Wiscoy Valley Hunts is a farm owned and operated by myself, John Broers. I have been managing my property for large bucks since 1998. I am located in Winona County about 17 miles South of the city of Winona in Southeast Minnesota. The land consists of 1365 contiguous acres with 875 acres of hardwoods, mostly white and red oak. The remainder is mostly tillable with corn and Soybeans being the main crops. A variety of food plots are planted and maintained each year. My land has a variety of terrain including hills, valleys, fertile crop land, hardwood forest, creeks and ponds. Ideal habitat for all forms of wildlife. Hunter satisfaction at a reasonable price is my goal. Hunters arrive with hopes of a memorable experience. I want you to leave Minnesota with a desire to return another year.
My whitetail deer hunts are fair chase and unguided. When you arrive, I will help you get acquainted with the lay of my land and game movement. If needed, I will assist in retrieving game. You are encouraged to take bucks that score over 120. Hunters furnish their own elevated stands. Don’t forget your safety harness. For liability reasons, I no longer set up tree stands.
In zone 3, game unit 346, the season dates for 2015 are as follows.
Archery – Sept. 13 through Dec. 31
Shotgun 1st season – Nov. 7 through Nov. 15
Shotgun 2nd season – Nov. 21 through Nov. 29
Muzzle loader Nov. 28 – Dec. 13
Sept 19 – Oct 28 $200
Oct 29 – Nov 6 $250
Nov 7 - Nov 15 $300
Nov 16 – Dec 31 $200
All deer hunts are priced per person, per day. I ask for a 50% deposit to reserve your hunt. The balance is due upon arrival.
Minnesota's spring turkey season begins in mid April and is split into 6 - five day seasons and 2 - seven day seasons. For the first 3 seasons, tags are issued by lottery. Later seasons are over the counter. My unit, 501, in the Southeast corner of the state has the highest population of turkeys in the state. I charge $250 per 5 days. The use of my lodging is included in the price.
My lodging consists of two facilities. A mobile home I have remodeled to accommodate hunters and a 12' x 24' cabin. Both have gas heat, gas cook stove and gas lights. The bunk beds have air mattresses on them. You should bring a sleeping bag and food. I will provide water and some cooking utensils.
If you prefer, Winona has several motels and restaurants to serve your needs. The nearest airports are located in Rochester (60 miles to the west) and Minneapolis about 2 1/2 hours to the North.
Some hunters are interested in knowing their chance for success. That is a difficult question to answer. There are so many variables to consider. An individual's success depends upon the time of year, the weather, his or her level of skill and persistence, and of course, a certain amount of luck is always involved. I will say this, I have never met a person who was unimpressed with what they found here and most of those who were here last year reserved time slots for 2014. Upon our request, I will send you a list of last year's hunters.
Rifles are not legal in my area. Nonresident deer tags are $166.00 and can be purchased over the counter. If purchased while the season is open, a deer license is not valid until the second morning after the purchase. To save time and confusion, I advise hunters to order it through the mail by calling 1-888-646-6367. You can view Minnesota's website at www.dnr.state.mn.us.