The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for young hunters to get to the woods this fall.
In light of the surging COVID-19 numbers, the DNR is allowing hunters of all ages to take care of the hunter education requirement entirely online. A field day of five to seven hours had been required in the past to teach firearm basics and safety. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, only about 6,000 hunting safety certificates have been issued so far in 2020, down from its usual 18,000-22,000. The pandemic canceled several in-person courses earlier this year.
You can find more information about the online hunter safety education courses on the DNR website.