WISCONSIN DNR DEVELOPS UPLAND HABITAT MAPS


09/03/14

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The online maps aid hunters in finding grouse and woodcock habitat.

WI DNR FFLIGHT logo

     The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has developed an online interactive mapping tool to help upland bird hunters locate public lands, bird-specific habitat and places to hunt. The Fields & Forest Lands Interactive Gamebird Hunting Tool (FFLIGHT) aids hunters in locating cover suitable for ruffed grouse, woodcock, managed dove fields and properties stocked with game farm pheasants.
     The FFLIGHT was developed “in recognition of the passion with which these hunters pursue upland birds and to help make their time in Wisconsin's outdoors more productive and enjoyable,” according to the Wisconsin DNR.
     The maps are available online for computer and mobile devices. Click the links below to access the maps:

Launch desktop

Launch mobile


     For grouse and woodcock hunting, the application features mapping of young aspen and lowland alder stands that provide excellent cover for grouse and woodcock and can easily be located on the map.

WI DNR FFLIGHT Grouse and woodcock mapping example

     For instruction on how to use this new tool please view this brief tutorial that highlights and shows how to use all these features:

Launch tutorial

Information courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – for more details, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html.

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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