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July 5 – Walk on the Wildside at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Family-friendly hike from 10 to 11 a.m. Meet at the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 5 – Friday Fireside: Nigh Sky at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Use telescopes to explore the sky from 11 p.m. to midnight. Meet at the north shore boat launch. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 5 – Ready, Set, Explore: Ahh, Arthropods at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Program happening outside the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 5 – Learn about the Wisconsin Explorer Program at Mirror Lake State Park, located just outside of Wisconsin Dells. Stop at the amphitheater from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn more about the program and how to earn state park patches. A campfire and s’mores will be available. For information call 608-254-2333.

July 6 – Exploration Station: Rocks at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 10 a.m. to noon. This nature study program is at the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 6 – Guided hike and story time at Roche-A-Cri State Park in Friendship. Mike and Sharon Hartz will lead a hike on the Chickadee Rock Nature Trail from 10 to 11 a.m. Nature stories to follow at the Chickadee picnic area from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For information call 608-339-6881.

July 6 – Animal Feeding Day at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Stop in at the park’s Nature Center from 11 a.m. to noon to see some of the park’s animals have lunch. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 6 – Meet the Bee Keepers at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Check out the park’s bee hive located outside the Nature Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 6 – Monarch Butterflies at Mirror Lake State Park, located just outside Wisconsin Dells. Special guest Elaine Zarcone will share her experiences with monarchs from 1 to 2 p.m. Meet at the park’s beach area, or if it is raining, in the park office. For information call 608-254-2333.

July 6 – Critter Corner: Bears at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Hands-on activities at the north shore beach by the Chateau from 1 to 3 p.m. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 6 – Outdoor photography program at Buckhorn State Park in Necedah. Photographer Diane Dahl will share tips for taking outdoor photos from 3 to 4 p.m. Bring your camera along to explore the park. Meet at the park’s amphitheater. For information call 608-565-2789.

July 6 – Guided kayak tour of Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tour will leave from the north shore near the park’s Chateau. Space is limited. Registration is required. Kayaks available to rent for $25 for a single or $45 for a double. For information, to register or reserve a kayak, call 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 6 – Geocaching Family Fun at Mirror Lake State Park, located just outside Wisconsin Dells. Learn how to download and use a GPS app on your phone to use of geocaching. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater. For information call 608-254-2333.

July 6 – Universe in the Park at Buckhorn State Park in Necedah. Learn about the night sky from UW-Madison astronomy students from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. Meet at the park’s amphitheater. For information call 608-565-2789.

July 7 – Exploration Station: Fish at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Learn more about fish from 10 a.m. to noon outside the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 7 – Critter Corner: Turtles at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. at the north shore beach to learn more about turtles. For information call 608-356-8301.

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July 9 – The Baraboo River Chapter of Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) will be holding a campfire meeting at member’s house located at S3529 Sand Road outside of Baraboo. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. All members and anyone interested should attend. For information contact Greg Wagner at 608-477-0641.

July 9 – Youth Archery Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette. Free clinic is for ages 8-15, and will introduce kids to the sport of archery. All equipment will be provided. Registration is required. For information or to register call 608-635-8105.

July 9 – Back to the Basics: Ultimate Camouflage at the Horicon Marsh Education Center in Horicon. Learn how animals stay hidden in the outdoors. Program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is best for ages 7-11. For information call 920-387-7860.

July 9 – Animal Feeding Day at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Stop in at the park’s Nature Center from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to see some of the park’s animals have lunch. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 9 – Meet the Bee Keepers at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Check out the park’s bee hive located outside the Nature Center from 1 to 2 p.m. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 10 – Morning Nature Walk at the Horicon Marsh Education Center in Horicon from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Length and difficulty of the walk will depend on the participants. For information go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

July 10 – Story Time with the Animals at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette. Meet right inside the wildlife area to introduce your toddler or pre-school aged child to the outdoors. For information call 608-635-8105.

July 10 – Nature Art program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 10 a.m. to noon. Program will meet outside the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.

July 15 – Turtle season opens statewide through Nov. 30 for those species that are not listed as endangered or threatened.

Aug. 1 – Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fisher and otter permits. … Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.

Aug. 3-4 – North Freedom Rod & Gun Club Bow Shoot. Course includes 28 Mckenzie Targets. Shooting starts at 8 a.m. on both days. Club is located 2 miles south of North Freedom above Seeley Lake. Event includes 25-gun raffle at 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. For information go to http://www.northfreedomgunandbow.com.

Aug. 4 – North Freedom Rod & Gun Club Merchandise Trap Shoot. Shooting begins at 10 a.m. Club is located 2 miles south of North Freedom above Seeley Lake. Event includes 25-gun raffle at 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. For information go to http://www.northfreedomgunandbow.com.

Aug. 19-22 – Where available, bonus unit-specific antlerless deer tags for regular deer management units with a quota go on sale at 10 a.m. Tags can be purchased at the rate of one permit, per person, per day until the unit is sold out or the hunting season ends.

Aug. 20 – Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter.

Aug. 31 – Bear dog training by pursuing bear closes. It is illegal to train dogs from April 15 through July 31 on DNR lands, unless dogs are on a leash no longer than 8 feet, except for Class 1 field trail grounds or for bear dog training on DNR lands other than state parks after July 1.

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@wiscnews.com

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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