May 28, 2014
MADISON -- June 6 is the new, later deadline to for people to apply to participate in a Learn to Hunt Bear outing featuring classroom and field instruction capped with a real hunt with skilled mentors.
"The Learn to Hunt Bear program represents an opportunity of a lifetime for novice hunters of any age," said Keith Warnke, hunting and sporting sport coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Working in partnership with many dedicated bear hunters and local conservation organizations, wardens and wildlife managers, successful Learn to Hunt Bear events have been held across northern Wisconsin during the last several years."
The program is limited to novice bear hunters only. A novice hunter is anyone age 10 and older who has not participated in a Learn to Hunt Bear event and has not previously purchased a Class A or Class B bear license. Preference will be given to applicants who would not otherwise have an opportunity to get involved in bear hunting. Applications must be postmarked by June 6.
In 2005, the DNR began the Learn to Hunt Bear program as another outreach program for novice hunters. Other Wisconsin wildlife featured in the Learn to Hunt program include turkey, deer, pheasant, upland game and waterfowl. For more information search the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for "LTH."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Warnke, Hunting and Shooting Sport Coordinator, 608-576-5243 or Joanne M. Haas, Bureau of Law Enforcement, 608-354-1184