Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful and diverse states for hunting in the United States. Because of its locale, it can provide wonderfully scenic hunts in the summer and arctic hunts in the winter. There truly is no other state that provides the kind of big game hunting year ‘round that Wisconsin does.
But it can be easy to not know which hunting guides are worth the time and money to use because there are so many of them. Picking the wrong service can leave you with a subpar hunting experience and leave you wondering what you could have done differently to enhance the overall experience.
Take the time to read through this list: 10 of the best hunting services in Wisconsin. These guided hunting experiences will leave you coming back to the great state of Wisconsin year ‘round.
Archer’s GOLD is Family-Owned and run. It’s because of this that they are able to keep their prices some of the lowest in the state. And not only are their prices low, the quality of the total hunting experience is high. As owner, and lead guide, Dustin Sievers will see to every aspect of your hunt, and will personally ensure that your needs are met.
They are a high fence ranch and take great care to maintain the health and well-being of their animals and pride themselves on managing hunts in a fair and ethical manner. All hunts take place on their 120-acre ranch in a heavily wooded environment. They maintain fair and ethical hunting practices and expect the same from their hunters.
Archer’s GOLD provides opportunities to harvest whitetail bucks in velvet from the last week of August up to the end of September. If this is the kind of hunt you are looking for, it is encouraged you to book early, as dates are limited.
All hunts booked in the 170″ class and up are provided with complimentary lodging. As long as the log cabin lodge is available for your dates this is where you will stay. If you choose not to book a hunt in the 170″ class you can still rent the lodge at the rate of $300 per night. If you choose not to stay at the lodge, they will still assist you in making arrangements at any local lodging of your choice.
Your hunt is guided, the guide is the owner and passionate whitetail enthusiast. He personally sees to you and your hunting party to ensure the highest quality hunt is achieved. Hunting with him feels more like hunting with a buddy than a guide.
It is recommended that you pack hunting clothes, hunting supplies and your rifle or bow. If it is not possible for you to travel with your rifle, one can be rented for $25 per day from the guide. But let them know at least 3 days in advance of your arrival if you plan to rent.
At Arrow Ridge Ranch, they have the desire to provide hunters with a first-class experience that will leave them with a burning desire to return for years to come. Arrow Ridge Ranch is the result of a team of experienced professionals that have decided to bring everything to the table to create the perfect combination of Trophy hunting, and vacation destination. Simplistic, relaxing, and fun.
Their goal is to share our passion for what we all love to do. Have fun, and hunt. They take care of all the details to ensure a smooth, relaxing vacation, where you take things at your pace, and enjoy the outdoors. From the delicious food and rustic but modern accommodations, to the stories around the campfire, and of course, World Class trophy hunting.
It’s not just about the hunt. During your down time, or when you tag out, they keep you having fun. There’s so much to do that the possibilities are endless. They encourage a family atmosphere, bring the whole family.
Arrow Ridge Ranch continues to be one of the finest guided hunts in all of Wisconsin and will giving you the hunting experience of a lifetime that you will tell all of your friends and family about.
Welcome to the heart of deer country, located in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin, at the northern edge of the Driftless Area. They are a free range, whitetail deer outfitters in the state that tops the record books year after year for trophy whitetails.
At Turtle Creek Outfitters, you’ll find hardwood ridges, tangled creek bottoms, agricultural fields, and trophy bucks. They have reduced our maximum number of hunters to four per year. Their under-harvesting (along with having great neighbors) has helped maintain a steady stream of trophy bucks. The past few years our success rate has been near 100%.
If you aren’t in the mood for hunting just by seeing the beautiful scenery and the huge animals that are available on their terrain, you definitely will when you read through some of the hunting experiences that are posted on their blog. Thrilling stories of the hunt and how each buck was tracked and bagged. That will have you ready to get hunting right away.
Hunt in comfort with our modern, fully enclosed stands for your comfort, safety and scent concealment for gun and archery season. They also use multiple ladder stands, hang on’s and ground blinds at the hunters’ choice. Guided hunts from experienced guides that cater to your type of hunting style and budget. Food plots and baiting in adherence to local hunting regulations. Modern ATV’s to get you to your stand if required.
To keep hunt costs low and provide the hunter more selection, a full menu restaurant is available (Waumandee House is on site) for the evening meal at hunter’s expense. Serving Lunch every day of the week, and Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 8:00am. Prime rib, Alaskan cod, Jumbo shrimp soup and salad bar on Friday nights. Saturday nights serving ribeye steaks, skillets, Jumbo shrimp, soup and salad bar. And don’t forget the home baked bread on Friday and Saturday nights.
