MADISON, Wisconsin. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting several hunting and shooting skills workshops this fall through the end of the Wisconsin hunting license year (March 31, 2023). The DNR’s Learn to Hunt workshops provide a great opportunity for those curious about hunting to learn how to hunt safely and ethically in Wisconsin.
Learn to Hunt workshops are open to the public and cater to a variety of skill levels and interests and include comprehensive, multi-day introductions to hunting for those new to the sport. Workshops range from beginner shotgun and archery, to pheasant, squirrel, deer, grouse and rabbit hunting, to hands-on deer killing.
“There are many wonderful reasons to go hunting, and Wisconsin is a perfect place to learn, as our state is famous around the world for its excellent hunting and outdoor opportunities,” said Emily Iehl, Hunting Program Specialist. DNR hunting and shooting sports. “Although taking the first step or finding someone to help you continue learning can seem overwhelming, we are here to help. We encourage anyone remotely curious about the hunt to start small and join us.”
Learn to Hunt workshops combine classroom and field instruction before a novice goes hunting with a qualified mentor. Programs are organized by qualified volunteer mentors from local hunting clubs and other conservation organizations throughout Wisconsin.
Are you interested in trying hunting? Check out the resources below to help you get started.
Resources to learn to hunt