MāHUNT Properties
MāHUNT (Dunn #1)

MāHUNT (Dunn #1). ("Dunn #1") (38.2 acres) is located in the Town of Dunn (southeast of Madison, WI and east of McFarland, WI) with its entrance on the south side at the first perpendicular bend in Elvehjem Road. Entrants should park immediately inside the gate and sign the log book or hunting log book located just right of the parking area. NO HUNTING IS PERMITTED IN THE NORTHERN 400 FEET OF THE PROPERTY SEE AERIAL MAP FOR NO HUNTING AREA (DIAGONALLY LINED).

One of the boundaries of Dunn #1 is Mud Lake. Mud Lake is public property below the high water mark and not owned, controlled by or associated with MāHUNT. An entrant will be allowed to take their vehicle on a pre-designated limited access trail (see "Water Access Trail" on the subject property's aerial map) through Dunn #1 in order to drive the entrant's own non-motorized watercraft to within fifty yards of Mud Lake. Please note that entrant's direct or indirect use of Mud Lake of any kind whatsoever or any consequences resulting from such direct or indirect use of Mud Lake is the entrant's and his or her companion's (if applicable) sole and complete responsibility. 

Aerial Picture

Photos of Habitat & Mounds

1) From the Northeast Corner to West -->     a) Spring
b) Fall
2) From the Northwest Corner to South --> a) Spring
3) Linear Mounds to South --> a) From North - Spring
b) From West - Fall
4) Enclosure Mound --> a) From North - Spring
b) From East - Spring
c) From East - Spring
d) From East - Fall

Dunn #1 encompasses eight Indian mounds in the west woods that are preserved in an open wooded area similar to their original condition when the Ho-chunk Nation lived there and sanctified the land. One mound is called an enclosure, which the U.S. Department of the Interior described as definitely the most impressive of all (of its kind) that still remain in Dane County. See Survey of Map of Mounds. The property/habitat also contains a possible site of an 1832 skirmish in the Blackhawk War where Jefferson Davis served as Battalion Commander and Abraham Lincoln reported as Captain.

SPECIFIC PROPERTY/HABITAT RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS 
FOR VEP (NO HUNTING PERIOD).

1. The log book is located just inside the gate off Elvehjem Road. Entrant(s) must record in the log book the type/name of each floatation device or non-motorized watercraft that he/she/they bring onto the property prior to doing so.

2. Be careful when walking near any marsh (whether frozen or unfrozen), waterways (whether frozen or unfrozen) or paths, particularly near Mud Lake (or on the path/boards thereto) and do not attempt to wade/cross any ditches, waterways, or open water to both minimize the human impact as well as avoiding falling or drowning. Be careful when walking in snow, particularly if you are unsure as to the status of the underlying ground.

3. Be careful when walking in the wooded areas or near the Indian mounds to minimize disturbance to the area and the potential for falling on the uneven ground, especially if the ground is soft or muddy. No walking or wheelchair movement upon the Indian Mounds is permitted.

4. Avoid being near any trees during storms, winds, or calm as limbs or trees falling can be hazardous.

5. No climbing is permitted, except when recreating in the placement of or occupation of Applicant's and/or Companion's own portable tree stand (up to two per entrant), including climbing steps, and while wearing and utilizing an appropriate safety harness.

6. Applicant may bring a floatation device or non-motorized watercraft onto the subject property. If a floatation device or non-motorized watercraft is brought onto the MāHUNT property/habitat, Applicant and Companion (if applicable) must, at all times when using such devices, wear a life jacket that is of a design and type that has been approved by the State of Wisconsin for use by an individual with the same height and weight as Applicant and Companion (if Applicable) in the manner that the life jacket was intended to be used.

7. No hunting or trapping is permitted. No guns, rifles, bows or arrows are permitted on the property.

8. One of the boundaries of Dunn #1 is Mud Lake. Mud Lake is public property below the high water mark and not owned, controlled by or associated with MāHUNT. Applicant will be allowed to take his/her/their vehicle on a predesignated limited access rail (see "Water Access Trail" on the subject property's aerial map) through Dunn #1 in order to drive the Applicant's own floatation device and/or non-motorized watercraft to within fifty yards of Mud Lake. Applicant's direct or indirect use of Mud Lake of any kind whatsoever or any consequences resulting from such direct or indirect use of Mud Lake is the Applicant's and his or her Companion's (if applicable) sole and complete responsibility. See aerial map of subject property.

