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Wisconsin is a great state if you like to hunt fish or camp. This state is known for the whitetail deer hunting although there are many species of game to hunt. Hunting location map

The regions are divided into counties
Info includes size, location, principal wildlife, and habitat.
Contact email link below each area for more info.
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Southeast, East WI Waters, Northwoods, Central WI River, Indianhead, Hidden Valleys

Hidden Valleys

Crawford County

   

Kickapoo River Wildlife Area- Bell Center Unit-Size: 1,370 acres, hunting and fishing easement.
Location: 1 mile south of Gays Mills along Hwy. 131 and Hwy. S.
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, deer, pheasants, woodcock, great egrets.
Other Recreation: Fishing.
Habitat: Marsh, swamp, upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Wauzeka Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 3,535 acres, state-owned and easement.
Location: Borders Hwy. 60 east and west of Wauzeka.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, turkeys, squirrels, grouse, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Hiking, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing.
Habitat: Bottomland hardwoods, upland hardwoods, marsh, sloughs.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


 
 
Kickapoo River Wildlife Area- Wauzeka-Size: 5,697 acres, (1,927 state-owned, 3,770 under easement).
Location: 1/2 mile north of Wauzeka on Hwy. 131.
Principal Wildlife: Squirrels, deer, ruffed grouse, ducks, turkeys, great egrets, blanding's turtles.
Other Recreation: Mushroom hunting, hiking, birdwatching on state-owned lands. Easements are only for hunting and fishing.
Habitat: Upland and bottomland forest, wetlands, grasslands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Marietta Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 1,956 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Two miles east of Boscobel on Hwy. 60.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, squirrels, grouse, ducks, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Hiking, fishing, birding.
Habitat: Upland hardwoods, fields, steep bluff prairie.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Grant County

   

Wyalusing Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 690 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Immediately east of Wyalusing State Park, north side of Hwy. C.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, grouse, furbearers, turkey vultures.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hiking, birdwatcing.
Habitat: Bottomland hardwoods, upland bluff and forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


 
Millville Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 3,625 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Off Hwy. C, just north of Millville. Six parking areas.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, grouse, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Fishing on Wisconsin River, hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Upland hardwoods, agricultural fields.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


 
Woodman Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 1,926 acres, all state-owned.
Location: North of Hwy. 133, on Woodman Lake Road.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, sandhill cranes. Other Recreation: 1 boat launch, fishing with disabled access.
Habitat: River, sloughs, marsh, forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Mount Hope Pond Conservation Area-Size: 200 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Four miles north of Mount Hope on Hwy. 133.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, turkeys, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Forest, fields.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Semrad Slough-Size: 278 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile east of Woodman on Hwy. 133.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching.
Habitat: Large slough, open marsh, prairie.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov

   
Boscobel Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 1,342 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Immediately north of Boscobel on Hwy. 61 before crossing river.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, squirrels, rabbits, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Fishing, dog training.
Habitat: Open marsh, bottomland hardwoods.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Blue River Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 1,904 acres, all state-owned.
Location: West of Blue River on Hwy. 133, and old C road.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, turkeys, deer, squirrels, rabbits, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching.
Habitat: River, sloughs, marsh, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Muscoda Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 2,291 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles west of Muscoda on W. Pine Road.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, squirrels, rabbits, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Fishing, snowmobile and horse trail, birdwatching, boat launch in Muscoda.
Habitat: River, slough, marsh, bottomland hardwoods, prairie.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov


   
Fenley Recreation Area-Size: 271 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles west of Kieler.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, squirrels, turkeys, ruffed grouse. Other Recreation: Hiking.
Habitat: Upland hardwoods, steep bluffs, cropland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Green County
   
