Free venison canning, smoking workshop planned

Staff report

XENIA – Outdoors enthusiasts interested in learning to pressure can and smoke venison are encouraged to attend a free informational workshop provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Trained professionals will cover topics including venison preparation, pressure canning and canning equipment as well as smoking game and smoking equipment.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. All venison and equipment will be supplied. The workshop is free of charge by pre-registration is required as space is limited to 20 participants. No walk-ins will be admitted. Participants must me 18 years of age or older. Registered attendees will be provided with location and directions. Register by calling at 937-372-9261, or email

This course is hands on and takes place inside with some demonstrations taking place outdoors. Participants should dress appropriately for the workshop and for the weather.

For information on Ohio’s deer seasons and wild game preparation, visit the Division of Wildlife at

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

Staff report