Fond du Lac Man Reaches Milestone Teaching Hunter Safety

A Fond du Lac man who has taught hunter safety for 50 years was recently recognized for his decades of volunteer service.

Willaim Jensen was recognized earlier this month by the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association.

“The program is successful because of volunteers like William Jensen and his family,” said Jon King, DNR Hunter Education Administrator. “Mr. Jensen’s involvement in the program has been so valuable to his more than 8,400 students over the years. We not only thank William; we also thank his family for their support of his decades of outstanding hunter education public service.”

The 78-year-old not only teaches hunter education, but is also certified in archery and ATV education. He credits the students who inspired him to keep teaching.

“I kept going, not for the awards, but for the rewarding experience of working with the students and knowing that I helped shape safe hunters,” Jensen said. “Things like hands-on exercises in hunter education courses and readily available instructor materials are great aspects of the program.”

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973 must complete a hunter education course and have a hunter education safety certificate on file to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin. Hunter education graduates receive a certificate that is accepted in every state, Canada and Mexico. You can learn more about the DNR’s Hunter Education courses and find a course option perfect for you here.