Hunting and trapping will be allowed in State parks starting Jan 2013. Be careful on the trails. Republicans think there is nothing wrong with shooting near nature-loving hikers.http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/hunt/
"One part of a new law the Wisconsin legislature approved earlier this year - Act 168, known as the Sporting Heritage Bill – expands hunting and trapping in state parks.
Act 168, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, allows the DNR to prohibit hunting and trapping within 100 yards of a designated use area such as a campground, picnic area, or beach. A determination to prohibit hunting and trapping in any other areas of a state park, a portion of a state park, or during certain time periods must be approved by a majority of the Natural Resources Board, and can only be approved to protect public safety or unique natural resources such as fragile plant or animal habitat.
While Act 168 allows hunting when any season is open, the department is proposing that the board allow hunting in parks from Oct. 15 through the Thursday prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Maps of the proposed open and closed areas can now be reviewed below."