Much of the land enrolled to date has been Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. CRP is ideal for WIHA although land with similar qualities and hunting opportunities, such as native rangeland, weedy wheat stubble, milo stubble, and riparian and wetland areas will also be considered.
Applications will be accepted year around, however applications received after July 1 each year will not receive consideration for enrollment until the following year, unless sufficient funds exist to accept property into the program. This deadline is to facilitate posting of property and production of the WIHA atlas.
Upon receipt of application, department biologists will review your land and assess it based on potential hunting opportunity provided, the size and location of the tract, and the likelihood that hunting will occur. Although WIHA agreements are renewable each year, options are available to make multi-year agreements.