Contact(s): Emily Iehl, DNR R3 Coordinator 608 445 8168, Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org
MADISON - Hunting is right around the corner. If you have an interest and time, please consider sponsoring a Learn to Hunt event this fall. This is an opportunity to connect OR reconnect with a novice hunter (adult or youth) in our great outdoors.
A Learn to Hunt program can be a great introduction for those who might not come from a hunting family; or, for adults who didn't get the chance to learn to hunt as a youth.
Emily Iehl, coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources R3 program, says it is up to current hunters to share your skills and passion with those who would like to learn, it is about passing on the great Wisconsin tradition of hunting. The R3 Team is a specialized team dedicated to recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters, anglers and trappers
"You might find interest in unlikely places" Iehl said. "We've found that lots of young adults in the Madison area have interest in hunting for local, sustainable food. Other hunters I know have made connections with their neighbors, coworkers, and even doctors who have never had the chance to experience hunting."
Many people are open and interested in hunting, Iehl says, adding they need a friendly face to extend an invitation. "When we focus on having a good time in good company, this reflects well on our hunting community and opens the door for others to join in," she said. " Let's start making memories."
Remember, if you're hosting a LTH pheasant, sponsors can get free pheasants from the DNR game farm for the event.