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Aug. 16 – Delton Sportsmens Club Thursday night Short course sporting clay shoot. From 6 to 8 p.m. at 9602 Berry Lane, Wisconsin Dells. For information call Don at 608-495-1527.

Aug 16, 23 & 30 – Fireside Fun, Night Exploration at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Meet outside the Rock Elm Shelter on the north shore. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 Ext. 140.

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. 16 – Learn-to-Fish program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 9 and 11 a.m. and learn the basics of how to fish. If you are 16 or older, you will need a fishing license. All equipment and bait is provided. Meet at the North Shore Boat Launch. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 Ext. 140.

Aug. 17 & 29 – Park After Dark program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. 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.

Aug. 17 & 18 – Guided kayak tour of Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Kayak rental is available for $25 for a single or $45 for a double. Meet at the Chateau on the north shore. For information or to register call 608-356-8301 Ext. 140.

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. 18 – Universe in the Park program at Devil’s Lake State Park. Join stronomers from UW-Madison from 9 to 10 p.m. to explore the night sky. 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.

Aug. 18 & 19 – Try Some Archery program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in any time from 12:30 to 3 p.m. near the North Shore Boat Launch to try your hand with a bow and arrow. Certified instructors will be available to help. For information contact Sue Johansen at Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov or 608-356-8301 Ext. 140.

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. 19 – Roxbury Valley Trap Club’s 40th Annual Bruno Raffle, Merchandise Shoot and Chicken BBQ. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. Chicken BBQ starts at 11:30 a.m. The club is located midway between Highway 12 and Roxbury on County Highway Y. For information call 608-643-4733.

Aug. 21 – Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter.

Aug. 24 & 25 – Guided kayak tour of Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Kayak rental is available for $25 for a single or $45 for a double. Meet at the Chateau on the north shore. For information or to register call 608-356-8301 Ext. 140.

Aug. 25 – Stuck on the Rocks – Rope Rescue Program at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Drop in between 7 and 8 p.m. outside the Chateau on the north shore to find out what happens when there’s 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.

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.

Sept. 1 – Early teal season through Sept. 7. … Early September Canada goose hunting season open in designated areas through Sept. 15. … Mourning dove hunting season opens through Nov. 29. … Hook-and-line lake sturgeon season opens on designated waters through Sept. 30. See current Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations. … Wild ginseng season opens; through Nov. 1. … Deadline for hunters with disabilities to apply to participate in a sponsored hunt.

Monday – Black bear hunting season opens, runs through Oct. 10. See current black bear hunting regulations for zone and hunting method specific dates.

Sept. 15 – Archery and crossbow deer season opens through Jan. 6, 2019. … Early September Canada goose hunting season closes. … Fall turkey hunting season opens through Dec. 31 in Zones 1-5 through Nov. 17 in Zones 6-7. … Ruffed grouse season opens in the Zone A through Jan. 31. (Zone B opens Oct. 20—Dec. 8.). … Cottontail rabbit season opens in the northern zone, runs through Feb. 28. … Gray and fox squirrel season opens, runs through Jan. 31. … Fall crow season opens, runs through Nov. 15.

Sept. 15-16 – Special two-day waterfowl duck hunt. Open to youth 10 to 15 years of age who are hunter safety certified or participating in a mentored hunt; all other state license requirements are waived except for HIP registration and Canada goose permit requirements; youths must be accompanied by adult. The bag limit and tag requirements apply for the respective zone. These days overlap with open goose season in most zones so adults will also be able to shoot geese but not duck during the youth hunt.

Sept. 16 – Canada goose season opens in the North Exterior Zone and runs through Dec. 16. … Canada goose season opens in the South Exterior Zone and runs through Oct. 7. Season reopens in the South Zone Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 2. Reopens Dec. 16 and runs through Jan. 3, 2019

Sept. 22 – Woodcock season opens through Nov. 5. … Duck season opens in the Northern Zone through Nov. 21.

Sept. 22 – Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards fundraiser to improve water quality improvement efforts on the two lakes. Event is at the Petenwell County Park located at 2004 Bighorn Drive in Arkdale, from noon to 4 p.m. Event includes food, entertainment and raffles. For information call 608-356-6537.

Sept. 29 – Duck season opens in the South Exterior Zone and runs through Oct. 7. Season reopens Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 2. … Duck season opens in the Mississippi River Zone and runs through Oct. 5. Season reopens Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 4. … Canada goose season opens in the Mississippi River Subzone and runs through Oct. 5. Season reopens Oct. 13 and runs through Jan. 3.

Sept. 30 – Trout season closes the last Sunday in September on rivers flowing into Lake Superior from their mouths to the first impassable permanent barrier (unless listed otherwise in trout regulations). … Lake trout season on Lake Superior closes. … Hook-and-line sturgeon season closes on inland waters.

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