Buffalo County Resort located in historic Waumandee, Wisconsin, less than two hours south of Minneapolis, MN. Buffalo County Resort is the perfect destination for travelers, bikers, photographers, hikers, retreats, hunters, anglers, sports teams, business groups, snowmobile/motorcycle groups, retreats, off road enthusiasts or anyone looking for relaxation and comfort or adventure. Whatever you are looking for, Buffalo County Resort is the perfect lodging choice for your visit to Waumandee and the surrounding Buffalo County area.
Buffalo County Resort is just steps away from the historic Waumandee House (bar and restaurant) and Waumandee Country Store which are more than 100 years old. Roast marshmallows around the campfire or try your luck trout fishing on our stocked, on-site trout stream. Or, try your luck at trophy walleye and bass fishing near the scenic dam in Alma, WI. Some of Wisconsin’s and Minnesota’s finest attractions are only a few minutes away. The resort is a short distance to fabulous restaurants, trophy fishing/hunting, off road trails, shopping, museums, the beautiful lake Pepin, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home and many other exciting attractions.
Hideaway Hollow Outfitters, LLC is a mobile hunting and fishing operation that is based in Wisconsin. They travel the state in pursuit of the best hunting and fishing opportunities available. Their outfitting service began with turkey and waterfowl hunting, but then expanded into fishing as pro musky tournament victories and experience accumulated for Capt. Matt Raley.
Hideaway Hollow Outfitters is committed to safety and excellence on all hunting and fishing trips. Capt. Raley comes highly credentialed, as a licensed and insured U.S Coast Guard Captain operating full-time in Northern Wisconsin and on the Mississippi River.
Their extensive outfitter service guides waterfowl trips every fall season on pools 9 and 11 of the Mississippi River, Northern Wisconsin, and Green Bay. In spring, they hunt snow geese in South Dakota, in addition to turkey hunts that take place in zones 1 and 3 around the towns of Stevens Point and Potosi WI. During summer, they fish full-time near home on Northern Wisconsin’s Vilas and Oneida county lakes. Then for winter months, they travel down to South Texas and guide with Castaway Lodge.
Guided turkey hunts take place in zones 1 and 3 in WI (also offer few hunts in zones 2 & 4). In zone three the hunting location is centered around Stevens Point and in zone one around Potosi, WI. The key for the high success rate in turkey hunting is relentless scouting that they do throughout the spring to make sure we are right where the birds want to be each day. Eastern turkeys are one of the toughest sub-species to pursue and commit to calling this is why scouting is so important.
They hunt hundreds of acres of land in each zone so there is no shortage of land or turkeys to hunt. They will have multiple birds located for each hunt. They run a wide variety of turkey decoys and set ups, and can handle any ability level or age. They hunt single or a pair of hunters from the same party for each guide. Multiple qualified guides for larger groups (6-8 hunters) can easily be arranged. All are qualified and geared for bow or gun hunters.
Big Bear Down Guide Service & Lodging | Prentice, WI
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Big Bear Down Guide Service takes pride is providing clients with a quality experience and a personal service. The family owned business began as a private family endeavor and they are still heavily involved around selling Bear Bait & Scents to consumers among other things. With having such wide variety of baits to test in the field, they have perfected what the biggest bear like to come and eat during daylight hunting hours. Their secrets to the dinner bell has proven to give great success at getting big bear for hunters to harvest. Best of all the memories that last a lifetime.
Their lodges are beautiful and built to accommodate 1-4 people. Each lodge comes with the following:
- 2 Bedroom, 1 with Queen bed & 1 with 2 Extra Long Twin beds
- All linens, pillows, & towels
- Kitchen with refrigerator/ freezer, microwave
- Stove, pots, pans, dishes & utensils
- Coffee pot, slow cooker, oven, toaster
- Running hot & cold water
- 1 Bathroom with shower
- Washer/ Dryer
- Central Air Conditioning
- Living Room Area with Big Flat Screen TV -Direct TV – Satellite & DVD Player
- Games- Deck of Cards, Chess
- Archery Target – Target Practice
- Outdoor Gas BBQ Grill
Big Bear Down is the epitome of “family service” and aims to provide tight-knot, close experiences that will provide memories that last a lifetime. There are certainly bigger guide services available but few will be able to match the overall experience that Big Bear Down provides.
One of the key components here at Apple Creek is the guides. These highly skilled individuals will not only put you onto the largest trophy whitetail bucks you may ever encounter but will also give you an experience of which you will reminisce for years to come. They know the importance that a great experience can bring and if you don’t have fun during the trip, it doesn’t matter how many animals that you bag (although it will always matter how many animals you bag).
Apple Creek aims to provide some of the most detailed, knowledgeable and unique hunting experiences in Wisconsin as you hunt primarily for trophy whitetail deer. The whitetail in Wisconsin are among some of the biggest and most beautiful that you will find anywhere.
