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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 trap events

Dates County Location Contact
Aug. 23-24, 2014
Langlade
Ackley Town Hall
W11095 ST. Hwy 64
Tim Otto
715-623-4190

Learn to hunt waterfowl events

Dates County Location Contact
Class: Sept. 6, 2014
Hunt: Sept. 20, 2014
Racine
Class: Burlington Conservation Club
6065 Brever Road, Burlington, WI
Hunt: Various locations in Racine and Kenosha County
Brandon Smith
262-224-3972
BrandonG.Smith@wi.gov
Class: Sept. 13, 2014
Hunt: Sept. 20, 2014
Portage
George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Patrice Eyers
715-574-8973
patrice.eyers@wisconsin.gov
Sept. 20, 2014
Grant
Boscobel Sportsmens Club
Charles Horn
608-822-6574
Class:
  • Sept. 20, 2014
  • Oct. 19, 2014
Hunt:
  • Sept. 20, 2014
  • Sept. 21, 2014
  • Oct. 18, 2014
  • Oct. 19, 2014
  • Oct. 25, 2014
  • Oct. 26, 2014
Dodge
Horicon Marsh
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
W4279 Headquarters Road, Mayville, WI 53050
To Apply [exit DNR]
More info [DOC]
262-567-1300

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
Sept. 5, 2014 - 6pm-9pm
Sept. 6, 2014 - 8am-1pm
Outagamie
Classroom - Appleton DNR Field Office
3369 W. Brewster Street, Appleton, WI 54914
Fieldwork - Wolf River Game Farm
N1142 Oak Rd. Shiocton, WI 54170
Corey Mullard
920-594-1872
Sept. 6, 2014
Brown
Triple J Wing and Clay
Brillion, WI
Brad Martinson
920-841-5878
Sept. 6, 2014
Rock
Magnolia Game Farm
Evansville, WI
Brian Buenzow
920-841-5878
Application [DOC]
Sept. 6&7, 2014
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
Vic Connors
Day: 608-516-6660
Evening: 608-592-7015
Sept. 13&14, 2014
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
Vic Connors
Day: 608-516-6660
Evening: 608-592-7015
Sept. 20&21, 2014
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
Vic Connors
Day: 608-516-6660
Evening: 608-592-7015
Sept. 27, 2014 - 8am-4pm
Calumet
Oxbow Sportsman's Club
Hilbert Road, Hilbert, WI
Terri Roehrig
920-540-2775
Sept. 27, 2014
Sheboygan
St. Anna Sportsman's Club
W 1731 Fur Farm Road
Gary Roehrig
920-894-2052
Sept. 27, 2014 - 8am-2pm
Washington
Class: Campbellsport Sportsmen’s Club
N629 Lake Bernice Rd.
Field work: Wings Over Wisconsin property, Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Jim McGrath
262-388-2754
Sept. 28, 2014
Grant
Bloomington Sportsman's Club
Charles Horn
608-822-6574
Oct. 4, 2014
Veron
Badgerland Pheasant Farm
S2047 East Ridge Road, Westby, WI
Gerry Roethel
608-634-4534
Oct. 3&4, 2014
Columbia
Pine Island
Jeff Weisshoff
608-212-7572
More info [exit DNR]
Oct. 25, 2014
Walworth
Delavan Sportsman's Club
Michael Katzenberg
262-945-3516
Dec. 6-7, 2014
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
Vic Connors
Day: 608-516-6660
Evening: 608-592-7015

Learn to hunt small game events

Dates County Location Contact
Oct. 25, 2014
Grant
Sitzer Sportsmens Club
Charles Horn
608-822-6574

Learn to hunt woodcock events

Dates County Location Contact
Oct. 25, 2014
Portage, Wood, Marathon
Mead Wildlife Area
Cortney Schaefer
Day: 715-359-6405
Evening: 715-457-2145
Application [DOC]

Learn to hunt raccoon events

Dates County Location  
Oct. 18-19, 2014
Columbia
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, WI
Erika Froeming
262-903-0234
Application [PDF]

Learn to hunt quail events

Dates County Location  
Oct. 3-4, 2014
Portage
Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Cortney Schaefer
Day: 715-359-6405
Evening: 715-457-2145
Application [DOC]

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 August 28 2014