This application provides an interactive mapping tool that allows hunters to locate and view suitable locations for ruffed grouse and woodcock, managed dove fields and properties stocked with pheasants.
Many of Wisconsin’s County Forests have established cooperative ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat management areas with the support of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS). Twelve of these Grouse Management Areas (GMA), covering over 44,000 acres ...
Wildlife reports are divided into surveys addressing five species groups: small game, big game, waterfowl, furbearers and nongame. Interpretations to data in these reports are subject to change as a result of data verification and more extensive ...
Welcome to the Ruffed Grouse Society's National American Woodcock Migration Mapping System. RGS started providing real-time tracking of the annual fall and spring American woodcock migrations in 2006 -- for the first time in history. ...
Still, if grouse were few and far between in Wisconsin last season, it was no reflection of either the quality or the quantity of the cover. And much of this cover, including the spot just mentioned, is under county ownership. There’s an astonishing 2.4 million acres of county-owned public forest in Wisconsin—almost all of it in the western, central and northern parts of the state. Which is to say: the heart of Wisconsin’s grouse and woodcock range.Read More
With the drop in birds killed, and flushed, in many states last fall, Szabo suspects the main culprit in poor hunting is West Nile Virus. Some states have confirmed Szabo’s presumption with virus testing.Read More
Surveys and sampling ruffed grouse in Michigan and anecdotal information from Minnesota and Wisconsin this fall have prompted Wisconsin gamebird biologists to discuss whether West Nile virus may have been at least a partial cause of significant swings in hunter successes this past fall.Read More
Bird hunters will have another option to beat cabin fever in December when the Department of Natural Resources releases nearly 1,500 additional pheasants on five public properties before the holiday season.Read More
If most of the 2017 crop of leaves weren’t down by Oct. 29, they should be down by now, considering the winds that rattled the trees across much of the state on Monday, Oct. 30. ...Read More
But I truly believe that grouse hunting Wisconsin is one of best areas to do it. Like any state there are certainly areas where you aren’t going to have much luck, but in northern Wisconsin the state does an excellent job of managing public lands to make sure there is plenty of habitat for the grouse.Read More
Good news Wisconsin pheasant hunters! The 2017 Wisconsin pheasant stocking report is out and it’s looking like somewhere in the neighborhood of 76,000 pheasants will be stocked on WI hunting land this year. Pheasant production on state game farms was good last spring and summer and funding continues to be strong.Read More
After one month of the 2017 season, hunters have been flushing fewer ruffed grouse in the bird's Upper Midwest strongholds of Wisconsin and Minnesota. ...Read more
Hunting ruffed grouse in Wisconsin with the Ruffed Grouse Society.
During the ruffed grouse hunting season we take time to focus on the American Woodcock. This year we found some hot spots that held birds in good densities. Most of the areas we found woodcock in was young aspen growths. I would say the 5-8 year old stands held a good number of birds. Most of the good hunting was found on public land with some on private land spots, all in northern Wisconsin, USA.
Pheasant hunting public land in southern Wisconsin. While it's no where near some states with wild bird populations, there is enough to give the upland hunter some sport. You have to work for them a bit harder in late season but you can have some luck. The Wisconsin DNR releases cock pheasants to give opportunity in our area. Get some good boots and get out in the field.
On this episode of Wisconsin Foodie, we venture into nature and hunt down some pheasants. Keith Warnke takes us out hunting and shows us what it means to be a hunter. After a successful hunt, we head back to the club house to get some tips from Chef Jason Zellner on how to prepare these beautiful birds.