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 site your guns and shoot trap, preparing for your hunting experience. To make your north woods hunting experience even more memorable, stay at one of our beautiful north woods 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. Hunting Wisconsin Seasons include hunting for, but 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 Tradition in Northern Wisconsin

Northwoods Deer HuntingNorthwoods deer hunting is especially popular in the fall. Families have been coming to their North woods hunting camps and vacation homes for generations. Vilas County, where Phelps is located, has 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 northwoods 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 US. It’s no wonder then that northwoods grouse hunting in the Phelps area attracts grouse hunters from all over. Ruffed grouse use a variety of habitat types. To find a good ruffed grouse hunting location, seek out the densest woody cover available. This is usually the quickest way to locate ruffed 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 can’t find private land or don’t have land of your own.

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 north woods hunting and trapping:

Hunting in Wisconsin

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