North Woods Hunting and Trapping

Phelps in Northern Wisconsin: Hunting in Every Season

North Woods hunting and trapping abounds in and around Phelps, Wisconsin, no matter what time of the year! We also have a shooting range, located North of Phelps on Highway 17, where you can sight your guns and shoot trap, preparing for your hunting experience. To make your hunting experience even more memorable, stay at one of our beautiful Northwoods lodges or inns.

Hunting in the North Woods

There are many different types of animals that can be legally hunted or trapped in Northern Wisconsin. Wisconsin hunting seasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Bear
  • Coyote
  • Duck
  • Fox
  • Goose
  • Goose
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey
  • Whitetail Deer

Learn more about hunting seasons in Northern Wisconsin.

Northwoods Deer Hunting: A Long-Standing Tradition in Phelps!

Northwoods Deer HuntingNorthwoods deer hunting is especially popular in the fall. Families have been coming to their Phelps area hunting camps and vacation homes for generations. Vilas County, where Phelps is located, has even produced a number of record-breaking Whitetail bucks!

And did you know that Phelps, Wisconsin, produced one of two of the largest bears on the North American Record books? Check out the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club website to see the records for deer and bear hunting, and more!

Northwoods Grouse Hunting in Cheauamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Northern Wisconsin has one of the largest ruffed grouse populations in the U.S.; It’s no wonder that grouse hunting in the Phelps area attracts hunters from all over the country. To find a good ruffed grouse hunting location, seek out the densest woody cover available. This is usually the quickest way to locate the grouse in a new hunting area.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest borders Phelps, along with state and county land. There are large tracks of public land for non-residents and residents alike to hunt on if you don’t have access to private land.

Share Your Northwoods Hunting Adventures with Us!

Northwoods Hunting in WisconsinWe invite you to share your Northwoods hunting adventures on our Phelps Wisconsin Facebook page.

Northwoods Hunting in Wisconsin: More Links and Information

Find out more about Wisconsin hunting and trapping:

Wisconsin Public Lands for Hunting

Wisconsin Trapper Education and Course Information

Bear Baiting and Feeding Regulations in Northern Wisconsin

Wisconsin Deer Baiting and Wildlife Feeding Regulations

Contact the Phelps Chamber To Learn More About Hunting & Trapping in Phelps!