First time poster, just came across the site. Wisconsite, heading up with my son for our first deer hunt together. It's been a long time for me as well, 40 years, and that experience as a kid was western hunting, not the northwoods.
Most interested in hunting on the move, tracking, if possible. We're willing to get in deep and nasty, and would like to head out where few others, if any, are willing to go. With my son with me, safety is a top concern, and in addition I'd like us to hunt deer that haven't been pushed or driven, but rather more remote deer, in as untouched a state as possible.
I've combed topos in several areas and have narrowed things down to the St. Peter's Dome/Morgan Falls/Marengo Semi-Primitive area (with the fairly large swampland to the east of the Semi-Primitive area); and Rainbow Lake Wilderness Area.
The topography in the St. Peter's Dome area-south appeals to me more, highest elevation and steeper ridges, etc. However, I also like the northern part of the Rainbow Lake, ridges heading south into some swamps, and I wonder if browse and young growth is a bit better. But without clear cuts in either, I really have no idea whether mast is the primary if only food source, really, as I don't know the state of browse without heading up there.
Anyway, just to introduce myself, and to ask the community's opinion of which they'd suggest, for this first time experience (and our willingness to move in as deep as we can). Many thanks.