Brooklyn Wildlife Area-Size: 3,938 acres, (2,118 owned, 1,820 leased).
Location: 2 miles east of Belleville on Hwy. D.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, ducks, quail, rabbits, woodcock, deer, turkeys, furbearers, Hungarian partridges, songbirds, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Part of Ice Age trail goes through property. Hiking, trout fishing, birdwatching, cross-country skiing.
Habitat: Cropland, scattered woodlots, grassland, marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Albany Wildlife Area-Size: 1,928 acres, (1,408 owned, 520 leased).
Location: Take Purintun Road west out of Albany 1 mile to Tin Can Road, then north 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, furbearers, rabbits, turkeys, deer, woodcock, squirrels, quail.
Other Recreation: Canoeing, fishing, biking, hiking, birdwatching. 3 boat launches.
Habitat: Bottomland hardwoods, river, grassland, scattered woodlots.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Liberty Creek Wildlife Area-Size: 722 acres, (562 owned, 160 leased).
Location: 4 miles north of Albany on Hwy. E, then east on Brooklyn- Albany Rd. 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, ducks, turkeys, deer, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, trout fishing.
Habitat: Riverine sedge meadow, grassland, scattered woodlots.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Browntown-Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area
Size: 723 acres, (643 owned, 80 leased).
Location: 6 miles southwest of Monroe off of Hwy 11.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, deer.
Other Recreation: Fishing.
Habitat: Marsh, grassland, scattered woodlots.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Iowa County
 
Avoca Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 3,736 acres, all state-owned.
Location: East and west of Avoca off Hwy. 133.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, woodcock, furbearers, deer, grouse, turkeys, eagles.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, fishing on river channel, prairie aesthetics. One boat launch.
Habitat: Marsh, potholes, forest, prairie.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Helena Marsh Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 919 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Six miles west of Arena on Hwy. 14.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, woodcock, deer, furbearers, turkeys, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Fishing.
Habitat: River, sloughs, marsh, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
     
Arena Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 1,406 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Scattered small parcels along south shore of Wisconsin River, north of Arena.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, ruffed grouse, furbearers, raptors.
Other Recreation: Fishing along river, birdwatching.
Habitat: Floodplain forest, marsh, river.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Big Spring Fishery Area-Size: 286 acres, all state-owned.
Location: West of Highland on Hwy. Q, two miles to Big Spring Road, then north one mile.
Principal Wildlife: Turkeys, deer, squirrels, rabbits, ruffed grouse, rattlesnakes, king snakes.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing, hiking.
Habitat: Oak forest, abandoned fields, cold water stream, large freshwater springs.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area-Size: 2,036 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. 80 north from Cobb 3 miles to Hwy. BH, then east 2 miles.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching, hiking, boating, swimming.
Habitat: Abandoned croplands, lake, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Love Creek Fishery Area-Size: 570 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles north of Ridgeway on Co. Hwy H.
Principal Wildlife: Turkeys, deer, squirrels, rabbits, ruffed grouse.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching, hiking.
Habitat: Oak forest, cold water stream.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Trout Creek Fishery Area-Size: 894 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Northeast of Barneveld off Co. Hwy T, 2, 4, and 6 miles.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, turkeys, grouse, waterfowl, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Abandoned fields, oak forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
LaCrosse County

 

Van Loon Wildlife Area-Size: 3,981 acres, (3,786 owned, 195 leased).
Location: 3.5 miles northwest of Holmen. Property extends 5 miles south of Galesville on the Black River, from Hwy 53\93 Hunters Bridge to New Amsterdam on Co. Hwy. XX.
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, deer, squirrels, raccoons, waterfowl, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Hiking, fishing, canoeing, plant study.
Habitat: River, sloughs, marsh, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Coulee Experimental Forest-Size: 3,000 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles south of Bangor, parking lot off Hwy. II south of Bangor.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels, turkeys, rabbits.
Other Recreation: Cross country skiing, hiking.
Habitat: Upland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Lafayette County
   
Yellowstone Wildlife Area-Size: 4,047 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 8 miles northwest of Argyle on Hwy. G to Hwy. F, then north 2 miles.
Principal Wildlife: Squirrels, pheasants, deer, rabbits, turkeys, furbearers, ducks, songbirds.
Other Recreation: Hiking, berry picking, mushroom picking, birdwatching, trout fishing.
Habitat: Lake, marsh, woodlands, croplands, grasslands.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Monroe County
   
