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. 1 – First Day Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. You can go out on your own, or take a guided hike, which will start at 4 p.m. Bring snowshoes if there is snow, or loan a pair from the park. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot on Hwy DL. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Jan. 3 & 4 – Registration and free open shooting for the Reedsburg Outdoors Club’s 11-week indoor archery league. League shooting is every Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., starting Jan. 10-11 and running through March 21-22. The club will also be open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. for open archery and trap shooting, starting Jan. 7 through the end of March. The clubhouse is located northwest of Reedsburg at S2064 Luedtke Road. For information call Mike Schonfeld at 608-524-4124 or 608-616-4783 or the clubhouse on Wednesday evenings at 608-524-6968.

Jan. 4 – Mississippi River zone goose 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. 6 – Winter Story Walk at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hikers will read a nature-themed story while walking the park’s trails. Meet at the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Jan. 6 – Early catch-and-release only trout season opens statewide, with exception of spring ponds and Great Lakes tributaries; artificial bait only, but barbless hooks no longer required. Season runs to midnight May 5.

Jan. 7 – Late archery deer season closes.

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. 14 – Glacial Landscape Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring snowshoes if there is snow, or loan a pair from the park. The hike will be about 2 miles on flat, but uneven terrain. Meet at the Roznos Meadow Parking Lot of Hwy 113. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

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 randysus@gmail.com 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.

Jan. 20 – Family Snow Day at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 1 to 4 p.m. Participate in a variety of winter activities. Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter on the park’s north shore. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Jan. 20 – Learn to Ice Fish at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 1 to 4 p.m. All equipment and bait provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults are welcome. This is a “free fishing weekend” so no fishing license is required. Event will be canceled if ice conditions are not safe. Meet outside the Rock Elm Shelter on the park’s north shore. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Jan. 27 – Seasonal Scavenger Hunt at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the park’s nature center to receive a set of clues that will help you complete the challenges. Bring your camera. For information contact Sue Johansen at SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Jan. 31 – Squirrel season closes. … Ruffed grouse seasons closes in zone A (northern zone). … Bobcat hunting and trapping season Period 2 closes.

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