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The Friends of Poynette Game Farm has scheduled several Learn to Hunt pheasant programs starting in September. These programs are open to any novice hunter. Participants will be provided with firearm safety training, shotgun shooting, hunting dog demonstrations and a mentored pheasant hunt. Pheasant biology and management, hunting regulations and field dressing of pheasants will also be covered.

A Wisconsin hunter safety certification is not required. All equipment, ammunition, firearms and food will be provided. Participants may not have participated in a previous Learn to Hunt pheasant program and have no previous pheasant hunting experience.

All classes are held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Register by one week prior to event dates; the fee is $10.

  • Sept. 21-22: MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, W7303 Highway CS, Poynette, and Field and Stream Sportsmen’s Club, W9979 Highway Y, Mayville.
  • Dec. 7-8: Pumpkin Center Sportsmen’s Club, N4840 Highway I, Juneau, and MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, W7303 Highway CS, Poynette.

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For more information on the Mayville event, call Harold Drake at 920-386-2831 or 920-344-6443. For the Juneau event, contact Randy Firari at 920- 927-3737. For general information, contact Learn to Hunt coordinator Jerry Schenck at 608-279-5840.

Applications and other information is available at learntohuntuplands.com or lthuplands.com, or the Wisconsin DNR at dnr.wi.gov.

Completed applications and fee should be sent to F.P.G.F. C/O Jerry Schenck, 2687 Baily Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, or email emma121801@gmail.com.

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