Dec. 6 – Muzzleloader deer season closes. … Bobwhite quail season closes.
Dec. 8 – Ruffed grouse season closes in the zone B.
Dec. 7-10 – Antlerless-only firearm hunt.
Dec. 9 – Letterboxing Adventure at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in at the park’s Nature Center between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Letterboxing combined elements of hiking and treasure hunting into a family activity. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.
Dec. 9-10 – Christmas at Marsh Haven & Holiday Nature Craft Show, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Event includes sleigh or wagon rides, hiking, snowshoeing, food and beverages, crafts for kids, nature arts and craft vendors for Christmas shopping. For information call 920-324-5818.
Dec. 10 – Spring turkey permit application deadline. … Application deadline for bear hunting kill permit.
Dec. 11 – Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun closes for the winter season. Will reopen April 14, 2018.
Dec. 14 – Stories a the Marsh: Tea Time with Friends, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. For information call 920-387-7889.
Dec. 16 – Canada goose seasons close in the North Exterior Zone. … Horicon zone Canada goose hunting periods 2 closes.
Dec. 21 – Canada goose seasons close in the South Exterior Zone.
Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 – Antlerless only Holiday Hunt Only in valid farmland units. Please see deer regulations booklet for valid units.
Dec. 25 – Bobcat hunting and trapping season closes in Period 1.
Dec. 26 – Period 2 hunting and trapping season opens for bobcat north of Hwy. 64 through Jan. 31.
Dec. 30 – Winter Star Party at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Check out the stars with one of the telescopes that will be set up. Warm up and roast marshmallows at the camp fire. The program will happen just behind the Rock Elm Shelter near the North Shore Boat Launch. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.
Dec. 31 – Pheasant season closes. … Fall turkey season extension in zones 1-5 closes. … Hungarian partridge season closes. … Fisher trapping season closes. … Frog season closes.
Jan. 6 – Walk it Off with Winter Wildlife from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Join wildlife educators searching for the winter wildlife around the marsh. Snowshoes will be available if conditions permit. For information call 920-387-7889.
Jan. 8 – Baraboo River Chapter of Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) will hold its monthly meeting at Rivers Edge Pub & Grub on County Road A in Wisconsin Dells, starting at 7 p.m. All members and anyone interested should attend. For information contact Greg Wagner at 608-477-0641.
Jan. 12 – Stories and crafts from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. For information call 920-387-7889.
Jan. 20 – Lake Mason Lions Club Fisheree, from daybreak to 3 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Boat Landing on Highway 23 on Lake Mason. Fish prizes of $25 for each limited species of fish caught. Tickets are $5 and are available at Briggsville businesses and at the shoreline on the day of the event. Raffle drawings will be at the boat landing at 3 p.m. For information contact Randy Sus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-253-6567.
Jan. 20 – Candlelight hike, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Event will include a bon fire, owl talks, crafts and shuttles from Mayville and Horicon. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.