Hunter Safety Classes
Anyone born after January 1, 1973 is required to pass a hunter education
course in order to purchase a Wisconsin
hunting license. Nearly all of the other states also have a mandatory
hunter education requirement to purchase a hunting license, such as Colorado - anyone born after January 1, 1949, Wyoming - after January 1, 1966, Iowa - after January 1, 1967, etc. The
certificate received after completing a class in Wisconsin is recognized in all other
states and also in most, if not all, Canadian provinces.
Koenig's first Hunter safety class was held in 1973. We have conducted
two classes each year since 1985. During this time we have graduated over
3000 students, both young people and adults.
We presently have 17 certified instructors. They are:
- Harold Holt since
- Don Koball - 1988
- Dave Koball - 1996
- Pat Holt – 1996
- Pete Nikisch - 1996
- John Zalewski -
- Matt Kohlman –
- Chad Jones - 2007
- Brian Wig
- Matt Kohlman - 2010
- LisaAnn Haag - 2010
Chamberlain-Post - 2010
- Michelle Daehn -
- Roger Vollmer -
- Ron Simmelink -
- Tom Schumacher -
- Bob Reinemann -
Courses start the middle of April and the middle of August each
year. The classes are held twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday evenings
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, for a total of six evenings. Each course also
includes two Saturday afternoon sessions, from 12:00 until 4:00PM.
Anyone who is looking for an internet class field day can
contact Torry Torrison at 920-459-8856. His group conducts one or two
field days each year at the Sheboygan Falls Conservation Club.
Students should be at least 10 years old to take the class. There is no maximum age for taking a class. Adults are
welcome whether they are experienced or first time hunters. Parents are
encouraged to attend the class along with their children.
Our classes are limited in size to 30 students and fill up early. Anyone
interested in taking a class should call well ahead of time to reserve a
spot in the class.
Courses include lessons on learning about firearms and ammunition,
firearm safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and
management, wildlife identification, game care, and more. They include live
firing of shotguns and .22 rifles. They also include much hands on training
in loading and unloading guns, safe handling and carrying of firearms when
alone and with others, good marksmanship techniques, and more.
To reserve a spot or for more information about either of these courses
contact LisaAnn Haag at 920-980-6979
For information about other upcoming hunter safety classes in the county
as well as all other safety courses - boating, ATV, snowmobile, etc. visit
the DNR website at dnr.wi.gov (no www needed) and click on
“Education” then "safety classes".