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DeWolfe Unit, Rueden's & Locker's Bayous

Spoehrs Marsh looking toward Hwy 187
Spoehrs Marsh looking toward Hwy 187
DNR Photo

The DeWolfe Unit includes scattered parcels along the Wolf River purchased mainly to protect and manage walleye spawning marshes. Also included are upland fields planted to prairie, bottomland hardwood, and emergent marsh in the oxbows.


Go one mile north of Hwy 54 on State Hwy 187 across from the Stone Bridge (largest parcel). The other 2 parcels can be accessed by the Wolf River.


Angling opportunities

Angling, primarily by boat, can be done on the main channel of the Wolf River. Setlines, set, and bank poles for catfish are also allowed with a license and tags.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - deer, turkey & water fowl
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - sturgeon, walleye, small-mouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, catfish (spring walleye closed areas posted)
  • Bird watching
  • Pets - April 15-July 31 dogs must be on leash
  • Berry picking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking


The DeWolfe Unit is managed to maintain the floodplain forest, oxbows, and prairie habitat.


For questions and comments contact:

Wildlife Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
647 Lakeland Road
Shawano WI 54166

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
625 E County Road Y, Suite 700
Oshkosh WI 54901

Last revised: Friday July 25 2014