Lake Hunting

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Lake Hunting

Postby bp64 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:03 am

Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to duck hunting and I am wondering on what the rules are for hunting out on lakes in Wisconsin? I have tryed the DNR website and I just can't seem to find the rules on Lakes. So if anyone could let me know the guidelines that would be highly appreciated. thanks
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby gatorsnagger » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:53 pm

All lakes are fair game as long as they are not in a city with a hunting ordinance. If you can get in via public access you can hunt it. People might give you a little bit of stinkeye for shooting birds on the recreational lakes but it is fair game.
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby Teal_Blaster » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:01 pm

Any part of the boat or blind is within 3 feet of naturally occurring vegetation rooted to the bottom.

This vegetation provides at least 50 percent concealment of the hunter, boat and blind when viewed from at least 1 direction horizontally.

Some of this vegetation extends above the water’s surface to a height at or above the sides of any boat, if a boat is used.

Dead stumps and dead trees in the water do not constitute a natural growth of vegetation for the purpose of this rule.

Via http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/wm/WM0010.pdf
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby bp64 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:24 pm

Alright Thanks guys
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby rjax25 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 am

Is there on ordinance for how far away from residential property or houses you must be set up?
thanks in advance
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:11 pm

From my understanding it is 100 feet from an uninhabited building such as a barn or warehouse. If it is your property or you have permission from the owner I believe it is still 100 feet. All other houses are 100 yards.
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby freddie23 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:03 pm

The 100 yd rule seems to be right. However, Lake Winnebago and Green Bay/Lake Michigan have other rules. I believe "bago is 1000 ft and Green Bay is 500 ft. Something to look into as well.
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby schumacherm » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:34 pm

where can you find these codes? I live in waukesha county but i go to school in platteville and hunt on the mississippi but every once and a while when i come home Im looking for places to hunt and I know there are a couple lakes and rivers around that I would be interested in hunting but I don't know if I'll be able to with the firearms codes. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby wackem' n stackem' » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:31 pm

The best thing to do is talk with the local police as to what there ordinances are. I found out in two rivers where i live i can be within the city limits hunting lake michigan as long as my feet are wet. I can do the same in manitowoc but i need to have a permit signed by the chief of police
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Re: Lake Hunting

Postby schumacherm » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:57 pm

thanks a lot! one of my high school track coaches is a police officer so i'll have to give him a call and see what he can tell me.
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