Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 24, 2017

Banquet/Fundraiser

Feb. 24: Coulee Region TU Banquet, 6 p.m., Cedar Creek Golf Course, Onalaska. For more info call Curt Rees, 608-317-3747.

Feb. 24: Brillion Boss NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Triple J Wing & Clay. For more info call Carren Ott, 920-371-2087.

Feb. 25: Clark County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Loyal. For more info call Larry Quelle, 715-255-8235.

Feb. 25: Black Creek, Seymour WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Romy’s Nitingale, Black Creek. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548.

Feb. 25: River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Dino’s Restaurant, Portage. For more info call James Farrington, 608-235-8503.

Feb. 25: Badger RMEF Banquet, Madison Marriot West. For more info call Amy Willliamson, 608-225-2706.

Feb. 25: Upland PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Marathon Trap Club. For more info call Jake MacDonald, 715-574-4889.

Feb. 25: North Central Outdoors Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Stetsonville Centenial Hall. For more info call Jerry Hubbard, 715-965-3046.

Feb. 25: Grelton Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Gabriel Church Hall, Lake Mills. For more info call Dale Sjoberg, 920-253-6821.

Feb. 27: Barneveld Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Barneveld. For more info call Tracey Alvey, 608-712-3757.

Feb. 27: Wolf River Toms NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Crystal Falls, New London. For more info call Steve Jordan, 920-427-4039.

Feb. 28: Denmark Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Beveryl Gardens, Denmark. For more info call James Grasee, 920-863-5539.

Feb. 28: Beaver Dam Wings Over Wisconsin Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bayside Supper Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Dawn Weber, 920-296-6479.

March 2: Northern Kettle Moraine WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Colombian, West Bend. For more info call Barb Yogerst, 262-677-2379.

March 2: Portage County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Sky Club, Plover. For more info call Scott, 715-340-4975.

March 2: Wisconsin Rapids DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Wildhorse Saloon, Wisconsin Rapids. For more info call Bill Jungwirth, 715-422-1944.

March 4: Poy Sippi WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hahn-A-Lula, Fremont. For more info call Dave Chase, 920-295-2605.

March 4: Chequamegon Bay Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., AmericInn, Splashland, Ashland. For more info call Brian, 715-682-3838.

March 4: Yellow River RMEF Banquet, River Edge Golf Crs., Marshfield. For more info call Donna Jones, 715-687-2264.

March 4: Flambeau Mountain NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Paradise Shores. For more info call Paul Gilbertson, 715-312-0003.

March 4: Wisc. Conservation & Ed. Foundation Banquet, 4 p.m., VFW Post 7591, Madison. For more info call Joyce Ryder, 715-409-0215.

March 7: South Wayne WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lelle’s Bar, Woodford. For more info call Bev Lelle, 608-465-3300.

March 8: Fox River Valley Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m. Darboy Club. For more info call Sandy, 920-419-3894.

March 9: Howard, Suamico WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Comfort Suites Hotel, Green Bay. For more info call Chris Nielsen, 620-471-8303.

March 9: North Central Wisconsin WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rib River Ballroom, Marathon. For more info call Jim Richardson, 715-536-4912.

March 9: Green Bay Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View sports Bar & Grille, Green Bay. For more info call Anne, 920-434-7921.

March 10-11: SCI Wisconsin Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Grand Geneva Resort. For more info call Janean Gehl, 262-437-0097.

March 10: Vernon Marsh NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Cotton Exchange, Waterford. For more info call Larry Swenor, 262-363-2066.

March 11: Great Northern WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., UW Superior, Yellowjacket Union. For more info call 800-274-5471.

March 11: Richford Game Club Banquet, Richford Town Hall. For more info call Curt Nelson, 920-765-1022.

March 11: God’s Country Muskies Banquet, American Legion Post 52, La Crosse. For more info call 608-799-4030.

March 11: Walworth County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn. For more info call Paul, 262-742-4477.

March 11: Ozaukee, Washington County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Ozaukee Pavilion, Ozaukee Cty Fairgrounds, Cedarburg. For more info call Paul, 414-477-1223.

March 11: Blackhawk Musky Club Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Janesville. For more info call Matt McCumber, 608-290-7806.

March 13: Madison Area DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Madison Marriott West. For more info call Brian Hotten, 608-843-2453.

March 16: Rhinelander WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Taj Bar & Grill Northwoods Banquet Center. For more info call Gary Freund, 715-493-5500.

March 16: Sheboygan County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Village, Kohler. For more info call Jim, 920-946-2209.

March 17: Titletown Muskies Inc, Chapter 4 Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View Banquet Hall, Green Bay. For more info call Bill Gerndt, 920-606-1210.

March 17: Titletown Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View Banquet Hall. For more info call Bill Gerndt, 920-606-1210.

March 18: Flambeau WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lanes Bar & Eatery, Park Falls. For more info call Dianna Schultz, 715-762-4413.

