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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Northwoods

Florence County
 
 
Pine-Popple Wild Rivers-Size: 5,194 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles north of fence off Hwy. 101.
Principal Wildlife: Grouse, deer, bald eagle, osprey.
Other Recreation: Kayaking and canoeing.
Habitat: Stream, upland forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area-Size: 4,338 acres, all leased.
Location: 8 miles southeast of Florence. Access off Hwy. 2.
Principal Wildlife: Grouse, deer, upland plovers, bald eagles.
Other Recreation: Hiking and snowmobile trails.
Habitat: Rolling forested upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov.
 
 
Forest County
 
 
Forest County-Size: 1,757 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 6 miles northwest of Crandon. Access from Hwys. S and 8.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, deer, loons, bald eagles, osprey.
Other Recreation: Fishing, picnicking, canoeing, wild rice harvesting, birdwatching.
Habitat: Lake, marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Iron County
 
Underwood Wildlife Area-Size: 1,602 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. 51 9 miles north of Mercer to Hwy. G, then 4 miles east to Bass Lake Road, north 3 miles; parking available on roadway.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, woodcock, snowshoe hares, bears, timber wolves.
Other Recreation: Hiking.
Habitat: Forested upland, cedar swamp.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Hay Creek-Hoffman Lake
Size: 13,424 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 8 miles northeast of Park Falls or take Hwy. 182 east to FR153 north; unlimited undeveloped parking.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, woodcock, bears, loons, waterfowl, beavers, otters, fishers, coyotes, bobcat, muskrats, ospreys, eagles, timber wolves.
Other Recreation: Berry picking, hiking, cross-country skiing.
Habitat: Upland forest, conifers, stream, lake, swamp.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov

 
Langlade County
 
 
Ackley Wildlife Area-Size: 1,158 acres, plus 20,000 acres of county lands managed to complement the state ownership.
Location: 11 miles west of Antigo or 14 miles east of Merrill on Hwy. 64.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, waterfowl, sandhill cranes, ducks, geese.
Other Recreation: Hiking, wildlife watching (observation towers and boardwalks at nearby Bitzke Birdwalk), snowmobiling, berry picking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Timber, marsh, grasslands, flowages.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Peters Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 1,681 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 10 miles northeast of Antigo on Hwy. A.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, woodcock.
Other Recreation: Hiking (excellent unmarked trail system).
Habitat: Forest, openings, brushland, ponds.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Lincoln County
 
 
New Wood Wildlife Area-Size: 1,600 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 19 miles northwest of Merrill; take Hwy. E (north of Hwy. 64) 10 miles to Conservation Dr. Conservation Dr. leads to center of property.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, timber wolves.
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Cedar swamp, forested upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov

 
 
Bill Cross Rapids Wildlife Area-Size: 1,485 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles northwest of Merrill. Accesses off Hwy. 107 or Tesch Road.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hare, waterfowl, bald eagles, furbearers.
Other Recreation: Hiking, berry picking, snowmowbiling, fishing.
Habitat: Forested uplands, shrub wetlands, ponds, Wisconsin River shore.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Marinette County
 
 
Dunbar State Natural Area-Size: 1,320 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles west of Dunbar off Hwy. 8.
Principal Wildlife: Grouse, deer, upland plovers.
Other Recreation: Hiking and berry picking.
Habitat: Forest openings.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Miscauno Wildlife Area-Size: 635 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 7 miles southeast of Pembine off Hwy. 2.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse.
Other Recreation: Observing rare plants.
Habitat: Coniferous swamp, forested upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Town Corner Wildlife Area-Size: 904 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 6 miles northwest of Amberg.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, grouse, snowshoe hares.
Other Recreation: Hiking, wildlife observation.
Habitat: Coniferous swamp, forested upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Pike Wild River-Size: 3,646 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1/2 mile southwest and northeast of Amberg.
Principal Wildlife: Grouse, deer.
Other Recreation: Canoeing and kayaking.
Habitat: Northern hardwood upland, forested lowland, trout stream.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Amberg Wildlife Area-Size: 1,150 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 6 miles southwest of Amberg.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hares, forest songbirds.
Other Recreation: Hiking, berry picking.
Habitat: Coniferous swamp, forested upland.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Lake Noquebay Wildlife Area-Size: 1,300 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 13 miles northeast of Crivitz. Access off Hwys. X and W.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, ruffed grouse, deer.
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, forest, uplands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Beaver Creek Fishery Area -Size: 1,080 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northwest of Pound. Access off Hwy. P.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Stream, uplands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Seagull Bar State Natural Area-Size: 90 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile southeast of Marinette.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, shorebirds.
Other Recreation: Walking and birdwatching.
Habitat: Bay shore dunes, marshes.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Peshtigo Harbor Unit- Green Bay West Shores
-Size: 3,660 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 5 miles southeast of Peshtigo.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, ruffed grouse, rabbits, deer, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Hiking, birdwatching, fishing.
Habitat: River, marsh, forested uplands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Oconto County
 
