As hunters prepare to take to the woods for Wisconsin’s upcoming gun deer season, some may be still scouting for the perfect hunting location. With 231000 acres of forest land available for public use, Marinette County is likely to make the top of some hunters’ lists. During the state’s nine-day gun deer season, county forest lands remain open to other recreational activities and Marinette County Sheriff’s Department representatives say one of the best ways non-hunters can be safe is to be visible and they suggest that recreationists wear the same florescent orange or pink that hunters are required to wear. While hunting is allowed on Marinette County forest land, it is prohibited within any county park or campground. Hunting stands may be placed on county lands for up to three consecutive weeks, but cannot involve nails, screws, or any object that pierces a tree and should be marked with the owner’s name and address. Cutting trees or shrubs to create shooting lanes is prohibited and hunters are also reminded that ATVs/UTVs can only be used on designated trails and not to retrieve game from the county forest lands. Wisconsin’s 2020 gun deer season runs November 21 – 29. Last year, over 1,700 bucks were bagged in Marinette County opening weekend, more than any other county in the state.
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March 13, 2020