Access to prime hunting land is guarded like gold in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, which has produced more record bucks than any other county in the nation. By booking with Bluff Country Outfitters, though, you can have access to lightly hunted land in this famous location in the upper Mississippi River Valley. In 2001 a client here took a 1873/8 gross, 1771/8 net typical with his bow at 8 yards.

Success on Pope and Young bucks runs from 30 to 50 percent, with archery hunts from September through mid-November and again in December. Bluff Country offers a comfortable camp with hot showers and hearty food. Bowhunts are $1,450 for three days; gun hunts, $2,150 for four days; semiguided bowhunts, $850.

Contact Tom Indrebo, 608-685-3755;