Hunt & Learn Programs

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Wildlife Resources Division is pleased to continue its series of programs focusing on the development of hunting skills and conservation knowledge.


The mission of the Hunt & Learn Program is to provide a conservation-based learning experience for new hunters that places emphasis on the future development of safe and ethical hunting skills.

We offer one to three-day Hunt & Learn programs that educate participants about hunting and conservation, along with an opportunity to hunt a specific game animal. Participants will have the chance to learn hunting tactics, game identification, and hunter safety from experts. Our Hunt & Learn courses are geared towards the new hunter with little to no hunting experience looking for a safe, educational learning environment. Both youth and adult programs are available to accommodate a wide range of ages. Once submitted, your application will go into a pool from which hunters will be selected. Youth participants will need to create their own DNR Customer Account and ID # to apply.


Adult Hunt & Learns

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Youth Hunt & Learns


April 28–30, 2023 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day turkey Hunt & Learn for 6 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Youth Hunt and Learn program includes: a safety briefing, hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of turkey biology, habitat, and behavior along with an explanation of the gear needed for turkey hunting. Care of game will also be demonstrated with any harvested turkeys. Registration is $140 per person ($280.00 total for youth with parent) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals at the CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth.

Application deadline March 17, 2023. Apply for the Youth Turkey Hunt & Learn Program.

Not ready to hunt yet? Consider attending a S.H.A.R.P. program to learn more about hunting. Information can be found at