Dane County Parks 2005 CWD Archery Deer Hunt Information Sheet
September 08, 2005
Dane County Parks will again assist the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) with the management of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within the WDNR Intensive Harvest Zone. County Parks within this Zone include Brigham Park (Blue Mounds), Donald Park (Springdale), Festge Park, (Cross Plains), Indian Lake (Berry), Lussier Park, Phil’s Woods (Roxbury), Stewart Park (Mt. Horeb), Sunnyside Property (Middleton), Walking Iron Park (Mazomanie), and several other smaller properties within the Ice Age Trail Corridor.
Controlling the number of deer within County Park resource areas is important to protect the native flora. Deer concentrations can expand rapidly within protected areas and without any natural predation, dramatically affect the landscape within the park and the surround private lands.
Dane County Parks will issue approximately 78 Access Permits for this fall’s Archery Deer Hunt. The permit fee is $10 per permit with a limit of one permit per person. The permits allow the hunter to only access one property for the length of the hunting season. Permits can be transferred to another property if an opening exists. Dane County Parks (DCP) will limit the number of hunters within each park by issuing a limited number of Access Permits for each park property. One permit per 15 – 20 acres with a minimum of two access permits per site
Access Permits will be available over the counter on a first come first serve basis starting at 8:00 AM on September 14, 2005, Dane County Parks Office: 1 Fen Oak Court, Madison WI 53718. If permits still remain on Saturday, September 17th (opening day of the regular Archery Season) they will be made available while supplies last in western Dane County on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the following location:
· Saturday, September 17, 2005 – Stewart County Park, Shelter #2, 3106 CTH JG, Mt. Horeb WI
· Sunday, September 18, 2005 – Indian Lake County Park, Shelter, 8183 STH 19 Cross Plains WI
All public use areas and croplands within a park are closed to hunting. All Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource laws and regulations will apply for this special hunt. Hunters must obtain all DNR licenses and permits required to take and possess deer within the Intensive Harvest Zone. Archery deer hunting will follow the WDNR Hunting Hours, which are adjusted daily and are roughly one-half hour before sunrise until twenty minutes after sunset.
If you have any questions related to the 2005 Archery Deer Hunt, please contact the Dane County Parks Office at (608) 246-3896.
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Darren Marsh, Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept., Parks Division, 608-246-3896
Land & Water Resources