Waukesha County

Waukesha County Land Hunting Rules 


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.

Scuppernong River Greenway


Click for firearms regulations
Site A: Town of Ottawa - Section 4
Site B: Town of Ottawa - Sections 4 & 9


Where to hunt on Waukesha County Lands:
Click on desired hunting area for Firearm Regulations and Site Maps.

 

Please note: Waukesha County Parks will NOT host an open archery hunt at Nashotah Park in 2022.


The State of Wisconsin has several areas open to hunting in Waukesha County. For more info, click below:

Vernon Marsh | Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit | Scuppernong River Habitat

 

Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha, WI 53188

Visit us in person in room AC 260
Hours 
M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Holidays) 
Contact us 
262-548-7801parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

Fee-based Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. daily
Daily Park Entrance Permit Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus

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