By Tim Kowols
Nature preserves are providing an alternative site for hunters find their trophy buck. The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor and Door County Land Trust preserves are offering their land to hunters to help control the white-tail deer populations provided they follow each property’s rules such as staying away from trails. Cinnamon Rossman from the Door County Land Trust says hunters help keep the habitats it protects within its preserves healthy.
Trails at The Ridges Sanctuary will be closed for hunting season, while Rossman says the Door County Land Trust discourages hiking at the properties where hunters might be setting up. You can get more information on hunting at The Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County Land Trust online with this story. The links provide the rules and regulations for hunters to abide by and information on the optional registration form the preserves would like you to fill out so they can keep track of who is on the land and in which areas.