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Wisconsin State Park System Hunting and trapping in Wisconsin State Parks

State parks hunting and trapping time frame

In general, there are two time periods where hunting and trapping are permitted in state parks. The hunting and trapping seasons that occur within the time periods below, are permitted in the open areas of the park properties.

  • Spring: Gun and archery hunting and limited trapping are allowed in the open areas of the property from April 1 through the Tuesday nearest May 3.
  • Fall/Winter: Gun and archery hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the property from Nov. 15 - Dec. 15., except that hunting with legal archery methods is allowed through the Sunday nearest Jan. 6.

There are a few exceptions to these season dates listed below:

  • Buckhorn State Park archery deer season: Saturday nearest Sept. 15 to the Sunday nearest Jan 6
  • Big Bay, Blue Mound, Governor Dodge, Rock Island and Tower Hill State Parks archery deer season: the Thursday nearest Oct 15 to the Sunday nearest Jan 6

The time frame for state parks does not apply to state forests, state recreation areas or other DNR properties. Wisconsin State Park lands includes state parks, state trails, state ice age trail areas (SIATAs), and state north country trail areas (SNCTAs).

Wisconsin state park hunting and trapping maps

Most Wisconsin state parks will have some areas open to hunting and trapping during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame. All hunting and trapping licenses apply. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required for all vehicles in a state park.

Due to property size, proximity to urban or residential areas, environmental sensibility and other factors, some state park properties do not allow hunting or trapping. Some state parks that receive heavy year-round use only allow archery or muzzleloader hunting. Please contact the park office where you wish to hunt or trap with specific questions about the opportunities within the park.

State Park Hunting and trapping maps
Amnicon Falls State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Aztalan State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Belmont Mound State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Big Bay State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Big Foot Beach State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Archery only)
Blue Mound State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Brunet Island State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Buckhorn State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Campbellsport Drumlins State Park
(part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve)
Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Capital Springs State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Copper Culture State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting or trapping allowed)
Copper Falls State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Council Grounds State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Cross Plains State Park
(part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve)
Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting or trapping allowed)
Devil's Lake State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Governor Dodge State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Hunting and trapping map (beginning in Oct.) [PDF]
Governor Nelson State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting or trapping allowed)
Governor Thompson State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Grand Traverse Island State Park
(part of the Lake Michigan Water Trail)
Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Harrington Beach State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Hartman Creek State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Heritage Hill State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting or trapping allowed)
High Cliff State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Archery only; muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Holzhueter Farm Conservation Park
(part of the Glacial Heritage Project Area)
Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Interstate State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Kinnickinnic State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Kohler-Andrae State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Lake Kegonsa State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Archery only)
Lake Wissota State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Lakeshore State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting or trapping allowed)
Lost Dauphin State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Merrick State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Mill Bluff State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Mirror Lake State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Hunting and trapping map (beginning in Sept.) [PDF]
Natural Bridge State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Nelson Dewey State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
New Glarus Woods State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Newport State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Pattison State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Peninsula State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Archery only; muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Perrot State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Potawatomi State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Rib Mountain State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Part of park archery only; muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Roche-A-Cri State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Rock Island State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Rocky Arbor State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Straight Lake State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Tower Hill State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Two Creeks State Park
(part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve)
Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Whitefish Dunes State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Wildcat Mountain State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Muzzleloader gun deer hunting only)
Willow River State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Wyalusing State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Yellowstone Lake State Park Hunting and trapping map [PDF]

Wisconsin state trail hunting and trapping maps

The 12 state trails listed below have partial areas open to hunting and trapping during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame. All hunting and trapping licenses apply.

State Trail Hunting and trapping maps
400 State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of La Valle map [PDF]
Bearskin State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Hazelhurst map [PDF]
Buffalo River State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Chippewa River State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Elroy-Sparta State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Elroy campground map [PDF]
Sparta campground map [PDF]
Glacial Drumlin State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Lake Mills map [PDF]
Sandhill Station campground map [PDF]
Town of Aztalan map [PDF]
Great River State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Military Ridge State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Ridgeway map [PDF]
Old Abe State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Red Cedar State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Dunn map [PDF]
Sugar River State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Tuscobia State Trail Hunting and trapping map [PDF]

State Ice Age Trail Area and North Country Trail Area hunting and trapping maps

State Ice Age Trail Areas (SIATAs) are lands purchased by the DNR for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail under the authority of s. 23.09 (2) (d) 10., Stats., unless purchased as part of another department project. The primary purpose of State Ice Age Trail Areas is to permanently protect segments of the Ice Age Trail and the natural resources along it for present and future public use and enjoyment. State North Country Trail Areas (SNCTAs) are lands purchased by the DNR for the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Most properties will have some areas open to hunting and trapping during the Wisconsin state parks hunting time frame. All hunting and trapping licenses apply. No hunting or trapping is allowed within 100 yards of the two National Scenic Trails on SIATA and SNCTA properties. Due to property size, proximity to urban or residential areas, environmental sensibility and other factors, some properties do not allow hunting or trapping. Some properties that receive heavy year-round use, only allow archery hunting.

State Ice Age Trail Area maps are listed west to east along the trail:

State Ice Age Trail Area
(SIATA) Locations
Hunting and trapping maps
Polk County  
Town of St. Croix Falls SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Straight Lake SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Pine Lake SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Lorain SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Chippewa County  
Larabee Lake Wetlands SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Firth Lake SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Taylor County  
Marimor SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Lincoln County
Town of Corning SIATA N/A – Easement on land open to public hunting, no trapping.
Town of Rock Falls SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Langlade County
Crocker Hills SIATA N/A – Easement on land open to public hunting.
Marathon County  
Town of Harrison SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Plover SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Easton SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Northern Ringle SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Southern Ringle SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Portage/Waupaca Counties  
Town of Alban SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Bradley Creek SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of New Hope SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Yellowstone Creek SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Farmington SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Radley Creek SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Waushara County  
Bohn Lake SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Deerfield SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Hancock/Coloma SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Coloma SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Sauk County  
Lower Narrows SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Greenfield SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Devil's Lake SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Columbia County  
Gibraltar Rock Area SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
(Part of property archery only)
Dane County  
Town of Dane SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Berry Uplands SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Black Earth Creek SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Cross Plains SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Middleton SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Prairie Junction SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Town of Montrose SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Rock/Walworth Counties  
Walworth/Rock County SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Waukesha County  
Town of Ottawa SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Genesee SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Kettle Moraine Railroad SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Washington County  
Holy Hill SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Hartford SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Polk Kames SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
West Bend Interlobe SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Barton SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Eisenbahn SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Kewaunee County  
Tisch Mills SIATA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
State North Country Trail Area
(SNCTA) Locations
Hunting and trapping maps
Douglas County  
Minnesota Border SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Nemadji River SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Black River SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Pattison State Park SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Town of Solon Springs SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF]
Ashland County  
Copper Falls State Park SNCTA Hunting and trapping map [PDF] (No hunting and trapping allowed)
Last revised: Thursday September 25 2014