Youth, Apprentice & Family Hunter Program

Canceled due to Covid,

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This event is for future sportsmen and sportswomen, including novice adults.

Participants learn the elements of:

  • Woodsmanship

  • Marksmanship

  • Indigenous game species identification and anatomy

  • Tracking

  • Blood trailing

  • Field care for trophy and meat for processing 

  • Firearm and hunting safety. 


Participants may reach minimum proficiency.

Levels through on-rain instruction in the following areas:

  • Shotgun

  • Rimfire (CMP proficiency level)

  • Muzzleloader/blackpowder

  • High power rifle

  • Archery

  • Crossbow


  The Program is FREE but participants

    must be REGISTERED in advance.


In conjunction with the KDFWR, we will also offer

the hunter education and on-range instruction for the

hunter education and safety course

for those who need their orange cards.



  1. Register for the Youth, Apprentice & Family Hunter Education & Training Event using the form below.

  2. Indicate that you need your Hunter Orange Card and go to one of these links to register for the Hunter Orange Card program.

  3. Start the Online Course at one of these sites (complete at least a week prior to the event):
    • ($13)

    OR ($19.50)
    • Either course takes most participants about 8 hours
    • Either course can be done in segments

  4. Bring proof of this course completion to the event.



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Youth, Apprentice & Family Hunter Education Day
Jul 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fern Creek Sportsman's Club,
15400 Brush Run Rd, Louisville, KY 40299, USA
Important Forms:

(If you cannot apply electronically print, fill out, and mail the paper application.)

Driving Directions:

-Directions from Gene Snyder/I-265 take the KY-1819/BILLTOWN RD exit, EXIT 19.
-Turn SOUTH onto BILLTOWN RD/KY-1819. (0.7 mi)
-Turn LEFT onto SEATONVILLE RD/KY-1819. 
-Continue to follow KY-1819. (3.5 mi)
-End at 15400 Brush Run Rd Louisville, KY 40299.