Not just for kids! Novice adult hunters at 2012 LTH turkey event.
- Contact information
- For information about the Learn to Hunt program, contact:
- Keith Warnke
Learn to Hunt coordinator
P.O. Box 7921
Madison WI 53707
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 events
Learn to Hunt information
- Learn to hunt brochure
- Common questions about participating in an event
- Common questions about conducting an event
- FY2012 Learn to Hunt and Shooting Sports Annual Report
- Learning to Hunt Activity Guide
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.
- Pick a date and location.
- 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 and Form 8500-167 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 and send it to the Learn to Hunt coordinator.
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) 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.