Not a lotta wheelin in these parts unless you know private land owners. Joining a club might be your best bet. I'm not part of one, but have been in the past. Just not enough time on my part to be a joiner...
Check out the Legendary Civilian Jeepers: Legendary Civilian Jeepers
Good bunch of guys over there.
Or the Weekend Wheelers out of Viroqua/Westby...you can PM me and I'll give you a contact email if you'd like.
I hit Gilbert, MN once a year, CO and Moab...bout the best you're gonna find, going elsewhere.