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Contact information
For information on the Turkey Hunter Access Program, contact:
Anne Reis
Program coordinator
608-279-6483

Turkey Hunter Access Program

turkey hunter

Turkey Hunting Access Program (THAP) is a program that provides financial incentives to private landowners who allow access on their property to hunters. Spring turkey hunting is the only activity allowed on THAP properties. Lands are open from March 1 - May 29 for spring turkey hunting and scouting only. Download general program details [PDF]

Landowner information

Lease rates are $5/acre/year. Payment is an upfront lump sum payment within 60 days of signing.

Landowners who are located within turkey management zones 1, 2, and 3 [PDF] are eligible to apply. However, properties must be greater than 40 acres and have adequate wild turkey habitat for quality hunting opportunities.

Applyto enroll in THAP or contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Turkey hunter information

Hunter guidelines

Follow the code of conduct

  • Constructing or erecting blinds, stands or other structures is not allowed. Portable structures are acceptable, but don’t damage trees and take blinds or stands with you when you leave each day.
  • Users do not need to ask permission to access THAP properties.
  • Use designated parking areas when provided.
  • Travel on foot only.
  • Respect landowner rights.

Interactive Map

Find a THAP property by interactive map

Click on the link to access an interactive map of the THAP properties.


Last revised: Thursday June 28 2018