Wisconsin’s 9 day gun deer hunting season continues through Sunday, November 30th. According to the StarTribune, hunters killed more than 90,000 deer during the opening weekend of this year’s season.
Here at Devil’s Lake state Park, hunters are active in most areas of the park other than the main public areas near the lake itself. Hikers and nature lovers are best advised to simply avoid hiking trails within the park during the gun seasons. If you need to get your outdoor fix, hiking along the lake shores & Tumbled Rocks trail are well out of the hunting zones. While the east and west bluff trails are technically out of the public hunting areas, we still wouldn’t recommend hiking these trails without wearing blaze orange vests and hats.
Hunting & trapping within the park continues in one form or another through the beginning of January. Visit the DNR website or ask park staff for exact details.
For a map of hunting and non-hunting areas within the park click here.
Stay safe out there!