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Shooting Ranges

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novice adult hunters

Not just for kids! Novice adult hunters at LTH turkey event.

Find
a safety education class near you.
Get involved
in Wisconsin's Project WILD and WET.
Sign-up
for an educator workshop or skills class.
Take action
and participate in the Hunter Challenge this year.
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. 1-2, 2015
Oneida
8770 HWY J
Woodruff, WI 54568
Chris Thielman
715-365-8914
Aug. 1& 2, 2015
8am - 5pm (both days)
Langlade
Ackley Town Hall
W11095 St. Hwy. 64, Antigo, WI 54409
Tim Otto
715-623-4190 x3132

Learn to hunt for food

Dates County Location Contact
Class: Sept. 1-23, 2015
Hunt: Sept. 26-27, 2015
Dane
DNR Service Center
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Kelly Maynard
608-267-7438

Learn to hunt waterfowl events

Dates County Location Contact
Class: Sept. 12 - 8am - 4:30pm
Hunt: Arranged with mentor (youth will hunt Sept. 19th)
Portage, Wood, Marathon
Mead Wildlife Area
Patrice Eyers
715-457-6771
Patrice.eyers@Wisconsin.gov
Class: Sept. 19, 2015
Hunt: Sept. 19 - Oct. 25, 2015
Dodge
Horicon Marsh
Mark Kakatsch
414-688-8936
Class: Oct. 11, 2015
Hunt: Oct. 11 - Oct. 25, 2015
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
September 4 & 5
Jefferson
Dark Acres Hunt Club
W5140 Gillis Rd. Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
Hunt is September 19-20
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
Hunt is September 26-27
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
October 2-3
Dodge
Field and Stream Sportsman Club
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
Hunt is October 9-10
Kenosha
Bong Recreation Area
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
Hunt is December 5-6
Columbia
MacKenzie Center
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com
Hunt is December 11-12
Waukesha
Wern Valley Sportsman Club
(608) 635-8120
friendsofpoynette@gmail.com

Learn to hunt small game events

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

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 Materials
Hunt is October 10
Green
Yellowstone Wildlife Area
Terry Loeffelholz
608-732-1644
Learn to Hunt [PDF]
2015 Application [PDF]
Oct. 17-18, 2015
Columbia
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, WI
Erika Froeming
262-903-0234
2015 Application [PDF]

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

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: Monday July 27 2015