The first-time hunter in your life can start preparing for the season later this month. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a hunter and firearm safety course during the week of April 25th, 2022. The $10 class is available to the first 30 people 12 years and older that sign up. The course gives the basics of firearms and helps prevent hunting accidents. Last year’s nine-day gun deer season saw two hunting-related accidents in Door County. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1973, must complete a hunter education course and show their certificate of completion before purchasing any hunting license. The only exception to that rule is if they can participate in a mentorship program. In-person enrollment for the course will take place on March 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Howie’s Tackle In Sturgeon Bay.