Wisconsin DNR Offers Special Permit Hunt Sept 30th & Oct 1st in Babcock

Posted on 7-27-2023

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a unique hunting experience this fall at the Sandhill Wildlife Area in Babcock to help with a research study on deer density. This special permit hunt will be held on September 30th and October 1st, 2023. Applications are due August 14th.

“The last time an archery hunt was held in Sandhill was 1968, so we are looking forward to offering this opportunity to archers this fall,” said Darren Ladwig, DNR Wildlife Biologist at Sandhill.

This hunt is open to all licensed archery hunters and is restricted to archery equipment, which includes crossbows and vertical bows. A limited number of applicants will be accepted.

Successful applicants, who will be notified a week after the deadline of August 14th, will be required to review the special hunting rules and regulations for Sandhill before the hunt. Hunters will be issued two harvest authorizations, an either-sex permit and an antlerless-only harvest authorizations. These harvest authorizations are only valid at Sandhill during the two-day hunt.

Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Apply for the 2023 Sandhill archery deer hunt by downloading a copy of the application HERE and mailing it to the following address before August 14th, 2023:  DNR – Archery Deer Hunt | Sandhill Wildlife Area | PO Box 156 | Babcock, WI 54413.