2024
6/6/2024
6/13/2024
6/20/2024
6/27/2024
7/4/2024
7/11/2024
7/18/2024
7/25/2024
8/1/2024
8/8/2024
8/15/2024
8/22/2024
8/29/2024
9/5/2024
9/12/2024
9/19/2024
9/26/2024
10/3/2024
10/10/2024
10/17/2024
10/24/2024
10/31/2024
11/7/2024
11/14/2024
11/21/2024
11/28/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA Open Range Thursday - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/7/2024
3/21/2024
4/4/2024
4/18/2024
5/2/2024
5/16/2024
6/6/2024
6/20/2024
7/4/2024
7/18/2024
8/1/2024
8/15/2024
9/5/2024
9/19/2024
10/3/2024
10/17/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NRA First Steps Pistol Course - Grant County

NRA First Steps Pistol course designed to teach the basics of safe handling and firing of handguns. Class size is limited. Registration information can be found on our website: https://www.nkssa.org. Sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/9/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Open Range Monday - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/11/2024
3/18/2024
3/25/2024
4/1/2024
4/8/2024
4/15/2024
4/22/2024
4/29/2024
5/6/2024
5/13/2024
5/20/2024
5/27/2024
6/3/2024
6/10/2024
6/17/2024
6/24/2024
7/1/2024
7/8/2024
7/15/2024
7/22/2024
7/29/2024
8/5/2024
8/12/2024
8/19/2024
8/26/2024
9/2/2024
9/9/2024
9/16/2024
9/23/2024
9/30/2024
10/7/2024
10/14/2024
10/21/2024
10/28/2024
11/4/2024
11/11/2024
11/18/2024
11/25/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA Open Range Wednesday - Grant County

Rifle/Pistol Range open for target shooting. Bring your own targets and stands. Weather permitting--over 45 degrees and not raining or snow on the ground. Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/13/2024
3/27/2024
4/10/2024
4/24/2024
5/8/2024
5/22/2024
6/12/2024
6/26/2024
7/10/2024
7/24/2024
8/14/2024
8/28/2024
9/11/2024
9/25/2024
10/9/2024
10/23/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Boone County 4-H Sharpshooters - Grant County

For private club members only, not open to the general public.

Dates:

3/14/2024
3/28/2024
4/11/2024
4/25/2024
5/9/2024
5/23/2024
6/13/2024
6/27/2024
7/11/2024
7/25/2024
8/8/2024
8/22/2024

Categories:
Kids Events

SCSA 2 Steel Challenge style matches - Grant County

Steel Challenge Shooting Association style matches sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association. Registration required. September 21 match time will be 2-6 pm

Dates:

3/16/2024
4/20/2024
5/18/2024
6/15/2024
7/20/2024
8/17/2024
9/21/2024
10/19/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

NKSSA Silhouette Practice - Grant County

Practice days for those competing in the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association matches sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association.

Dates:

3/23/2024
4/12/2024
4/27/2024
5/10/2024
5/25/2024
6/7/2024
6/22/2024
7/12/2024
7/27/2024
8/9/2024
8/24/2024
9/13/2024
9/28/2024
10/11/2024
10/26/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

IHMSA Silhouette Matches - Grant County

International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association sanctioned matches sponsored by the Northern KY Straight Shooters Association. Visit www.IHMSA.org for information and rules.

Dates:

3/24/2024
4/13/2024
4/28/2024
5/11/2024
5/26/2024
6/8/2024
6/23/2024
7/13/2024
7/28/2024
8/10/2024
8/25/2024
9/14/2024
9/29/2024
10/12/2024
10/27/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Shotgun Patterning Workshop - Hunters of Color - Louisville - Jefferson County

Kentucky Hunters of Color (HOC) in partnership with Fern Creek Sportsman's Club and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are hosting a one-day shotgun skills workshop at the Fern Creek Sportsman's Club. This event is for those who are interested in learning how to pattern a shotgun in preparation for the upcoming spring turkey season. At this event you’ll learn: firearm safety, types of shotguns, shotgun ammunition, how to pattern a shotgun, and spend time on the range shooting with instruction from qualified mentors. Most of this event will be outside so please dress for the weather. There will not be food served at this event so please plan accordingly. If you have your own shotgun you are welcome to bring it and the appropriate ammo to practice with it on the range. All firearms and ammunition should be left in your vehicle until you are instructed to go get it. There will be loaner equipment available including firearms, ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection. Everything else for the workshop will be provided by KY Fish and Wildlife and Fern Creek Sportsman's Club. Please reach out to the event coordinator with any questions you have.

Dates:

3/9/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs, Featured KDFWR Events, Hunting Events (not Hunter Education), Field To Fork

Elkhorn Bird Dog Club - Madison County

Field Trial

Dates:

3/9/2024
3/10/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

Kentucky Field Trial Association Amateur Invitational Shooting Do - Madison County

Purina sponsored Horseback Amateur Invitational Shooting Dog/All Age trial Open Derby time permitting

Dates:

3/15/2024
3/16/2024
3/17/2024

Categories:
Conservation Organizations / Sportsman Clubs

SOUTHEAST KY BEAGLE CLUB AKC SPO FIELD TRIAL - Madison County

AKC BEAGLE SPO FIELD TRIAL EVENT

Dates:

3/22/2024
3/23/2024
3/24/2024

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