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  • Hunting

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    Deer hunting by Special Use Permit on Plum Island only. Please contact 920-387-2658 or greenbay@fws.gov for current hunting information.

  • Interpretation

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    Plum island is only open for limited special events but after recent completion of a comprehensive conservation plan, is approved to open to the public for day use (hiking, wildlife observation, photography). However, in order to offer safe and quality experiences to refuge visitors a number of projects must first be completed. Plum Island is planned to open to visitors during summer of 2014 - date TBD. Hog and Pilot Islands are closed to the public and will remain so in order to reduce disturbance to nesting birds. 

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands offer programs and tours on Plum Island during special events such as the Door County Lighthouse Festival and Door Islands Bird Festival. Portions of Plum and Pilot Islands were originally developed by the U.S. Coast Guard during the late 19th century to serve as lighthouse facilities and or life-saving stations. Many of these historic structures remain, all of which are included on the National Register of Historic Places.                                                                                

    For more information visit  http://www.plumandpilot.org/PlumandPilotIslandsInc/Home.html  

    2014 Green Bay NWR Events and Volunteer Work Days     

     

  • Wildlife observation

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    Plum island is only open for limited special events but after recent completion of a comprehensive conservation plan, is approved to open to the public for day use (hiking, wildlife observation, photography). However, in order to offer safe and quality experiences to refuge visitors a number of projects must first be completed. Plum Island is planned to open to visitors during summer of 2014 - date TBD. Hog and Pilot Islands are closed to the public and will remain so in order to reduce disturbance to nesting birds.

    However, nesting waterbirds can be viewed from a distance. Nearby boaters and kayakers are encouraged to help protect nesting birds from disturbance by maintaining a ¼ mile buffer from the islands. Hog Island can be viewed from Percy Johnson County Park on Washington Island, 640 Lakeview Road. 

    2014 Green Bay NWR Events and Volunteer Work Days     

    Plum Island Wildlife Brochure  

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014
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