March 18: Melrose, North Bend WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 439. For more info call Carl Sommerstad, 608-790-7077.

March 18: Iowa County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Dodgerbowl, Dodgeville. For more info call Andrea Joo, 608-574-2092.

March 18: Winnebago NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Waverly Beach, Menasha. For more info call Chris Jeszke, 920-205-4979.

March 18: Waupaca RMEF Banquet, Hahn-A-Lula Resort, Fremont. For more info call Cheri Baumgart, 920-867-4222.

March 18: North Shore NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Ozaukee Pavillion, Cedarburg. For more info call Pat Hoffmann, 262-353-1884.

March 18: Puchyan NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Royal Ridges, Ripon. For more info call Dennis Miller, 920-748-3826.

March 18: Itasca County Turn in Poachers Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn. For more info call Pete Sahr, 218-259-9067.

March 18: Monroe County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sparta American Legion. For more info call Darren Schauf, 608-633-3652.

March 18: Fond du Lac Area Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Lake Winnebago Conference Center, Holiday Inn, Fond du Lac. For more info call Cary, 920-922-5622.

March 20: DeForest Area DU Banquet, Lake Windsor Country Club, Windsor. For more info call Tom Kruger, 608-635-5042.

March 23: Merrill Area WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Lanes, Merrill. For more info call Jim Richardson, 715-536-4912.

March 23: Muskego WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Muskego Lakes Country Club. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548.

March 24: Indianhead Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Florian Gardens conference Center, Eau Claire. For more info call Judy, 715-832-2665.

March 25: Buck Trail Archers WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Buck Trail Archery, Burlington. For more info call Tracy Brewer, 262-960-6127.

March 25: Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Foundation Banquet, 9 a.m., New Berlin Ale House. For more info call Ron Mickinak, 262-337-2225.

March 25: De Forest Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites, De Forest. For more info call Brian Britten, 608-849-5011.

March 25: Central Wisconsin Walleyes for Tomorrow Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Family Center, Stevens Point. For more info call Kim Borski, 715-341-9024.

March 28: Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Assoc. Banquet, Bayside Supper Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Bill Boettge, 920-356-1200.

March 30: Reedsburg WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. For more info call Dan Hess, 608-254-6155.

March 30: West Central Wisconsin Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Jake’s Northwoods, Sparta. For more info call Allan, 608-378-4202.

April 1: Wisconsin South WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Sheraton Madison Hotel. For more info call 800-274-5471.

April 4: Beaver Dam WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bayside Supper Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Jeff Ritchart, 920-960-4836.

April 4: FDL Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call Jeff Schiessl, 920-379-4177.

April 5: Coulee Country WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Westby Rod & Gun Club, Westby. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

April 5: Southern Lakes NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Monte Carlo Room, Elkhorn. For more info call Jack Farrar, 262-723-2225.

April 8: Rangeland WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kimball Town Hall, Hurley. For more info call Greg Bugni, 715-561-2029.

April 8: Price County Friends of NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Club 13, Phillips. For more info call Mike, 715-339-3456.

April 8: Durand WTU Banquet, 5:15 p.m., Durand Rod & Gun Club, Durand. For more info call Mike Robelia, 715-672-5595.

April 8: North Clark Turkey Hunters Banquet, 5 p.m., Quonset Hall. For more info call Rich Kodl, 715-669-3913.

April 8: Fox River Walleyes for Tomorrow Banquet, 4:30 p.m. City Inn, Berlin. For more info call Emil, 920-361-3354.

April 8: Headwaters Muskies Inc Banquet, 6 p.m., Whitetail Inn, St. Germain. For more info call Joe Koschnik, 715-542-2366.

April 12: Madison Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Rex’s InnKeeper, Waunakee. For more info call Brian, 608-335-8998.

April 13: Northern Grant County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cottonwood Sports Bar, Fennimore. For more info call Jen Borzick, 608-375-5540.

April 15: Wisconsin Packerland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View, Green Bay. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548.

April 15: Oregon, NW Rock County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., McFarland. For more info call Kevin Rauscher, 608-312-9509.

Archery/Shoots.

March 25: Navarino Nature Center, Shoot, 8-3 p.m., J&H Game Farm, Shiocton. For more info call Tim Ewing, 715-758-6999.

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

March 5: 3D shoot (40 targets)

April 2, May 7, June 4: 3D shoot (50 targets)

April 23: Running Biathlon.

May 21: Traditional shoot.

June 4: NASP Tournament.

June 18: JOAD Olympic Archery Day.

July 8-9: 3D Shoot (80 targets)

July 16, Aug. 27: JOAD Achievement Shoot.

Aug. 6: 3D Shoot (50 targets)

Sept. 3: 3D Shoot (40 targets, Bow Hunter’s Challenge)

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Schmidty, 715-308-2280.

