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Rusk County public lands

Rusk County has expansive public hunting lands, including four state wildlife areas. There are nearly 90,000 acres open to hunting on Rusk County forest lands, and Rusk County is the gateway to more than 90,000 acres open to hunting in the Flambeau River State Forest. Hunters will find opportunities for white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey and waterfowl.

Some of the finest ruffed grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin can be found in Rusk County. The mix of old and new hardwoods makes for ideal habitat. Hunters come from around the country to hunt grouse in Rusk County's beautiful forests. Over the past decade, the population of wild turkey in Rusk County has steadily increased, and hunters can find outstanding turkey hunting throughout the area.

Rusk County Public Lands Map

Rusk County Hunting Regulation and Hours (DNR) 

Rusk County Wildlife Restoration Association

County Deer Population Estimates

Public Shooting Range - Josie Creek County Park



Hunting Options

Services & Clubs