Just steps away from the main lodge is a 2-story, 2-bedroom, 1-bath luxury cabin that the owner built for his family to get away into the woods. If you want privacy, pine hewn beauty and comfort, a pond-side deck and mini kitchen; this is a little piece of big-frame whitetail heaven. The upper loft bedroom has a gorgeous view of bucks in the woods. Head on over to the main lodge anytime for a hearty meal or a game of pool. The lodging includes:
- Loft Bedroom (Sleeps two)
- 1 Bathroom & Shower
- Dining / Family Room
- Private Deck with fire pit
- Gas Grill
With a family feel and access to some of the finest whitetail deer in the state of Wisconsin, Apple Creek Whitetails has made a name for itself. You will visit again and again, taking away unique and interesting stories each time that you leave. Bring family and friends along to create memories that will last a lifetime.
At North Country outfitters, they offer fully guided Black Bear hunts in the beautiful north-woods of Wisconsin-Wisconsin zones “D” and “A”. All hunts take place on remote private lands- and since they know how long hunters wait for a kill tag, they put in the greatest efforts into providing a safe, enjoyable, and successful hunt.
The wide array of animal hunts that are available throughout Wisconsin are second to none and North Country Outfitters wants to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime hunting experience that you will never forget. With knowledgeable guides that are dedicated to knowing the land top to bottom, you will never have to worry about missing out.
Along with their guided Black Bear Hunts, they also provide Predator Hunt packages. If Coyote or Wolf hunting is your game of choice, reach out to North Country Outfitters with any questions about what they do and what steps you need to take to participate in any of their guided hunts.
The lodging is second to none as well. During your hunt, they offer cost inclusive lodging in their spacious, fully furnished cabins. Being out in the woods and beautiful terrain does not mean that you have to sacrifice the modern amenities. Enjoy the very best accommodations while you rest up after a big day of hunting or just kick back and enjoy a relaxing day away from the rigorous hunting experience by kicking your feel up at the lodge. The spacious and comfortable setting will make the trip worth it.
JW Outfitters is located in central Wisconsin, most of the parcels are in Section 65A, with over 1000 acres of privately-owned Quality Deer Management land. The area is surrounded by lakes, ponds, agricultural land and Christmas tree fields. Our woods consist of mature oaks, Norway pine and white pine.
The land has been in the Wheeler family for over 50 years and has been in deer management for over 20 years. There are more than 20 stands to pick from, depending on the weather. The area is one of the top B&C\P&Y areas in Wisconsin according to the newly updated distribution map. The land has little to no hunting pressure, and they practice an 8 point minimum harvest on bucks (125P&Y).
All deer on the property are 100% wild and free-roaming, and hunting is fair chase. There are two things that can’t be guaranteed: that Mother Nature will cooperate and that you will go home with a trophy buck. However, they can guarantee the monster bucks that you’re looking for are here, and they do my best to make sure you get one and treat you like part of the family.
The 1,300 sq ft. lodging is in the lower half of the Ranch. It comfortably accommodates up to five guests with a private outside exit. There is a Kitchen/Bar that includes a dining area. The living room has a NEW 50in flat screen 1080 smart tv, cable, Wifi, and DVD player with a couch that has a pull out queen sized bed. The Master Bedroom can sleep three with a queen-sized bed and two twins. The Bathroom has a very relaxing Whirlpool tub.
At JW Outfitters, they pride themselves in providing top notch accommodations with all the comforts of home. They want to give you not only some of the best hunting Wisconsin has to offer but also an unforgettable stay.
If that isn’t enough to get you visiting JW Outfitter, then just read through the number of testimonials from satisfied hunters who have visited and gotten the hunting experience of a lifetime.
Offering world class and some of the best Buffalo County whitetail hunts and walleye fishing, Rutting Ridge Outfitters, LLC is located in the heart of Buffalo County, WI, along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. This is not your everyday guide service. These are second and third Generation guides that have honed their skills by spending countless number of hours deer hunting and guiding on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. They are Mississippi River Walleye Guides and Buffalo County whitetail outfitters.
What’s unique about our Buffalo County Whitetail hunting is they take a very low number of hunters a year so that you can have a hunt of a lifetime. Being the heart of one of the best counties in the nation for Pope and Young Boone & Crockett record book entries, they want their guests to have a hunt of a lifetime. They average only 1-2 people for every 100 acres they lease for entire archery year so that the land will not get over pressured, and all those big Buffalo County whitetails will not go nocturnal with no chance of being harvested. They are averaging 95% Kill opportunity on bucks pope and young or better.
Antler restrictions apply on all whitetails; 130″ on 8 pointers, and all other 140″ minimum. Bucks shot under the minimum would be subjected to a $750 penalty. All of the Buffalo County Archery and Rifle Deer Hunts are done under the rules of fair chase, as there are no high fences. Their “All-Inclusive” Whitetail Hunts were created for the sole purpose of providing the hunter with a high-quality hunting experience. All of the Guides are hunters and know the habits and patterns of the deer and know what it takes to get you close enough for that shot of a lifetime.