Seal of Dane County County of Dane
County Executive's Office

2015 Archery Limited Access Permits

July 30, 2015
Darren Marsh, Parks Director 608- 224-3766 Erika Hotchkiss, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator 608-212-6358
Land & Water Resources

For archers interested in applying for a 2015 Dane County Parks Archery Limited Access Permit, the timeline for submitting an online application is Wednesday, July 29, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015.  The program provides opportunities to hunt deer and turkey on specific county lands to those archers with the required State licenses.


The program now includes approximately 5000 acres of county lands:


This year, 176 Limited Access Archery Permits will be available.  Youths 15-years of age and younger may accompany and hunt under the direction of a valid permit holder.  Participants 16 years of age and older are limited to one permit, non transferable, for one property for the fall hunting season.  Archers who would like to participate in the archery program will have until midnight, Friday, August 21, 2015 to apply online at


Applicants can apply one-time only for the sites they may be interested in.  The fee for the online application is $3.  On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, there will be a random computer drawing and the winners will be notified by email and posted online.


Successful applicants will have until Wednesday, September 2, 2015 to pick up their Access Permits at the Dane County Parks Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Madison, WI 53718.  The cost of the permit remains at $14 to cover the program administration costs.


Dane County also offers hunting opportunities that require no access permit.  Since 2007, the Park Commission has designated specific lands as County Wildlife Areas, similar to State Wildlife Areas.  Dane County has approximately 3,550 acres designated as Wildlife Areas and is working on plans for additional properties.  To find out more information on the County Wildlife Areas and all public lands open to hunting within Dane County, please check the Hunting Opportunities page of the Parks website at or contact Dane County Parks at 608-224-3730.