Outdoors calendar


MARCH 23: Second annual La Crosse Archery chili cook-off from 3 p.m.-5 p.m., to benefit Backcountry Hunters & Anglers at La Crosse Archery in Onalaska, WI; Contact lacrossearchery.com.
MARCH 30: Trout season opens on designated sections of some Lake Superior tributaries on the last Saturday in March. See the current Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations and Guide for more information; Hunting, fishing, sports, and conservation patron licenses expire.
MARCH 31: Otter trapping season closes in central and southern zone.

APRIL 8: Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Conservation Congress county meetings held in every county.
APRIL 13-14: Youth turkey hunt.
APRIL 15 through JULY 31: It is illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal Waterfowl Production Areas lands during this time unless the dog is on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Does not apply to class 1 field trial grounds or DNR lands open to dog training.
APRIL 17-23: Spring turkey hunting period A.
APRIL 24-30: Spring turkey hunting period B.
APRIL 30: The yellow perch season closes on Lake Michigan and tributaries; Otter trapping season closes in the North zone.
MAY 1-7: Spring turkey hunting period C.
MAY 3: Early catch and release trout season closes.
MAY 4: General inland waters game fish opener (trout, walleye, northern pike, bass in the southern zone). Check current Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations pamphlet for exceptions regarding specific game species and waters; Catch and release only bass season opens through June 15 in the northern zone; muskellunge season in waters south of State Highway 10 opens; Frog season opens; Yellow perch season opens on Green Bay, the  Fox River and other Green Bay tributaries through March 15 with a bag limit of 15; From Sept. 15 through the first Saturday in May, hook and line fishing is prohibited from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise in all Lake Michigan tributaries except the Oconto River and its tributaries and the downstream portion of the Peshtigo River (see regulations for details).
MAY 8-14: Spring turkey hunting period D.
MAY 15-21: Spring turkey hunting period E.

MAY 17-18: Driftless Outdoors Show at Onalaska Omni Center in Onalaska, WI; Contact
800-658-9424 or 608-782-2281.

MAY 22-28: Spring turkey hunting period F.
MAY 25: Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.