In November Wisconsin's concealed carry will take effect. The new law comes with some concern, specifically from the state wildlife officials. To have a concealed weapon permit, one must pass a Department of Natural Resources established class. Hunter safety falls into this category, so a person that completes hunter safety is allowed to apply for a concealed carry license under the state law. The Department of Natural Resources does not believe that hunter safety class really covers the training that concealed carry deserves. They are two completely different classes that cover different types of weapons.
DNR spokesman Edward Culhane has doubts. He says hunter-education classes aren't an appropriate substitute for concealed-carry training. He says there's a difference between hunter safety and self-defense, and also between firing rifles or shotguns and firing handguns. From WEAU.com .