Those hoping to bag their first trophy buck this fall can start looking forward to hunter safety education courses to begin locally soon. Courses had been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but a lawsuit filed in June forced the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to restart the in-person educational events effective July 13th. DNR Hunter Education Administrator Jon King says the courses will be limited to 50 participants and take the necessary precautions to protect the instructors and the students.
King recommends being flexible with where you are willing to take the course just in case capacity limits are met. While Door and Kewaunee Counties work to schedule their own classes, Manitowoc County has a hunter safety course scheduled to begin on September 2nd.