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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 hunt

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 for food

Dates County Location Contact
Class: August 10th Class will meet weekly
Hunts: Start Sept 1 and planned throughout fall & winter
Jefferson
Milford Hills Hunt Club
W5670 French Rd
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Scott Kirchoff
s.kirchoff@sbcglobal.net
Class: Sept 14 & 16th
Hunts: Sept 17 and week of Sept 19
Oneida
TBD, contact instructor
Dustin Bronson, WI DNR
715-360-6808
dustin.bronson@wisconsin.gov
Class: Sept 22 & 29
Hunts: Oct 1 & 2
Dane
WI DNR Fitchburg Service Center
Jon King, WI DNR
608-575-2294
jon.king@wisconsin.gov

Learn to hunt squirrel

Dates County Location Contact
Oct 22
Grant
Stitzer Sportsmans's Club
Grant County Outdoor Sport Alliance
Kelly Tollefson
(Day) 608-822-5547
(Evening) 608-822-4040

Learn to hunt waterfowl events

Dates County Location Contact
Sept 10th
Hunt: Sept 17th
Wood
Arranged with Mentor
Patrice Eyers
patrice.eyers@wisconsin.gov
715-457-6771
Sept 10th
Hunt: Sept 17
Racine
Burlington Conservation Club
Brandon Smith
brandong.smith@wisconsin.gov
262-224-3972
Sept 17th
Hunts: Sept 17 & 18
Grant/Richland
Boscobel Sportsman's Club
Grant County Outdoor Sport Alliance
Kelly Tollefson
(Day) 608-822-5547
(Evening) 608-822-4040
Sept 17th
Hunts: Sept 17,18 & Oct 8,9,22 &23rd
Dodge
Horicon Marsh
Mark Kakatsch
414-688-8936
Oct 9th
Hunts: Sept 17,18 & Oct 8,9,22 &23rd
Dodge
Horicon Marsh
Mark Kakatsch
414-688-8936

Learn to hunt turkey events

Dates County Location Contact
There are no hunting education events planned at this time. Please check back later.

Learn to pheasant hunt events

Dates County Location Contact
Aug 26 & 27
Jefferson
Dark Acres Hunt Club- Ft. Atkinson
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Sept 8
Hunt: Sept 10
Chippewa
Yellow River Trap Club
William Kellerman
tyee_guy@yahoo.com
715-723-8782
Sept 16
Hunt: Sept 17
Outagamie
Wolf River Game Farm
Josh Jackl
Outagamie Area Pheasants Forever
joshjackl@yahoo.com
920-517-1039
Sept 24
Brown
Triple J Wing and Clay
Brad Martinson
hntnhard@gmail.com
920-841-5878
Sept 24
Hunt: Sept 24
Calumet
St Anna's Sportsman's Club
Gary Roehrig
920-894-2052
Sept 24 & 25
Columbia
MacKenzie Center-Poynette
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Sept 24 & 25
Dodge
Field & Stream Sportsmen’s Club- Mayville
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Sept 30 & Oct 1
Columbia
Pine Island WA-Portage
Columbia Sporting Alliance
www.ccsportingalliance.com
Oct 1 & 2
Columbia
MacKenzie Center-Poynette
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Oct 2
Dane
Swamp Lovers
Greg Curless, Dane County Pheasants Forever
608-345-0850
Oct 2
Grant
Bloomington Sportsman's Club
Grant County Outdoor Sport Alliance
Kelly Tollefson
(Day) 608-822-5547
(Evening) 608-822-4040
Oct 7 & 8
Racine
Bong Recreational Area- Kansasville
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
October 8
Hunt: October 8
Washington
Lake Bernice Drive, Campbellsport
Campbellsport Sportsmans Club 414-531-9337
Jim McGrath, 262-388-2754; Dick Knoebel, 920-980-1392
Dec 3 & 4
Columbia
MacKenzie Center-Poynette
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Dec 3 & 4
Dodge
Pumpkin Center Sportsmans Club
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015
Dec 9 & 10
Waukesha
Wern Valley- Waukesha
Friends of Poynette Game Farm
Ginny
608-592-7015

Learn to hunt dove events

Dates County Location Contact
Aug 30
Hunt: Sept 3
Grant/Richland
Muscoda Sportsmans's Club/LWSR PHG
Grant County Outdoor Sport Alliance
Kelly Tollefson
(Day) 608-822-5547
(Evening) 608-822-4040

Learn to hunt woodcock events

Dates County Location Contact
There are no hunting education events planned at this time. Please check back later.

Learn to hunt raccoon events

Dates County Location Contact
Oct 8th-9th
Hunt: Oct 9th
Columbia
Mackenzie Center, Poynette
Erika Froering
262-903-0234
Oct 22nd
Hunt: Oct 22
Lafayette/Iowa
Southwest Wisconsin Coon Hunters Club
Terrance Loeffelholtz
608-732-1644

Learn to hunt quail events

Dates County Location Contact
There are no hunting education events planned at this time. Please check back later.

Learn to hunt deer events

Dates County Location Contact
Oct 18, 25, Nov 1
Hunt: Nov 5 & 6
Burnett
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Kristi Pupak
kristina.pupak@wisconsin.gov
715-463-2739

Learn to trap events

Dates County Location Contact
Oct 7, (5pm-9pm); Oct 8, (8am-5pm); Oct 9th (8am-4pm)
Brown
Triple J Wing and Clay
Brad Martinson
hntnhard@gmail.com
920-841-5878

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: Tuesday August 30 2016