Purdue, DNR team up to offer deer processing workshops

September 2, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Just in time for hunting season, Purdue Extension and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to offer a deer processing workshop at four locations.

Topics include skinning, butchering and packaging. Each session will include pointers on food safety for preparing and preserving venison, and demonstrations of venison recipes with an opportunity to sample the meat.

The workshops are intended for hunters and cooks of any age or level of experience.

Dates and locations:

* Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m. Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road N, Richmond.

* Sept. 17, 6- 9 p.m. Bass Pro Shops, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville.

* Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis.

* Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington.

Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 765-973-9281 for the Richmond workshop, 812-218-5500 for Clarksville or 812-349-2575 for Bloomington. For more information about the session at Fort Harrison State Park, visit https://secure.in.gov/dnr/5009.htm.

The sessions in Richmond and Bloomington require a fee of $20 for adults, with no charge for children. The workshops in Clarksville and Indianapolis are free.

The workshops are offered in cooperation with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8402, hopkine@purdue.edu 

Source: Jonathan Ferris, 765-973-9281, ferrisj@purdue.edu

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