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Dane County Parks

Vienna Pothole Wildlife Area

The 162-acre Vienna Pothole Wildlife Area is a Dane County public hunting area located just north of Waunakee near the intersection of State Highway 19 and Schumacher Road. Lands are directly adjacent to the Vienna Waterfowl Production Area that is owned and managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. A small parking lot is located on the east side of Schumacher Road on the southern end of the property. The large pothole wetlands on the property offer excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities. The area also offers the potential for quality deer and turkey hunting.

For more information on hunting and trapping in Dane County Wildlife Areas, please visit our Hunting webpage.

Special hunting regulations:

  • Nontoxic shot only for hunting all species (does not apply to rifle bullets or shotgun slugs).
  • Trapping was prohibited on the Dane County land by Dane County Board Action. These lands are not required by the State to be open to hunting or trapping. This only applies to dry land. Trapping within the water is allowed in accordance with state law under Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine.


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