Although the recent deer hunting season is over, it is not too early to start thinking about future hunts. The Wisconsin hunting tradition has been a prominent part of our state heritage for many generations but the number of active hunters has been declining over the years. Now more than ever, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses’ (DNR) mentored hunter program is making it easier to introduce more young Wisconsinites to the sport of hunting.
The mentored hunter program allows people starting at the age of 10 to hunt without the completion of a hunter safety course provided they are accompanied by an eligible mentor. If you are over 18 and have a passion for hunting and conservation, it is likely you would be a great mentor for a new hunter during the next game season. For a complete list of mentor and hunter qualification requirements, visit the DNR’s website here. Keep the tradition alive!