OCONTO WETLAND PRESERVE –

Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Hunting Rules Overview

Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust’s (NEWLT) Preserves provide a wide variety of passive, public uses including hiking, bird watching, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, scientific research, photography and hunting.

NEWLT has been able to provide public access with the help of the DNR’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, Ducks Unlimited, Fox River/Green Bay Trustee Council, grants from private foundations, and private membership donations. With your support we will be able to provide more publicly accessible lands, huntable acres, and fishable waters.  Please call us at (920)738-7265 or email newlt@newlt.org to find out how you can help.

General Uses and Rules on Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Preserves

Permitted activities include: Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, and Hunting as permitted by local ordinance. 

Restricted activities include: ATV’s and other vehicular traffic, cutting or trimming of trees or shrubs for any reason, mowing of vegetation unless specifically directed by NEWLT, littering, plant or seed collection, and building or placement of structures of any kind.

Hunting Rules on Oconto Wetland Preserve

- 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 NEWLT and the WI-DNR. 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/org/land/wildlife/hunt/regs/

- Portable hunting stands and structures are permitted for day use only and must be removed each night. No tree steps, spikes or other climbing device that penetrates the tree’s bark is permitted. 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 local preserve stewards'

- Hunters are NOT allowed to cut trees branches, shooting lanes, vegetation, or to remove brush from properties.

- Baiting is NOT allowed. 

- Deer drives are NOT allowed.  

- 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.

- Motorized vehicles of any kind NOT allowed.

- Hunting dogs are NOT allowed off-leash. 

- Hunters are asked to help “keep an eye” on things when hunting and to inform the Land Trust if there are any activities taking place on the property of which we should be aware.

Summary of Exceptions & Restrictions for Visitors

Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust seeks to maximize opportunities for low-impact outdoor recreational activities on NEWLT-owned lands to the extent those activities do not adversely affect the ecology of the properties or violate state law or local ordinances.

This property is monitored regularly and if violations occur NEWLT reserves the right to report it to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Please stay informed and visit with care.

CERTAIN PROPERTIES HAVE HUNTING RESTRICTED DUE TO LOCAL ORDINANCES OR OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, AS A HUNTER, TO KNOW WHAT LAWS APPLY TO YOUR ACTIVITIES AND TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE WITHIN THE APPLICABLE PROPERTY BOUNDARIES. NEWLT DOES NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THE STATUS OF APPLICABLE SEASONS, LAWS AND ORDINANCES. ALWAYS VERIFY APPLICABLE LAWS WITH THE DNR AND MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS. HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING ON NEWLT OWNED LANDS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

 

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