Landowner, DWR and sportsmen responsibilities
Everyone has a stake in making Walk-in Access work.
The Walk-in Access program benefits sportsmen, landowners and the DWR. Each group responsibilities to help ensure the success of the program.
The landowner's primary responsibilities in this program are:
- To grant public access for fishing, hunting or trapping.
- To designate areas for parking and kiosks.
- To decide, with DWR representatives, how to best post the property.
- To decide on the time period for public access.
- To determine the type of access permission from the following options
- Requiring those accessing the property to register at the kiosk before entering
- Require visitors to personally contact the landowner before entering
Division of Wildlife Resources involvement
The DWR's involvement in this program is:
- To assist with the application process and ensure payment
- To evaluate property for suitability
- To provide signs required for the property
- To work with landowner to properly post the property
- Manage a Walk-In Access authorization program for access registration
- To provide kiosks with information and registration boxes
- To install registration boxes
- To provide conservation officer patrols
- To verify property ownership information
- To provide maps of the WIA area
The sportsmen's primary responsibilities in this program are:
- To respect the property and landowner.
- To sign in and out at all registration sites
- To provide comments and participate in annual survey programs reporting their experience and the value of the program
- To obtain maps of properties and stay within those boundaries
- To follow specific property regulations