 
Peshtigo Brook Wildlife Area-Size: 2,200 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 10 miles west of Pound, south of Hwy. 64.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels.
Other Recreation: Berry picking, hiking.
Habitat: Lowland swamp, forested ridges.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Oconto River Fishery Area (South-Branch)-Size: 541 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 3 miles northwest of Suring.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, squirrels, forest and wetland songbirds.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hunting, birdwatching.
Habitat: Stream, uplands.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Rush Point Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 104 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 3 miles north of Oconto off Hwy. Y.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, ruffed grouse, rabbits.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Wet cattail-sedge lowland marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Oconto Marsh Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 700 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile northeast of Oconto.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, Forster terns, herons.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, hiking on dike.
Habitat: Wet marsh, diked flowage.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Pecor Point Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 10 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northeast of Pensaukee at the end of Pecor Point Road.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, rabbits.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Sedge marsh.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Pensaukee Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 308 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile south of Pensaukee on Hwy. S.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, rabbits, squirrels, deer.
Other Recreation: Small boat launch for cartop boats or canoes.
Habitat: Marsh, lake.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Charles Pond Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 125 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 9 miles southwest of Pensaukee.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl.
Other Recreation: Charles Pond is a State Natural Area used to monitor long term geological changes.
Habitat: Marsh.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
Tibbett Suamico Unit- Green Bay West Shores-Size: 124 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 1 mile east of Little Suamico.
Principal Wildlife: Deer, waterfowl, ruffed grouse.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh and bottomland hardwood forest.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Oneida County
 
 
Thunder Lake Wildlife Area-Size: 3,000 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 2 miles northwest of Three Lakes; access from Hwy. 45.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, grouse, deer, sandhill cranes, peatland songbirds, bald eagle, osprey.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hiking, blueberry picking, snowmobile trail, birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, lake.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Price County
 
 
Niebauer Springs Fishery Area-Size: 206 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles southwest of Lugerville.
Principal Wildlife: Ruffed grouse, deer, bald eagles.
Other Recreation: Trout fishing.
Habitat: Springs, forested upland.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Spring Creek Wildlife Area-Size: 1,000 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. 8 east to Hwy. 111, north to project access road or Hwy. 13 south to Hwy. 111, west to project access road (8 miles southwest of Phillips).
Principal Wildlife: Ducks, deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hares, bears, northern pike fishery, loons, eagles.
Other Recreation: Berry picking, hiking, some fishing; includes established county snowmobile trail.
Habitat: Marsh, forested upland, coniferous swamp.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Kimberly Clark Wildlife Area-Size: 8,639 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Hwy. W to Price Lakes Road, 16 miles northwest of Phillips; small, unpaved parking sites at 6 walking trail gate sites.
Principal Wildlife: Sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse, deer, woodcock, bears, waterfowl, coyotes, beavers, otters, muskrats, fishers, eagles, osprey, Canada geese.
Other Recreation: Berry picking, biking, hiking, established county snowmobile trail.
Habitat: Forest, marsh, brush, creek.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Taylor County
 
 
Pershing Creek Wildlife Area-Size: 7,686 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 4 miles north of Gilman; 2 units - one north of Hwy. M; one south of M.
Principal Wildlife: Sharp-tailed grouse, ducks, rabbits, deer, woodcock, eagles, osprey, geese, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, photography.
Habitat: Brush, forest, marsh.
Contact:Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
Vilas County
 
 
Powell Marsh Wildlife Area-Size: 4,096 acres, all state-owned.
Location: 10 miles north of Lac du Flambeau or 3 miles south of Manitowish Waters; access from Hwy. 47.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, deer, ruffed grouse, furbearers, raptors, shorebirds.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, hiking.
Habitat: Marsh, flowages, lakes.
Contact: Wildlife.WebMail@Wisconsin.gov
 
 
 
 

 

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