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 20 – Learn to Fish program from 9 to 11 a.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. If you are 16 or older, you will need a fishing license. All equipment and bait will be provided. Meet at the north shore boat launch. For information call 608-356-8301.
April 20 – Frog Safari from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Bring a flashlight and meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot. For information call 608-356-8301.
April 21 – Spring Letterboxing Adventure program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 12:30 and 3 p.m. at the nature center to pick up your clues to begin the adventure. For information call 608-356-8301.
April 22 – Celebrate Earth Day at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette by helping remove invasive species, picking up litter and participating in other activities. Individuals, businesses, school groups, and other organizations are all welcome to attend. This is a drop-in event, so please stop by the Badger Den anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For information call 608-635-8112.
April 24-30 – Spring turkey hunting period B.
April 27 – Get Your Bike Ready for Spring program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Bring your bike and join the bike specialists from Wildside Adventure Sports as they cover basic bike maintenance, how to fix a flat, how to keep your breaks and gears lubed, and much more. Meet at the Nature Center’s Parking Lot between 9 a.m. and noon. For information call 608-356-8301.
April 27 – Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at Buckhorn State Park near Necedah from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are being sought to clear sticks and leaves from campsites and day use areas, clean accessible cabin, split and stack firewood, and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels and rakes if they have them. Meet at the park office for assignments. Lunch will be provided by the friends group. Park admission is free for those volunteering. Please register by April 22 so lunch and refreshments can be accommodated. For information or to register. call 608-565-2789.
April 27 – Celebrate Earth Day at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo by volunteering to help with trails from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All tools will be provided. Bring a pair of work gloves and some water. Meet at the Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.
April 27 – Earth Day Celebration at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center in Mayville from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Activities includes the Live Critters with Dave Stokes program from 11 a.m. to noon. For information call 920-387-2658 ext. 124.
April 28 – Roxbury Valley Trap Club Early Bird Trap Shoot. Starts at 9 a.m. with chicken BBQ beginning at 11:30 a.m. The club is located midway between Highway 12 and Roxbury on Highway Y. For information call 608-643-4733.
April 28 – Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. For information call 920-324-5818.
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 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 – 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 22-28 – Spring turkey hunting period F.
May 25 – Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.