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Contact information
For information about the Learn to Hunt program, contact:
DNR Customer Service
Call Center Staff Available 7 Days a Week (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)
Call Toll Free 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)

Learn to HuntLocal. Sustainable. Food.

Learn to hunt programs 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.

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How to host a Learn to Hunt

Help protect Wisconsin's hunting heritage and enjoy the thrill of helping someone experience their first hunt by hosting a Learn to Hunt. 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 hosting

  1. Pick a date and location.
  2. Get your application form and mentor list in at least a month in advance.
  3. Recruit new hunters to attend your class/hunt - We highly encourage groups holding classes and hunts to focus on recruiting participants who would not otherwise have the chance to experience hunting. Your Learn to Hunt can be posted on this web page to recruit attendees. To do that, email the class dates, hunt dates, county, location and contact details of your Learn to Hunt to the Learn to Hunt Coordinator
  4. Consider if you want Learn to Hunt insurance - Some clubs and groups have reported in the past they would like insurance for their Learn to Hunts. While DNR can't insure Learn to Hunts because there is not a formal certification program in place for training and hosting Learn to Hunts, 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.

Report out after the Learn to Hunt is complete

After the hunt, 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 Learn to Hunt reimbursement from DNR

Sponsors also may want to apply for the Learn to Hunt reimbursement program for reimbursement of up to $25 per student.

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Learn to Hunt Turkey

Dates County Location Contact
Class 3/20/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Sheboygan Hermitage Conservation Club Daniel Wollner
Phone: 920-207-5718
Class 3/23/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Douglas Superior Trap Club Kevin Feind
Phone: 715-399-3111
Class 3/29/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Outagamie Outagamie Conservation Club - ADULT ONLY EVENT Scott Roon
Phone: 920-915-3243
Class 3/30/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Fond Du Lac Waupan Town Hall Dean Kreuziger
Phone: 920-602-3958
Class 3/30/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Monroe NWTF-Meadow Valley Chapter Thomas Boulden
Phone: 608-386-2535
Class 3/30/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Racine Chance's Restaurant Scott Gunderson
Phone: 414-581-3157
Class 3/30/2019
HUNT 4/7/2019
Walworth Triangle Sportsmans Club Jeramie Hotz
Phone: 262-349-0651
Class 3/31/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Iowa/Dane Wisconsin River Sportsmans Club Heather Sutcliffe
Phone: 608-513-0827
Class 3/31/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Marinette Lake Noquebay Sportsmans Club Aaron McCullough
Phone: 715-927-2257
Class 4/4/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Grant Castle Rock Lutheran Church Parish Hall Chuck Horn
Phone: 608-822-5145
Class 4/5/2019
HUNT 4/6/2019
Taylor Northwoods Archers Jill Behrens
Phone: 715-748-6545
Class 4/5/2019
Burnett Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center Lauren Finch
Phone: 715-463-2739
Class 4/6/2019
HUNT 3/29/2019
Kewaunee Muskrat City Sportsman Club Mark Prucha
Phone: 920-304-0125
Class 4/6/2019
HUNT 3/30/2019
Door, Kewaunee Ryan Off The Grid Kevin Naze
Phone: 920-883-9792
Class 4/12/2019
HUNT 4/13/2019
Vilas/Onieda Boulder Junction Shooting Range Rich Thole
Phone: 715-605-2130
Tim Ebert
Phone: 715-892-7490

Learn to Hunt Grouse

Dates County Location Contact
Class 4/18/2019
HUNT 5/11/2019
Langlade Antigo Town Hall Conservation Warden Tim Otto
Phone: 715-623-4190 x3132

Learn to Hunt programs

Learn to Hunt information

Last revised: Friday March 22 2019