LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

We are just entering Spring but the Wisconsin D.N.R. is already talking about the Fall hunting season.

D.N.R. officials are urging people to sign up for hunter education courses soon. Would-be hunters born on or after January 1st, 1973 must complete a hunter education course and show the completion certificate to purchase a hunting license in Wisconsin. People can take a class room course or go through an online program coupled with a field test administered by hunting instructors.

Anyone older than 18 can test out of hunter education by taking an online exam and completing a hands-on certification test. D.N.R. officials say more courses are taught in the Spring than at any other time of year.