Hmong and Hispanic hunters looking to head into the woods for this year’s deer hunt have new resources available to them through the Department of Natural Resources.
DNR Spokesman Sawyer Briel says the department is committed to making sure everyone has the knowledge they need to hunt in Wisconsin. “We want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the outdoors, whether that’s hunting, fishing, trapping, or going to our parks.”
Briel says making sure that documents and regulations are available in other languages can help ensure that everyone knows the rules when they’re out for this year’s deer season, and the rest of the year as well. “Just to make sure that hunters of all ethnicities have the rules that they need before they head into the woods to make sure that they’re being safe.”
Department officials have been reaching out over the last several years in order to help do outreach to minority groups in the state and encourage more people to take advantage of the state’s resources. “The relationships that we’ve created with a lot of these Hmong and Hispanic community groups have really solidified our relationships for the future and I think that these regulations, the fact that they’re available each year, really speaks to that too.”