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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit


Most of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest's 22,000 acres are open to hunting during established open seasons. Some seasons are subject to change. Consult the hunting and trapping regulations before going hunting.

Hunting is not permitted in intensive use areas such as parking lots, picnic areas or wildlife refuges or other posted special use areas. Hunting is also prohibited in Old World Wisconsin, Paradise Springs Nature Trail, Scuppernong Springs Nature Area, Rice Lake Nature Trail and within 100 yards of any campground, picnic area or posted special use area.

There are many areas of private land scattered throughout the forest. It is the hunter's responsibility to be sure to stay on state-owned property and not trespass on adjacent private lands. A hunting map is available online, at Forest Headquarters and the Ottawa Lake and Whitewater Lake visitor centers.

Target shooting

The only target shooting permitted within the forest is at the McMiller Sports Center [exit DNR] in Eagle. It is owned by the state forest and operated by a concessionaire. This shooting range offers a wide range of gun and bow range opportunities that are open to the public year-round.