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Recruiter Rewards: Discounts for mentors who introduce hunting to novices

Published by Central Office August 30, 2016

Contact(s): Keith Warnke, DNR Hunting and Shooting Sports Coordinator, 608-576-5243;

MADISON -- Experienced hunters who share this Wisconsin tradition with novices may be eligible for half-price license discounts under a state program recognizing the importance of mentors.

Keith Warnke, hunting and shooting sports coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says the program acknowledges how hunters form special bonds. "Whether they are family, friends or coworkers, hunting together creates a lifetime of fun and memories."

Implemented in 2012, the recruiter rewards program operates as follows:

All license- buying conservationists can participate in this program (hunters, anglers and trappers) since it applies to any first-time buyer purchase across all types. Once three first-time buyers identify the same mentor as their recruiter for any hunting, angling or trapping license, GoWild will offer the mentor a recruiter license.

A few other details apply:

For more information about mentored hunting, search the DNR website for keywords "mentored hunting."

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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