In the state of Wisconsin, residents born on or after January 1st, 1973 must acquire a Hunter Education certificate to purchase a hunting license. Once completed, this certificate is recognized nationwide as many states have differing age requirements.
The DNR offers several courses, all volunteer driven, to complete the process. SRRGC has been hosting Hunter Education classes since 1974, first using the classroom, and now the internet. Students take one of three courses available online, pass all the section quizzes, then attend an all-day “Field Day”.
Here at SRRGC, we offer four per year. The day is separated into 7 stations, each lasting 30 minutes. When the stations are completed, there is a written test along with a field test to check for understanding. Our instructors take firearm safety very seriously as many are hunters themselves. The Field Day takes about 8 hours to complete.
Hunter Education at SRRGC is consistently mentioned as one of the top programs statewide. We are very proud to have been awarded the “Outstanding Hunter Education Program” in 2014.
In 2017, there again will be four Field days. Dates TBD. Keep an eye on our calendar or visit the DNR Go Wild website. All students must use the Go Wild site to register. Class size is limited to 35 students and they fill up quickly. More information can be found at dnr.wi.gov and gowild.wi.gov.
T = Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
A = Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
B = Be sure of your target and what lies beyond
K = Keep your finger OFF the trigger until you are ready to shoot