Outdoors calendar

IN WISCONSIN

THROUGH AUG. 31: Training dogs by pursuing bear allowed through Aug. 31. (Note exception on DNR lands; see current Wisconsin bear hunting regulations for rules.)
AUG. 1: Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fisher and otter permits.
Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.
AUG. 19-22: 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. 20: 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.

NOV. 7-10: 17th annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener in Fergus Falls.