I live in the Wausau area and have never seen anybody open carry, although I don't get out that much. I open carry around my land, roads, etc, but have not had the "courage" to go to a store. Depending on where you go, you will have to watch out for all of the schools. 1000 ft away doesn't give you much room, so you would have to pick your spots carefully. I can't tell you if this is a OC friendly environment, but my guess is that OCn will cause a disturbance.