ANY VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE LOG BOOK'S RULES OR THIS SPECIFIC PROPERTY'S ATTACHED RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS shall result in the individual violating such rule (and/or the group that such individual states that he/she represents) paying to MāHUNT treble damages plus legal fees and being prohibited from entering any MāHUNT property/habitat in the future. Any and all individuals signing this Log Book hereby agree to such penalties for such violations by signing and entering the subject property/habitat.

SPECIFIC PROPERTY/HABITAT RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS 
FOR GEP (HUNTING PERIOD).

1. The hunting log book is located just inside the gate off Elvehjem Road. Entrant(s) must record in the hunting log book the type/name of each floatation device or non-motorized watercraft that he/she/they bring onto the property prior to doing so.

2. No carrying of an uncased gun or uncased or not fully covered bow or shooting of a gun or bow may take place in the northern 400 feet of the property/habitat. See subject property's aerial photo of the property for the location of the NO HUNTING AREA (DIAGONALLY LINED).

3. No deer hunting (whether with a bow or shot gun with slugs) may be conducted on the property, except from a safe portable tree stand (erected and owned and brought onto the property by Applicant and/or Companion, if applicable) at least 15 feet above the surrounding ground.

4. No shotgun or bow shall be fired towards the North (Village of McFarland homes) or West (Village of McFarland Park) (even if into the air) from the remaining portion of the property/habitat. Shots are recommended to be taken only from the southern one-half of the property and towards only the South (even if into the air), especially when hunting whitetail deer.

5. Be careful when walking in the wooded areas or near or around the Indian Mounds to minimize the disturbance of such sanctified ground and falling on the uneven ground, especially when the ground is soft or muddy. No walking or wheelchair movement upon the Indian Mounds is permitted.

6. Avoid being near any trees during storms, winds, or calm as limbs or trees falling can be hazardous.

7. No climbing is permitted, except when recreating in the placement of or occupation of Applicant's and/or Companion's own portable tree stand (up to two per entrant), including climbing steps, and while wearing and utilizing an appropriate safety harness.

8. Shotguns (with shot shells not slugs) may be used for squirrel, rabbit, bird or (with slugs) deer hunting, and bows and arrows may be used for bird or deer hunting. No handguns or crossbows are permitted on the property(ies)/habitat.

9. Be careful legally setting traps for fur-bearing animals.

10. Applicant may bring a floatation device or non-motorized watercraft onto to the subject property. If a floatation device or non-motorized watercraft is brought onto the MāHUNT property/habitat, Applicant and Companion (if applicable) must, at all times when using such devices, wear a life jacket that is of a design and type that has been approved by the State of Wisconsin for use by an individual with the same height and weight as Applicant and Companion (if applicable) in the manner that the life jacket was intended to be used.

11. One of the boundaries of Dunn #1 is Mud Lake. Mud Lake is public property below the high water mark and not owned, controlled by or associated with MāHUNT. Applicant will be allowed to take his/her/their vehicle on a predesignated limited access trail (see "Water Access Trail" on the subject property's aerial map) through Dunn #1 in order to drive the Applicant's own non-motorized watercraft to within fifty yards of Mud Lake. Applicant's direct or indirect use of Mud Lake of any kind whatsoever or any consequences resulting from such direct or indirect use of Mud Lake is the Applicant's and his or her Companion's (if applicable) sole and complete responsibility.

ANY VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE HUNTING LOG BOOK'S RULES OR THIS SPECIFIC PROPERTY/HABITAT'S ATTACHED RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS shall result in the individual violating such rule (and/or the group that such individual states that he/she represents) paying to MāHUNT treble damages plus legal fees and being prohibited from entering any MāHUNT property/habitat in the future. Any and all individuals signing this Hunting Log Book hereby agree to such penalties for such violations by signing and entering the subject property/habitat.