Set hunting course for whitetail deer

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services and Roush Fish and Wildlife Area staffs will host "Hunt, Fish, Eat: Whitetail Deer," a four-session instructional course about the skills necessary to hunt whitetail deer in Indiana.

The course is for new hunters or new deer hunters over the age of 18. The sessions will focus on the following fundamentals: laws and regulations, firearms and safety, locating a hunting spot and knowing where to set, tracking and field dressing your harvest, handling and preparing your harvest for the table and a wrap-up with a review of the information covered.

Each session will include an opportunity to sample whitetail deer recipes from instructors, as well as a chance to check out the variety of gear and resources available to hunters today.

Session 1 will be Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be about the history of whitetail deer hunting in Indiana with an introduction to equipment.

Session 2 will be Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and focus on deer hunting rules and regulations and tree stand safety.

Session 3 will be Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and take place at the shooting range, where gun safety and sighting will be discussed.

Session 4 will be Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and center on deer sign, hunting site selection, tracking and wrap-up.

All sessions will be at Salamonie Interpretive Center or Roush Fish and Wildlife Area. Location specifics will be provided to registered participants.

Space is limited. Participants are asked to attend all four sessions. All equipment will be provided.

To register, visit www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7548.htm.