Pheasants a good pick to introduce family, friends
to hunting fun
Wisconsin is two months from the start of the archery gun
season, and about the best time to share your hunting traditions
with friends and family.
Between all the usual warm weather activities you enjoy, it is
the time to consider planning for fall hunting.
The 2011 deer regulations book is available on the hunting and
trapping regulations page of the Department of Natural Resources
website. Put it on your summer reading list. The book will be
translated into Spanish and Hmong. On-line versions of the
translated booklets will be available by mid-August.
Next on your summer to-do list? Get out your calendar and slate
a learn-to-hunt event for the fall.
Remember the challenge I tossed last month to all Wisconsin
hunters: bring 2,000 new learn-to-hunt participants into one of the
state’s greatest traditions this year. We are working toward a goal
of one learn-to-hunt event in each county, hosted by one of you, or
your rod and gun club or your conservation group to which you
You can design your own unique learn to hunt. I believe the way
to be most successful will be to focus on the family fun
surrounding hunting. How about a family learn-to-hunt outing?
Rather than kids, focus on bringing the whole family out to the
field and sharing our tradition and knowledge with them. We all
know hunting is an activity focused on family and friends. Learning
to hunt together highlights building the complete family support
network for hunting has a good chance to start a long lasting
Not sure which game to feature? How about pheasant hunting?
Pheasants are a great choice for introducing new hunters to the
fun of the outdoors. Learn to hunt pheasant events can be scheduled
on public or private property. Another benefit of a learn-to-hunt
pheasant event? Dogs. Hunting with dogs always adds to the
experience and increases the fun factor for many.
Event sponsors are able to get free pheasants from the
DNR game farm for the event.
As you already know, the future of hunting is up to us – those
of us who hunt. We can work together through our clubs and
organizations to find the next generation of hunters from new
locations beyond hunter education classes.
I – along with your local DNR conservation warden and wildlife
biologist –stand ready to help you with your planning. Please
contact me with your questions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Warnke,
Hunting and Shooting Sport Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org;