In-person hunter safety classes to begin April 1
Social distancing, in-class limits, room setup, face coverings among safety protocols
Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Wednesday, March 3 announced all in-person hunter education classes, including archery education classes, will begin April 1.
“To help protect Wisconsinites and staff from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those most vulnerable to infection and severe disease, established safety protocols to protect students, instructors and communities will remain in place when in-person instruction resumes,” DNR stated.
The DNR’s Recreational Safety and Outdoor Section will collaborate with volunteer instructors and partners to reopen all in-person hunter/archery education safety classes. The timeline is as follows:
- Instructors can enroll traditional classes in GoWild (www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/gowild)
- In-person traditional classes can begin on Thursday, April 1, 2021
Safety protocols for in-person instruction
The DNR will enforce the following safety protocols for all in-person classes:
- Social distancing of six feet between participants
- Maximum of 50 participants in any one class
- Face coverings are required for all participants
- Sanitizing of class equipment
- Availability and use of hand sanitizer
- Outdoor class instruction where possible
“The DNR remains firmly committed to the health and safety of recreational safety course instructors and students,” DNR said. “The department receives the most up-to-date information and will continue to adjust course operations as conditions change.”
Learn more about the DNR Hunter Safety and other safety education programs at www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/Education/OutdoorSkills/safetyEducation.