Hunting In Wisconsin


Wisconsin Famous for a population of white-tailed deer and turkey, the majority of Wisconsin seasons are in the fall. In the months leading up to the various Wisconsin seasons, hunters across the state anxiously await their favorite time of year. Time spent honing shooting skills, readying equipment and scouting the land for game are enjoyable pastimes and can pay off when the season opens. Bonds with family and friends strengthen during the hunting seasons as old traditions continue and new ones begin.



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Below are some of the featured public hunting listings in the state of Wisconsin that are available on HLRBO as well as contact information for the Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin should you have any questions about regulations or licensing.



Wisconsin Featured Listings


Pewits Nest State Natural Area
Kessler Rd
Baraboo, WI 53913

Located on an extensive outwash sand terrace along the Wisconsin River, Avoca Prairie and Savanna contains the largest natural tallgrass prairie east of the Mississippi River. Frequent flooding has created braided stream topography characterized by low, sandy ridges interspersed with small linear wetlands giving a local relief of 4 feet. The moist prairie and wetland swales contain more than 200 species of vascular plants including large numbers of rattlesnake master, Michigan lily, prairie blazing-star, and two rare species – tall nut-rush (Scleria triglomerata) and prairie Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum). Big blue-stem, prairie cord grass, Indian grass, and sedges dominate the wet areas while little blue-stem, prairie drop-seed, and June grass are common on the drier ridges. Permanent and ephemeral swales contain aquatic species such as sweet-flag, yellow water buttercup, and common bur-reed. Some of the showy species include sweet grass, white wild indigo, flowering spurge, prairie smoke, bottle gentian, cardinal flower, and swamp candles. Oak openings, with large open-grown black and bur oaks, are an outstanding feature of this natural area looking much as they did during the original land survey of 1833. Even today, from many points on the prairie, the same presettlement character has been preserved, with completely natural vistas still accessible in all directions. Avoca is also home to rare animals including red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), northern harrier (Circus cyaneus), short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), and Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). Avoca Prairie and Savanna is owned by the DNR and was designated a State Natural Area in 1968.
1885 Acres



Arena Pines & Sand Barrens State Natural Area
Helena Rd
Arena, WI 53503

Arena Pines and Sand Barrens features an excellent example of sand barrens vegetated with jack pine, black oak, and river birch. Found along the edge of numerous sand blows scattered throughout the site is the evergreen false heather shrub, which helps stabilize the shifting sands. Also present are a diversity of dry prairie species including little blue-stem, June grass, three-awn grass, flowering spurge, hoary puccoon, venus'-looking-glass, blue toadflax, lyrate rock cress, and prairie coreopsis. The barrens is also home to a population of button-weed (Diodia teres), a species of special concern. Arena Pines and Sand Barrens is owned by the DNR and was designated a State Natural Area in 1991.
80 Acres



Town Line Lake & Woods State Natural Area
Town Line Lake & Woods State Natural Area
255th Ave
New Auburn, WI 54757

Town Line Lake and Woods features a large, second-growth block of medium aged, dry-mesic forest in an area of rough morainal topography dotted with kettle lakes and wetlands. Dominant trees include red oak, white oak, red maple, and big-tooth aspen. The importance of the canopy species varies locally within the block and scattered large individual trees are present. Other trees present include black cherry, paper birch, basswood, white ash, and white and red pines. White ash and red maple are the most common saplings and the tall shrub layer is composed of maple-leaf viburnum, beaked hazelnut, and witch-hazel. Characteristic herbs are big-leaf aster, lady fern, pointed tick-trefoil, naked tick-trefoil, wild geranium, sweet cicely, early meadow-rue, hog peanut, American starflower, and American lopseed. Some areas are comprised of mostly northern plant species such as huckleberry, early low-blueberry, wintergreen, and narrow-leaved cow-wheat. Several small seepage lakes and kettle wetlands are also present including poor fen, tamarack swamp, and emergent marsh. Small, scattered patches of wet-mesic white pine-yellow birch-black spruce forest are found within the area. Town Line Lake is a 48 acre soft-water seepage lake with an intermittent outlet to the O'Neil Creek drainage system. Breeding birds include common loon, red-shouldered hawk, red-headed woodpecker, least flycatcher, winter wren, veery, wood thrush, blue-winged warbler, golden-winged warbler, ovenbird, and cerulean warbler. Fish include northern pike, largemouth bass and slow growing pan fish. Town Line Lake and Woods is owned by the DNR and Chippewa County. It was designated a State Natural Area in 2010.
635 Acres



Wisconsin DNR Information


WI State DNR

Address: 101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI  53707-7921

Phone #: 1-888-936-7463
Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/


Wisconsin Hunter Safety Course


Hunter safety courses are required in most states in order to purchase a hunting license. Follow the link below to take a certified hunter safety course online for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Hunter Safety Course