Before you start the online hunter course or book your Field Day, you must obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number. All WI Recreation Safety Students are required to provide this number to the instructor prior to the Field Day. You can get your WI DNR Customer ID Number by calling 1-888-936-7463 between the hours of 7am and 10pm daily.
Once you have your WI DNR Number, be sure to locate and sign up for a Field Day in your area. Field Days can be difficult to find in certain areas, so be sure to plan ahead! You must then complete the online course before you attend the Field Day.
Pre-register with an instructor who is holding an Internet certification field day course. Students should check the upcoming classes page right away. Click on the drop down arrow and highlight/click on HUNTER for course listings. If you leave the county blank, it will display all classes being held throughout the State. Scroll through the results and make sure the description says HUNTER INTERNET FIELD DAY. Be prepared to travel since internet field days are not offered in every county in the State.
Field Days are administered by WI DNR-certified volunteer hunter safety instructors and are expected to last about 8 hours. Field Days are usually held on Saturdays and a $10 registration fee usually applies.
The Field Day will include hands-on activities, including live fire, and will be followed by a practical and written final exam. You must pass both exams in order to obtain the Wisconsin Hunter Education Safety Certificate. You will be issued a temporary Certificate on location and your permanent wallet-sized Certificate will arrive within 3-4 weeks from the WI DNR.
You must bring a copy of your Field Day Voucher and a piece of valid identification to your Field Day. Children who do not have their own ID may have a parent or guardian show ID on their behalf.