The Dane County Archery Hunting Program is an online application and permit selection process developed to ensure that patrons have an equal opportunity to receive a Limited Access Archery Permit. Applications are selected through a computer-generated lottery drawing. Each person may apply only once. Applicants may select up to three properties.
Note, if you applied last year and were not selected for a permit you will have increased odds of being selected for the upcoming year.
Click on the button below to apply. View the links below for more information:
The first drawing will be Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Access permits must be purchased online (winners will be sent information via email) by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, or will be forfeited and entered into a second drawing. Due to COVID-19, all permits will be mailed out once lottery winners are chosen and applicants purchase their permit online. There is no office pickup as the office is closed to walk-in traffic.
Second Drawing (if required)
A second drawing will occur on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for any permits which are unclaimed after the deadline. All applicants who did not receive a permit in the first drawing will automatically be entered into the second drawing. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Second Drawing permits must be purchased online (winners will be sent information via email) by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, or will be forfeited. Due to COVID-19, all permits will be mailed out once lottery winners are chosen and applicants purchase their permit online. There is no office pickup as the office is closed to walk-in traffic.
Remaining permits (if any) will be available for purchase on a first-come first-served basis by calling the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 starting at 7:45 a.m. Permits must be purchased online (winners will be sent information via email). Remaining properties and # of available permits will be posted on the Archery Hunting webpage for you to review before calling. Due to COVID-19, all permits will be mailed out once lottery winners are chosen and applicants purchase their permit online. There is no office pickup as the office is closed to walk-in traffic.
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Any violation of County Park rules and/or any past or present violation of WDNR hunting rules are subject to the forfeiture of current and future Dane County Permits along with possible county ordinance citation.
Please note: some properties may be utilized by a Learn to Hunt archery program prior to the regular archery season.
Non-hunting park patrons have the right to utilize the entire park on and off trails. Hunters must use care and be safety-conscious at all times. County parklands are open for dog walking. Dog owners are required to have their dogs under control and leashed unless they are within a designated off-leash Dog Park, see our Dogs in Parks webpage for more information. Hunters may encounter dogs off-leash. If you encounter rule violations or become aware of an issue, please contact the Dane County Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.