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Indiana offers venison processing workshops

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

-- Indiana's Division of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to conduct a series of venison workshops throughout the state in September.
 
During each workshop demonstrations of complete deer processing will be held, showing skinning, butchering and packaging techniques. Outdoor cooking will be demonstrated using a grill and Dutch oven. Participants can taste test samples of the prepared venison recipes.
 
Two free programs are available. On Sept. 11, Bass Pro Shops in Portage will sponsor a free program, and on Sept. 18 a free program will be offered as part of the Hoosier Outdoor Experience.
 
For the other workshops, there will be a nominal $15 admission fee to help cover workshop expenses. Fees will be collected at the door. Please do not send money in advance. Children are permitted free of charge.

Workshop date and registration information includes: Please register at the phone number or website listed, which includes workshop dates and registration information: Sept. 7, Southeast Purdue Ag Center, Butlerville, 6 to 9 p.m., phone (812) 689-6511; Sept. 8, Parke County Fairgrounds, Rockville, 6 to 9 p.m., phone (765) 569-3176;  Sept. 9, Morgan County Fairgrounds, Martinsville, 6 to 9 p.m., phone  (765) 342-1010; Sept. 10, Elkhart County Conservation Club Elkhart, 6 to 9 p.m., phone (574) 533-0554; Sept. 11, Bass Pro Shops, Portage, 1 to 4 p.m. free program, phone (219) 787-6800;  Sept. 18, Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis,  free program, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,  part of the Hoosier Outdoor Experience; register online at  www.hoosieroutdoorexperience.in.gov.

For more information contact Mitch Marcus at (317) 234-4914 or send an e-mail to  mmarcus@dnr.in.gov.

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