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DNR offers a course on harvesting sustainable & healthy upland wild game

ANTIGO (WAOW)– The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is doing their part to get more hunters interested in hunting upland wild game.

Through their “Learn to Hunt for Food Program”, the DNR is offering beginners the opportunity to learn about the benefits of eating upland wild game. There are recipes for game that’s caught, as well as how to properly and effectively harvest the wild game.

The class in its second year, gives adults the opportunity to handle a shotgun and further develop their shooting skills.

“Last year to this year I think we roughly doubled the number of participants, so it is a growing program. We may not have huge numbers but just the idea that we’re getting more people from year to year I think is beneficial”, Tim Otto a DNR Conservation Warden said.

The class on May 11, will feature a pheasant hunt as part of the session. In September,  class participants will be paired up with a mentor for a Ruffed Grouse hunt.

More information about the DNR’s “Learn to Hunt Program” can be found here.

Ben Zitouni

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