Last modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

walk-in access Program

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Payments to landowners

Listed below are figures indicating how much an approved landowner can expect in compensation each year for participating in the walk-in access Program. As an added incentive a landowner may receive a bonus for signing the property of additional years. There are also incentives available for landowners that form WIA landowner associations.

Hunting or trapping access

Land acres Base rate 2 years (per year) 3 years (per year) 4 years (per year) 5 years (per year)
 80–250 $401 $421 $440 $461 $480
 251–500 $522 $548 $574 $600 $626
 501–650 $693 $728 $762 $797 $832
 651–999 $924 $970 $1,016 $1,063 $1,109
 1,000–2,499 $1,386 $1,455 $1,525 $1,594 $1,663
 2,500–4,999 $1,617 $1,698 $1,779 $1,860 $1,940
 5,000-plus $1,848 $1,940 $2,033 $2,125 $2,218

Fishing access

Water type Payment
Ponds $200/acre*
1/4- to 1/2-mile stream $1,000
More than 1/2-mile stream $250 for each additional 1/4-mile over 1/2-mile*
* The maximum payment for fishing access is $5,000

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