DNR Safety Courses

 
 
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HUNTER SAFETY: 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 N𝗼𝘄 O𝗽𝗲𝗻!

Brigade annually offers Hunter Safety in April and September :

The Wisconsin DNR – Go Wild Hunter Safety course is offered at the Brigade, Neenah and taught by volunteer DNR Hunter Education Certified Instructors. The test is written at a 6th-grade level, which is recommended for ages 12 and up, although there is not a minimum age. There is a set class limit so this course fills fast! If you know in advance that you cannot make at least 5 of the 6 sessions, do not sign up.

Registration is a 2-Part Process: 

1. Enroll today at the Wisconsin DNR https://gowild.wi.gov/ website; Click the Browse Classes (orange button) under Be Safe Get Certified (mid-page). In the drop down list choose Class-HUNTER and County-WINNEBAGO. Then find the Brigade, Neenah location for Hunter Safety and click the “Enroll” button at the right.

2. Go to the Brigade on Saturday, August 24th between 9:00-11:00 am. to pay the $10 fee and pick up the Hunter Safety book/packet. It is important to read materials and do activities prior to class. 

Dates for the Fall Hunter Safety course are:

Monday, September 9
Wednesday, September 11
Monday, September 16
Wednesday, September 18
Monday, September 23
Wednesday, September 25

Plan to attend 7:00-9:00 pm, with one exception. There will be one night that will begin at 5:50 pm for students to shoot in our rifle range. This provides a safe, hands-on learning experience in gun safety with the opportunity to practice proper shooting techniques. The date for the shooting session will be assigned the first night of class.

The hunter education course instills the knowledge and skill for each student to be a responsible and safe hunter. Students learn how hunting accidents are caused and how they can be prevented. Safety and responsibility are stressed throughout each class, which consists of demonstrations, practical exercises, lectures, and group discussions, with individual study and activity assignments.

Once you have successfully completed the course and passed the test, you will receive a temporary Hunter Education Safety Certificate from your instructor. The DNR will send with a permanent certification card several weeks later.

If you have any questions please call the Brigade office at 920-725-3983.

The Spring and fall Hunter Safety dates will also be emailed in a newsletter, posted on the Brigade website calendar, and will be announced on the Brigade Facebook page six weeks prior to the spring and fall sessions.

 
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Boating Safet: (NEXT SESSION TBD)

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.

 
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Combination ATV/UTV & Snowmobile safety
(NEXt session 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.


Enrollment Instructions (2-Part Process):

Go to https://gowild.wi.gov/ to enroll! (

  • Click the orange button below “Be Safe. Get Certified.” to find specific locations.

  • In the drop down list Choose Class-HUNTER and County-WINNEBAGO.

  • Find HUNTER at the left at the Brigade -Neenah location and click the “Enroll” button at the right.

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

  • Follow the directions on the Go Wild - DNR WI website.

  • After you have enrolled you will need to pay the $10.00 and pick up your Hunter Safety book/packet (see information below)

Reminder: Enrollment is a two-part process!

Go to the Brigade on Saturday, August 24th between 9:00-11:00 am to pay the $10 fee and pick up the Hunter Safety book/packet.

It is important to read materials and do activities prior to class.