Hunting & Trapping Regulations (General Preserve Regulations Listed Below)
Hunting, fishing and trapping are permitted on the Headwater Preserve according to State and Federal regulations.
For more information on hunting, fishing and trapping rules, regulations, and season dates, please refer to The State of Wisconsin Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Regulations or see the DNR website at dnr.wi.gov and search keyword: regulations.
Headwater Preserve Regulations and General Information
- Off-road motor vehicle use is prohibited. Certain exemptions apply to Class A and certain Class B disable hunters. Individuals seeking an exemption should contact Kinnickinnic River Land Trust at 715-425-5738 for a permit.
- All pets must remain on a leash, except for legal hunting activities during open seasons.
- Please respect private lands near the Headwater Preserve.
- You are responsible for undertaking your recreational activity in a safe and legal manner.
- Non-hunting visitors are also enjoying The Headwaters Preserve during Hunting and Trapping Season; they may or may not be wearing blaze orange.
- Hunters should be especially aware of gun safety and be certain of your target and what is beyond.
It is illegal to:
- Discharge a firearm, bow, crossbow, or air gun from, on, or across a designated trail, access lane or from the parking lot.
- Shoot a firearm within 100 yards of a building devoted to human occupancy on lands you do not own without permission.
- Target shoot on The Headwater Preserve.
- Trap within 100 yards of a designated trail or parking lot and within the 66 foot access lane.
- Park in The Headwaters Preserve parking lot overnight.
- Camp anywhere on The Headwater Preserve.
- Start fires or have campfires on The Headwater Preserve.
- Store personal property on The Headwaters Preserve.
Tree Stands and Hunting Blinds:
- Only portable tree stands, and hunting blinds are permitted and must be removed daily after use.
- Damaging trees, cutting shooting lanes, marking trees, and the use of screw-in tree-stands or steps are considered damaging and are illegal.
General Public Preserve Rules & Regulations
- Fishing according to state regulations.
- Wildlife observation and photography.
- Environmental education and interpretation.
- Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
- Collecting wild edibles for personal consumption according to state regulations.
- For hunting or trapping information, see above or contact our office at 715-425-5738.
- Unleashed pets.
- Horseback riding.
- Camping, campfires, or overnight use.
- Use of motorized vehicles.
- Firearms or other weapons unless engaged in a legal hunting activity. No target shooting allowed.
- No personal property, including hunting equipment, may be stored overnight.