Waukesha County

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Hunting on Waukesha County Parks Land


Parking

  • Parking is not provided at these sites unless otherwise noted on site maps.
  • Motorized vehicle use is prohibited on County land.

Access Points

  • Gaining access to Waukesha County hunting properties is the responsibility of the hunter unless access points are identified on the site maps.
  • Hunting is permitted in designated areas only. 
  • Hunting is prohibited within any agricultural field located within a County property otherwise open to hunting.

Hunting Information

  • Bag limits, daily hours, licenses, or other regulations are in accordance with those rules and regulations established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • Individuals participating in hunting on a property listed on this web page are allowed to enter prior to sunrise.
  • Be aware that possession, use, and discharge of bows and firearms are subject to local municipal regulations.
  • Permanent blinds and stands are not permitted. All stands and blinds must be removed at the close of each day. The damaging of trees or removal of vegetation is prohibited.
  • Baiting is prohibited.
  • Please leave the property as you found it; take out anything you brought in
  • Target practice or shooting not associated with the actual harvest of licensed game is prohibited.
  • Practice archery at Waukesha County Parks Archery Ranges.

Why aren't all Waukesha County properties open to hunting?

  • When deciding what lands to open there are many things park staff needs to consider, including stipulations from the donor or seller, access to the sites, percent of the area that is remote enough for safe hunting, and local ordinances to name a few.

Can I use a trail camera?

  • If you would like to place a trail camera in any Waukesha County Park, you must first apply for a Trail Camera Permit. Please apply, using the registration and transaction process. Upon County approval, you will then be emailed an official Trail Camera Placement Permit, which will include a Permit Number. This number MUST be added to the trail camera that you place (in a permanent fashion, such as engraving, permanent marker, etc.). At that time, you can place your camera in the location agreed upon. Your permit is good for one year from the application date, only in the location that you specified in the application. After one year, if you wish to continue, or if at any time you choose to move the camera, you must complete another application.

Nashotah Park Archery Hunt 

Update: April 15, 2022

Waukesha County Parks will no longer host an open archery hunt at Nashotah Park.

In an effort to improve the effectiveness of deer management and overall hunter experience at the park the Department is currently working on a partnership agreement with the Town of Delafield to manage the special archery hunt through the Town of Delafield Deer Management Program.

This partnership would result in more accurate harvest records for the park through the utilization of state-issued nuisance tags and limit the overall number of hunters on-site at one time by using pre-assigned tree stands within the park. 

Once the partnership is officially formed, hunters interested in archery hunting at Nashotah Park would apply for the use of an archery hunting stand at Nashotah Park through the Town of Delafield’s Deer Management Program. The Town would provide nuisance tags for the harvest of antlerless deer or hunters could use personal state-issued buck tags as part of the program.