Spring Green Preserve Hunting

Known as the "Wisconsin Desert," Spring Green Preserve is a place where forest meets bluff and where bluff levels off into plains and dunes. It is located in the unglaciated region of the state. 

The preserve harbors some of Wisconsin's rarest plant communities, including sand prairie, dry bluff prairie and black oak barrens. Due to changes in land use, all of these communities, which once covered thousands of acres across the state, have almost completely disappeared.

Hunting Opportunities (Hunting Map)
  • Deer and turkey, no TNC permit required.
  • Trapping, small game, and bear hunting offered on some lands; registration optional.

Starting in the 2014 hunting season TNC no longer required permits to hunt at Spring Green Preserve. This preserve is open for deer and turkey hunting during all DNR posted seasons for these two species. We made this change to reduce confusion about hunting opportunities at this preserve and to encourage more consistent use of the preserve by hunters throughout the entire deer hunting season.

All of our preserve maps are now georeferenced. You can download an app on your Apple or Android device, and it will allow you to view your location, record GPS tracks, add placemarks and find places.

Hunting Opportunities at Nature Conservancy Preserves
Learn what’s new this year, find links to hunting map and other hunting program pages, and get information about volunteer opportunities and Nature Conservancy preserves.

Wisconsin Hunting Opportunities Map
View a map and get more details about all Nature Conservancy preserves with hunting opportunities.

Nature Conservancy Hunting Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Learn how much land the Conservancy has open to hunting, if tree stands are allowed, how we ensure that hunters have a safe experience on Conservancy preserves, and more.

Nature Conservancy Hunting Guidelines
Learn about the guidelines for hunting at Conservancy preserves.

Hunting and Conservation in Wisconsin
The Conservancy has provided hunting opportunities on its lands in Wisconsin since 1985. See how hunting helps land conservation and how land conservation helps wildlife and hunters.