Outdoors calendar


JULY 1: Training dogs by pursuing bear allowed through Aug. 31. (Note exception on DNR lands; see current Wisconsin bear hunting regulations for rules.)
JULY 15: Turtle season opens statewide through Nov. 30 for those species that are not listed as endangered or threatened.
JULY 22: T-H Marine BFL Great Lakes Qualifier in La Crosse.SEPT. 16-17: T-H Marine BFL Great Lakes Tournament in La Crosse.
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: there are 25 permits available this year in management unit 8.

AUG. 14-17: 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. 22: Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter. [http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/permittransfers.html]
AUG. 26: 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. 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.*