The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Menomonie Market Food Co-op to offer a four week informational and hands on course entitled “Learn to Hunt for Food”. Over the month of September, students will learn all aspects of the hunting experience, from natural resource conservation and sustainability, to firearm and hunter’s safety, to butchering and preparing your harvest. Students will leave the class with the knowledge to confidently begin hunting on their own.
This course includes three classroom sessions at Menomonie Market, a visit to the shooting range to learn about firearm safety, shooting, and maintenance, and an optional weekend at a picturesque cabin in west central Wisconsin to participate in a mentored deer hunt the first weekend of October. Participants will earn a hunter safety certificate.
Learn to Hunt for Food is a course for adults of any age with little or no hunting experience and an interest in learning to hunt for the first time. Class is limited to 15 participants. If you would like to apply either fill out the form below, or stop into Menomonie Market to pick up a paper copy. Applications are due by Friday, August 18th; accepted students will be contacted on August 21st with registration information. The total cost of the class is $50 which includes an online hunter safety class and certificate($13) and the class fee($37). You do not need to own a firearm to participate in the class or the weekend hunt.