Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Workshops designed to help existing hunting businesses, startups
BELOIT — Upland game bird season is just around the corner, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has developed an Agritourism Education Program to help both established hunting-related businesses and budding entrepreneurs considering starting one. As part of the program, KDWPT is sponsoring two Hunting Business Management Workshops in September to share money-making tips, techniques, ideas, and management tools. The first workshop will be held in Beloit on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Municipal Building, 119 N. Hersey Ave. The second workshop (a repeat of the first) will take place in Jetmore on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the King Center, 1312 Main Street. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Each workshop will cover a number of topics, including hunting guide tips and techniques, liability and risk management, marketing to reach the customers, food service and lodging rules and regulations, sales techniques, and habitat and game management. A variety of speakers and a panel of current hunting business operators will share information and discuss their experiences.
Registration is $40 per person, which includes lunch and workshop materials. For an information flyer and registration form, go online to travelksindustry.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=26 and click “Register.” For more information, phone Becki Rhoades, KDWPT agritourism manager, at 785-296-1847; email becki.rhoades@ksoutdoors.com; phone Jan Jantzen at 620-794-6647; or emailfhruraltourism@yahoo.com.

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