Wisconsin, known as “America’s Dairyland,” should probably be known as “America’s Deerland.” Located between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin is often considered the top state in the U.S. for hunting big white-tailed deer. The northern part of the state is heavily forested, with mixed hardwood and coniferous forests interspersed with thousands of small lakes. Much of the rest of the state is rich in farmland, and is the reason the state is famous for its dairy products. This geographic diversity has produced a thriving herd of over a million whitetails. In addition, Wisconsin has nearly 6 million acres of public land and sells licenses over the counter for nonresidents that are good for one buck and one doe, making the state a deer hunter’s paradise.