The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

Wisconsin and Upper Michigan’s premier hunting preserve!

Call: 715-545-2700
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World-Class Big Game Hunting, Upland Bird Hunting & Bird Dog Training

The Wilderness Reserve, formerly known as the Smoky Lake Reserve, offers world-class big game hunting in a convenient Midwest location. All-inclusive guided hunts for trophy Rocky Mountain Elk and Whitetail Deer are perfect for hunters of any experience level. And with 5,500 acres of hunting grounds, you won’t even realize that you are hunting a preserve! Request a hunting brochure.

In addition to big game hunts, The Wilderness Reserve offers a variety of bird hunting packages. Practice your aim on one of our professionally designed shooting courses, including a skeet range and sporting clay range. Each of these options can be added to a big game hunt or booked separately, and are open to both visitors and local residents. Or take advantage of professional dog training at The Wilderness Reserve. Embrace the traditions of the great outdoors and book your guided big game hunt today!

Challenging Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clays Courses for Visitors & Public!

The Wilderness Reserve is pleased to offer freshly designed sporting clay and skeet shooting ranges by competitive shooter, Matthew Gay. Matthew designed the layout and target sequences to replicate hunting scenarios and assisted with the safety protocols and signage for each course. Each course is set to a moderate skill level to accommodate shooters of varying abilities.

The Wilderness Reserve also provides a trapshooting range.

Simply call 715-545-2700 to reserve the course or visit our website.

A Relaxing Vacation Destination

When you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax in the serenity of nature, The Wilderness Reserve is the ideal destination! Book your stay in one of our secluded Northwoods cabins, each on it’s own private lake and surrounded by 5,500 acres of forests and fields. Each cabin comes equipped with a fishing boat for your lake enjoyment. Spend a quiet summer evening around the campfire, or revel in the warmth of a wood fireplace after a winter adventure.

  • Whitetail Cabin: Sleeps 6-8 people, with a full kitchen and comfortable open living room, two bathrooms, fireplace, and screened-in porch
  • Wolf Cabin: Sleeps 3-4 people, with a full kitchen, fireplace, screened-in porch, and relaxing hammock
  • Bear Cabin: Sleeps 2-3 people, studio log cabin with kitchenette and sitting room, fireplace, and total privacy

For any nature lover, The Wilderness Reserve is the place to embark on the outdoor adventure of your choosing. From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking in the summer, you are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your stay today to get in touch with nature on your next vacation!

“This place is amazing. If you are looking for a nice and quiet getaway out in the middle of nowhere, this is it. The cabin was very clean and had all the amenities we could ever think of. The staff was extremely helpful and easy to work with as well. We snowmobiled while we were there. The trails were about 4.5 miles from the cabin and very easy to get to. We are planning on coming back in 2015!! Thanks!!”
Angie K.
“Wolf cabin was in excellent shape. Firewood was ready to go. Indoor fireplace really beautiful!!! 2 Muskie caught on Wolf in just 45 minutes of fishing. All the amenities were clean and ready to go. Screens kept the mosquitos out of the cabin. Bedding was clean and warm! What a terrific little piece of heaven!!!”
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Membership Level: Silver

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680 Reserve Lane
Phelps, WI 54554 US

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