Call to Action - Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area


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RGS Call To Action

Comment on Master Plan for Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area, WI by January 30, 2015

     Your comments are needed!!  The Master Planning Process for the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area, a 3,000 acre property owned and managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has begun.  This property was former paper company land and purchased by the DNR in 1999.  The Woodboro Wildlife Area is primarily composed of aspen and white birch with areas of red oak, red maple and white pine. An extensive network of hunter walking trails and several lightly developed public access roads run through the property. The property is not currently open to ATVs but there is interest from some local groups to establish a new ATV trail through the property.

The property is heavily used by hunters. Grouse hunting is the number one use with bow and gun deer hunting, bear, turkey, small game and waterfowl hunting also being popular. Other common activities include trapping, paddling, bird watching, berry picking, hiking and snowshoeing, biking, snowmobiling and sightseeing by vehicle.

You are invited to provide your input on the property's future direction and any important issues you think should be addressed in the master plan.  You can submit a comment form online, or direct your questions and comments to the following:

Jeremy Holtz, property manager
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
107 Sutliff Ave
Rhinelander WI 54501

Yoyi Steele, planner
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
P O Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Additional information is available from the DNR at

The comment period is open through Friday, January 30, 2015.

Please review the plan and offer your input.

Thank you for your time and supporting the Ruffed Grouse Society and the American Woodcock Society.

Gary Zimmer, Coordinating Biologist
Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society
PO Box 116
Laona, WI 54541
Phone: 715-674-7505

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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