Hunting along the Lower Wisconsin Riverway
The rolling hills of the Driftless Region and floodplain forests of the Wisconsin River provide a plethora of hunting options virtually year round. Turkey hunting kicks off the spring in April, with seasons running through May and then a fall season picking up in September. Bow deer hunting starts in mid-September, followed by the gun season in late November, and muzzleloader hunting into December. Small game hunting, such as the rabbit and squirrel seasons, begins in September and runs through January. Autumn also brings a number of bird seasons such as pheasant, goose, and duck.
With Boscobel’s central location on the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, residents and visitors have access to thousands of acres of public hunting land for these numerous seasons. The Lower Wisconsin Riverway starts at the dam at Prairie Du Sac and runs 92.3 miles unimpeded by any man-made structures to the Mississippi River. On that stretch of the Wisconsin River, there are 44,000 acres of land accessible for hunting, with the stretch from Spring Green to the Mississippi known for its seclusion and good hunting.
Also, the community benefits from the Boscobel Bluffs State Natural Area, also known as the McNamee Bluff, a 389-acre property overlooking Boscobel and the Wisconsin River. Boscobel Bluffs is available for recreational and educational activities such as hiking, birding, nature photography, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting, and trapping for the public.
Few places in the Midwest can rival the Boscobel area for the sheer volume of publicly-accessible land, Driftless Region scenic beauty, and wide range of opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure. For these reasons, our area truly is Wisconsin’s Outdoor Recreation Destination.