WI Deer Camp Means Memorable Traditions and Changes

Every fall, women get together in packs and joke about being a widow for the weekend …you know they are from Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a large deer population, in fact it is in the top 10 for North America for deer hunting. There is also bear, turkey, pheasant, grouse, quail, and waterfowl to hunt! Some things to know before you go:

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A new crossbow law is being tested. Previously, hunters that were above the age of 65 and/or had physical disabilities were able to crossbow hunt. This new law lets hunters opt for the crossbow — the law will be tested for three years to see what will come of it. Some say that the crossbow is too efficient and will lead to an overkill of the deer population and will shorten the length of deer season. Only time will tell to see if this will be a permanent law. In the meantime, we can expect more deer hunters to join in on the experience of DEER CAMP, and we know just the places to set up camp.

One of the highest deer population rates is in Shawano County. The county has reported a deer population of 52,700. Shawano is a small city of about 9,000 people and offers a lot in recreation and quality deer hunting. The forests, farmland and marshes make this area great for sizable whitetail deer. It is against the law to feed deer in this county but with the population the way it is, you should have no problem bagging one. Ten miles away sits public land over 14,500 acres called the Navarino Wildlife Area. This area is one of the most densely populated areas in the state. When thinking about staying here, check out Adventure’s Cabins. These cabins sit on Lulu Lake, which makes it perfect for fall fishing as well. After your full day of outdoor activities, your group can sit in front of the wood burning fire stove and ‘make a plan for tomorrow’. There’s even a washer and a dryer. This property comes with a fire pit, private dock, canoe and rowboat.


Next we head straight over to the other side of the state along the Mississippi river in Buffalo County where many areas are heavy with deer, turkey, waterfowl and pheasant populations. Buffalo County is home to roughly 32000 whitetail deer becoming the forefront of the nation in deer size, recording 309 “wall-hangers” in just 10 years! It’s safe to say that after the hunting season, you won’t be disappointed. On that note, we have cabins in Buffalo County that will fit your needs.

Fountain City, a small town right on the river and claims to be the “River Bluff Capital of the World”. There you will find HNL Farms: Heritage House. This home is a nice, peaceful and relaxing homestead where you can cook on the grill, or head to town for a good bite to eat. Use the fire pit at night and tip back a couple — it OK to dream about which wall you’re putting your next trophy buck on. If you have some young hunters; there’s even a clubhouse and game room not too far off!


There is also Cross Ridge Retreat in Fountain as well. This retreat boasts vista like panoramic views of wildlife and the Upper Mississippi River valley all seen by the three season porch. Relax and enjoy the heated clubhouse with a bar and game room. If there is an early snowfall, this retreat is right on the Buffalo County Snowmobile trail.

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If we head back to a more central location, Tomah, you will get a chance to see some of the state’s best deer hunting. This area has predicted 28,600 deer for this upcoming year. It’s absolutely beautiful and is a great low stress environment with plenty of marshy grounds. These Tomah cabins put you in Deer and Bear country.

If both deer and bear sound good, stay a few days in the Tomah area. The Bald Eagle Lodge in Warrens, WI can sleep over 20 people so bring the family and friends along! This is absolutely perfect! There are two kitchens, two private decks and a patio. This rental is perfect for a family get together where the fun can be shared AND separate at the same time. While the men hunt in the nearby Black River State Forest, the rest of the family can enjoy the Lodge amenities, head to town, or even do some horseback riding.

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Hunters enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer because it is truly paradise. To learn and get engaged with more Wisconsin  hunting or even to see what Wisconsin Outdoor Fun is all about, head over to WisconsinOutdoorFun.com! Grab your friends or family and make your hunting trip memorable. Stay at a great Wisconsin Vacation Rental! See our entire selection at RentWisconsinCabins.com – you’ll love the Narrow Your Search tool and the interactive Google Map. The best part is — you always connect, plan and book directly with rental owners or managers to get the best rate.

Did you hear? We recently launched 3 other state-specific vacation rental websites for Minnesota cabins, Michigan vacation rentals, and even New York cottages! Check them out.

Enjoying a Fall Vacation in Wisconsin – “Colorama”

If we ask vacationers to tell us their favorite vacation memory, we typically don’t expect to hear about their road trip. Bustled with excitement, the road trip always seems to take longer than anticipated. Traveling with kids? We’re sure you’re used to the classic, “ARE WE THERE YET?!” We don’t even think we’re crazy to suggest that some adults may have slipped this phrase now and then. And finally, as the vacation comes to a close and you’re all packed up you’ll think, “Do we really have to go now?” That’s the drive home that no one is ready for.

It’s time to enjoy the road trip too.

