Learn how to harvest your own upland game birds and how to cook them!
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering an opportunity to learn how to hunt, harvest, and cook wild upland birds in the Antigo, WI area. Adult Participants will learn how and where to hunt wild ruffed grouse in a casual adult-learning environment. Learning will be done through open discussions, dynamic demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. There will be opportunities to sample wild game prepared by different techniques and for participants to share in other locally raised food. Hands-on learning will include up to three opportunities to shoot a shotgun with a coach on a trap range and a pheasant hunt.
All necessary equipment (shotguns, vests, etc.) will be provided for the event.
The first class will be held on April 19 at 6pm at the Antigo Town Hall. For additional information or to register, contact Tim Otto at (715) 623-4190 x3132. There is a $10 fee to help offset costs for the program. Further information can also be found at the DNR’s website: http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/lth.html.
Benefits of Eating Local Food:
• Forest to Fork food connection
• Environmental impacts are lessened
• Fresh flavor
Benefits of Wild Game
• Healthier- Low Fat, Higher Protein and Nutrients
• Creates a smaller environmental footprint
• Harvest food while recreating!