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Wisconsin Boating and Fishing

The Law Enforcement Mission

To protect, enhance and promote the safe and wise use of our natural resources, Wisconsin Conservation Wardens shall:

Ensure the right of all persons to safely use, share and enjoy Wisconsin's natural resources through firm, fair and effective law enforcement. Educate and inform citizens of the responsible use of Wisconsin's natural resource and the application of natural resource laws.

In partnership with others, educate the public in the safe and responsible use of firearms, boats,
snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles. Lead the citizens of Wisconsin in maintaining the tradition of ethical use and stewardship of our natural resource.


The Wisconsin DNR states, "Wisconsin boaters enjoy one of the finest
recreational boating safety programs in the nation."

Click on the Wisconsin DNR links below to answer any questions you might have pertaining to
boating and fishing activities and help guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience for all who use Vilas County Lakes.


WDNR - Boating in Wisconsin

WDNR - Fishing Wisconsin