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 18 – Wildflowers for Wildlife: Native Plant Sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Mayville. For information call 920-387-2658 ext. 124.
May 22-28 – Spring turkey hunting period F.
May 25 – Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.
May 25 – Exploration Station – Fish program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Stop in at th epark’s Nature Center from 10 a.m. to noon for fish activities. For information call 608-356-8301.
May 25 – Meet the Bee Keepers program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Watch as the park’s bee keepers take care of the park’s bee hive. Meet outside the park’s Nature Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information call 608-356-8301.
May 25 – Critter Corner – Snakes program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Hands-on activities designed to learn about Wisconsin snakes, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the north shore beach by the Chateau. For information call 608-356-8301.
May 25 – Guided kayak tour from of Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Kayaks are available to rent if needed at a fee of $25 for a single, or $45 for a double. Tour begins at the north shore. For information, to reserve a kayak rental, or to register call 608-356-8301 ext. 140.
May 26 – Exploration Station – Rocks program, from 10 a.m. to noon at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Activities and crafts happening outside the park’s Nature Center. For information call 608-356-8301.
May 26 – Critter Corner – Owls program from 10 to 3 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Activities and crafts happening on the north shore beatch by the Chateau. For information call 608-356-8301.
June 1-2 – Free Fishing Weekend. No license or stamps required to fish inland waters or outlying Wisconsin waters of the Great Lakes and Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. All bag and size limits and other regulations apply. … State Parks Open House and free admission to all state parks, forests and trails. … Free ATV trails weekend. ATV/UTV owners can ride free; you do not need to have your machine registered in Wisconsin. Nonresident ATV/UTV owners do not need to have a trail pass on these days. All other rules apply — safety education certification is required for all UTV and ATV operators who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988. … Free trails weekend. People participating in activities that require a state trail pass (biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, inline skating) to use state-owned and managed trails do not require a trail pass this weekend.
June 15 – Northern zone smallmouth bass season goes from catch-and-release to daily bag limits. Check current regulations for bag and size limits.
June 16 – Yellow perch season opens on Lake Michigan with a bag limit of five.
June 21-23 – Baraboo River Chapter of Kids and Mentors Outdoors Campout at Castle Rock County Park. Anyone interested should contact Greg Wagner at 608-477-0641.