Hunters who like to pursue big whitetails in a preserve environment may want to know that subscriber Al Holland is very bullish about a relatively new preserve in Wisconsin by the name of Three Lakes Preserve. Holland took a 12-point whitetail there this past fall that had a gross score of 196 points SCI. "This is the finest whitetail preserve anywhere," he enthuses. "It's the place for monster deer." He gives the cost of his hunt as $6,000 all-inclusive. At press time, we called Three Lakes to confirm the above facts. Turns out, the preserve offers four levels of hunts, which will be priced as follows in 1998 - Management Hunts (prices starts at $1,000); Bronze Hunts ($2,500 for deer that gross between 120 and 145 points SCI); Gold Hunts ($4,000 for deer that gross between 145 and 155 points SCI); and Diamond Hunts ($7,000 for deer that gross over 155 points, plus an additional trophy fee of $1,500 for deer that gross over 180 points).
Seems the preserve is a square mile in size and currently contains about 300 deer, many of them 150 and above. Two deer taken this year measured over 190. One of them was Holland's, which scored 196. The other measured 192. "This place is booking up fast," Holland said at press time.