Oct. 19 — River Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation’s Oktoberfest Gun Bash at Achterberg Archery in Pardeeville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. This is a Wheelin’ Sportsmen benefit event. For tickets, contact Jim Farrington at 608-235-8503 or by email at email@example.com.
Oct. 21 — Friends of Devil’s Lake Halloween Hike from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Go on a 1-mile torch-lit hike, show off your costume or roast a marshmallow by the campfire and find out about snakes. Event will take place at the Chateau on the north shore at Devil’s Lake State Park. For information, contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or Susan.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.
Oct. 21 — Autumn Night Hike at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon from 7-8 p.m. Dress in your Halloween costumes. For information, call 920-387-7889.
Oct. 22 — Monsters on the Marsh at Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in costume for games, a scavenger hunt, cupcake decorating a hike through the haunted woods. For information, call 920-324-5818.
Oct. 28 — Fall Night Scavanger Hunt and Campfire at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Activities includes glow-in-the-dark ring toss and a marshmallow launching contest. Event takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the park’s Nature Center. For information, contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or Susan.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.
Oct. 28 — Muskrat season statewide opens through March 4. … Mink season in the north, south and Winnebago zones opens through March 5.
Oct. 28 — Birding Old Marsh Road at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Mayville, from 9-10:30 a.m. Take a half-mile guided hike to view birds in an area of the refuge that is only open seasonally. Meet at the Egret Trail boardwalk parking lot off of the refuge auto tour. For information, call 920-387-2658 ext. 124.
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.
Nov. 4 — Autumn Open House at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Mayville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Musical performances by children’s artists Ken Lonnquist and Dave Adler at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also includes nature crafts and activities. For information, call 920-387-2658 ext. 124.
Nov. 6 — Wild Game Sausage Workshop at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon, from 6-8:30 p.m. UW-Madison professor Dr. Jeff Sindelar will explain how popular sausages are made and will offer tips for making them in your home. Program costs $20 and registration is required. For information, or to register call 920-387-7893.
Nov. 7 — Dells Rifle Club Fall Gun and Sporting Collectibles Show, from 4-10 p.m. at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Admission is $5. Tables are available for $15. For information, contact Adam Watson at 608-697-0664.