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Hunter Recruitment, Development, Training and Education Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Agencies, Tribes, Schools, and
Individuals to Enhance the Training and Education of Hunters

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Wisconsin government agencies, tribes, institutes of higher education, school districts, conservative organizations, or individuals to enhance the training of new hunters and mentors. Preference will be given to those that focus their programs on women, adults, and families. The primary purpose of this grant will be to ensure the education, training, and development of safe and ethical hunters and mentors. The secondary purpose is to continue the Learn to Hunt reimbursement program for sponsor groups and individuals.

Proposals that implement systems with documented success at producing new adult hunters who would not otherwise become hunters will receive top priority. Next priority will be proposals that test or trial new ideas and systems to train, develop, and educate new adult hunters and those that effectively re-train mentors to commit to new hunters for a period of years through multiple introductions and educational experiences in hunting.

Successful programs may be expanded within Wisconsin and adapted by other states. Applications that enhance public/private partnerships are strongly encouraged.

Eligible Project Costs:

- Salaries, wages, and benefits for employees
- Consultant Services
- Purchased Services – examples: printing, mailing, room rental
- Other purchased services
- Supplies
- Equipment
- Hourly equipment Rental charges
- Other Costs needed to implement the project but are not captured in the items above

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148117

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Project start date is March 1, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:

- Wisconsin counties, towns, villages, and cities
- Wisconsin Universities, Colleges and Technical Schools
- Other Wisconsin governmental units, as defined in s. 66.299, Wis. Stats.
- Wisconsin Tribes
- Wisconsin School Districts
- Most if not all, conservation organizations (i.e., local rod and gun clubs, sporting organizations, local chapters, and national organizations)
- Individuals

Costs incurred prior to the start date of the grant agreement or after the end date of the grant agreement are not eligible for reimbursement.

Pre-Application Information:

This grant program is administered as a reimbursement program. This means you must incur and pay all costs associated with the project before seeking reimbursement from WDNR.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send Applications to:

Keith Warnke, Coordinator
WDNR Hunting and Shooting Sports
Bureau of Law Enforcement
101 S Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 576-5243

Bobbi Winebar, Grant Manager
Phone: (920) 662-5175

Hunter Education and Shooting Sports
2984 Shawano Ave
Green Bay, WI 54313

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin