MADISON, Wisconsin. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers who are passionate about teaching hunting or shooting and who want to teach safe hunting skills, including safe handling of firearms, to become Certified Instructors of education for hunters in Wisconsin.
Although Wisconsin’s hunting season has already begun, any time is a good time to become a volunteer Certified Hunter Education Instructor.
Hunter education has a strong history in Wisconsin. Since the program’s inception in 1967, more than 20,000 volunteers have educated hunters in the state, certifying more than one million hunters. The program has also contributed to a significant decrease in hunting safety incidents.
The strength and success of the hunter education program is due to the dedication and commitment of the volunteer instructors. Instructors deepen their connection to the state’s hunting heritage as they shape the next crop of Wisconsin hunters.
There are two ways to become a volunteer instructor. Interested volunteers can apprentice with a sponsoring instructor and help with at least two full courses or attend a one- or two-day certification training session hosted by a DNR outdoor skills trainer.
The DNR provides the materials and equipment needed to teach a hunter education class. Anyone interested must have a desire to help others and a passion for promoting safe and ethical hunting in Wisconsin.
For more information and to apply, contact your Regional Outdoor Skills Trainer.