Madison, WI- Representative Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) reacted with concern to the news that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stated that they would not acknowledge hunter safety courses offered by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office due to Governor Evers’ COVID-19 restrictions:
“It is disappointing and concerning to hear that the DNR is not allowing the in-person instruction of hunter safety courses to resume until further notice. As much of rural Wisconsin has started to re-open responsibly, we expect the Governor and his agencies to assist, not hinder, these local decisions. I have full faith that our hunter safety instructors are capable of conducting their classes in compliance with any local re-opening guidelines that are in place.
Hunting is a sacred Wisconsin tradition, and I urge Secretary Cole and the DNR to change course and work with our county leaders and hunter safety instructors so our new generation of hunters can learn the sport and prepare for this fall’s hunting season.”