We get it. When compared to the vacation itself, it’s hard to compete. But as fall begins in Wisconsin, we want to change this mentality. Sure, biking the scenic trails of Wisconsin, visiting an apple orchard, enjoying autumn inspired events and other fun activities may trump the “drive time.” Yet, we can say that this colorful drive will be something to enjoy.

Don’t dread the travel time! It’s time to enjoy the colorful drive to your next vacation destination. It’s not too late to book your perfect Wisconsin vacation property. And where can you turn to find that? We’ve got you covered. Search over 700 Wisconsin vacation rentals & book directly with the property owners to save.

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For those of you looking for a Wisconsin color report, we recommend using the Department of Tourism’s Fall Color Report tool – it’s pretty neat. 

Fall Fairs and Festivals – Ending October the Fun Way

For the past month, trees in Wisconsin have been golden and red. People have been enjoying the great colors through hiking, biking, and the occasional bonfire. Here’s the best news – fall is not over. The end of October is full of events all through Wisconsin. Enjoy Halloween family fairs, art shows, and more!

  • From the Land – Folk Art Show | October 27-28, 2012
    Enjoy this art show in Green Lake, WI. There will be informative speakers from 11am-1pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Also enjoy an antique tractor show. Admission is free.
    Places to stay – Green Lake, WI vacation rental
  • Famous Dave’s Annual October Blues Fest | October 27, 2012
    Enjoy live Blues music and BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI.
    Places to stay- Hayward, WI rental properties
  • Jack O’Lantern Days | October 26-28, 2012
    Head over to Fish Creek, WI for this Halloween inspired weekend festival. On Friday and Saturday there is the Jack O’ Lantern Blaze event sponsored by the Hands on Art Studio. On Saturday at 5:30 pm there will be a lighting ceremony of all of the carved pumpkins. Another activates include the Door County Trolley Ghost Tours, a Halloween parade, and a Dog Pal Costume Party. Travel to Fish Creek and enjoy decorations throughout the town and coupons for many area stores.
    Places to stay – Fish Creek, WI cottages
  • Oktobearfest | October 27, 2012
    This event in St. Germain, WI has a different spin on Oktoberfest. Enjoy German theme food and beverages, polka music, pumpkin painting, and hay rides. This event benefits the Vilas County Historical Museum.
    Places to stay – St. Germain Vacation properties


Lost in the Corn Fields – Corn Mazes in Wisconsin

When is walking around aimlessly ever fun? At a corn maze! Farmers all throughout Wisconsin are creating mazes that are fun for all ages. Here are a few corn mazes throughout Wisconsin:

Treineen Farm 

  • Lodi, Wisconsin
  •  Activities: Corn mazes, horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin slingshot, a pumpkin patch, and private bonfire areas.
  • October 27, 2012: Head out to the farm for zompocalypse, the maze will be haunted by zombies for this special Halloween event

Skelly’s farm market

  • Janesville, WI
  • activities: Shelly’s offers two different corn mazes, one traditional and one impossible maze! Also enjoy a pumpkin slingshot, a playground, and wagon rides which are pulled by a tractor.


  • Wausau, Wisconsin
  • activities: Corn Maze, children’s corn maze, hay rides, and petting zoo.

Mommsen’s Farm Market

  • Rice Lake, WI
  • additives: Choose between two corn mazes – Amaizing Maize (2 acres) or Megan Maze (10 acres), a petting farm, weekend hayrides, and autumn treats.

Enjoy autumn in Wisconsin! ~RentWisconsinCabins.com

Fall in Wisconsin

Comfortable weather. Evening temperatures in the 50’s is ideal for a gathering around an outdoor fire-pit. Daytime  temperatures in the 60’s – perfect for golfing, biking, hiking, canoeing & kayaking.

Even though many people take their vacations during the summer months, travelers will find that Wisconsin offers various attractions during all the four seasons. Those who vacation in Wisconsin during September and October will enjoy (‘colorama‘) incredible fall colors. All throughout Wisconsin, vacationers can find a variety of family fun activities: corn mazes, apple-picking, fun festivals, and more. There’s no better way to enjoy fall than in a vacation cabin, cottage, lodge, or home!

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Traveling to See the Beautiful Colors in Wisconsin

Autumn in Wisconsin is full of excitement, festivals, and of course color. Vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red can be viewed all throughout WI in September and October. Whether you enjoy fall from a bike trail, on a porch overlooking one of WI lakes or rivers, from the window, or on a hike – the colors of the season are sure to impress. One of our favorite tools for the fall is the Fall Color Report by Travel Wisconsin. The color on each county correlates to the color of the trees. Stop trying to predict when your favorite location will reach its peak coloring, use the tool.

Plan your fall getaway around the colors of Wisconsin. Use our simple MAP search which allows you to view properties by location. From here you can view photo galleries, descriptions, a map, amenities, and if the property is own water, there is a lake/river map available.

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Photo taken in Wisconsin Dells

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