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July 12 – Delton Sportsmens Club Thursday night Short course sporting clay shoot. From 6 PM to 8 PM. At 9602 Berry Lane, Wisconsin Dells. For info call Don at (608) 495-1527.

July 12, 19, 26 – Fireside Fun at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Check out the night sky every Thursday night in July. A couple of telescopes will be available. Meet at the North Shore Boat Launch. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 – Guided kayak tour at Devil’s Lake State Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on every Friday and Saturday in July. Guides will take you on a two-hour tour. Space is limited and registration is required. Bring your own kayak or rent one from the park for $25 for a single or $45 for a double. For information or to register and reserve a kayak contact the park’s Nature Center at 608-356-8301 ext. 140. Meet at the Chateau on the north shore.

July 12 – Stories at the Marsh program, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Program is best for ages 10 and younger. Meet at the picnic shelter for stories. For information call 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

July 13 – Universe in the Park from 9 to 10 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Join astronomers from the UW-Madison Astronomy Program for an evening of exploring the universe. Meet at the Northern Lights Amphitheater. If there is rain, the program will be moved to the Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 14 & 15 – Try Some Archery at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 12:30 to 3 p.m. on either day near the North Shore Boat Launch to try your hand with a bow and arrow. Certified instructors will be on hand to help all ages with some target practice. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 14 – Stuck on the Rocks Rope Rescue Program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Program presented by the Baraboo District Ambulance Service outside the Chateau on the north shore. Find out what happens when there is an emergency on the bluffs of Devil’s Lake. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 14-15 – Baraboo Bowmen 3D archery shoot. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. Range is located southeast of Baraboo on Neuman Rd. Food and beverages available. For information go to baraboobowmen.com.

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

July 17 – Back to the Basics: Shelter Building, youth program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. See how animals build their shelters and then go out in the woods and build your own. For information call 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

July 18 – Junior Wildlife Biologist: Native or Invasive? youth program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Learn how biologists help habitats stay healthy by promoting native plants. For information call 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org.July 19 – The Mighty Monarch program, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Find out about the Monarch’s lifecycle as well as correct handling, feeding and sanitation techniques. Program is best for ages 10 and older. For information call 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org.

July 20 – Guided Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area Paddle, from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. There is a $15 fee. Fiends members are free. Contact Liz Herman at 920-387-7893 for information. Register at www.horiocnmarsh.org.

July 19 – Learn to Fish program from 9 to 11 a.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. There will be fun activities to teach you the basics of catching fish. 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 contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 20 & 21 – Fur Trade Encampment at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between noon and dusk on Friday, or 8 a.m. and dusk on Saturday for a hands-on experience in history into the fur trade era. You will get to paddle a voyageur canoe and learn the voyageur way of life. Meet at the North Shore Boat Launch. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 21 – Explore the Night Sky from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Join the Madison Astronomy Society to see stars and planets. They will have telescopes ready. Program will be behind the Rock Elm Shelter. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 25 – Park After Dark, from 8 to 10 p.m., at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Explore the park’s nocturnal animals with some high-tech gear. Meet at the Roznos Meadow Parking Lot on Highway 113. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 27 – Guided Full Moon Paddle from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Decorate your boat with glow sticks before launching at the North Shore Boat Launch. You will need to bring your own kayak, canoe or boat. Registration is required. For information or to register, call 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

July 28 – Aldo Leopold Was for the Birds program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Stan Temple will review Aldo Leopold’s love of birds and birding. Meet at the Northern Lights Amphitheater. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 ext. 140.

Aug. 1 – Fall turkey hunting applications due. … Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fisher and otter permits. … Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season. … Sharp-tailed grouse season and permits: season is under review.

Aug. 4-5 – North Freedom Rod, Gun and Archery Club’s 64th Annual Trap and Bow Shoot. The 28-target McKenzie archery course will be open Saturday and Sunday. Classes include elite, women, hunter, junior and cadets. Shooting costs $15 or $10 for juniors. Cadets shoot free. The merchandise trap shoot is Sunday only. The 25-gun raffle drawing will also be on Sunday. Food and refreshments will be available. Rain date is Aug. 11-12. Club is located 2 miles south of North Freedom above Seeley Lake.

Aug. 13-16 – 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. 18 – Fall wild turkey harvest permits remaining after the drawing will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Turkey permit availability will be posted on the wild turkey page of the DNR website.

Aug. 19 – Baraboo Bowmen ASA-style, two-man team shoot. Range is located southeast of Baraboo on Neuman Rd. Food and beverages available. For information go to baraboobowmen.com.

Aug. 21 – 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.

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