• Wisconsin Deer Hunting at Turtle Creek

    Welcome to the heart of deer country, located only 90 minutes from the Twin Cities. We're outfitters in western Wisconsin offering free range archery and rifle hunting. Whether you prefer archery or rifle season, we invite you to deer hunt Wisconsin whitetail with us.

    In the hills of western Wisconsin, at the northern edge of the Driftless Area, you'll find the peace and quiet and the trophy bucks of your dreams. Our properties include valleys, rolling hills, open fields and miles of creeks.

    At the minimum you will hunt no less than 60 acres per hunter. Stop by and I'll show you the property, the stands, the creek, and maybe we'll catch a few Brookies while we're at it.

    For more information: email TrophyBucks@me.com or call Don at 612-520-1711

Turtle Creek Outfitters Bucks

The weather is turning colder, crops and the leaves are turning color. We’ve already noticed a line of scrapes, which is early for us here. We don’t usually see the scrape activity until October 1. The bucks have lost their velvet and are starting to mark territory and look for doe. Oh, it’s the very early stages of activity, but the adrenaline is kicking in. Here’s a few bucks from the trail cameras so far. I’ve been busy, so haven’t been able to check cameras in several weeks, with some cameras not being checked in a month. Sometimes not checking is good………if the SD card isn’t filled up, or the batteries don’t go dead, and if the cameras don’t quit working.

WI Trophy Buck

Wisconsin Outfitter Buck

WI Deer Outfitter Buck

WI Outfitter Trophy Buck

WI Trophy Buck

WI Outfitter Buck

Turtle Creek Outfitter Bucks

Buck Bachelor Group

WI Deer Outfitter Buck

WI Outfitter Buck

WI Deer Outfitter Buck

WI Outfitter Buck

WI Outfitters Bachelor Group of Bucks

Bachelor Group of Bucks

Trophy Buck in Velvet

WI Trophy Buck in Velvet

Outfitter Velvet Buck

WI Buck in Velvet

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Bald Eagles Fight Golden Eagle

I was working inside the lodge this summer, with the windows open, when I heard Eagles screeching outside. I looked out to see two Bald Eagles. One Baldy was sitting on a carcass 150 yards away, while the other Baldy was waiting just a few feet away. An hour or so later, I heard the Eagles screeching again. Looking out, I spotted a Golden coming in to kick off the Bald that was sitting on the carcass. The Golden dominated for the next 45 minutes when I heard screeching yet again. This time another Baldy was circling down and I could tell he meant business. This Baldy kicked off the Golden. The photos below show the last Baldy coming in to take over. All in all, this back and forth struggle lasted about 4 hours.

Bald versus Golden Eagle

Golden and Bald Eagles fight over carcass.

Golden and Bald Eagles fight over carcass.

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WI Whitetail Summer Coats

I post these deer photos to show the wonderful summer red coats the deer have. Most of us spend more time outdoors in the autumn when the deer wear their brown winter coats. More than ever, I appreciate these beautiful summer red coats.

For those looking for trophy bucks, check out the deer track on the last photo and imagine the bone on his head. I haven’t set much for trail cameras yet, mostly due to the tiny, sweet eating ants that invade and colonize inside the cameras in June and July. This invasion generally renders the cameras useless.  Hopefully these little camera killers are slowing down now and I’ll get the trail cams up and out the door soon.


WI Whitetail in Summer Coats


WI doe with two fawns. Red summer coats.


Big deer track in western WI

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TC Outfitters Summer Update

It’s July 2nd and this should be a summer update, but it feels like a spring update.  June ended up setting rainfall records, or close to it depending on what areas were discussed by the meteorologists. Our typical June rainfall totals are in the 4″ level.  This June logged in any where from 11 1/2″ to 14″.  Any way you look at it, that’s substantial rainfall.  Some of the crops have been lost to water ponding in the fields, but the rest of the corn seems to be getting along quite well, given the late planting dates.

We’ve been remodeling the walkout, adding a bathroom and bedroom, along with fixing up the main area and bar. The new bathroom will have a heated floor to keep it cozy.

We managed to get out trout fishing again when the water subsided for a short time. Picked up a couple brookies alone the rapidly growing ferns, then it rained another 2″, again.

Shoot Straight!

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