In order to come to this class, you MUST have a valid Kentucky hunting license. Licenses can be purchased here: https://app.fw.ky.gov/solar/
If you have not taken your Hunter Education safety course yet, you must do so before coming to the event. You can find information about classes and online courses here: https://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Hunter-Education.aspx
Friday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday night will consist of covering the basics for squirrel hunting, practicing shooting shotguns, a practical exercise to practice carrying firearms in the field, learning how to clean and cook squirrels, and preparing your hunting clothes by treating them with Premetherin Bug Spray. We will serve a dinner when you arrive at 6PM. Please bring ALL of your clothes that you plan to hunt with on Saturday including: boots, socks, pants, shirt, jacket/hoodie (weather dependent), hat, game vest (optional). The Premetherin spray will be provided. If you would like to hunt with your personal firearm, please bring it and the correct ammunition for it Friday night to practice with it. If you have questions about what ammo is best, you can email the program coordinator. If you do not own a firearm there will be one loaned to you. On Friday, you will also meet your mentor and plan for the Saturday hunt. This will be a one on one style mentorship. If you would like to hunt with one additional person there will only be one firearm that will be shared for safety reasons. Please email the program coordinator prior to the workshop if you wish to hunt as a pair.
Saturday 5:00 AM - End of Hunt
Saturday the entire group will be meeting at Country Mart, 913 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071. Here you can choose to grab snacks for the day with your mentor. All hunters and mentors will depart from this central meeting location soon after. Some mentors will have the ability to boat into a hunting location. If you are not comfortable boating in, please let the program coordinator know so that you can be assigned an appropriate mentor. Each hunting group will hunt for however long they wish. There is no set time for the conclusion of the hunt, except that all hunting party's must be done by 30 minutes after shooting light, per the law. Maps, firearms and ammo will be provided for the hunt.