There are over one thousand acres of public land in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area. There’s no such thing as a bad hunting spot in the Upper Peninsula. However, The Soo offers prime whitetail deer, upland game birds, and waterfowl hunting in the fall. Check out the DNR’s map of public hunting land here. There’s quite a bit of private land that boarder the public land,s so always know where you are and be aware of property lines. To hunt on privately owned land, you must first ask for permission from the landowner before stepping foot on their property.