Hunting In the Lake Holcombe Area
The area is known for its great White Tail hunting, quite a few Pope and young class deer are harvested in the Lake Holcombe area each year. More information about deer hunting, the hunting dates, and obtaining a permit can be found at the DNR website, HERE.
Waterfowl hunting in the Lake Holcombe area offers some great early season hunting in the farm fields that abound the area. Most farmers are willing to let people hunt, but please ask permission. A hand shake goes a long ways to getting yourself some great waterfowl hunting. The late season hunting on the Flambeau and Chippewa rivers is fabulous. The water stays open almost year round and the surrounding farm fields provide food sources. Late season can be great in the local rivers. More information about goose hunting, hunting dates, and obtaining a permit can be found at the DNR website, HERE.
Rusk county has the highest concentration of bear in the state of WI. You can bait for yourself on public land or hire a fully guided trip. Make your dream come true. If time is an issue, there are many great guides in the area. One bear taken by a hunter with a local guide in 2007 dressed at 564lbs. You don’t have to travel to Canada for a great black bear hunt. More information about bear hunting, hunting seasons, and obtaining a permit can be found at the DNR website, HERE.
Wild turkey is one of Rusk County's newest hunting opportunities. Over the past decade, the population of wild turkey has steadily increased. Today, hunters will find outstanding turkey hunting in Rusk County. More information about turkey hunting, seasons, and dates/times, they can be found at the DNR website, HERE.
The county forests are the biggest attraction to the Grouse hunter. If you want to hunt a 40 acre clear cut, tag alder swamp, or walk an old logging road, the Holcombe area’s county and state forests can satisfy your desires. More information about grouse hunting and obtaining a permit can be found at the DNR website, HERE.