• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions: National Parks and Firearms


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.

Wisconsin hunting regulations specify the type of firearms/weapons that are legal and authorized for hunting activities during designated hunting seasons. Various firearm and archery restrictions apply for the type of hunting activity.

For information on WISCONSIN HUNTING opportunities: goto Wisconsin D.N.R. website

More information on Hunting in the Park.

 
Deer Hunters on Sand Island
Deer Hunters on Sand Island

Did You Know?

Workers at quarry

Brownstone (sandstone) was shipped from quarries in the Apostle Islands at the end of the 19th century to midwestern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St. Paul where it was used to build some of the cities' most distinctive landmarks.