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Wildlife Observation Deck

The Wildlife Observation Deck is located in Necedah National Wildlife Refuge on Headquarter road between State Highway 21 and the Visitor’s Center.  It’s one of the first of many observation areas located in the wildlife refuge area.   The deck could hold about a dozen people and makes great opportunity for outdoor photographers to shoot a wide variety of Wisconsin Birds including: Golden Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Sandhill Cranes, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Barred Owls, American Kestrel, Red-Tailed Hawks and America’s Bald Eagles.  This area is a mix of flat prairies, lowland marshy grounds surrounded by a pine / oak forest giving a great backdrop of pictures.   Because of the diversity of habitats you might also see Wildlife Turkey, Whitetail Deer, Wolves, Badger, Fishers, Wood Ducks, Red-Headed Wood Peckers, Snapping Turtles even Canadian Geese skimming past the area…

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
N11385 Headquarters Road
Necedah, WI 54646
(608)565-2551
(608) 565-3160 fax

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is located in Necedah Township, Kingston Township, Cutler Township, and Finley Township of Juneau County just west of Necedah, WI. 54646.    The refuge is a little under 70 square miles of wildlife habitat with 6 Trails, several named bodies of water including: Goose Pool, Sprague Pool, Harvey Pond, Suk Flowage, Cerney Flowage, Mather Flowage, Yellow River, Rynearson Flowage and more…  Hiking, Hunting and Fishing is allowed in certain areas, certain times of the year so check with the Necedah Wildlife Visitors Center located on Headquarters Road.  Not too far from the wildlife area is WI’s 2nd & 4th largest inland bodies of water Lake Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake both part of the Wisconsin River Flowage System.

Activities:

  • NO Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Photography
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Foraging
  • Mushroom Hunting
  • Berry Picking

 

Types of Wisconsin Wildlife & Animals

  • White-Tail Deer
  • Eastern Wildlife Turkey
  • Black Bear
  • Beaver
  • Musk Rats
  • Coyotes
  • Timber Wolves
  • Badgers
  • River Otters
  • Fishers
  • Squirrels
  • Chipmunks

 

Birds, Waterfowl, Hawks, Eagles, Cranes and Birds of Prey

  • Eastern Wildlife Turkey
  • Canadian Geese
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Ducks
  • Pelicans
  • Whooping Cranes
  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Bald Eagles
  • Wood Peckers
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Black Tern
  • Song Birds
  • Robins
  • Ring Necked Ducks
  • Mallard Ducks
  • American Wigeon
  • Redhead
  • Cardinals
  • Turkey Vultures
  • Osprey
  • Northern Harrier
  • Barred Owl
  • Golden Eagle
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • American Kestrel
  • Bobolink

Other Area Public Land in Wisconsin

  • Buckhorn State Park
  • Sandhill State Wildlife Area
  • Meadow Valley Barrens State Natural Area
  • Yellow River Oxbows State Natural Area
  • Yellow River State Wildlife Area
  • Suk Cerney Peatlands State Natural Area
  • Blueberry Trail
  • Cranberry Creek Mound Group State Natural Area
  • Mill Bluff State Park
  • Necedah Pine-Oak Forest State Natural Area

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