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Contact information
For information about the Learn to Hunt program, contact:
Keith Warnke
Learn to Hunt coordinator
P.O. Box 7921
Madison WI 53707
608-576-5243

Learn to hunt

Help protect our hunting heritage!

Learn more about the Hunter Challenge.

Learn to hunt events combine classroom instruction and field work before a novice goes hunting with an experienced hunter. They are a great way to introduce someone new to Wisconsin's hunting heritage.

Learn to hunt turkey events

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There are no hunting education events planned at this time. Please check back later.

Learn to pheasant hunt events

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Learn to hunt small game events

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Learn to hunt raccoon events

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Learn to hunt quail events

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Learn to Hunt events

Learn to Hunt information

How to hold a Learn to Hunt event

Help protect Wisconsin's hunting heritage and enjoy the thrill of helping someone experience their first hunt by sponsoring a Learn to Hunt event. We've streamlined the process to make it easier for your group to host these events, including removing the requirement to get landowner signatures. We can help cover costs and we can help you find insurance.

Steps for planning an event.

  1. Pick a date and location.
  2. Get your application form and mentor list in at least a month in advance.
    • There are two forms you'll need to fill out to get approval to hold the hunt. Form 2300-260 [PDF] and Form 8500-167 [PDF] You can fill them out on your computer and save them and then email them or you can print them out and mail them via the U.S. Post Office.
    • Both finished forms should be sent to the local wildlife biologist in the county in which your event will be held.
    • All mentors shall have at least five years of hunting experience and all mentors must complete a background check form and turn it in to DNR if they have not done so before. Complete the form Form 4100-217 [PDF] and send it to the Learn to Hunt coordinator.
  3. Recruit new hunters to attend your event - We highly encourage groups holding events to focus on recruiting participants who would not otherwise have the chance to experience hunting. Your event can be posted on this web page to recruit attendees. To do that, email the details of your event to the Learn to Hunt coordinator.
  4. Consider if you want event insurance - Some clubs and groups have reported in the past they would like insurance for their events. While DNR can't insure these events because there is not a formal certification program in place for training and hosting Learn to Hunt events, we have partnered with the Hunters Network of Wisconsin to find an insurance provider that will write policies. Call John W. Klinzing at 608-310-3924 for any questions about the availability and details of this insurance option.

After the event

Report out on event

After the event, sponsors must send a copy of the application (2300-260) and the list of participants (Form 8500-166 [PDF]) to the Learn to Hunt Coordinator, P.O. Box 7921, Madison WI 53704.

Consider seeking event reimbursement from DNR

Sponsors also may want to apply for the Learn to Hunt reimbursement program for reimbursement of up to $25 per student.

Last revised: Thursday April 10 2014