Sand Creek Fishery Area-Size: 740 acres, (710 owned, 30 acres area fishing only easement).
Location: 3 miles south of Melrose, access off Hwy. 71.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, furbearers, squirrels, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Hiking, berry picking, trout fishing.
Habitat: Stream, upland and lowland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Big Creek Fishery Area-Size: 1,316 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northwest of Cataract; access off Hwy. 27.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, grouse, furbearers, ruffed grouse, turkeys, waterfowl.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Forest, stream, lowland brush.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
La Crosse River Fishery Area-Size: 453 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northeast of Angelo.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, upland game, waterfowl, furbearers, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Stream, forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Ridgeville Wildlife Area-Size: 767 acres, all county-owned.
Location: 2 miles north of Norwalk. Access on Co. Hwy. T and U.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, squirrels, rabbits, deer, ruffed grouse, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Cropland, field, upland forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Rulland's Coulee Fishery Area-Size: 208 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles southwest of Portland on Hwy. P.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels, turkeys, rabbits.
Habitat: Stream, upland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Richland County
 
Willow Creek Fishery Area-Size: 300 acres, state-owned.
Location: Three miles north of Ithaca on Hwy. 58.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, quail.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Lowland brushy marsh.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Pine River Public Hunting Grounds-Size: 2,345 acres (1,041 easement, 1,304 leased).
Location: 1 mile north of Gotham on Hwy. 14.
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, deer, pheasants, quail, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Biking, hiking and snowmobile trail on abandoned railroad right-of-way.
Habitat: Marsh, forest, farmland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Bear Creek Fishery Area-Size: 798 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 8 miles north of Lone Rock on Hwy. 130.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, waterfowl, raptors.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Marsh, farmland.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Knapp Creek Unit- Lower WI - State Riverway-Size: 5,001 acres, (2,998 owned, 2,003 easements).
Location: 5 miles east of Boscobel on Hwy. 60.
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels, turkeys, rabbits, quail.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching, hiking.
Habitat: Creek, brush, forest, prairie, farmland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Lone Rock Unit- Lower WI State Riverway-Size: 960 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile west of Lone Rock on Hwy. 14.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, woodcock, grouse, furbearers, deer.
Other Recreation: Canoeing, fishing. One boat launch.
Habitat: Marsh, floodplain forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Vernon County
   
Coon Creek Fishery Area-Size: 200 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 mile northeast of Coon Valley on Hwy. P.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels, turkeys.
Habitat: Stream, upland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Kickapoo Valley Reserve-Size: 8,500 acres, all owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/ Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Location: 2 miles north of LaFarge.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels, turkeys, quail.
Other Recreation: Mushroom hunting, canoeing, birdwatching, camping.
Habitat: Upland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
   
Tainter Creek Fishery Area-Size: 169 acres, hunting and fishing easement.
Location: 8 miles south of Viroqua.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels, turkeys.
Habitat: Stream, upland forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
     
 

 

 

 

 

Hunting in Wisconsin

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Camping in Wisconsin

Campgrounds in Wisconsin are as varied as the areas around them--there are forests, prairies, lakes, rivers, hills, and valleys. You'll find campgrounds, trails, historic and archaeological sites, places for solitude and places for large group gatherings. There are also Campgrounds in county parks, state parks and national forests.

A typical campsite is in a natural setting with road access, a fire ring, and a picnic table, and can be used by either vehicle or tent campers. But there also are backpack, walk-in, and canoeing -in sites, sites with electrical hookups, and sites designed specifically for either tent or vehicle campers. Some sites are accessible for people with disabilities. Some are for people with horses. Others accommodate large groups of campers

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Wisconsin Outdoor Links

Public Hunting - Maps and location of public hunting land in Wisconsin. Get size, location, what type of habitat and principal wildlife. Also find out other types of recreation land is used for.

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National Forest - The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in Wisconsin's Northwoods, covering over a million and a half acres. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties while the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties.

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