Not unlike a lot of small towns in northwestern Wisconsin, Amery is a bit off the beaten path. Literally and figuratively, some will say.
But for outdoors types and a good many others, that’s a good thing.
Nearby Lake Wapogasset attracts a good number of people, many who come from an hour or so away in the Twin Cities to get away from it all.
But there’s much more to eclectic and unique Amery than Wapo: The feel-good Amery Golf Course, numerous other fishing holes beside Wapo, and excellent all-around hunting, to name a few attractions.
These days it’s white-tailed deer hunting. And mule deer?
Yes, according to reports, not far from Amery, local bowhunter Randy Haines shot what is thought to be the first mule deer killed in Wisconsin. Reports also indicate that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources isn’t aware of mule deer farms in the area. meaning it had to make quite a trek — the closest free-range population of the species reportedly is in South Dakota.
Yes, only in Amery.