What is FreeHuntingLand.com?
FreeHuntingLand.com is the ONLY place you will find Google Earth/Maps compatible digital map files of almost ALL of Wisconsin's public and private land open for hunting in one place. Map files to 99% of the land that you can legally hunt are just a few clicks away.
We started FreeHuntingLand.com in 2007 because we were frustrated with the lack of maps available online. We were able to find the WDNR Public Hunting Grounds online but the user interface was hard to use. The National Forest maps at the forest service site are low resolution, and only some counties had maps of their forests online, but the user interface was also hard to use. Worst of all, maps to over 1.3 million acres of private lands in the Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law programs weren't available online. We decided to make our map files compatible with the free Google Earth software, because the user interface was so much nicer and you can create and store your own placemarks (treestand location, deer trails, etc). Read more about why FreeHuntingLand.com is so unique.
Here are the types of lands and acreage you'll get digital maps of:
- Forest Crop Law Land - 195,162 Acres
- Managed Forest Law Land - 1.13 Million Acres
- County Forests - 2.36 Million Acres
- National Forests - 1.5 Million Acres
- DNR Managed Lands - 1.2 Million Acres
- Federal Waterfowl Production Areas - 21,266 Acres
- BCPL School Trust Lands (Coming soon!) - 80,000 Acres
- Stewardship Land Acquisitions (Caution - some restrict hunting)
Color coded hunting land overlayed on satellite imagery with instant GPS Coordinates... You can only find it all here! For less than the cost of gas for one scouting trip, you can take advantage of the countless of hours of work we have already done to map and consolidate these huntable lands in a format that is quick and easy to use. Print maps at any zoom level that include the color coded land types and placemarks that you can add.
Before you can view the online hunting map data, you are going to need two things: Google Earth installed on your computer and a paid membership. All our GE files are located in the Members Only area. Our maps are viewable with Google Earth If you don't have Google Earth yet, get if free by clicking the link below.Download Google Earth Free!
After you download your free Google Earth come back here and click on the sample below. It will open in Google Earth and you can see some of Wisconsin's hunting lands. If it doesn't launch GE, save it to your computer (right click -> Save Link As -> Save) and double click on it there.
So whenever you see this icon: or this map Clicking on it will open Google Earth mapping service and display the specific hunting areas.