Fall beckons to the small game hunter. Iron County has
long been known for providing excellent hunting for
grouse and woodcock. Small ponds and lakes attract
many kinds of waterfowl as the cold north winds drive
Archers come from near and far as the first season for
deer opens on October 1st of each year. The archer,
whether hunting with a longbow or recurve bow, stands
an excellent chance of taking a trophy buck in this
earliest of the deer hunting seasons..
Bear hunting is also a very popular and growing sport
here. Regulations vary from year to year, so we urge
you to check early if you intend to pursue "Brer Bear."
Large bear have been seen in all parts of the county as
they forage and gorge themselves in ready for their long
The big day! November 15th. The general gun season
for whitetail deer opens. This event causes schools to
close for the opening day lest no one shows up for
school anyway. Many a resident plans his/her vacation
around the last two weeks of November to spend in
pursuit of the elusive 30 point buck. The local towns are
flooded with an influx of "hunter orange" as visitors flow
in from the cities to try their hand at the sport. Each year
Iron County can be found among the leaders in numbers
of deer and trophy deer taken. Many bucks of 8, 10 and
12 points and better can be seen hanging on the camp
Located in the southern section of the western Upper
Peninsula, the greater Crystal Falls area offers terrific
opportunities for the sportsman or sportswoman.
Being recognized as one of the top locations for ruffed
grouse and woodcock hunting in the country, this area
also offers outstanding hunting for whitetail deer and
black bear. As well as our famous big game hunting, you
can also find a challenge in trying to bag snowshoe hare,
wild turkey, and squirrel.
With thousands of acres of public hunting lands available
due to our proximity to national and state forests, plus
private land registered in the Commercial Forest Act, the
Crystal Falls area is a hunter's paradise.
To obtain a mapping of the Iron County area's available
hunting lands contact the Iron County Clerk for your copy
of the latest edition of the Iron County Plat Book at (906)