Wisconsin Wildlife Area

Changes at Peter Helland Wildlife Area will NOT affect fall archery or waterfowl hunting.

Property users at Peter Helland Wildlife Area in Columbia County may notice new permanent fencing on the property as part of a new conservation grazing operation.

The property will remain open in its entirety to fall hunting and other outdoor activities.

Conservation grazing, a habitat management tool currently being used on a few State Wildlife Areas, employs a staple in Wisconsin culture – cattle – to meet wildlife habitat management goals and expand partnerships with the agricultural community and local, sustainable food movements.

All cattle at Peter Helland in the grazing program will be removed prior to the archery and crossbow deer hunting opener Sept. 17.

All gates will be left open to ensure full access to the property. In some areas, fence crossovers will also be provided. The fencing is primarily located one-half mile east of Sawyer Road.

For more information, contact DNR wildlife biologist Sara Kehrli at 608) 635-8123 or via email at saras.kehrli@wisconsin.gov.

New disabled waterfowl hunting blind available for public use

Visitors to Peter Helland may also encounter a new disabled waterfowl hunting blind on the property located on the dike east of Sawyer Road. Disabled hunters may reserve this blind up to one week in advance by calling 920-387-7860.


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