Rusk County’s wilderness areas offer excellent hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey and waterfowl. The ruffed grouse hunting in Rusk County is second to none. Extensive public lands and quality wildlife habitat make Rusk County an ideal hunting destination.

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Some of the finest ruffed grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin can be found in Rusk County. The mix of old and new hardwoods makes for ideal habitat. Hunters come from around the country to hunt grouse in Rusk County’s beautiful forests. Over the past decade, the population of wild turkey in Rusk County has steadily increased. Today, hunters will find outstanding turkey hunting throughout the area.

Some of the most popular public hunting areas in Rusk County include:


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J & B’s Hunt Club

W12058 Hwy. 8

Bruce, WI 54819

Phone: (715) 828-7220 or (715) 415-7242


Pheasant hunts, guides and dogs available. Also offering white-tailed deer hunts.

Joe Flater – Flater’s Resort

N270 County Rd. E.

Holcombe, WI

Phone: (715) 595-4771


“Musky” Joe Flater, Fishing float trips on the Flambeau and Chippewa Rivers. Musky and bass. Also deer and bear hunts.

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