Sandhill Wildlife Area offering learn-to-hunt program to first-time deer hunters
Anyone with an interest in learning how to hunt deer might want to check out the learn-to-hunt (LTH) program offered at the DNR’s Sandhill Wildlife Area near Babcock.
Sandhill offers two LTH programs, one for kids ages 12 to 15 and another for beginning adults ages 16 and older who have never hunted deer with a rifle. Students in both programs must first complete a hunter education course.
According to Sandhill manager Wayne Hall, both programs build on hunter safety course training while also offering hands-on instruction, marksmanship training, information on deer biology, hunting rules, and hunting ethics, and end with a mentored deer hunt.
Applications may be found on the DNR web site and must be submitted – by email or hard copy – by June 30. Applications submitted via mail go to: Wayne Hall, C/O Sandhill Wildlife Area, P.O. Box 156, Babcock, WI 54413. Successful participants will be notified by July 15.
Specific dates of the hunt and workshops are published on the application. It is important to note that all participants and chaperones are required to attend the workshop.
For questions regarding the hunt, contact Hall, DNR wildlife biologist, at (715) 884 -6331. Sandhill Wildlife Area is located on Highway X, just outside of Babcock.