Share Your Passion For Hunting And Trapping
Volunteering is a great way to give back to local communities and have a part in shaping the next crop of Wisconsin hunters and trappers. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR
Avid hunters and trappers think about their favorite outdoor activity all year, not just during the open hunting seasons. In the off-season, they are cleaning old gear, purchasing new gear, planning for next fall, attending sport shows and networking with fellow hunters and trappers.
If that sounds like you, there are numerous opportunities to share your passion and excitement.
Wisconsin has a team dedicated to recruit, retain and reactivate (R3) people involved with these outdoor activities. DNR staff and conservation partners are coordinating programs and opportunities around the state on a wide variety of topics, and they want your help. Consider getting involved in any of the following areas:
- Volunteer instructor: Become a hunter or trapper education instructor. Lead or assist with a hunting or trapping program or event.
- Volunteer mentor: Take a novice hunting or trapping.
- Shooting range volunteer: Help keep our ranges clean and safe.
- Landowners: Provide managed access to your property for novice hunters and trappers.
- Donations: Help keep program costs down or donate equipment.
Visit the DNR’s Event Calendar to see some of the programs and events planned so far. If you are interested in getting involved in these or similar events, please contact any of the R3 coordinators listed below. All volunteers must pass a background check before getting involved.
- Brock Rosenkranz, National Deer Association; 608-475-0751
Adult firearm deer hunting
- Quinn Erdman, Pass it On Outdoor Mentors; 316-833-7890
Hunt coordination for youth and shooting sports athletes
- Gregg Kurzynski, Raised At Full Draw; 715-651-8033
- John Motoviloff, Pheasants Forever; 608-640-6956
- Peggy Farrell, Becoming an Outdoorswoman; 715-346-4681
Programming focused on women
- Emily lehl, Wisconsin DNR; 608-445-8168
General hunting and shooting ranges
- Shawn Rossler, Wisconsin DNR; 608-225-2663
For more information about the R3 program, visit the DNR’s R3 webpage.