NBWA Sharptail Viewing (Not Available for 2021)

This sharp-tailed grouse blind scheduling site is a service created for the public and the WI DNR  by the Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area (FNBWA).  If you have reached this page via a search engine please go to the FNBWA website.

You must review DNR information about the use of the viewing blinds prior to reserving a blind: Directions and Lodging, Sharp-tail Blind Guidelines, and Sharp-tailed Grouse Information.

FNBWA requests a minimum donation of $10 per sharp-tailed grouse blind reservation. 

Blind users are asked to limit their reservations to two days to help ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to experience the sharp-tail’s special dance and ensure blinds are used as often as possible. It is important that dancing ground surveys are filled out by users. If you will not use your reservation please cancel as soon as possible to give others the opportunity to reserve the blind. If you have questions or need more than two days, please call wildlife biologist Nancy Christel at 715-635-4091.

Thank you. We hope you have a great experience viewing the sharp-tailed grouse and everything else the Namekagon Barrens has to offer on an early morning in the spring.