Hunting, Fishing

Photo of four kids holding up fish they caught.First-rate hunting and fishing opportunities abound in and near Cambridge, with catfish, crappie, walleye and wiper among the most common catches.

Medicine Creek offers terrific fishing spots right in Cambridge, and the 8,500-acre Medicine Creek Recreation Area is a fabulous hidden outdoor treasure for fishing, camping, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, hunting and more!

Photo of Logan Baker with turkey he huntedThe three public hunting locations near Cambridge include Medicine Creek State Recreation Area (SRA); Medicine Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA); and Cambridge Diversion Dam WMA. Hunting for deer, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and duck is allowed at both the Medicine Creek SRA and Medicine Creek WMA, both of which are located around Harry Strunk Lake, about 10 minutes northwest of Cambridge.

Medicine Creek Recreation and wildlife areas offer some of the best public hunting in the state. More than 5,500 acres are extensively managed for wildlife habitat, which lie in the heart of pheasant and quail range, on the north half of the lake. Medicine Creek SRA represents another 3,000 acres on the south half of the lake.Photo of Mark Ingram with his fishing catch.

Hunting for deer, dove, rabbit squirrel, and turkey is allowed at the Cambridge Diversion Dam WMA, just east of Cambridge along Highway 6/34.