Alaskans Afield

Fairbanks

Class Information Date(s) Facility Cost per adult
Tracking Game Animals

Tracking animals is an important yet a challenging skill. Whether you are hunting or taking pictures, learn how to find an animal before or after the shot. Learn how to trail by recognizing and following a string of clues through the forest. We will get you started with some principles of trailing and some practice in the field. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.

Register for Tracking Game Animals
June 16, 10am-1:30pm ADF&G 1300 College Rd. $20 (under 18 Free with each paying adult)
Plants of the Boreal Forest – Identification

Learn to identify the plants that surround you every day. Learn the major trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants of the boreal forest. We will also discuss their relationship to wildlife habitat, edibility, and other uses as well. Learn what is available in our warm summer months and how to identify these local delicacies. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.

Register for Plants of the Boreal Forest – Identification
July 21, 10am-1:30pm Location TBA $20 (under 18 Free with each paying adult)
Introduction to Big Game Hunting

Interested in filling your freezer? Experienced hunters will teach you the basics of how to hunt for big game species on a budget and without expensive equipment, including how to read the regulations, where to go, and what to pack.

Register for Introduction to Big Game Hunting
July 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm ADF&G 1300 College Road $10 (under 18 Free with each paying adult)
Big Game Field Dressing & Meat Processing

A hands-on experience with a big game animal (reindeer or sheep), gutting, skinning and learn tips about salvaging and storing meat in the field. Also, learn the cuts of meat, assess the condition, then cut meat into steaks, roasts or prepare it to be round; using a meat grinder to create burger, then wrap meat so it can be frozen and kept. A hands-on class, participants will take home the meat processed.

Register for Big Game Field Dressing & Meat Processing
July 7, 9:30am-11:30am & 12:30pm-2:30pm ADF&G 1300 College Road $125
Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing

Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitat in Interior Alaska. Although you do not need much to participate in small game hunting, we will cover the basics including regulations, firearms and gear prep. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. Prepare for a hands-on experience. Bring a small, sharp hunting knife if you have one. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.

Register for Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing
August 11, 10am-2pm ADF&G 1300 College Rd. $20 (under 18 Free with each paying adult)