December 5-7. Basic Archery Instructor Trainer (BAIT) Workshop. 7:45 am to 4:00 pm., UW Eau Claire, Eau Claire. This an intense 8 hours of training to become certified as a Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) During this class you will learn NASP safe range set up, determining eye dominance, the 11 steps to archery success, running a safe range plus much more. Wear comfortable footwear and clothes. Training Requirements for BAI and BAIT Candidates; 1) Candidate must be at least 18 years old to be Nationally Certified as a Basic Archery Instructor 2) Cost includes all training material and a refresher DVD 3) Graduates must complete and submit the BAI or BAIT Graduate Information Form after completion of the class 4) General Info, Retention and Reporting Requirements available on the Archery in the Schools website. This class is designed to help make your NASP program more successful and safe for all involved! Lunch is on your own. Parking permits needed for all attendees, call UW Eau Claire at 715-836-3616. Pre-registration is appreciated. Cost: $75.00. Contact Dan Schroeder at 608-235-4619. Prepay with checks made to Wisconsin NASP and sent to Dan Schroeder at 625 East County Road Y Suite 700, Oshkosh WI. 54901 (Payment receipts will be handed out the day of the class).
January 18-19. Free Fishing Weekend. Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp on Free Fishing Weekend. This includes all inland waters and Wisconsin's side of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. Other fishing rules apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish you can keep and any seasons when you must release certain fish species. So, pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water for fishing fun! Consider hosting a free fishing weekend event! Just fill out and return a Planning Form by December 17, 2013 and you'll be good to go! Details are on the form. Remember to plan for adults who may have missed the fishing boat as kids! We’ll post your events as we learn of them.
February 1. Angler Education Instructor Training Would you like to get certified and teach youth to fish? Join us at the Wisconsin Trout Unlimited's Annual Meeting in Oshkosh.