Sept. 14 – Stories at the Marsh: Wetland Yoga program from 10 to 11 a.m. at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. For information call 920-387-7889.
Sept. 15 — Early September Canada goose hunting season closes.
Sept. 15 – Guided paddle of Horicon Marsh, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Registration is required. Event costs $15. For information or to register, contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893.
Sept. 16 — Canada goose season opens in the North Exterior Zone and runs through Dec. 16. … Canada goose season opens in the South Exterior Zone and runs through Oct. 8. Season reopens in the South Zone Oct. 14 and runs through Dec. 21. … Horicon Zone Canada goose opens through Dec. 16. … Fall turkey hunting season opens through Dec. 31 in Zones 1-5 through Nov. 17 in Zones 6-7. … Archery and crossbow deer season opens through Jan. 7, 2018. … Ruffed grouse season opens in the Zone A through Jan. 31. (Zone B opens Oct. 15 to Dec. 8.). … Cottontail rabbit season opens in the northern zone, runs through Feb. 28. … Gray and fox squirrel season opens, runs through Jan. 31. … Fall crow season opens, runs through Nov. 17.
Sept. 16-17 — Special two-day waterfowl duck hunt. Open to youth 10-15 years old who are hunter safety certified or participating in a mentored hunt; all other state license requirements are waived except for HIP registration and Canada goose permit requirements; youths must be accompanied by adult. The bag limit and tag requirements apply for the respective zone. These days overlap with open goose season in most zones so adults will also be able to shoot geese but not duck during the youth hunt.
Sept. 22 – Fall Living History Festival and Education Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. School groups and students are invited to attend. For information call 920-324-5818.
Sept. 23-24 – Fall Living History Festival, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. For information call 920-324-5818.
Sept. 23 – Seed collecting, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Mayville. Help collect native prairie seeds. Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. Meet at the Egret Trail boardwalk parking lotoff of the refuge auto tour on Hwy. 49. Native landscape tours will also be given between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center.
Sept. 23 – National Hunting and Fishing Day, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Activities for kids interested in bowhunting and fishing. All equipment will be provided. For information call 920-387-7889.
Sept. 23 – Woodcock season opens through Nov. 7. … Duck season opens in the Northern Zone through Nov. 21.
Sept. 24 – Trout season closes on rivers flowing into Lake Superior from their mouths to the first impassable permanent barrier (unless listed otherwise in trout regulations).
Sept. 30 – Duck season opens in the South Exterior Zone and runs through Oct. 8. Season reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Dec. 3. … Duck season opens in the Mississippi River Zone and runs through Oct. 6. Season reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Dec. 5. … Canada goose season opens in the Mississippi River Subzone and runs through Oct. 6. Season reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 4. … Lake trout season on Lake Superior closes. … Hook-and-line sturgeon season closes on inland waters. … Set or bank pole and setline fishing season on specified waters in the Wolf and Fox river basins closes. Check the current Setline, Set or Bank Pole Regulations for open waters.
Oct. 4 – Public trapping auction at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Doors open at 5 p.m. with auction beginning at 6 p.m. The DNR is offering 10 wetland units during the 2017-18 trapping season in the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, as well as 11 dike/marsh units for the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. For information on bidding conditions, trapping rules and regulations or a scouting permit, contact Chris Cole at 920-210-1641 or Sadie O’Dell at 920-387-2658 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 6 – Duck season closes in the Mississippi River zone; reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 4. … Canada goose season closes in the Mississippi River subzone. Season reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 4.
Oct. 7 – Second Annual Mirror Lake State Park S’More Fun Run. Event includes 1-mile hike along with 5K and 10K runs on the trails of Mirror Lake State Park. Post race food and beverages will be available, including s’mores around a campfire. Registration is limited to the first 400 participants. To register, go to Active.com. For information go to www.facebook.com/smorefuntrailrun/.
Oct. 7-8 – Youth deer hunt. Youth hunters ages 12 to 15 who have successfully completed a hunter education program and possess a gun deer hunting license may participate in this hunt. In addition, hunters ages 10 and 11, and youth 12 through 15 who have not completed hunter safety, can participate in the youth hunt with a mentor license. Qualified hunters may harvest one buck deer on their gun buck deer carcass tag and additional antlerless deer with the appropriate carcass tag. Adults accompanying the youth may not gun deer and cannot accompany more than two youths. All hunting regulations apply, including blaze orange clothing requirements. Archery hunting remains open but archers must wear blaze orange. See regulations for additional requirements.
Oct. 7-15 – Special deer hunt open to people with disabilities who have a disabled hunting permit. The hunts are held by landowners who have agreed to sponsor the hunters on their property. Hunters must have registered to participate at a designated sponsor location by Sept. 1.
Oct. 8 – North Freedom Rod and Gun Club Fall Merchandise Shoot, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The club is located at S5723 Freedom Road, in North Freedom.
Oct. 8 – Duck season closes in the southern zone; reopens Oct. 14 through Dec. 3. … Canada goose season closes in the south exterior zone. Season reopens Oct. 14 and runs through Dec. 21.
Oct. 10 – Black bear season closes. See current Wisconsin Bear Hunting Regulations for specific season dates and zones.
Oct. 14 – Duck season in the southern and Mississippi River zones reopens through Dec. 3 in southern zone and Dec. 5 in Mississippi River zone. … Canada goose season in the south exterior zone and Mississippi River subzone reopens through Dec. 21 in the southern zone and Jan. 4 in the Mississippi River zone. … Pheasant season opens at 9 a.m.; runs through Dec. 31. … Ruffed grouse in the zone B opens through Dec. 8. … Bobwhite quail season opens at noon through Dec. 6. … Hungarian partridge season opens at 9 a.m. through Dec. 31 (closed in Clark Marathon and Taylor counties). … Cottontail rabbit opens in southern zone at noon through Feb. 28. … Raccoon gun and trapping for state residents opens through Feb. 15. … Red and gray fox hunting and trapping opens through Feb. 15. … Coyote trapping season opens through Feb. 15. … Fisher trapping season opens in various zones, through Dec. 31. … Period 1 hunting and trapping season for bobcat north of Hwy. 64 through Dec. 25. … Inland trout season closes.
Oct. 28 – Muskrat season statewide opens through March 4. … Mink season in the north, south and Winnebago zones opens through March 5.
Oct. 31 – Lake trout season closes on waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan and their tributaries. … Deadline to purchase Lake Winnebago system sturgeon spearing licenses.