By Terry Kovarik
Firearms deer season is getting closer. Once again, Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay and Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek will be open to firearm hunting during the traditional nine-day gun deer hunt, which this year runs November 17th-November 25th. That’s allowed in selected areas of the park well away from campgrounds to reduce the risk of injuries to campers. Potawatomi State Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender says each park also has its own rules on the types of weapons used.
Potawatomi State Park allows standard deer rifles in its designated hunting areas during the nine-day firearms season. Archery hunting for deer in these state parks opens Nov. 15 and runs through Jan. 6.