Alaskans Afield

Mat-Su

Class Information Date(s) Facility Cost per adult
Firearms 101: An introduction to new hunters

Are you interested in acquiring a firearm but unsure where to start? This course will walk you through a conversation of discovery as we help you assess your specific needs. Explore the possibilities as you consider the available options for firearms as well as ammunition to match your intended purpose. This course will include a review of firearms safety with an emphasis on the specific circumstances you might expect to encounter in the field or on the range.

Register for Firearms 101: An introduction to new hunters
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30–9pm Palmer ADF&G, 1800 Glenn Highway, Palmer $0
Wild Plants and Outdoor Cooking

Join us for an interpretive hike where you'll learn the common names and properties of wild plants. Help harvest some of nature's edible delights to add to recipes we'll cook up in our backcountry kitchen. We'll set up different camp stoves and discuss how to plan and prepare lightweight, delicious meals for your next outdoor adventure.

Register for Wild Plants and Outdoor Cooking
Saturday, June 15, 10am–2pm Spring Creek Farm, 6402 Lossing Road, Palmer $30
Small Game Hunting — Field Dressing & Cooking

Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them, what equipment you'll need, and how to field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes and cooking techniques. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up).

Register for Small Game Hunting — Field Dressing & Cooking
Saturday, June 29, 10am–3:30pm Hatcher Pass and Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 Georgeson Road, Palmer $20
Outdoor Survival

Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness unexpectedly? Give yourself a better shot at surviving and being found by learning the basics of how to signal a rescue party, create an emergency kit, build a fire, and prevent bear encounters.

Register for Outdoor Survival
Saturday, August 17, 10am–1pm Spring Creek Farm, 6402 Lossing Road, Palmer $20