Wisconsin public hunting land and wildlife areas
Public hunting grounds
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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East Waters

Brown County
 
 
Littletail Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 120 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 3 miles north of Suamico.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, common and Forster terns, bald eagles.
Other Recreation: Boating, fishing, canoeing.
Habitat: Marsh, wetlands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Sensiba Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 526 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile east of Suamico, north of the Suamico River.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, common and Forster terns, swans (in spring).
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching, county boat launch.
Habitat: Diked marsh, hardwood swamp, brushy fields.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Longtail Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 212 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile east of Suamico, south of the Suamico River.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, common and Forster terns.
Other Recreation: Boating, jet skiing, beach recreation.
Habitat: Mile-long wooded sand spit with beaches.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Peats Lake Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 190 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile North of Green Bay east of Hwy. 41.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: River mouth, willow shrubs.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Holland Wildlife Area-Size: 1,096 acres, (536 owned, 560 leased).
Location: 9 miles due south of DePere on Hwy. PP.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, pheasants, raccoons.
Habitat: Forest, brush marsh, farmland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Calumet County
 
 
Killsnake Wildlife Area-Size: 5,777 acres, (5,578 owned, 199 leased).
Location: 3 miles northeast of Chilton off Hwy. 151 or Y.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, waterfowl, deer, rabbits, gray partridges.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching and wildflower viewing.
Habitat: Marsh, brush, cedar swamp.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Brillion Wildlife Area-Size: 5,159 acres, (4,802 owned, 357 leased).
Location: 1/2 mile southwest of Brillion.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, pheasants, Hungarian partridge, waterfowl, raccoons, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Site has a School run nature center at the northeast corner of the property.
Habitat: Marsh, forest, brush.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Door County
 
 
Mud Lake Wildlife Area-Size: 1,941 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northeast of Bailey's Harbor.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, ruffed grouse, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, black bears.
Other Recreation: Site has part of a county-run snowmobile trail.
Habitat: Lake, marsh, farmland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Gardner Swamp Wildlife Area-Size: 1,112 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles northeast of Brussels and 10 miles west-southwest of Sturgeon Bay.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, waterfowl, ruffed grouse, rabbits, raccoons.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, canoeing, berry and mushroom picking.
Habitat: Marsh, forested lowland, stream.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Fond du lac County
 
Kiel Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 833 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. 67 north from Elkhart Lake 4 miles and Hwy. 32\57 west to Hwy. 149 into Kiel. Parking\ boat launch from 8th Street in Kiel.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, northern pike, panfish, great blue herons, black terns.
Other Recreation: Canoeing, fishing.
Habitat: Brush, marsh, forest, open water.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Eldorado Wildlife Area-Size: 6,371 acres, all state-owned.
Location: North from Eldorado 2 miles on Hwy. C, then east on Hwy. N 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, deer, herons, terns, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: 40-acre dog training area, snowmobile trail, 2 primitive boat landings.
Habitat: Brush, grass, marsh, woodlands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Mullet Creek Wildlife Area-Size: 2,177 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 12 miles east of Fond du Lac on Hwy. 23 to Hillview Road, then south.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, deer, grouse, pheasants, squirrels, rabbits, woodcocks, turkeys, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, berry picking.
Habitat: Grassland, marsh, woodlands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov

 
 
Brandon Marsh Public Hunting Grounds-Size: 259 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles east of Brandon on Hwy. TC, south side of road.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, deer, rabbits, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: None.
Habitat: Sedge and cattail marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Green Lake County
 
 
Grand River Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 6,913 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 3 miles west of Kingston on Hwy. B.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, turkeys, rabbits, pheasants, squirrels, furbearers, osprey, cormorant, herons, Forster's terns.
Other Recreation: Three boat landings, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing, berry and nut collecting.
Habitat: Marsh, farmland, woodlots, river.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Kewaunee County
 
 
C.D. Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area-Size: 2,276 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile west of Kewaunee, access on Hwys. C, F and A.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, pheasants, ruffed grouse, rabbits.
Habitat: Stream, forest, farmland.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Manitowoc County
 
 
Collins Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 5,434 acres, (4,214 owned, 1,220 leased).
Location: 1 1/2 miles south of Reedsville off Hwy. W.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, pheasants, huns, rabbits, raccoons, deer, sandhill cranes, heron rookery.
Other Recreation: Canoeing and wildlife watching.
Habitat: Marsh, forest, brush.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Kiel Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 833 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. 67 north from Elkhart Lake 4 miles and Hwy. 32\57 west to Hwy. 149 into Kiel. Parking\ boat launch from 8th Street in Kiel.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, northern pike, panfish, great blue herons, black terns.
Other Recreation: Canoeing, fishing.
Habitat: Brush, marsh, forest, open water.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Outagamie County
 
 
Deer Creek Wildlife Area-Size: 1,490 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles west of Leeman off Hwy. F.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, wood tick hotspot.
Habitat: Marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Wolf River Bottoms Wildlife Area-Size: 2,600 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles north of Shiocton on Hwy. M.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Outagamie County Wildlife Area-Size: 996 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles north of Shiocton.
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, rabbits, ruffed grouse, deer, woodcock, osprey, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Hiking along dikes, birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Maine Wildlife Area-Size: 720 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 8 miles northeast of Shiocton.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, ruffed grouse.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Mack Wildlife Area-Size: 1,358 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles east of Shiocton on Hwy. 54.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, ruffed grouse, and woodcock.
Habitat: Forest, wetland, old field.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Shawano County
 
