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Brusky Wildlife Area

Brusky Wildlife Area is a 75-acre property located in Kewaunee County. This property is a complex of upland grasslands and small wetlands with open water, mimicking pothole habitat on a small scale. Brusky Wildlife Area was converted to its present habitat types by wetland creation and warm season grassland planting. Find it southwest of Kewaunee. There is one parking access located on the north side of the property on Townline Road, south of Highway 29.

The DNR acquired the property in 1999 with funds from the Stewardship program. Habitat restoration work was completed using dikes and wildlife scrapes to create the matrix of wetlands on the property. This property is a good representation of wetland and grassland complexes. The grassland habitat provides good nesting cover for waterfowl. Periodically, local hunt clubs partner with the department to stock pheasants in the fall.

Management Objectives

Current management of Brusky Wildlife Area maintains the property's warm season grasslands by conducting prescribed burns and mowing. Grasslands are maintained to provide nesting cover for waterfowl and many other non-game grassland bird species. The dikes and wildlife scrapes will continue to be maintained to provide good rearing and migratory habitat for waterfowl.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.


The Brusky Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Hiking (no designated trail);
  • Hunting;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edibles/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


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