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Rusk County has expansive public lands open to hunting, 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.

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