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Explore the connection between conservation and hunting during this special Learn to Hunt course designed for adults who are curious about or new to hunting. For many, including Aldo Leopold, hunting is an extension of their ethical relationship with the land and a way they choose to demonstrate their commitment to conservation. This course will include classroom instruction and discussion regarding the ethical dimensions of hunting in addition to hands-on skills such as scouting for, butchering, and processing deer. The course culminates in a hunt for deer under the guidance of experienced mentors, on or nearby the lands that Aldo Leopold hunted in the 1930s and 1940s.
All necessary equipment and gear will be provided, as well as select meals. Shared lodging will be available in the Future Leaders Center, our new on-site residential facility. Participants in this Learn to Hunt course are strongly encouraged to attend the September 8 Firearm Safety for Beginning Hunters session to acquire the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience necessary to be a safe and responsible hunter.
John Motoviloff, National Wild Turkey Federation
Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Coordinator
Class limit: 10
Firearm Safety for Beginning Hunters is FREE* when you register for Learn to Hunt Deer.
*Register for both workshops. Once both are in your shopping cart, use the Coupon Code HUNT18COMBO to save $10. If you are registering multiple people, you need to place separate orders for each person in order to take advantage of the coupon. For more info, click here.
Anticipated Course Schedule:
Pre-class readings will provide background information and context on the connections between hunting, conservation, and Leopold.
Friday, October 5
4pm-5pm: Arrive at the Leopold Center and check into your room in the Future Leaders Center (optional).
5pm-9pm: Meet your classmates and mentors for group introductions, orientation, instruction, and discussion. Dinner will be provided, including wild game samples.
Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7
Hunt for deer under the supervision of an experienced mentor on lands adjacent to the Leopold Center.