Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST
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Frytown Conservation Area 
2198 Angle Rd SW
Kalona, IA 52247

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Rachel Vanderwerff 
Edible Outdoors 

Rabbit and Squirrel Hunt 

Let’s get outside this winter! Anyone can join us for Edible Outdoors and Backcountry Hunter and Anglers’ (BHA) Squirrel and Rabbit Hunt on our very own public lands. If you have never hunted, come along for the walk to see what a hunt looks like. If you have your hunting license, please join us regardless of your experience level. We will have mentors on hand to help with technique and offer tips. We will be learning about the ethics and sustainability of hunting local food, and about the importance of conservation and access to public lands. After the hunt, we will head to Walker Homestead to learn how to clean rabbits and squirrels. Then we will learn a few cooking techniques and taste some wild game bites made by exceptional local chef, Chris Grebner. 

Photo credit: Pilsen Photo Co-op

This event will take place regardless of weather, aside from extreme cold or blizzard conditions. If you are hunting, a valid hunting license is required. Shotguns will be provided (to hunters only). If you prefer to bring your own firearm, please bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun. Ammunition will be provided on site. 

This event is designed for folks 18 and older, unless parents or guardians accompany students who are 16 and older.

Registration is $25, so grab a friend and register soon as space is limited!


1:00 - 1:15: Introductions
1:15 - 3:15: Mentored Hunt of Rabbits and Squirrels
3:15 - 3:30: Travel to Walker Homestead
3:30 - 4:00: Cleaning Demo
4:00 - 5:00(ish): Chef Demo, Discussions and Small Bites

Directions to Frytown Conservation Area: https://goo.gl/maps/gDtxrc4SkuhRbsqR8
Directions to Walker Homestead: https://goo.gl/maps/dxSHEpcpfZ8sfJiQ9


We will not be serving dinner at this event - only small bites - so please plan accordingly.

This event will occur regardless of weather conditions excluding lightning or any other severe weather event.


About the Organizations:

Edible Outdoors is a community of people dedicated to learning about foraging, hunting and fishing in the active classroom of the outdoors. EO explores the true nature of what our land can provide in a respectful and sustainable way. Our mission is to connect people to people, land and our resources in a way that benefits nature.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.