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Frequently Asked Questions


What Should I Bring?
  • Rifle – Not less than a .243 rifle, zeroed in at 100 yards at our Apple Creek range
  • Ammunition, optics, and hunting supplies
  • Appropriate Attire – hunting gear, rain and/or snow suits, and warm clothing
  • Personal Items – medicine, electronics, reading material, etc.
  • Cooler – If you wish to transport your venison home
Where are You Located?
Apple Creek Ranch is nestled on a a1,500 acre hunting preserve in the northeast region of Wisconsin, close to the town of Gillett, WI, just outside of the Menomonee Reservation. If driving to our ranch, our address is 14109 County Rd. VV, Gillett, WI 54124.


We also provide free transport to and from our local airports in Green Bay and Appleton, both about 45 minutes from our location.  If chartering or flying a private plane, the Shawano Municipal Airport is located only about 5 minutes from our ranch.

What if I Don't Want my Venison?
We have a Hunt for the Hungry program set up in Gillett that will take all of the Venison and disperse it to the needy in the local community.
What is the Ranch Policy Concerning Alcohol?
While Apple Creek Whitetails Ranch does not offer or sell any alcohol or beer, we have no issues with you bringing your own.  However, please note that for safety reasons, alcohol consumption of any kind will end your hunting for that day.


Do I Need a Hunting License?
No license is required to hunt at Apple Creek, however, prior to any hunting, you will be required to proficient shooting skills at our rifle range.  The range is lighted in the even you arrive at night and wish to hunt the next day.
Day One
NOON – 2:00pm Arrival
12:30pm – 2:30pm Unpack and shoot your weapon at our gun range
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:30pm – Dusk One-on-One Guided Hunting
6:30pm – 9:00pm Cocktails and Dinner
Days Two & Three
5:00am Wake up time
5:30am Light Breakfast
6:00am – 9:00am One-on-One Guided Hunting
10:00am Country Brunch at Lodge
11:00am – 2:00pm Leisure Time
2:30pm – Dusk One-on-One Guided Hunting
6:30pm – 9:00pm Cocktails and Dinner
Day Four
5:00am Wake up time
5:30am Light Breakfast
6:00am – 9:00am One-on-One Guided Hunting (if needed)
10:00am Country Brunch at Lodge
10:30am Checkout and Departure

Honor Code

What if I don't get my Buck?

It is the intention of Apple Creek Whitetails Ranch to provide the hunter, our guest, a reasonable opportunity to harvest whitetail bucks of the caliber advertised. In the event that opportunity does not present itself, you will be refunded the full booking fee. In the event a shot is attempted and/or a deer is wounded, the obligation of Apple Creek Whitetails is met. Every reasonable attempt will be made to recover a wounded deer.


Who Determines if I Should Take a Shot?

Your guide will confer and coordinate with you to determine deer to be harvested prior to taking a shot. You must receive approval from the guide before any shot is taken. Presentation of a whitetail buck in your class, approved by your guide for harvest will fulfill the obligations of Apple Creek Whitetails Ranch – there will be no booking fee refund.

Is Alcohol use Allowed During my Hunt?

Safety is the utmost important factor for any of our hunts. Alcohol consumption of any kind will end hunting for that day. Be sure to follow our instructions and rules provided by our guides for an unforgettable hunting and harvesting experience to be remembered forever.


May I Bring a Guest with Me?
Absolutely! Your guest will be required to share your room and there will be an additional $250 per night charge for your guest as well.
How is the Hunting Lodge?
Our state of the art, yet rustic, hunting lodge offers the amenities of a 5-Start Hotel, in the middle of our beautiful hunting preserve.  Our lodge offers 6 individual bedrooms, each with it’s own private bathroom.  Enjoy the football game in any of our three spacious lounges while sitting by a roaring fire.  Feel like a game, our rec room comes complete with darts, card tables, pool tables, and more.  If you feel like enjoying our beautiful views, we have three amazing outdoor decks located throughout our lodge.


Our lodge was professionally designed with you in mind and we look forward to hosting you in this amazing place.

Are Meals Included?
Yes, from the moment you arrive until you leave, we will do our best to make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. This includes feeding you!  Our chefs will prepare homemade meals and snacks throughout your stay, and with the exception of the praise for our record setting bucks, the praise for our food is legendary.
hunting lodge with eagle and rainbow

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