Good locations for hunting in North America include Appleton, Wisconsin; Grand Junction, Colorado; and Thompson Falls, Montana, according to Outdoor Life. These locations offer a variety of big-game hunting as well as fishing opportunities.
Appleton, Wisconsin, is located in the Fox River Valley and has a thriving whitetail deer population. The Boone and Crockett Club awarded Wisconsin the top whitetail hunting destination in the United States as of July 2015. Since 2012, three bucks killed within 50 miles of Appleton have set records for size.
Mule deer and elk live in the sage-covered flats and timbered mountains around Grand Junction, Colorado. The largest migratory herd of elk in North America resides in the White River National Forest near the city. Seventy to 80 percent of the land in western Colorado is public, and big game is plentiful in areas such as the Grand Mesa National Forest. Hunters can find trophy animals on the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Hunters can find whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, turkey and black bears in the Clark River Valley near Thompson Falls, Montana, in the northwestern part of the state. The town is close to Lolo and Kootenai National Forests for hunting opportunities, and hunters can participate in both archery and rifle hunting seasons.