Hunting with Wild Rivers Whitetails in Northeastern Wisconsin

The Nelson family has spent a lifetime preparing for your hunt. Prior to starting Wild Rivers, we were whitetail hunting enthusiasts with a passion for all things whitetail. We have been in business for nearly 20 years and spent all of that time perfecting our skills. You can rest assured your hunt will be the best experience possible!!

Hunts are conducted on two ranches, one is 250 acres and the other is 400 acres. Both are partly upland hardwood, open food plots, and swampy areas. We have raised box stands and ground blinds, along with ladder stands for bow hunters. All hunts are guided. The guide will let you know the price and size range of any deer you are interested in. We can accommodate hunters with limited mobility. No permits or licenses are required.


  • All hunts are subject to 5.5% sales tax.
  • We have a wide selection of deer all the way up to 400+”.
  • The larger deer are individually priced.
  • White bucks are an extra $2500 and the piebald bucks are individually priced based on color.
  • You can see some examples of these deer in Our Gallery.

 Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to hunt?

This is a question we are often asked. It depends on the type of weather conditions you prefer, and what works for your schedule. We start hunting right after Labor Day in September and go until the middle of January.  September weather will be the warmest, with highs often around 70 degrees.  The last week in September and the first week or so of October are the peak of the fall colors. Cool temps and great scenery!!  October is generally a little cooler with highs in the 50’s – 60’s. By the end of October the rut is beginning and will go into the first few weeks of Nov. That is always a fun time to be in the woods since the deer are just nuts! Very entertaining! It is an opportunity to see behavior you only read about.

Usually by Thanksgiving we have our first snow that will stay. December and January are the times to come if you are interested in a snow hunt. Everything changes once the rut is over and there is snow on the ground. Deer movements change and the woods is very quiet with the snow and absence of leaves.

So the bottom line is, the best time is whatever is best for you!!!

How long is the hunt and what is included?

Our hunts are 3 day/3 night hunts.  Usually folks will arrive in time to hunt the afternoon of the first day, and leave time the morning of the day of departure to hunt as well if needed.  For example if you arrive by noon or 1 PM on Monday, you would hunt that evening, all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and leave mid-day on Thursday.

Everything is included in the price of your hunt – your lodging, meals, guide, caping out the deer so it is taxidermy ready and processing the meat. We will pick you up at the airport as well at no charge. If you prefer to travel without a gun, we have ranch rifles you can use at no charge. We also have a rifle range where you can sight in your gun.

How do I get there?

We are located in northeastern Wisconsin, about 95 miles north of Green Bay. If you are flying, you can fly into Green Bay and we will pick you up. Another option is Iron Mountain, MI which is about 20 miles from here. That airport is smaller with fewer flight options, but we will pick you up there as well.

Wild Rivers Whitetails Lodge
615 Forest Lake Dr.
Armstrong Creek, WI 54103

How do I book my hunt?

To reserve your dates we ask for a deposit of $1000 per hunter. You don’t pay anything else until you have taken your deer. We can accept credit cards and do charge an additional 3%.  Otherwise we can accept checks, cash or money orders.

Just call us at 715-336-2949, fill out our online form, or email us at to book your hunt. We suggest the earlier the better if you are looking for a specific time frame.

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