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Hunting is allowed on select preserves during the hunting seasons and encourages conservation relationships and awareness of benefits toward land preservation.

The OWLT policy:

  • protects and enhances wildlife habitat. Over browsing by deer and rabbits can degrade wildlife habitat for all species. Selective hunting can balance populations and ensure habitat for all species.

  • preserves the scenic and open spaces. Over browsing degrades the natural landscape and decreases plant diversity. Selective hunting helps assure that native flora can establish and remain viable.

  • enhances conservation relationships. Through partnering with hunters, OWLT can protect and enhance our preserves through partnerships and gain knowledge of our sites through public perspective.

  • encourages nature-based recreation. Hunting is an excellent intergenerational tradition in Wisconsin. It promotes family traditions and provides an outdoor recreational, educational, and stewardship opportunity for families.

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