Some Brown County parks closed during gun deer season

Posted: 11:59 AM, Nov 06, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-06 17:59:43Z

Some park areas in the Brown County Park System will be closed during the Wisconsin 9-day gun deer season. 

The closures will begin Saturday, November 18 at sunrise and end at sunset on Sunday, November 26.

Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve and the Fort Howard Paper Foundation Wildlife Area will be closed to all entry during the season except by anyone with a valid county special hunt permit. All of those permits have already been issued.

The Interpretive Center at Barkhausen will stay open during regular hours.

Equestrian, hiking and mountain bike/snow bike trails in the Reforestation Camp will be closed during the season. The playground and fishing ponds at the Reforestation Camp will stay open.

Lily Lake Park picnic grounds and boat launch will be open to the public during the season, however gun hunting is allowed in designated areas of the park.

The Vande Hei Property will only be open to hunter access during this season. Non-hunters are not allowed on the property.

The Brown County Parks Department recommends anyone visiting parks during the gun deer season wear blaze orange or blaze pink for safety.

A reminder for hunters: hunting is not allowed on the Fox River Trail and Mountain-Bay Trail.

Maps of the designated hunting areas are available in the Parks Department Office or by
calling (920) 448-6242 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm. They are also available on the Parks Department website .