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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.

Upcoming Learn to HuntsHunt for Food

Hunt for food - Deer

Dates County Location Contact
Class 9-27-2018
HUNT Sept 28,29 & 30
Vilas/Oneida/Iron
Things That Fling/Northern Highland American Legion State Forest
Chris Thielman
Phone: 715-360-4819
Email: Christopher.thielman@wisconsin.gov

Learn to hunt turkey

Dates County Location Contact
Class 3-23-2018
"ADULT ONLY" HUNT April 7&8
Outagamie
Outagamie Conservation Club/"Adult Only" Program
Scott Roon
Phone: (920)915-3243
Email: scottroon1021@yahoo.com

Class 3-24-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Shawano/Waupaca
Clintonville Elementary School – Training Day / Caroline Legion Hall – Hunt Weekend
Tom Mijal
Phone: (920)570-0803
Email: tommijal@yahoo.com

Class 3-24-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Racine/Walworth
Pishtaka Wildlife Society
Scott Gunderson
Phone: (608)264-6604 or Evening (414)581-3157
Class 3-24-2018
HUNT April 8&9
Lincoln
Lincoln County Learn to Hunt Turkey
Jason Malone
Phone: (218)590-3135 or Evening (715)722-0304
Class 3-25-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Dane/Iowa
NWTF-Black Earth Long Beards
Heather Sutcliffe
Phone: (608)513-0827 or Evening (608)795-0152
Class 3-26-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Buffalo
Mondovi Conservation Club/Mondovi Area Gobblers
Benjamin Kluge
Phone: (920)450-3187
Email: b_kludge@yahoo.com

Class 3-31-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Dane
Deer Creek Sportsmans Club
Ray Gilden
Phone: (608)832-6261
Class 3-31-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Monroe
Tomah-Warrens Sportsman’s Club
Thomas Boulden
Phone: (608)-386-2535
Email: boulden.thomas@mayo.edu

Class 3-31-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Dodge/Fond du Lac/Green Lake
Waupun Town Hall/Rock River Chapter NWTF
Dean Kreuziger
Phone: (920)602-3958
Class 3-31-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Dodge/Fond du Lac/Washington/Sheboygan
New Fane Sportsmans Club/Gateway Gobblers NWTF
Alan May
Phone: (262)305-2066
Class 3-31-2018
HUNT April 7th-30th
Columbia
Rio conservation club, Columbia
Jim Farrington
Phone: (608)235-8503
Email: abeandmabel@centurytel.net

Class 4-5-2018
HUNT April 7
Grant
Castle Rock Parish Hall/Grant County Outdoor Sport Alliance
Chuck Horn
Phone: (608)822-6574
Email: horncn@wildblue.net
Class 4-6-2018
HUNT April 7
Burnett
Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
Lauren Finch
Phone: (715)463-2739
Email: Lauren.finch@wisconsin.gov
Class 4-6-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Vilas/Oneida
Boulder Junction Shooting Range
Rich Thole or Tim Ebert
Phone: (715)605-2130 or (715)892-7490
Email: Richard.Thole@wi.gov
Email: Timothy.Ebert@wi.gov
Class 4-6-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Sauk/Columbia
NWTF-Glacial Valley Gobblers
Sara Kehrli
Phone: (608)635-8123 or (608)370-6119
Email: SaraS.Kehrli@wisconsin.gov
Class 4-6&7&8-2018
HUNT April 7&8
Monroe
Argyle Rod & Gun Club/NWTF Pecatonica Valley Turkey Trackers
Nicholas Rieder
Phone: (608)214-6391 or Evening (608)214-6391
Class 4-7-2018
HUNT April 8
Crawford
NWTF-Bluff County Long Spurs
Mike Cross
Phone: (608)412-2517
Class 4-7&8-2018
HUNT April 14&15 and 21&22
St. Croix/Dunn/Pepin/Pierce
Prescott Sportsman's Club, Prescott WI
Tim Rundquist
Phone: (715)307-2995

Learn to hunt Pheasant

Dates County Location Contact
Class April 19&23 & May 1&2 "ADULT ONLY"
HUNT May 12
Langlade
Antigo area "Adult Only" Upland Game Bird Hunt for Food
Tim Otto
Phone: (715)623-4190 x3132

Learn to Hunt programs

Learn to Hunt information

Last revised: Friday March 23 2018