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Hunting in Fox Lake

Each fall, deer hunters gather in and around Fox Lake, Dodge County, to take home that special trophy. Many public hunting areas are available. For more information, contact the Horicon DNR at 920-387-7860.

Westford Public Hunting Grounds
Size: 682 acres, all state-owned.
Location: From Beaver Dam, take Hwy. G north to Hwy. CC, then west on Hwy. CC 2 miles. Turn right on road immediately before railroad tracks.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, waterfowl, squirrels, deer, rabbits, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh, lake.

Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area
Size: 903 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Take Hwy. G south 2.5 miles from Beaver Dam to Leipsig, then east 2 1/2 miles on Hwy. S.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, waterfowl, deer, rabbits, furbearers, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.
Habitat: Marsh.

Sinnissippi Public Hunting Grounds
Size: 344 acres, all state-owned.
Location: Two miles south from Horicon on Hwy. E to Hwy. S, south on Horseshoe Rd., 1 mile.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, pheasants, deer.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching.

Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Size: 4,533 acres, all stateowned.
Location: Two miles west of Richwood on Hwy. Q.
Principal Wildlife: Pheasants, water fowl , rabbi ts, turkeys, deer, furbearers, squirrels, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Birdwatching, berry picking, fishing, canoeing.

Fox Lake Fishery Area
Size: 464 acres, all stateowned.
Location: From Fox Lake, go west two miles to Hwy. A, then north on Hwy. A about two miles.
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, furbearers, great blue herons, great egrets, black terns, sandhill cranes.
Other Recreation: Fishing, no boat launch available on state property.

Horicon Marsh Wildlife
Size: 11,009 acres, all state-owned.
Location: North of City of Horicon
Principal Wildlife: Waterfowl, pheasants, furbearers, rabbits, deer, great egrets, great blue herons, cormorants, sandhill cranes, and many songbirds.
Other Recreation: Fishing, hiking, birdwatching, photography, canoeing, 1 1/2 miles of marked hiking trails. Four primitive boat landings available.
Habitat: Cattail marsh, upland forest, farmland.