 
Navarino Wildlife Area -Size: 14,581 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 10 miles south of Shawano.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ducks, geese, ruffed grouse, rabbits, woodcock, red-shouldered hawks, wood turtles, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching, berry picking, cross-country skiing.
Habitat: Marsh, forested ridges, river sloughs.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Sheboygan County
 
 
Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area -Size: 8,119 acres, (670 owned, 7,329 county, 120 leased).
Location: Take Hwy. J north from Elkhart Lake to site. Access also on Hwy. C west of Glenbeulah. Refuge closed Sept. 1 - Nov. 15.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, rabbits, ruffed grouse, turkeys, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, turtles and frogs.
Other Recreation: Cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, canoeing, boating, fishing, camping and birdwatching.
Habitat: Lowland brush, lowland coniferous forest, farmland, marsh, open water, grassland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Nichols Creek Public Hunting Grounds-Size: 650 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. NN north from Cascade 1 mile, then Hwy. N west 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, deer, ruffed grouse, turkeys and brown trout.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing, hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Stream marsh, forest, grassland.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Mink Creek Public Hunting Grounds-Size: 1,465 acres, all leased and boundaries change yearly.
Location: Take Hwy. 28 southwest from Cascade to Hwy. F, then west 2 miles.
Principal Wildlife: Rabbits, deer, turkeys, pheasants.
Special Hunting Rules: Leased land boundaries may change annually. Check for updated maps at the Plymouth DNR.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching from road; lands leased for public hunting only.
Habitat: Creek, open fields, forest, lowland brush.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Adell Wildlife Area-Size: 3,263 acres, (138 owned, 3,125 leased). Boundaries change yearly.
Location: Take Hwy. 57 1/2 mile south from Adell.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, deer.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching from roadside; leased land is for public hunting only.
Habitat: Farmland, lowland forest, marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Waupaca County
 
 
Mukwa Wildlife Area-Size: 1,290 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile West of New London on Hwy. X.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, ruffed grouse, rabbits, deer, osprey.
Other Recreation: Fishing, canoeing.
Habitat: Marsh, brush, forested lowland, river.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Radley Creek Fishery Area-Size: 1,281 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 10 miles southwest of Waupaca on Hwy. 22.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing and hunting.
Habitat: Stream, brush, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Waushara County
 
 
Big Roche A Cri Fishery Area-Size: 656 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles northwest of Hancock.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels, woodcock.
Habitat: Stream, brush, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Greenwood Wildlife Area-Size: 1,438 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile southeast of Hancock.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, geese, squirrels, ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail, turkeys.
Other Recreation: Ice-age trail runs through the property.
Habitat: Woodlands, oak savanna, prairie.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
White River Fishery Area-Size: 2,558 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1/2 mile south of Wautoma, access points from Hwys. C, Y and 22.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, songbirds.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching.
Habitat: Stream, forest, clearings.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Willow Creek Fishery Area-Size: 2,076 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northwest of Red Granite. Access from Hwys S, G and WW.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, pheasants, songbirds.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hunting, birdwatching.
Habitat: Stream, brush, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Cedar Springs Fishery Area-Size: 224 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles northeast of Red Granite.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, grouse, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching.
Habitat: Stream, brush, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Poygan Wildlife Area-Size: 3,282 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles southeast of Poy Sippi.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, muskrats, deer, bald eagles, ruffed grouse, woodcock, sandhill cranes, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Hiking, canoeing, trapping, birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, stream.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Mecan River Fishery Area-Size: 5,979 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 3 miles east of Coloma, access from Hwys. GG, JJ and 22.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, squirrels, rabbits.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching.
Habitat: Spring pond, marsh, fields, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Wedde Creek Fishery Area (South Branch)
-Size: 430 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles southwest of Richford.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, squirrels, ruffed grouse, songbirds.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, hunting, fishing.
Habitat: Stream, brush, forest, fields.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
John A. Lawton Fishery Area-Size: 206 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles north of Westfield, east of Hwy. 51/I-39, then west on Hwy. Z 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Squirrels, rabbits, deer, turkeys, grouse.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing, berry picking.
Habitat: Lowland brush, stream.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Mecan River System Fishery Area-Size: 6,007 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 8 miles north of Harrisville on Hwy. B.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, squirrels, ruffed grouse, turkeys, woodcocks, furbearers, rabbits.
Other Recreation: Fishing.
Habitat: Spring pond, marsh, fields, forest.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Winnebago County
 
 
Wolf River Wildlife Area-Size: 1,620 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile southwest of Zittau.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Fishing, birdwatching, canoeing.
Habitat: Marsh, river.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Rat River Wildlife Area-Size: 4,000 acres, all state-owned.
Location: North of Hwy's 150 and 110 between Winchester and Zittau.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, pheasant, woodcock, furbearers, deer and small game, in the heart of an Iowa pheasant release area.
Other Recreation: Bird watching, canoeing.
Habitat: Rivers, marshes, some lowland forest, a few upland fields.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Deppe Wildlife Area-Size: 200 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 9 miles northwest of Omro.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, songbirds.
Habitat: Brush, marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Jaeger's Island Wildlife Area-Size: .02 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 1/4 mile Northeast of Oshkosh.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl.
Habitat: Very small island.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
 
 

 

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