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March 10 – Mink trapping season closes in the northern, southern and Mississippi zones. … Beaver trapping season closes in the Mississippi River zone.

March 11 – Baraboo River Chapter of Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) monthly meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rivers Edge Pub and Grub, locoated at Highway A in Wisconsin Dells. All members and anyone interested should attend. For information contact Greg Wagner at 608-477-0641.

March 12 – Back to the Basics: Archery, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. This is a youth program. For information call 920-387-7889.

March 14 – Dells Rifle Club Spring Gun and Sporting Collectibles Show at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells from 4 to 10 p.m. For information contact Adam Watson at 608-697-0664.

March 15 – Yellow perch season closes on Green Bay and its tributary streams and the Fox River from the mouth up to the De Pere Dam.

March 16 – North Freedom Rod and Gun Club Merchandise Shoot and Euchre Tournament. Trapshooting and euchre sign-up begins at 10 a.m. Euchre tournament begins at noon. There is a $10 entry fee for the euchre tournament with 100 percent payout. For information go to

March 17 – Ice fishing shelters must be removed from inland lakes north of Highway 64, Lake Michigan, Green Bay, Lake Superior, and Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters by the first Sunday following March 12.

March 18-22 – Remaining spring turkey permits not issued through the permit drawing will be available for sale beginning at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first served basis through license sales outlets, and DNR service centers. In addition, licenses can be purchased on line through the DNR Web site.

March 20 – Winter crow season closes.

March 30 – Trout season opens on designated sections of some Lake Superior tributaries on the last Saturday in March. See the current Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations and Guide for more information. … Hunting, fishing, sports, and conservation patron licenses expire.

March 31 – Otter trapping season closes in central and southern zone.

April 8 – Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Conservation Congress county meetings held in every county.

April 13-14 – Youth turkey hunt.

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 17-23 – Spring turkey hunting period A.

April 24-30 – Spring turkey hunting period B.

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 1-7 – Spring turkey hunting period C.

May 3 – Early catch and release trout season closes.

May 4 – 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 8-14 – Spring turkey hunting period D.

May 15-21 – Spring turkey hunting period E.

May 22-28 – Spring turkey hunting period F.

May 25 – Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.

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


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