I hate to disagree with my best friend, MNMaverick, but we have had to hunt HARD to get deer in WI during rifle season. I only shot a doe in WI last year, and that was late in the week. We covered miles and miles each day. The problem is access to good hunting land. With the economic crunch landowners around were my cabin is in Danbury, WI are selling their surplus land and buyers are gobbling it up and posting. They obviously have the right to do that, ye who owns the land makes the rules, but the parcels that are being posted often block access to public lands, etc. That, coupled with the weekend warriors who conduct 30 person drives, really drive the deer deeper and deeper in. Give me a food plot in SE MN to hunt over any day! I prefer that to tromping around through the alder thickets in NW WI!