My parents and brother both live in Springstead. My brother lives on 182 just past the Frontier Inn... my parents down off of Springstead Landing Rd. We have acreage at both properties, but due minimal hunting on them. We focus mainly on the public land available. I agree with Lakeshiner and hookem, deer numbers are down but we manage to scratch a few every year and most years at least 1 mature buck upwards of 150". We hunt hard and some years are better than others. The area is beautiful and layer back and relaxing. The turkey hunting is great ( I still do not know how they survive up there ) the fishing,ducks,grouse are all top notch... my dad caretaker for many landowners in the area and has a pretty good grasp of the deer and movements. There are deer on the cameras, but most of it at night. Some large bucks this year around, but we didn't score on those. Dad got a nice 2 year old 8 ptr bow season. Wolves have been a problem, and will continue to be unless something is done. Bear hunting is good to great, friends have tagged many over the years. They are constantly in the yard, on the deck, breaking bird feeders. Had a BIG BOY 450+ actually go through the garage door at my brothers to dig up the dirt floor where he boils his maple syrup, he has been nicknamed " The Bast..."...
PM me if you want some info. Let me know where in Springstead the 40 is and I might be able to give you actual info on the property.
I saw a lot of grouse this year though for it being a down part of the cycle. Every time out, even when looking for a Christmas tree.
I have to agree with ihookem, there is so much public land available that just having a place to stay up there gives you access to all of it. I ended up buying a couple acres and then head out to all the public around me.
You'd have the Turtle Flambeau just down the road though, so that would be a plus. If a guy does not get hung up on just deer hunting there is quite a bit of other stuff to do.