Firearms In The Park
FIREARMS AT THE APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see FIREARMS at the Wisconsin State Law Library.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.
ARE FIREARMS PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIC PARK LOCATIONS?
YES. FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED ON TOURBOATS AND WITHIN ALL FEDERAL BUILDINGS, including park headquarters, visitor centers and island facilities including lighthouses, administrative and historic buildings.
18 U.S.C. §930 Firearms Prohibited in Federal Buildings
18 U.S.C. §2277 Explosive or Dangerous Weapons Aboard Vessels
LEGAL USE OF A FIREARM IN THE PARK -
ARE THERE LEGAL USES OF FIREARMS IN THE PARK?
YES. SPECIFIC TYPES OF FIREARMS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR HUNTING ACTIVITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW.
For information on WISCONSIN HUNTING opportunities: goto Wisconsin D.N.R. website
More information on Hunting in the Park.
Did You Know?
Snowmobiles may be operated for authorized purposes (i.e. ice fishing, hunting, trapping, and winter camping) on the frozen surface of Lake Superior that surrounds every island from the shoreline out to the authorized boundary (one quarter mile offshore).