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April 12 – Stories at the Marsh program from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Program best for ages 10 and younger. For information contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or Elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

April 14-15 – Youth turkey hunt.

April 14 – Family Wild Day Out, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Bring your children, a packed lunch and play nature-based games. Meet at the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.Johansen.Mayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

April 14 – Merrimac Conservation Club’s annual meeting. Located 1 mile west of Merrimac on Highway 78 and 113. Call Dick at 608-434-0246.

April 15 – Roxbury Valley Trap Club Early Bird Trap Shoot and Chicken BBQ. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. with lunch to follow at 11:30 a.m. The club is located midway between Highway 12 and Roxbury on County Highway Y. For information call 608-643-4733.

April 16 – Baraboo River Chapter for Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) is holding its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Rivers Edge Pub and Grub on County Road A in Wisconsin Dells. All members and anyone interested should attend. For information contact Greg Wagner at 608-477-0641.

April 15 through July 31 – It is illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal Waterfowl Production Areas lands during this time unless the dog is on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Does not apply to class 1 field trial grounds or DNR lands open to dog training.

April 18-24 – Spring turkey hunting period A.

April 19 – Horicon Marsh Bird Club Meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Meeting is open to the public, you don’t need to be a member to attend. For information visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com.

April 21 – Effigy Mounds Workday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Volunteers are needed to help trim vegetation, cut out woody species and help better mark the mounds’ outlines. All tools will be provided, but you should bring work gloves and water. Meet at the park’s North Shore Visitor Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.Johansen.Mayoleth@wisconsin.gor or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

April 21 – Program on Effigy Mound Builders and their Cemeteries in Wisconsin will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Learn more about effigy mounds and then go on a guided tour of the mounds in the park. Meet at the park’s Rock Elm Shelter. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.Johansen.Mayoleth@wisconsin.gor or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

April 21 – Frog Safari from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Go on a nocturnal trip to the park’s kettle ponds. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.Johansen.Mayoleth@wisconsin.gor or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

April 22 – Sauk County Earth Day Celebration, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rock Springs Community Center. The event includes exhibits, vendors, workshops, a bird hike and activities for the kids. For information visit the Sauk County Early Day website at www.saukcountyearthday.org or email info@spriverpal.org.

April 25 – May 1 – Spring turkey hunting period B.

April 28 – Merrimac Conservation Club’s market shoot. Located 1 mile west of Merrimac on Highway 78 and 113. Call Dick at 608-434-0246.

April 28 – Work Play Earth Day Trails Workday at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Volunteers should drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help work on the trails at the park. All tools will be provided, but you should bring work gloves and water. Meet the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.Johansen.Mayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

April 28 – Hunting from an Elevated Stand program from 9 to 11 a.m. or from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Edudcation and Visitor Center in Horicon. Program on tree stand safety requires pre-registration. For information contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or Elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

April 30 – The yellow perch season closes on Lake Michigan and tributaries. The season reopens June 16. … Otter trapping season closes in the North zone.

May 2-8 – Spring turkey hunting period C.

May 4 – Early catch and release trout season closes.

May 5 – General inland waters game fish opener (trout, walleye, northern pike, bass in the southern zone). Check current Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations pamphlet for exceptions regarding specific game species and waters. … Catch and release only bass season opens through June 15 in the northern zone. … Muskellunge season in waters south of State Highway 10 opens. … Frog season opens. Runs through Dec. 31. … Yellow perch season opens on Green Bay, the Fox River and other Green Bay tributaries through March 15 with a bag limit of 15. Yellow perch season on Lake Michigan opens June 16.

May 9-15 – Spring turkey hunting period D.

May 16-22 – Spring turkey hunting period E.

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 23-29 – Spring turkey hunting period F

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

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.

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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