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For information about Sandhill Wildlife Area, contact:
Sandhill Wildlife Area
1715 County Hwy X
Babcock WI 54413
715-884-2437

Sandhill outdoor skills calendar

Sandhill Wildlife Area

Middleton High School students track a Blanding's turtle at Sandhill using radio telemetry.

The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center provides a variety of educational activities in the wide, WILD world of wildlife recreation.

Wildlife staff, volunteers and guest instructors conduct a variety of workshops each year, primarily on weekends. Workshops use both an indoor classroom center as well as the outdoor world of Sandhill Wildlife Area. Workshops introduce participants to the appropriate use of outdoor equipment, developing skills to feel more competent outdoors and introducing participants to others who share similar interests. Outdoor Skills programs are enhanced by a shooting range, trails, orienteering course and opportunities for supervised hunting and trapping experiences. These workshops and clinics are designed to be hands-on learning experiences to improve participant knowledge, skills and experience level.

Workshop schedules

2014 events [PDF]

Workshop registration

The Sandhill Wildlife Area is open to the public. Individuals and groups are welcome to register for any of our workshops on a first-come-first served basis. Please fill out the workshop registration form [PDF] for the workshop you would like to attend and mail it to the address on the application form. Applications CANNOT be taken over the phone. Nominal fees are charged per participate for most Outdoor Skills Center workshops and tours to cover costs of educational materials, meals and special equipment. Checks need to be made out to "DNR-Skills Center". Registration is based on receipt of an application and a fees. We do not accept credit/debit cards or cash. Persons registering for workshops will receive confirmation about one week prior to the event.

Learn to Hunt Deer

The Sandhill Learn to Hunt Deer program is open to first-time hunters, both youth (12 - 15) and adult (16+). Each hunter must be accompanied by a chaperone. . There will not be a Learn to Hunt Deer event at Sandhill in 2014.

Last revised: Tuesday August 26 2014