NEWLT recognizes hunting as an important wildlife management tool. The excise tax dollars generated from the sale of guns, ammunition, and outdoor equipment has benefited natural habitats for all wildlife species. Hunters play an important role as conservation partners with NEWLT through aiding in controlling the populations of white-tailed deer and turkeys. If the populations of these species are not kept in balance, it could negatively impact the long-term health of our preserved lands.
Please be aware that lands NEWLT has preserved through conservation easements are private property and that we do not have the authority to grant permission to hunt on these lands. General rules for NEWLT-owned preserves are indicated below.
Use of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Preserves is a privilege extended to all legally-permitted hunters who abide by the rules and regulations of the WI-DNR and NEWLT. Failure to do so may result in loss of hunting privileges, and if warranted, to referral to the WI-DNR and/or County Sheriff for possible enforcement action. Please visit the WI-DNR site for current regulations: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Hunt/
Portable hunting stands and structures are permitted for day use only and must be removed each night. All stands and structures must contain ownership information (name, address, and phone number). If a stand or other structure is left overnight, it will be dismantled and removed by staff or preserve stewards.
Hunters need to respect adjacent private property. If a hunter needs to follow a wounded animal onto private lands, prior permission needs to be obtained from the neighboring landowner before tracking it. See the NRA Hunter’s Code of Ethics at www.nrahq.org/hunting/nraethics.asp for further guidance.
Hunters are asked to help “keep an eye” on things when hunting and to inform NEWLT if there are any activities taking place on the property of which we should be aware.
The following are prohibited:
-Cutting trees, shooting lanes, vegetation, or removing brush from properties
-The use of screws in tree steps
-Motorized vehicles of any kind
-Hunting dogs off-leash
Stands can not be left on the property overnight
Public uses include hiking, bird watching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, scientific research or nature study, nature photography, and hunting. Please call the Land Conservation Manager at NEWLT with questions.
Town of Menasha regulations prohibit hunting on this preserve. Other acceptable uses include hiking, bird watching, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, scientific research or nature study, and nature photography. Put on your boots and enjoy your visit!
Oconto Wetland Preserve
NEWLT purchased 50 acres in 2010 and donated the property to the WI-DNR for management and to add on to the existing state-owned Puchyan Prairie SNA. Please see the WI-DNR’s site for information:
Public uses include hiking, bird watching, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, scientific research or nature study, nature photography, and hunting.
NEWLT purchased this 442-acre property and donated it to the WI-DNR in 2008. Please visit the WI-DNR website for information on hunting: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=661