RUPERT - A workshop, "Butchering Deer, a Primer for Hunters" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Old Gray Barn on Route 30 in Rupert. The workshop will be followed by a grilled venison lunch.

Presenters are Chris Saunders (VT Fish & Wildlife hunter education coordinator), and Eric Nuse (retired VT Fish & Wildlife hunter education coordinator). They will give attendees a hands-on lesson in butchering deer from skinning to locating and producing chef-ready cuts to boning to packaging for the freezer.

Pre-registration by Oct. 8 is required. The registration fee is $15. Space is limited to 25 people.

For more information, contact Bennington County Conservation District at 802-442-2275 or or send a check for $15 per attendee with your contact information to BCCD, PO Box 505, Bennington, VT 05201 by Oct. 8.

The event is sponsored by the Bennington County Conservation District and the Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium.