Madison, WI (NNCNOW.COM) -- Hunting and trapping will be allowed in most Wisconsin state parks beginning in 2013.
Under a plan the State Natural Resources board approved on Tuesday, from November 15 through December 15 and from April1 through the third spring turkey period, hunting and trapping will be allowed in most Wisconsin state parks.
Also, deer hunting with a bow will be open November 15 until the end of the archery season in early January.
Act 168 - or the Sporting Heritage Act - in which legislature approved last spring to expand hunting and open trapping on state properties, will go into effect on January 1, 2013.
The law allows the DNR to prohibit hunting and trapping within 100 yards or a designated use area such as a campground, picnic area, or beach, or where that are public safety concerns, or to protect unique habitat.
The final proposal opens more than 62,000 acres, almost two-thirds of state park properties, to hunting and trapping.
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