Young Hunters’ Workshop, Hunt Deadline Approaching


Novice deer hunters 12 years of age and older encouraged to apply for special hunt at Sandhill Wildlife Area before June 30 deadline

This program offers a unique learning experience for both youth and adults new to deer hunting and includes a one-day educational workshop in August and a special deer hunt on November 4 this fall.

Applications are due June 30. For more information, contact Laura Huber, Department of Natural Resources wildlife educator, at 715-884-6335 or via email at Each beginner hunter is required to bring an adult chaperone who is an experienced deer hunter. Chaperones must attend both the educational workshop and the hunt.

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In order to qualify, youth applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 15. Adult applicants (16 years of age or older) must have no prior deer hunting experience. All participants, regardless of age, are required to graduate from a certified hunter education course prior to the November hunt.

Sandhill Wildlife Area is located at 1715 County Highway X, Babcock. Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Sandhill. For more information, follow DNR on Facebook.