DNR Safety Courses


Hunter Safety

7-9pm on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 16

  • Wednesday, April 18

  • Monday, April 23

  • Wednesday, April 25

  • Monday, April 30

  • Wednesday, May 2

One session will begin at 5:50pm where students will shoot in Brigade's rifle range to practice proper shooting techniques. This date will be assigned the first night of class. Participants must attend at least 5 of the 6 sessions.

To reserve a seat in the class, you must do so online through the Wisconsin DNR website. Registration for the class, payment of fees ($10), and distribution of the class packet will take place on Saturday, April 7 between 9am and 11am at the Brigade. You must register in person and pay the fee to secure your seat in the class.

Hunter responsibility and safety are stressed throughout the classes, which consist of lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises, and individual study and activity assignments.


Boating Safety

Saturdays: March 17 & 24, 2018 from 9am-1pm

Cost: $25 per student

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1989, is required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on Wisconsin waters. Coast Guard Auxiliary recommends all boat operators complete a safety course. Completion of both Saturday classes is required for your certificate.

Register online at www.nmcgaux.us/events


Combination ATV/UTV & Snowmobile safety

Winter 2018 Dates TBD

ATV and UTV operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV (and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend all ATV and UTV operators complete a safety course. 

If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and are at least age 12, you must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend snowmobile operators complete a safety course.

Online Sign Up Instructions:

  1. Go to https://gowild.wi.gov/

  2. Click the green "Get Started" button.

  3. You will either need to login or create an account for the student who is taking the class.

  4. On your homepage, click "Enroll" under the Safety Education section on the right hand side.

  5. Search for the appropriate Course Type and Winnebago for county.

  6. Click the button on the far right column under Actions, and you are signed up!

  7. To verify your registration or to cancel it, go back to your homepage by clicking Home in the upper left corner.
    Then click Student Dashboard under the Safety Education section.