The Sporting Heritage Bill, Wisconsin Act 168, opened hunting, fishing and trapping for all seasons in state parks starting in 2013.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can choose to prohibit hunting and trapping within 100 yards of a “designated use” area, like campgrounds, trails and picnic areas, but a majority of Natural Resources Board members must approve a motion to prohibit hunting in other park areas.
The DNR has published maps of proposed hunting areas and seeks public input for the proposals. Public listening sessions will take place throughout the state, and attendees can comment on the implementation of the bill and proposed maps. Comments can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to Wisconsin State Parks – Act 168, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921
Proposed hunting areas in Door County Parks:
- Tuesday, Oct. 30, Eau Claire. Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701
- Monday, Nov. 5, Merrill. Merrill High School, 1201 N. Sales St., Merrill, WI 54452
- Thursday, Nov. 8, Appleton. The Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College Campus, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton, WI 54914
- Tuesday, Nov. 13, West Allis. Tommy Thompson Youth Center (State Fair Park), 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI 53214