Hunting & Trapping
Northern Wisconsin - Hunting in Every Season!
Hunting and trapping opportunities abound in and around Phelps, Wisconsin, no matter what time of the year! We also have a shooting range, located just North of Phelps on Highway 17, where you can sight your guns and shoot trap, preparing for your hunting experience. To make your trip even more memorable, stay at one of our beautiful area lodges or inns.
There are many different types of animals that can be legally hunted or trapped in Northern Wisconsin. Local hunting seasons include, but are not limited to:
- Whitetail Deer
Northwoods Deer Hunting: A Long-Standing Tradition!
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 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!
Know Before You Go Links & Resources
Local Tip: 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 attracts hunters from all over the country to Phelps. To find a good ruffed grouse location, seek out the densest woody cover available. This is usually the quickest way to locate the prey 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!
We invite you to share your hunting adventures on our Phelps Wisconsin Facebook page.