Applications Now Accepted For Fall Learn To Hunt Deer Program

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2021 Learn to Hunt Deer program this fall. Learn to Hunt programs combine classroom instruction and fieldwork before a novice goes hunting with an experienced hunter. The unique opportunity is available to youth and adult hunters without previous hunting experience. The youth program is for children between the ages of 12-15 years with varying levels of hunting experience and includes three required workshops on August 18, 20 and 21, 2021. The adult beginner program is intended for individuals aged 16 or older without previous experience hunting deer with a firearm and includes a single workshop on Aug. 21, 2021. The workshop fee for both the participant and chaperone is $40. The program will end with a one-day hunt on Nov. 6, 2021, at the 9,150-acre Sandhill Wildlife Area near Babcock in Wood County. All participants and chaperones must attend the Learn To Hunt workshops and complete a hunter education course prior to the hunt portion of the program. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Sandhill Learn to Hunt Deer program is July 15.