Oct. 18 – Stories at the Marsh: Bats, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, located at N7725 Highway 28 in Horicon. Learn about bats through stories and activities. For information call 920-387-7889.
Oct. 20 – Pheasant season opens at 9 a.m.; runs through Jan. 6. … Ruffed grouse in the zone B opens through Dec. 8. … Sharp-tailed grouse opens through Nov. 11. There are 25 permits available for the 2018 sharp-tailed grouse season. Permits are only available in Game Management Unit 8. The season will close Nov. 11. … Bobwhite quail season opens at noon through Dec. 12. … Hungarian partridge season opens at 9 a.m. through Jan. 6. … Cottontail rabbit opens in southern zone at noon through Feb. 28. .. Raccoon gun and trapping for state residents opens through Feb. 15. … Red and gray fox hunting and trapping opens through Feb. 15. … Period 1 hunting and trapping season for bobcat north of Hwy. 64 through Dec. 25.
Oct. 20 – Candlelight Halloween Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Go on a 1-mile, torch-lit hike, show off your costume by the campfire and listen to the songs of Campfire Kevin. Meet at the Chateau on the north shore. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov.
Oct. 20-21 – Portage Rod and Gun Club Gun Show. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. Tables are $15. The Portage Rod and Gun Club is located west of Portage on Highway 16. For information call 608-617-8388.
Oct. 21 – Monsters on the Marsh, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center, located at W10145 State Highway 49 in Waupun. Visit in costume for games, scavenger hunt, cupcake decorating and a hike through the haunted woods. For information call 920-324-5818.
Oct. 23 – Bates LIVE from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, located at N7725 Highway 28 in Horicon. Come nose-to-nose with a fruit bat and learn from a bat biologist. For information call 920-387-7889.
Oct. 27 – Wild Birds of Prey program, starting at 1 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center, located at W10145 State Highway 49 in Waupun. You will be introduced to Wisconsin’s raptors though a photo presentation, mounted specimens and live birds. For information call 920-324-5818.
Oct. 27 – Guilded half-mile hike to view birds at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Egret Trail boardwalk parking lot off of the refuge auto tour off Highway 49. For information call 920-387-2658 ext. 124.
Oct. 27 – Creepy, Crawly, Critter Campfire at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Activities happen outside the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or Susan.JohansenMayoleth@wisconsin.gov.
Oct. 28 – Muskrat season statewide opens through March 4. … Mink season in the north, south and Winnebago zones opens through March 5.
Oct. 31 – Lake trout season closes on waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan and their tributaries. … Deadline to purchase Lake Winnebago system sturgeon spearing licenses.
Nov. 1 – Wild ginseng season closes.
Nov. 3 – Beaver trapping season opens in the northwest zone (A), northeast zone (B) through April 30 and in the southern zone (C) through March 31. … Otter trapping season opens in all zones and runs through April 30 in the North zone and through March 31 in the Central zone and South zone.
Nov. 3-4 – Delton Sportsmen’s Club Hunters Breakfast and Sight-In Weekend. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. for $5. The range sight-in will be from 8 a.m. to dusk on both days. The range will be open to all shooters with deer hunting firearms. The club will also be taking donations of non-perishable food items for the Bridgepoint Food Pantry of Wisconsin Dells. The clubhouse is located at 9602 Berry Lane, Wisconsin Dells. For information call Charles Hudzinski at 608-393-5300 or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 5 – Woodcock season closes.
Nov. 15 – Trout and salmon fishing closes on downstream section of Lake Superior tributaries that remained open after Sept. 30. (see current trout fishing regulations for stream sections). … Fall crow season closes.
Nov. 16 – Fall turkey hunting season closes in zones 6 & 7.
Nov. 17 – Regular gun deer season open through Nov. 26.
Nov. 25 – Regular gun deer season closes.
Nov. 27 – Duck season closes in the north zone.
Nov. 26 – Muzzleloader deer season opens, through Dec. 5.
Nov. 29 – Mourning dove season closes.
Nov. 30 – Muskellunge season closes. … Turtle season closes.