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April 11 – Stories at the Marsh: Earth Day, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Celebrate Earth Day through stories, activities and a craft. Program for ages 1-6. For information call 920-387-7889.

April 13 – Volunteer Work Day and Opening Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. Lend a hand anytime to get ready for the new season. For information call 920-324-5818.

April 13-14 – Youth turkey hunt.

April 15 – Baraboo River Chapter of Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) monthly meeting, at 7 p.m. at the Rivers Edge Pub and Grub on Highway 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 17-23 – Spring turkey hunting period A.

April 24-30 – Spring turkey hunting period B.

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 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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