DNR Safety Courses



The Brigade offers two annual Hunter Safety sessions held either in April and September (Dates TBA)

The dates will 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.

Registration must be done online through the Wisconsin DNR Go Wild website https://gowild.wi.gov/. (See the Wisconsin DNR online sign up instructions below).

Once registered through the WI DNR website, you will also need to arrive at the Brigade on a designated day to pay the fee of $10 per student, and pick up the class packet prior to class. This must be done in person at the Brigade in order to begin reading course materials prior to the class start date.

Note: If you know in advance you cannot make at least 5 of the 6 sessions, do not sign up for Hunter Safety at this time.

Students are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 on the first night of class. The hours for the course are from 7-9 pm, with one exception. There will be one night that will begin at 5:50 pm for the student to shoot in the Brigade rifle range to practice proper shooting techniques. The date for the shooting session will be assigned the first night of class so please plan to attend accordingly.

The hunter education course instills in students the knowledge and skill to be a responsible and safe hunter. Students learn how hunting accidents are caused and how they can be prevented. Hunter responsibility and safety are stressed throughout the classes, which consist of lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises, and individual study and activity assignments.

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


Boating Safety

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.


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.

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.