Why buy hunting land in NW Wisconsin?

It’s true.  There’s a lot of public land up here in Northwestern Wisconsin.  We have state forests, county forests, and lots of paper company land that’s open to hunting.  But the problem, of course, with hunting on public land is that it’s PUBLIC land.  You could end up having a lot of company out there.

We get inquiries about hunting land all year round.  It seems like a lot of them, however, come during the late summer and early fall.  We then get another wave of calls immediately after deer season.  Typically, they’re from someone who’s had a frustrating experience hunting on public land.  Or, sometimes people already own land as part of a partnership or group arrangement.  For one reason or another, they’ve decided it’s time to move on.

Some hunters might choose to spend their money on guided hunts out west, or somewhere in Canada or Alaska.  They hunt somewhere different every year.  I’ve heard it can be a great experience; if that’s for you, then great.  But when you get back, all that’s left is the experience.

Some people see hunting land as a good long-term investment.  If you do, keep in mind that it’s a long-term investment.

But the best reason of all to own hunting land up north is to enjoy a different kind of experience.  Owning and belonging are part of that—being able to improve the land and do whatever you want with it.  I’ve talked with some hunters who seem to enjoy planting and maintaining their food plots as much as they enjoy the actual hunting.  And if you own enough land, it may improve your odds.  Maybe you’ll see more deer, or larger deer with larger antlers.

Most of all, however, owning your own hunting land is all about having a quiet, undisturbed hunting experience.  It’s guaranteed, and you can count on it.

That sort of experience is, as they say in the Visa ads….  Priceless.

Visit www.JeanHedren.com for hunting land parcels now available in NW Wisconsin.

2014 deer kill totals were the lowest in 30 years – Spooner Advocate: Outdoors

Full story from the Spooner Advocate: 2014 deer kill totals were the lowest in 30 years – Spooner Advocate: Outdoors.

2014 Wisconsin deer season – Map of Wisconsin deer management units

Click this link for a map of 2014 Wisconsin deer management units and more information about the Wisconsin deer hunting season.

WI MU map

Just sold: 80 acres private hunting land – bunk house, trails, stands, creek. Lost Lake Rd, Wascott, WI

Just sold: 80 acres private hunting land – bunk house, trails, stands, creek. Lost Lake Rd, Wascott, WI 

Sold price: $105,000

Outstanding private hunting land with creek, trails, ridgelines, clearings, and deer stands. Several potential building sites with easy access and great views. Includes 3-season bunkhouse wired for generator. Mix of terrain and trees, including white pine, red pine, jack, aspen, oak, and tamarack. Ready to hunt with multiple stands and clearings. A network of driveable trails. Cranberry Creek runs through. A hidden gem with approx 60-65 acres between Lost Lake and Crystal Lake Rd. Must see.

Looking for your own private hunting land? Start your search at www.JeanHedren.com


Small Cabin, Large Deer – 35 acres private hunting land Foxboro WI

Small Cabin, Large Deer

Just listed: 9841 S Hwy 35, Foxboro, WI. $74,900

This cabin sits on 35 acres of prime hunting land in Northwest Wisconsin’s Douglas County.  Trails, ponds, stands, and deer are already here.  While walking the gently rolling trails, we’ve seen several does and plenty of large, splay-footed tracks that definitely did not belong to them.

The no-frills cabin is clean and tidy, with zero-maintenance metal siding and roof.  Instead of working on your cabin, you can work on your trails and food plots.  Appliances and furniture are included, as are two storage sheds.

For quick access, the land is located right on state highway 35, in between Danbury and Superior.  You’ll be about a mile up the road from a small tavern that serves great food.  Other neighbors are few—except for the deer, of course.

Hunters: It’s not too soon to start searching for private hunting land in Wascott, Douglas County WI

Outstanding Value: 80 Acres of Prime Hunting Land Near Wascott, WI


For now, this is some of the best hunting land in Wascott.  For the future, its potential building sites with great views make it a tremendous investment.

80 acres prime hunting land with creek, trails, ridgelines, and several potential building sites that have easy access and tremendous views. Includes basic 3-season bunkhouse wired for use with a generator. Mix of terrain and trees, including white pine.

What makes this property such an exceptional value? It’s great hunting land, with a number of trails, clearings, and permanent stands.  Even though roads run through two corners of this parcel, the creek valley and meandering ridgelines make this property feel much larger than a mere 80 acres.  It’s plenty large enough for hunting with bow or rifle.

Not far from those two roads, you’ll find several potential building sites with great overlooks of the valley below.  For how, however, some of those sites are occupied by elevated deer stands.  They offer a great view, too.

15420 Lost Lake Rd, Wascott, WI. Details visit www.JeanHedren.com.

Why buy a cabin in Northwest Wisconsin?

As with hunting land, buying a cabin up north in Northwest Wisconsin maybe isn’t for everyone.  Some people prefer to stay at a resort.  There’s no hassle, no maintenance, no sweeping up all that sand from the beach, and you can stay at a different resort every year.

Some people, however, stay at the same resort every year.  One of our neighbors owns a resort down the road; he has several families who ask for the same cabin every summer—usually for the same week.  That’s another way of thinking about this whole business.

But if you own a cabin, obviously, it’s YOURS.  You can do what you want with it.  Depending on how close the neighbors are, you may have a quiet, private cabin experience.  Or, if the neighbors are closer, you might have long-term relationships with your “cabin neighbors” who turn into “cabin friends.”  If you’re really lucky, you’ll have both the solitude AND the socializing.

A cabin can be a good long-term investment—but only if you sell it.  Some cabins stay in families for generations.  For those families, the cabin is an investment in shared memories.  But it’s not part of their retirement plans—except maybe in the sense of planning to spend more time there after they’re retired.

There’s also, however, something important about that continuity of place.  It’s a feeling of belonging you just don’t get when you’re renting a cabin from someone else.  Returning to that same special place several times a summer…  It’s different somehow.  It’s a way for couples and families to build memories together.

It’s hard to describe.  But sometimes owning something more tangible can lead to a lot of rewards that are less tangible.  Cabins are like that.

Looking for a cabin in NW Wisconsin. Start your search at www.JeanHedren.com. Or give me a call at 218-590-6634. I’ll be happy to help.