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Contact information
For information about the Learn to Hunt program, contact:
DNR Customer Service
Call Center Staff Available 7 Days a Week (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Call Toll Free 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)

Learn to HuntLocal. Sustainable. Food.

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.

Sponsor a Learn to Hunt event.

Learn to hunt waterfowl events

Dates County Location Contact
Sept 9 & 16
HUNT Sept 16
Burlington Conservation Club
Warden Brandon Smith
Phone: 262-224-3972

September 16 & October 8
HUNT September 16&17
Oct 7&8
Oct 21&22
Horicon Marsh

Horicon Marsh Education Center

Horicon Marsh LTH Waterfowl Application [pdf]
Phone: 262-567-1300

Learn to pheasant hunt events

Dates County Location Contact
Sept 9
HUNT Sept 9
Brian Hopp Farm
Kinnickinnic Pheasants Forever - Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Tim Christensen
Sept 9
HUNT Sept 9
Magnolia Game Farm
Pheasants Forever
Brian Buenzow
Sept 9
HUNT Sept 9
Rusk Co Safe Hunters; Tail's End Nature Camp

September 15-16
HUNT Sept 16
September 15, Appleton; DNR Field Station
September 16, Wolf River Game Farm; N1142 Oak Road, Schiocton
Josh Jackl
Phone: 920-517-1039

Sept 23
HUNT Sept 23
Yellow River Trap Club
Bill Kellerman
Phone: 715-723-8782

Sept 23 & 24
HUNT Sept 24
Field & Stream Sportsmans Club, Mayville
Jerry Schenk
Phone: 608-279-5840

Sept 23 & 26
HUNT Sept 30 & Oct 1
DNR Scarboro Unit, Muskrat City Sportsmens Club
Don Erdmann
Phone: 920-493-2896
Oct 1
HUNT Oct 1
Gardner Rifle Club
Carl Bridenhagen
Phone: 920 333 0347

Oct 7
HUNT Oct 7
Bong Recreational Area, Burlingtion
Jerry Schenk
Phone: 608-279-5840

Oct 7, 2017
HUNT Oct 7, 2017
St. Croix
Larry Wilson Farm, 2366 Highway 63, Clear Lake
Dan Cain
Phone: 715 554 2052

Dec 2 & 3
HUNT Dec 3
Pumpkin Center, Juneau
Jerry Schenk
Phone: 608-279-5840

Dec 8 & 9
HUNT Dec 9
Wern Valley Hunt Club, Waukesha
Jerry Schenk
Phone: 608-279-5840

Learn to hunt deer events

Dates County Location Contact
Sept 20 to Oct 20
HUNT Sept 20
Oneida/Lincoln county
Private land
Dustin Bronson
Phone: 608-469-6680

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: Wednesday September 13 2017