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Rabbit or Squirrel Hunt
15 Acres at Fredrick's Ridge in New Lisbon, WI
Starting Price$150 / Guest
Spring Turkey Hunt
685 Acres at Misty Creek in Independence, WI
Starting Price$300 / Guest
1-Day Bear Hunt
401 Acres at Burke Acres in Trego, WI
Starting Price$250 / Guest
Whitetail Buck Hunt
685 Acres at Misty Creek in Independence, WI
Starting Price$1,800 / Guest
Regular Firearm Whitetail Hunt
60 Acres at S & J Farms North | Cty Rd N in Cochrane, WI
Starting Price$438 / Guest
Whitetail Hunt
15 Acres at Fredrick's Ridge in New Lisbon, WI
Starting Price$250 / Guest
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History of outdoors and exploration in Wisconsin

Outdoor recreation and exploration in Wisconsin have a rich history that dates back centuries. Native American tribes, such as the Menominee, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi, were the original explorers of this diverse landscape, utilizing the state's abundant resources for hunting and fishing. With the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century, Wisconsin's vast wilderness became a hub for fur trading. The 19th century saw a shift towards recreational activities as Wisconsin's natural beauty started attracting tourists from across the country. The establishment of state parks like Devil’s Lake State Park in 1911 and Peninsula State Park in 1909 marked the beginning of organized outdoor recreation in Wisconsin. These parks offered visitors an opportunity to engage in activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. In more recent years, Wisconsin has emerged as a premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts with its 47 state parks, 13 state forests, and over 15,000 lakes. It's renowned for its diverse hunting opportunities with white-tailed deer being a popular game species. Ice fishing is another favorite pastime during the frigid winter months. Wisconsin is a large agricultural state with $12.8B of ag production, and roughly 82.2% of the land privately owned by farmers and ranchers. The major crops are cow/calf production, dairy products, corn and soybeans. When planning hunting trips to Wisconsin on private lands like farms & ranches, it's important to understand some key dates for farmers and ranchers. Ranchers in this region usually do their calving, brandings and vaccinations anywhere from February through June and will ship cattle in late fall. During these times, they are extremely busy and may be harder to communicate with. Farmers in Wisconsin will usually begin planting their crops in May through June and then will harvest their crops in October and November, depending on weather.
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Popular outdoor activities in Wisconsin

The state is a paradise for anglers, boasting over 15,000 lakes teeming with bass, walleye, and the ever-popular musky. Ice fishing is also a major draw during the winter months. For those who prefer hunting, Wisconsin's vast forests are home to white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and various small game species. Wisconsin's extensive trail system is another highlight for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers can explore the Ice Age Trail, which offers stunning glacial landscapes over its 1,200-mile length. Cyclists will find an array of scenic routes such as the Elroy-Sparta State Trail with its unique railroad tunnels. Water sports enthusiasts aren't left out either. Wisconsin's rivers and lakes provide excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whitewater rafting on the Peshtigo River provides an adrenaline rush for thrill-seekers. Winter in Wisconsin transforms the landscape into a playground for snow-based activities. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular pastimes here with numerous trails available across the state.
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Popular counties for outdoor activities in Wisconsin

Door County, often referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," is a paradise for anglers with its 300 miles of shoreline providing ample fishing opportunities. From smallmouth bass in the summer to ice fishing in winter, this county offers year-round fishing experiences. Bayfield County is another gem, featuring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and over 500 miles of snowmobile trails, making it a winter sports enthusiast's dream come true. For hunters, Buffalo County is a top destination known for its trophy whitetail deer hunting. The county's diverse terrain creates an ideal habitat for these majestic creatures and has earned it recognition as one of the best places in North America for hunting big bucks. Marathon County offers more than just great cheese; it's also home to Rib Mountain State Park and numerous cross-country ski trails that cater to both beginners and experienced skiers alike. Vilas County is an adventurer's playground with over 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams perfect for canoeing, kayaking or simply soaking up nature’s beauty. Each of these counties provides unique opportunities for outdoor recreation that can cater to any adventurer's preference or skill level.
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