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The lodge is fully furnished including bedding and towels. Pack your own toiletries. Laundry soap/detergent is provided. The kitchen is supplied with pots and pans, dishes, glassware, and silverware, as well as coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and pizza oven. You provide your own meals, so bring pantry items and ingredients for meals you wish to cook. On your patio is a full-size gas grill as well as a gas fryer. Pets are not allowed.
The lodge is available for rentals from February 1 – Labor Day of each year.
We are located in northwestern Wisconsin, 15 miles northeast of Rice Lake.
N308 Dalen Road
Birchwood, WI 54817
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The largest major airport is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), and is 117 miles away. Included offer in our all-inclusive hunting packages is free pickup from Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI (70 miles away).
Northwoods Antler Lodge’s property features about 175 acres of high fenced deer hunting with the added seclusion of being surrounded by many more acres of privately owned forested land. The ranch is set back on a dead-end road, and provides a secluded getaway in the great North Woods of Wisconsin.
We feature beautiful enclosed (and heated!) hunting blinds or free standing ladder stands. We also offer ground-level hunting blinds that are wheelchair accessible.
Yes! The lodge’s main level is completely wheelchair accessible, and includes a full kitchen, living room, rec room, dining room, a full bathroom with zero-entry shower, and a large bedroom with a king size bed. The main floor patio and attached double garage and entryway are also fully accessible.
If requested we also offer ground-level hunting blinds that are wheelchair accessible.
Lodge check-In is 12:00 PM on the first day of your hunt, and Check-Out is 11:00 AM. Hunting is available before/after check-in times as arranged with your hunting guide. The all-inclusive hunting packages are for 4 days / 3 night stay. Usually our guests arrive in time to hunt the afternoon of their first day, and allow time to hunt the morning of their departure as well, if needed.
No. If you prefer to travel without a gun, we provide use of a rifle at no charge.
The cost depends of the size of the deer. Discounts are available — please contact us for details.
No. While hunting on our private hunting ranch a traditional hunting license is not required.
Hunts are available from August’s early season velvet hunts through January.
All of our hunting packages include 1-one-1 hunting guide service at no additional cost.
Use the weapon of your choice, including crossbow, compound bow, rifle, black powder, and pistol hunts. If you prefer to travel without a gun, we provide use of a rifle at no charge.
No, there are no firearm restrictions.
Gratuity for your hunting guide and the chef.
Hunting is allowed from dawn until dusk.
Hunters younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
We have both.
Yes, talk to your hunting guide and they will be assist you with this. The guides are very knowledgeable as to what size category a respective deer fits in.
Bring your normal hunting clothes, appropriate for the weather, and your favorite hunting supplies such as grunt tubes, scents or rattling horns. The lodge is fully furnished with bedding and towels, but you’ll need your own toiletries.
This depends both on the type of weather conditions you prefer as well as your schedule. Early velvet hunts start mid-August, and hunting continues through January. September weather is generally the warmest, with highs often around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The last week in September and the first week in October boast peak fall colors, offering cooler temps and great scenery! October is generally a little cooler with highs in the 50’s – 60’s.
The deer rut begins by the end of October continues through the first few weeks of November. This is some hunter’s favorite time to be in the woods. The deer put on quite the show!
We typically see our first snow in the North Woods by Thanksgiving. If you want a snowy hunt, pick a time in December or January. Things get very quiet in the woods after the leaves have dropped and the ground is blanketed in snow. Our enclosed and heated hunting blinds will keep you comfortable!
Our hunting packages (except management deer up to 144”) are all inclusive. Your package price covers your hunt with 1-on-1 guide service, meals, lodging, and field dressing and caping your trophy deer so it is taxidermy ready. We offer free airport transportation from the Chippewa Valley Airport in Eau Claire. If you prefer to travel without a gun, we also have ranch rifles you can use for no additional fee (you pay for ammunition only). We also have a rifle range where you can sight in your gun.
To reserve your hunting dates we require a deposit per hunter (see Price Sheet for the deposit amount). Deposits are non-refundable. You don’t owe anything more until you have taken your deer. For payment we accept all major credit cards, as well as cash, check, or money orders.
If you are looking for a specific time frame we suggest booking as early as possible.