Walk-In Access (WIA) Program
Public Hunting on Private Land
Walk-In Access sites are open during any legal hunting season from Sept. 1 to May 31. Individuals with a WIA validation can hunt from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
You must purchase a WIA Validation to legally hunt WIA Sites.
Purchase Online or call: 1-888-665-4236 (ELS CODE 190)
Landowners cannot give others permission to hunt without a validation.
- Respect private property and verify public hunting areas by observing boundary signs.
Walk-In Access sites (WIA) are only open to hunting where WIA boundaries are posted with WIA signs. Landowners may opt out of the program, and will be reflected in the online Atlas and the WIA County Interactive Map.
- Park along roads or in designated parking areas.
- No motorized vehicles are allowed.
"No target practice, trapping, dog training, camping, horseback riding or fires are allowed by the public. The landowner retains the right to engage in, or give permission to engage in these, and other limited activities that do not impede public hunting."
Read Trapping FAQ for more information about trapping.
- Follow the Code of Conduct for WIA lands.
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