Hunt Fish Camp Wisconsin
 

 

Wisconsin public hunting land and wildlife areas
 
Public hunting grounds

Eastwaters

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Eastwaters

 
Northern Wisconsin All-Outdoors Atlas & Field Guide
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Brown County

 
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Littletail Unit- Green Bay West Shores - map

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.

 
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Sensiba Unit- Green Bay West Shores- map
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.

 
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Longtail Unit- Green Bay West Shores- map
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.

 
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Peats Lake Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 190 acres, all state-owned. - map
Location: 1 mile North of Green Bay east of Hwy. 41.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: River mouth, willow shrubs.

 
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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.

 
 

Calumet County

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
 

Door County

 
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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.

 
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Gardner Swamp Wildlife Area - map
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.

 
 
 

Fond du Lac County

 
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Kiel Marsh Wildlife Area -map
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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

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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.

 

Green Lake County

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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.

 
 

Kewaunee County

 
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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.

 
 
 

Manitowoc County

 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 

Outagamie County

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

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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.

 
 

Shawano County

 
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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.

 
 

Sheboygan County

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
 
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Adell Wildlife Area
Northern Section Southern Section
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.

 
 

Waupaca County

 
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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.

 
 
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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.

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Waushara County

 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 

Winnebago County

 
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Wolf River Wildlife Area - map
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.

 
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Rat River Wildlife Area -map
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.

 
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Deppe Wildlife Area - map
Size: 200 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 9 miles northwest of Omro.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, songbirds.
Habitat: Brush, marsh.

 
 
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Deppe Wildlife Area--Size: .02 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 1/4 mile Northeast of Oshkosh.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl.
Habitat: Very small island.

 
 
 
 

 

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