Forest County

Hunting on the County Forest

Forest County


General Guidelines


Forest County welcomes hunters on the County Forest.  We do ask that hunters respect the land and land managers.  Here are some guidelines to remember while hunting on the County Forest:   

· No unauthorized motor vehicle use is allowed on County Forest roads.  This includes but is not limited to automobiles, ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles. All stand, blind and hunting supplies must be carried in. Please read ATV/Snowmobile Ordinance 05-2009.

· Please do not block gates as these are our access points for emergency purposes and daily work.

· Permanent stands and blinds are not allowed on the County Forest. Stands can be placed starting September 1st and can remain in the same location until January 1st. Stands must have name and address visibly attached. Please read Tree Stand Ordinance 01-2012

· Do not use screw in steps, nails, screws or any other material that penetrates the tree to mount a tree stand or ground blind. 

· No cutting of trees for shooting lanes.

· It is your responsibility to know and abide by the law, both state and county.  Ignorance is not acceptable. 

· It is your responsibility to know if you are on County land.


Please know that these are just a few of the things to know about hunting on the County Forest.  If you have questions please contact the Forestry and Parks Department.    


Hunter Walking Trails


Forest County has a woods road network that make for excellent hunting trails.

These trails are secondary logging roads which have been seeded with white clover to provide a food source for various species of wildlife.  There are approximately 40 miles of trails on the county forest.  The trails are mowed once a year by the Forestry Department with financial assistance from the Department of Natural Resources, which makes them excellent trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, and other outdoor activities.  Grouse hunters are the largest user group of these trails and have found plenty of birds.  Please be respectful of the trails and their users.  NO UNAUTHORIZED MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED.