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Clinton/Ionia Branch Field to Fork – Adult Mentored Hunt (MI) @ Rose Lake State Game Area - Shooting Range
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm
Clinton/Ionia Branch Field to Fork - Adult Mentored Hunt  (MI) @ Rose Lake State Game Area - Shooting Range

Interested in harvesting local sustainable protein? No idea where to start? Then the Quality Deer Management Association’s (QDMA) Field to Fork Program is for you! This program is for new and novice hunters, ages 18 and over. This event is limited to 8 hunters on a first come first served basis.

New hunters will learn about deer hunting 101, deer biology, ethics, shot placement, spend time at the archery range with the crossbow, and ultimately head into the woods with a mentor for a hunt. Participants will spend Saturday morning and afternoon in a classroom setting and at the range. They will then head out into the woods for a Saturday evening and Sunday morning hunts.

If there are any successful participants that harvest a deer, how to care for and handle a deer after the shot will also be a key component of the event.

Cost is $40 and includes the use of crossbows, clothing, and other needed equipment. It also includes snacks and lunch on Saturday and grab and go snacks on Sunday before the hunt. It will also include a membership to QDMA. Not included in this cost are hunting license and lodging.

Please make sure to register for the program at the link below.