City of Green Bay – Community Notification: Duck & Goose Season; East Shore Drive

Posted on 8-22-2023

The Green Bay Police Department is working with the East Shore Drive Neighborhood Association to inform residents in the immediate area about waterfowl hunting on the Bay of Green Bay.

Waterfowl season runs from September 1, 2023, through January 2, 2024, which includes several seasons of different species.

Please consult the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for current regulations.

Hunting hours are 30-minutes before sunrise to sunset. Hunters may lawfully pursue migratory birds while in the waters of Green Bay beginning at the edge. It includes the waters in front of Bay Beach Park, the warehouse/marina shoreline, west shore including Ken Euers Nature Trail per City of Green Bay Ordinance 26-6, and east shore northeast of Mahon Creek.

Also, per Brown County Ordinance 31.02(3), hunters must be 100 ft from the established “bulkhead line” in the residential area east of Bay Beach Park, and west of Mahon Creek. For a frame of reference, this is approximately five car lengths.

Regarding trespassing, if hunters have a duck blind that starts out in the water and gets brought to shore as the water levels change, they have a right to retrieve their blind without breaking the trespassing law. And if a bird falls on private property, hunters need to ask the property owner for permission before retrieving the bird. This bird does not belong to landowner. If permission is not granted, the DNR should be called for retrieval.

Reporting Violations:

Water: Brown County Sheriff’s Office – (920) 448-4200

Land: Green Bay Police Department – (920) 448-3200

Hunting: WI Dept of Natural Resources (call or text) – 1-800-847-9367

Additional Information

City of Green Bay Ordinance 26-6

Brown County Ordinance 31.02(3)

City of Green Bay

Green Bay is a vibrant city located in the northeastern part of Wisconsin, situated on the beautiful shores of the Fox River and Green Bay. Our city is known for its rich history and strong community spirit.

The city of Green Bay was founded in 1834 and has since grown into a thriving urban center with a population of over 100,000 residents. We are home to numerous attractions, including the iconic Lambeau Field, which is the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers, and the National Railroad Museum, which showcases the history of the railroad industry.

Our city is also known for its outstanding parks and outdoor recreation opportunities, with over 50 parks and green spaces throughout the city, including the scenic Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and the beautiful Fox River Trail.

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