Home
About Us
Support Our Work
Places We Protect
Visit Our Preserves
Protect Your Land
Events & Hikes
Volunteer
Hunting
Merchandise
Publications
Business Sponsors

 

 

 

 

Hunting at Door County Land Trust Preserves

Door County Land Trust preserves accommodate a wide variety of public uses including hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing, scientific research and hunting. In order to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all visitors to our preserves, we ask hunters to review and comply with our hunting program policies and guidelines.

Hunters play an important role as conservation partners with the Door County Land Trust by helping regulate and maintain the populations of white-tailed deer and turkeys. The overabundance of these species negatively impacts ecosystem health on lands we protect as well as the entire Door peninsula. Hunters also provide valuable information from the field that is used in making management decisions for Land Trust preserves.

Please be aware that lands on which the Door County Land Trust holds a conservation easement are private property and the Land Trust does not have the authority to grant permission to hunt on these lands.

There are a few properties owned by the Door County Land Trust that are not open for any hunting seasons. These areas are usually small in size, located in residential neighborhoods, or too ecologically sensitive for off-trail foot traffic.  However, most of the lands owned by the Land Trust are open for hunting.  The list of preserves at which hunting is permitted, the seasons permitted and links to printable hunting maps are located at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in hunting on lands owned by the Door County Land Trust, please carefully review the hunting policies below.

Hunter Info Form


Rules For Hunting on Door County Land Trust Preserves
(Updated October 2015)

  • Prior to the hunt, hunters are requested to contact the Land Trust by 
     
  • Use of Door County Land Trust Preserves is a privilege extended to all legally-permitted hunters who abide by the rules and regulations of the WI-DNR and the Door County Land Trust. Failure to do so may result in loss of hunting privilege and if warranted, to referral to the WI-DNR and/or Door County Sheriff for possible enforcement action.
     
  • Portable hunting stands and structures (including trail cameras) 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.
     
  • The following activities are not allowed:
    • cutting trees or vegetation or removing brush from properties.
    • baiting
    • deer drives
    • motorized vehicles of any kind
  • Hunters must respect adjacent private property. If a hunter needs to follow a wounded animal onto private lands, prior permission must be obtained from the landowner.
     
  • Hunting dogs may be off leash while engaged in hunting provided they are under voice control of the hunter at all times.
     
  • 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.
     

Hunter Info Form


 

Door County Land Trust Preserves at which Hunting is Permitted

Click on a preserve name below to view or print a map showing areas open to hunting for that preserve in Adobe PDF** format.  In the chart below, an X means that hunting season is permitted at that preserve.  Please note that hunting is not permitted on Door County Land Trust properties other than those listed and/or shown below.

Preserve Name Township Fall Traditional Deer Gun Deer Gun Special Hunts Deer Bow Spring Turkey Gun or Bow Fall Turkey Bow Fall Turkey Gun All Other WI-DNR Game Seasons
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve Zone 1 Egg Harbor
 
x   x x x    
Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve Zone 2 Egg Harbor No hunting permitted at Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve Zone 2.
Chambers Island Nature Preserve Zone 1 Gibraltar x   x x x    
Chambers Island Nature Preserve Zone 2 Gibraltar x x x x x x x
Detroit Harbor Nature Preserve Zone 1 Washington x   x x x    
Detroit Harbor Nature Preserve Zone 2 Washington x x x x x x x
Domer-Neff Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary Washington x   x x x    
Ephraim Nature Preserve at Anderson Pond Ephraim (Village of) No firearms allowed due to local ordinance.  x x (bow only) x No firearms allowed due to local ordinance. 
Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp Natural Area Ephraim (Village of) No firearms allowed due to local ordinance.  x x (bow only) x No firearms allowed due to local ordinance. 
Gilson-Peterson Forest Natural Area Ellison Bay x   x x x    
Heins Creek Nature Preserve Baileys Harbor x x x x x x x
Hibbard Creek Natural Area Egg Harbor x   x x x    
Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve Zone 1 Baileys Harbor x   x x x    
Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve Zone 2 Baileys Harbor x x x x x x x
Kellner Fen Natural Area Zone 1 Sturgeon Bay x   x x x    
Kellner Fen Natural Area Zone 2 Sturgeon Bay x x x x x x x
Kellner Fen Natural Area Zone 3 Sturgeon Bay No hunting permitted at Kellner Fen Natural Area Zone 3.
Preserve Name Township Fall Traditional Deer Gun Deer Gun Special Hunts Deer Bow Spring Turkey Gun or Bow Fall Turkey Bow Fall Turkey Gun All Other WI-DNR Game Seasons
Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve Zone 1 Egg Harbor x   x x x    
Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve Zone 2 Egg Harbor x x x x x x x
Legacy Nature Preserve Clay Banks x x x x x x x
Little Lake Nature Preserve Washington x   x x x    
Mostek Natural Area Washington x   x x x    
Oak Road Nature Preserve Egg Harbor x   x x x    
Picha Woods Natural Area Egg Harbor x   x x x    
Richter Community Forest Nature Preserve Washington x   x x x    
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve Sturgeon Bay (City of) Local ordinances apply. Interested hunters should first complete the Hunter Info Form on this website. Gun hunters must show the Sturgeon Bay Police Department their hunter safety certificate. Bow hunters must shoot from a tree stand, and stands must be removed each night.
x (shotgun only)   x x x    
Three Springs Nature Preserve Sister Bay x x x x x x x
Walt's Woods Natural Area Baileys Harbor x x x x x x x
White Cliff Nature Preserve Egg Harbor x   x x x    

The tracts listed below are open to hunting, however, please be aware that they may be relatively small in size and located in remote areas.  To locate a tax parcel number on a web map, please visit the Door County Land Information Portal.

Tax Parcel Identification # Location Fall Traditional Deer Gun Deer Gun Special Hunts Deer Bow Spring Turkey Bow Spring Turkey Gun Fall Turkey Bow Fall Turkey Gun All Other WI-DNR Game Seasons
008-210007 Egg Harbor yes no yes yes yes yes no no
028-01-13332912A3 Detroit Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-01-13332912E Detroit Island yes no yes yes yes yes no no
018-02-34322832 Liberty Grove yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-02-23342931A1 & 028-02-23342931A2 Washington Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-04-30343043A1 Washington Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-03-04333011A & 028-03-04333011F Washington Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-03-05333024A Washington Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
028-03-09333044H Washington Island yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

 


Join the Land Trust to Help Protect More Wildlife Habitat

If you are not already a supporter of the Land Trust, we hope you will consider Becoming a Member. Membership dues and donations provide the needed financial resources to protect lands in Door County. Your donation will increase our ability to protect, maintain and restore wildlife habitat in Door County and continue to provide public recreation and hunting opportunities.


Back to Top of Page

test pdf


Home |


Door County Land Trust
PO BOX 65
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Protecting Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever.

E-mail: info@doorcountylandtrust.org

Sturgeon Bay Phone: (920) 746-1359
Sister Bay Phone: (920) 854-47
00

Copyright © 2014 Door County Land Trust.  All Rights Reserved.  Last modified: 09/16/15

Follow us
on Facebook