The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a program to teach the skills needed to hunt, field dress, and cook mourning doves to people with little or no dove hunting experience.
The workshop will be held August 4, 6-9 p.m., at the Butch Olofson Range near Polk City. Participants will learn basic strategies for hunting Mourning Doves such as proper equipment, where to hunt, safe shooting practices, and how to dress, shoot and cook them.
The workshop also includes shooting techniques and time on the range for those looking to improve their shooting skills.
“This workshop will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to begin hunting doves, including techniques for preparing and cooking this lean and healthy protein,” said Jamie Cook, program coordinator with the DNR of the Iowa.
The workshop is designed for participants 18 years and older. The cost is $35. For more information about the workshop and to begin the registration process, go to https://tinyurl.com/4ks9csjh. Space is limited so be sure to register now.
The program is offered through a partnership with Iowa DNR and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. This is part of a national effort to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters due to the general decline in hunting and outdoor recreation.