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This is a class for those traditionally left out of learning how to hunt and prepare for the hunting season in Minnesota. The class will provide a basic introduction and guided experience on handling of fire arms for hunting, hunting safety and teamwork, and basic strategies for hunting deer in the Minnesota woods.   

  • Students registering for the course are required to take the online gun safety course and virtual field day (required by the Minnesota DNR) prior to enrolling for the course.

Registration Coming Soon

Women and Deer Hunting

When: September 14, October 6, November 3, 8, 9 and 10, various times

Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN

Instructor:  Abigail Hehner and Mike Mackiewicz

Registration Fee: $250

This is a class for those traditionally left out of learning how to hunt and prepare for the hunting season in Minnesota. The class will provide a basic introduction and guided experience on handling of fire arms for hunting, hunting safety and teamwork, and basic strategies for hunting deer in the Minnesota woods.   

Full Course Description

This class is specifically designedfor empowering women to navigate a better understanding of the hunting process so they can go into the Minnesota deer hunting season with confidence. The class will offer the opportunity to learn practical hunting preparations and skill building in a 3-day deer hunting experience. An overview of the history of women in the U.S. hunting cultures will be included as we explore how women in the group have experienced hunting in their family or community, along with a look at the ecological, spiritual and culinary aspects of hunting.  

Learning Objectives: 

1)  Provide a safe and comfortable environment for women to learn about deer hunting.

2) Provide a practical outlet for safe firearm handling

3)  Host a weekend Women’s Deer Camp to apply the hunting knowledge learned in the class to a weekend of hunting

4) Provide a guided learning experience for deer hunting with firearms.


COUSRE SCHEDULE

Sept. 14th at WEI 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM General Orientation

                        Meet the students and mentors in the class; walk the land, share info about

                        the course. Hunting rules at WEI

 

Oct. 6th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Training at WEI with shotguns.

November 3rd  at WEI  12 PM to Dusk  Hunting

November 8th9th, 10thHunting weekend at WEI  Start and stop times to be established  will split groups up into 2 sessions. 

WHAT TO BRING FOR EACH CLASS:

What to bring for Sept. 14thBring own lunch and dress for the weather.

What to bring for Oct.  6thBring own lunch and dress for lathers. Wearing layers of clothing is best. Wear your orange clothing for identification, Personal shotgun fire arm optional  No other firearms allowed.  No lead bullets allowed.

What to bring for hunting weekend Nov. 8th– 10th

Dress for the weather—wear layers of clothing. Wear blaze orange or blaze pink clothing for identification in the woods. Student must take a certified MN gun safety class either online or in person before Sept. 1.  Students must bring Gun Safety Permit and a Gun Safety License to the first class on September 14. Must be able to climb a ladder and lift 40 #’s; 18 + age. Personal shotgun firearm  (optional). No other firearm weapons are allowed. Bring your ID: only students and instructors registered for this class will be allowed to hunt on WEI land.  

Instructor Bio:  Abigail Hehner is a professional outdoor video/editor for Deer and Deer Hunting.  She is a lover of all things Nature and has been hunting most of her adult life.

Instructor Bio: Mike Mackiewicz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Superior majoring in geography, biology and a minor in art.  Mike presently is teaching a beekeeping class at the Women’s Environmental Institute. Mike is an experienced hunter and  has been dedicated to enjoying Minnesota outdoors throughout this region and all over the Midwest. 

Abbi Hehner