Turkey Hunting Access Program gives hunters more hunting opportunities

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. By Southeast Region April 8, 2015

    Contact(s): Justin Blindert, wildlife technician, 262-224-9884

    As hunters prepare for another spring turkey season beginning next week, they should consider hunting private lands leased for public hunting. In its second year, the Turkey Hunting Access Program (THAP) allows public access to private land for the purpose of spring turkey hunting only.

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    There are 1,755 acres enrolled throughout ten counties. These properties are located within Turkey Management Zone 2. For maps and more information about this program visit dnr.wi.gov and search "THAP" or go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/thap/index.html.

    Hunters are also encouraged to look at land enrolled in the Voluntary Public Access (VPA) program. The VPA program allows access to private land for public hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife observation. There are 38,003 acres enrolled throughout 42 counties. For maps and more information on this program visit dnr.wi.gov and search "VPA" or go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/VPA/index.html.

    Last Revised: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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