Sauk Prairie Recreation Area open for fall hunting and other outdoor activities

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  1. By Central Office September 11, 2015

    Contact(s): Steve Schmelzer, Superintendent, Devil's Lake State Park, 608-356-8301

    MADISON -- The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area will be open in 2015 for the fall archery and crossbow deer hunt and other hunting seasons.

    A map [PDF] of the Department of Natural Resources-owned lands and access points are available at - search keywords "Find a Park" and select "Sauk Prairie Recreation Area" from the drop-down menu for state recreation areas.

    Only DNR owned lands and designated access roads are open to the public for fall hunting seasons. Please study the available map and refrain from entering lands owned by the USDA-Dairy Forage Research Center and the Ho-Chunk Nation.

    The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area consists of a 3,400 acre portion of the decommissioned 7,354 acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Dairy Forage Research Center also own portions of the site which are not open to public hunting.

    For more information, search keywords "Sauk Prairie Recreation Area."

    Questions about the Ho-Chunk Nation property may be directed to the Ho-Chunk Natural Resources Division at 715-284-2852 or 800-944-1652.

    Electronic Registration

    All harvested deer will be registered electronically in 2015. Hunters will have three options for registering their deer: by phone at 1-844-426-3734 (1-844-GAME-REG), online at, or electronically at a participating in-person registration station (keyword "registration stations"). A link to the electronic registration system will also be available through the Pocket Ranger app for mobile devices.

    The electronic registration system will prompt hunters to answer a series of questions and generate a 10-digit confirmation number, which must be written on the carcass tag attached to the harvested animal. Hunters are reminded to carry a pen or pencil with them to write the 10-digit number on their tag. When this registration number is written on the tag, the animal is considered legally registered.

    All deer must be registered by 5 p.m. the day after the deer is recovered. Hunters must retain the tag with confirmation number as proof of registration until the deer has been consumed.

    For more information regarding deer hunting and electronic registration, search keywords "electronic registration."

    Last Revised: Friday, September 11, 2015