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This workshop is designed to allow inexperienced deer hunters the opportunity to obtain the knowledge to allow them to fully appreciate their activity, as well as participate in a controlled deer hunt with a mentor. This has been an extremely successful combination!
Fee: The registration fee is $150, which covers all the meals, lodging, instructors, and materials for the hunter. The only other cost is $28.50 for a deer license, which will be purchased on Saturday morning of the experience. The mentor participates at no charge, whether they come with the hunter or we provide them.
A limited amount of $150 scholarships are available on a competitive basis by submitting a 125 word essay on "Why you want to start deer hunting in Iowa". Submit this with your registration and full payment. These are available from the Iowa Chapter of Safari Club International.
Sponsorships: There are many local conservation organizations that may be interested in sponsoring you if you ask them.
Agenda: The program starts at 6:00 pm on Friday with educational programs that evening and Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon we will start hunting on the park with more programs Saturday evening and hunting on Sunday.
Role of the Mentor:
A qualified mentor, 18 years of age or older, must accompany each novice hunter. The mentor must have a valid hunting license and habitat fee if that person is normally required to have them to hunt. The mentor's role is to provide guidance to the hunter to ensure a safe, ethical and enjoyable deer hunting experience. In addition to educational mentored deer hunt rules, all other deer hunting regulations must be followed.
Special notes: After harvesting a deer, you can have it processed by our local locker that will pick it up at the program, donate it to the HUSH program, or take it home to be processed. The program is limited so register early!
Nov 18-20, 2016 @
Nov 17-19, 2017 @
Nov 16-18, 2018 @
A. Jay Winter,
(641) 747-8383 ext.11 (office)