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May 16-22 – Spring turkey hunting period E.

May 17 – Delton Sportsmen’s Club Thursday night short course sporting clay shoot, from 6 to 8 p.m. on every Thursday night up to July 26. Club is located at 9602 Berry Lane in Wisconsin Dells. For information call Don at 608-495-1527.

May 17 – Stories at the Marsh from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Stories and fun activities will turn you into birds. Program best for ages 10 and younger. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

May 19 – Join the Capitol Area Carvers of Wisconsin group for a day of woodcarving at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in at the park’s Nature Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about wood carving. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 19 – North Freedom Rod, Gun and Archery Club trap shoot and bags tournament. Trap shooting starts at 10 a.m. Registration for the bags tournament is from 10 a.m. to noon, with the tournament starting at noon. The club is located 2 miles south of North Freedom above Seeley Lake.

May 19 – Wildflowers for Wildlife program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on Highway 28. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

May 19 – Explore the Night Sky at Devil’s Lake State Park. Join the UW Madison Astronomy Society from 8 to 10:30 p.m. behind the park’s Rock Elm Shelter. They will have telescopes available. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 23-29 – Spring turkey hunting period F.

May 25 & 26 – Guided kayak tour of Devil’s Lake State Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet at the Chateau on the north shore. Space is limited. To register or to reserve a kayak rental, call the park’s Nature Center at 608-356-8301. Kayak rentals are $25 for a single or $45 for a double.

May 26 – Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.

May 26 – Find a Trail at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in at the park’s Nature Center between 9 and 10 a.m. to talk with the park’s staff for some hiking ideas. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 26 – Exploration Station – Bees, at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in at the park’s Nature Center between 10 a.m. and noon for some bee activities. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 26 – Animal Feeding Day at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Starting at 11 a.m. you can watch the animals in the park’s Nature Center have lunch. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 26 – Drop-in Discover Station on rocks at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 1 to 3 p.m. Activities will happen outside the Chateau near the north shore concessions. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 27 – Exploration Station on the night sky from 10 a.m. to noon and enjoy the night sky during the day. Learn about constellations and make a star chart. Activities happen outside the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 27 – Drop-in Discovery Station on deer at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about deer. Activities happen outside the Chateau on the north shore. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

May 27 – Merrimac Conservation Club’s Memorial Day shoot. Located 1 mile west of Merrimac on Highway 78 and 113. Call Dick at 608-434-0246.

May 28 – Walk on the Wildside at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 11 a.m. to noon. Go on a family-friendly walk. Meet at the Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

June 2-3 – Free Fishing Weekend. No license or stamps required to fish inland waters or outlying Wisconsin waters of the Great Lakes and Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. All bag and size limits and other regulations apply. … State Parks Open House — free admission to all state parks, forests and trails. … Free ATV trails weekend. ATV/UTV owners can ride free; you do not need to have your machine registered in Wisconsin. Nonresident ATV/UTV owners do not need to have a trail pass on these days. All other rules apply — safety education certification is required for all UTV and ATV operators who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988. … Free trails weekend. People participating in activities that require a state trail pass (biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, inline skating) to use state-owned and managed trails do not require a trail pass this weekend.

June 5 – Bird hike at the Horicon Marsh Visitor Center from 7 to 9 p.m. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

June 7 – Stories at the Marsh program at the Horicon Marsh Visitor Center from 10 to 11 a.m. Read stories and go on a frog hunt. Bring boots or a change of clothes. Best for ages 10 and younger. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

June 8 – Guided Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area kayak tour, from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and participation costs $15, or is free for those who are members of the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. To register go to www.horiconmarsh.org. For information contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893.

June 16 – Yellow perch season opens on Lake Michigan with a bag limit of five. … Northern zone smallmouth bass season goes from catch-and-release to daily bag limits. Check current regulations for bag and size limits.

To submit an item for the Outdoor Calendar, mail it to 1640 LaDawn Drive, Portage, WI, 53901, or email Outdoors Editor Travis Houslet at thouslet@capital newspapers.com

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