Venison 101 Workshop

Photo by Scott Bauer USDA

Sorry, this workshop has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

August 11, 2018
8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Maine Military Supply, 179 Main Road Holden, Maine

Cost: $50 per person. Any extra member of your family pays only $35 (must register at the same time). Registration closes on August 3, 2018. Teenagers are welcomed with parental discretion. Space is limited to 25 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration closed.

Venison 101 is a one-day, intensive hands-on program designed for hunters who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of deer diseases, processing, and preparing venison for friends and family. It provides information on deer hunting in Maine, how to identify deer diseases, and how to control risks when field dressing a deer. This class is ideal for both new and experienced hunters. We will have live demonstrations of proper field dressing and processing by Bob Humphrey and short talks on deer diseases, food safety, and meat preservation. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste venison products and interact with speakers.


8:45 – 9:00: Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:30: Hunting in Maine

9:30 – 10:10: But is it ok to eat?

10:10 – 10:25: Break

10:25 – 11:00: Basics of Food Safety

11:00 – 12:00: Field dressing demonstration

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (included in the registration)

1:00 – 3:00: Butchering demonstration

3:00 – 4:00: Meat preservation

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Robson Machado at 207.581.3144 or