Greg and Shorty Flees have built a deer hunting dynasty in the Northern hardwoods and rolling swamp country of Central Wisconsin over the past 15 years.What began as the Flees Family Whitetail Genetics business in 1977 when their Mother, Carol, found an orphaned fawn, transitioned to a trophy hunting business in 1999 when Greg and Shorty, working purely with their own Wisconsin genetics program, began seeing the results of their meticulous and time consuming selective breeding program. Shorty and Greg’s first 200-inch buck developed on the ranch in 1989 when bucks of that size were unheard of. The Flees genetics pool today is so strong and so deep that the occurrence of 200-inch bucks on their property is as common today as 160-inch bucks were years ago.
The Flees brothers first began offering hunts on their heavily wooded property in 1999. Since, the quality of Wilderness Whitetails bucks has gotten better and better with each passing year.
Wilderness Whitetails hunters have taken six different bucks that broke the non-typical record mark for all regions of the country in years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, including a 444” buck in 2010 and monstrous 492” in 2011.
The big bucks of Wilderness Whitetails continue to amaze! A huge 472” non-typical buck was taken at Wilderness Whitetails in August 2013. Two lucky hunters scored magnificent typical bucks in 2013 as well. The potential new SCI #1 Typical…an impressive, symmetrical buck scoring 252-5/8” was taken early in the 2013. Another Wilderness hunter took home a “hunter’s dream buck”…an 8-pont typical scoring 195” gross -- netting 189”...the holy grail of Whitetails. Going forward we anticipate that we will likely take a few bucks over 500” as well as a number of typical scoring 260” or better.
Ever since Shorty and Greg began hunting their property in 1999, Wilderness Whitetails has been known throughout the US as providing the biggest and best looking bucks in the country in the 200” to 400” range and our hunters leave here extremely happy with having had the opportunity to hunt huge deer in a true wilderness setting.