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OUTDOORS CALENDAR
OUTDOORS CALENDAR

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

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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 4 – Lawn Chair Bird Watching – Birds and Bagels, at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, from 8 to 10 a.m. Bring a lawn chair, a pair of binoculars and a thermos of coffee to the south shore boat launch. Bagels will be provided.

May 4 – Frog Safari from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Take a trip to the park’s kettle ponds and hike down the Johnson Moraine Trail. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot.

May 4 – Rooted at Horicon Marsh: DIY Pollinator Planters program, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Registration is required. For information see www.horiconmarsh.org or call 920-387-7889.

May 8-14 – Spring turkey hunting period D.

May 9-13 – Horicon Marsh Bird Festival. For information go www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com.

May 10 – Nest Box Hike, starting at 4 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Easy hike to monitor the 40-plus nest boxes. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 11 – Explore the Night Sky at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Stop in and join the Madison Astronomy Society between 8 to 11 p.m. at the north shore boat launch parking lot, just behind the Rock Elm Shelter. There will be telescopes set up for you to use to view the moon and some constellations.

May 11 – Wild Birds of Prey program from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Be introduced to some live Wisconsin raptors. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 12 – Birding Travels program from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Join Vick Vant Hoff for photos and stories of his birding travels. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 12 – Who Says Hoo program from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Learn about owls and see live birds. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 13 – Meet the Marsh Haven Martins program from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 13 – Bird Walk in Waupun from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Waupun’s Rock River Boardwalk. For information call 920-324-5818.

May 15-21 – Spring turkey hunting period E.

May 18 – Learn to Fish program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Meet at the north shore boat launch from 9 to 11 a.m. to learn the basics of fishing. If you are age 16 or older, you will need a fishing license. All equipment and bait will be provided.

May 18 – Lawn Chair Bird Watching from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Bring a lawn chair and a pair of binoculars and meet near the Steinke Basin parking lot.

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 newspapers.com

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