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It is the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust’s policy to allow and encourage responsible hunting on our preserves. This policy fits our mission in multiple ways (1-4 below).
Mission of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Preserving the water resources, natural areas, and working lands of Ozaukee and Washington Counties.
Our efforts improve the water quality of our lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands, protect and enhance wildlife habitat, and preserve the scenic and open spaces that define our rural landscape. By creating strong conservation relationships we promote public awareness of the benefits of land preservation, and provide opportunities for nature-based recreation, improving the quality of life in our communities.
- Protect and enhance wildlife habitat. Overgrazing by deer, rabbits, turkey or other creatures degrades wildlife habitat for all. Selective hunting can address this issue.
- Preserve the scenic and open spaces. Overgrazing degrades the natural landscapes. Selective hunting helps assure that native flora can remain viable.
- Conservation relationships. The hunting community is one of our greatest assets. By partnering with hunters we can protect and enhance our preserves.
- Nature-based recreation. Hunting has a great tradition in Wisconsin which is intergenerational. It may be the oldest nature-based recreational option enjoyed.
Be sure to read the updated OWLT Hunting Policy page to ensure you are in compliance when using our sites.
Visit this page to learn about Wisconsin hunting seasons.
For more information contact our Stewardship Director at email@example.com.
** To apply for hunting permission click the "Hunting application" link on the right side of the page.