• 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

Beautiful weather arrived before tax day. This is a great time of year to scout and work on deer stands. I was scouting the creek looking for deer sign when I bumped a goose sitting on this nest. The nest sits on rock that collapsed from the protruding bluff to the left of frame. At the time of the collapse, there was a hunter in a tree 150 yards away.

It had been a very rainy October that year that saturated the ground, weakening the hold on the rock outcrop. The outcrop toppled over along with three or four 10″ diameter trees also tipping into Turtle Creek. The hunter heard the sound and turned in time to see the tress falling over.  He was quite amazed to have witnessed this rare event.

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This is what your trophy buck looks like when he arrives home, or in this case to work. We had a custom built “buck box” made for this UPS trip, then had 750,000? styrofoam peanuts to soften the bumps along the way. This trophy buck arrived in perfect shape, eye lashes, whiskers and all. Thanks to Rodger for supplying these photos.

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It appeared that some bucks lost antlers around Christmas. However, from what we’ve seen lately, many of the bucks still have their antlers. Go figure.

We had a local taxidermist, Scott Stuart, mount this trophy for us. As we discussed the shipping possibilities, neither Scott nor I wanted to be responsible for the packaging of this buck. So I called UPS and asked if they could crate up a mount. No problem……but it took some pondering before UPS decided to build a wooden crate, instead of relying on the usual card board boxes. I just had to hang this trophy up in a couple different places to see how he looked.

Happy Trails Trophy WI Whitetail!

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It took several years of weekend work in the lower level to remodel our Whitetail Game Room. We added a bedroom, a bathroom with a heated tile floor, and a divider wall to separate our working gear from the hunting gear area, and bar area. The reviews have been very positive. The hunters favorite items include the bar with the worm markings (the bar was made with logs from an old deer stand), the heated tile floor in the spacious bathroom, or the woodwork. The woodwork consists of  salvaged 1/2 log siding from our photo studio years ago. The gray redwood behind the bar was salvaged from an out building on the property, and the car siding is new. The antiques have been collected over many years. Thanks to the crew that did all the work!

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