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Novice deer hunters apply for special hunt at Sandhill Wildlife Area

BABCOCK, Wis. – Experience Wisconsin’s deer hunting heritage through the Learn to Hunt Deer program at Sandhill Wildlife Area in November.

This program offers a unique learning experience for both youth and adults new to deer hunting and includes a one-day educational workshop in August and a special deer hunt in Nov. 4, 2017.

Applications are due June 30 – for more information, contact Laura Huber, Department of Natural Resources wildlife educator, at 715-884-6335 or via email at Each beginner hunter is required to bring an adult chaperone who is an experienced deer hunter. Chaperones must attend both the educational workshop and the hunt.

In order to qualify, youth applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 15. Adult applicants (16 years of age or older) must have no prior deer hunting experience. All participants, regardless of age, are required to graduate from a certified hunter education course prior to the November hunt.

Sandhill Wildlife Area is located at 1715 County Highway X, Babcock. Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Sandhill. For more information, follow DNR on Facebook.