March 11-12, April 22-23, July 22-23 Aug. 19-20: 3D shoot.

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.

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Buck Trail Archers schedule of shoots. For more info call Jon Gursky, 262-424-4352 or
www.bucktrailarchers.net

Now-March 12: Diehard Challenge, 7:30-3 p.m.

Now-March 16: Winter Indoor Bow Hunters League, 5:30-8 p.m.

April 1-2: Paw Thaw Shoot.

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Poynette Bowhunters Shoot Schedule. 4 miles North of 51/60 on Hwy 22. For more info call Steve Paulson, 608-846-5204.

March 4: Indoor Spot Tournament for Youth, 7:30-4:10 p.m.

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Newburg Sportsman Club Schedule of Shoots. For more info call Troy, 262-675-6840.

March 19: Indoor 3D Archery Shoot/outside Trap Shoot, 10-3 p.m.

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Trempealeau Archers Shoot schedule. For more info call Larry Lakey, 608-519-6968.

March 18-19, April 15, Sept. 9-10: 3D 28 Targets.

May 27-29: 3D 50 Targets.

Tournament/Contest

Feb. 25: Turtle Flambeau Flowage Assoc. Ice Fishing Tournament, 7-4 p.m., Donners Bay Resort. For more info call Kathy Reinhard, 715-476-2555.

Special Events

Feb. 25: Finnegan Lake Walleye Club, Fishing Derby, 8-4 p.m., Zippel Park Gillett. For more info call Bill Cole, 920-373-5032.

March 11: Adell Sportsman Club, Rummage Sale, Adell Fire Dept. Hall. For more info call 920-980-9553.

March 10-12: Great Lakes Open Turkey Call Making Competition, NWTF, Cabela’s, Richfield. For more info call Kevin Poeschel, 414-405-3337.

April 8: Dodge County Sporting/Conservation Alliance Rummage Sale, 8:30-1 p.m. For more info call Harold Drake, 920-386-2831.

   Shows

Feb. 24-26: Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., Alliant Energy Center. www.wifishingexpo.com for more info.

Feb. 24-26: Wisconsin State Hunting Expo, Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Shopko Hall. www.greebaysportsshows.com for more info.

March 3-4: North Central WI Gun Collectors Assoc. Gun Show, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Marathon Park East Gate Hall, Wausau. For more info call Fred Yulga, 715-443-2825.

March 8-12: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wed. Thurs. Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m., Wisconsin Expo Center. For more info www.jssportsshow.com

March 10-12: Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m., Warner Coliseum, State Fair Grounds. Go to www.mndeershow.com for a $2 discount coupon.

March 17&18: Blue Hills Sportsmen’s Club, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, Chetek. For more info call Greg Wilcox, 715-828-1377.

March 24-26: Badger Knife Show, Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center. For more info call Bob Schrap, 414-479-9765.

March 31-April 2: Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, Fri. 2-9 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., Alliant Energy Center. www.deerinfo.com for more info.

May 12-13: Green County Conservation League, Gun Show, Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. 8-5 p.m., Slice Ice Arena, Monroe. For more info call 608-897-4481.

July 30: Northwoods Wildlife & Wetlands Club’s Gun Show, 8-4 p.m., Manitowish Waters Community Center. For more info call Bruce Bacon, 715-476-0016.

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Ray Kangas Productions Gun & Knife Shows 2016. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Ray Kangas, 715-372-4654.

March 10-11: Loyal American Legion Post 175, Loyal.

March 24-25, Oct. 20-21: LCO Casino & convention Center, Hayward.

March 31-April 1: Municipal Bldg, Phillips.

April 28-30, Aug. 25-26: Ashland Civic Center, Ashland.

May 12-13: Arnott Lions Community Park, Stevens Point.

July 7-8: Iron River Community Center, Iron River.

July 14-15: Simek Recreation Center, Medford.

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Bearing Arms Gun Shows, Schedule of Shows. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m. For more info call Gary Thompson, 715-308-8772.

March 3-4: Baldwin Area Gun Show, Calvary Community Center.

March 31-April 1: Sparta Gun Show, Club 16 Banquet Hall.

Education/Seminar

Feb. 28-March 14: Freedom Hunter Safety, Freedom High School. www.Freedomhuntersafety@yahoo.com for more info.

March 11: Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters Conference, 8:30-3:30 p.m., Hotel Mead & Conference Center, Wisconsin Rapids. For more info call Jon Bergquist, 715-268-5584.

March 20: Kaukauna Sportmen Club Hunter Safety Class, 6 p.m., 1000 Island Environmental Center. For more info call 920-759-0744.

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Gander Mountain, Green Bay Lodge, 2323 Woodman Drive. For more info call Dave Nolan, 920-819-5025.

Second Tues. of Each Month: Waterfowl Calling Workshop, 7-8 p.m.

Season Dates

Feb. 26: Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes sturgeon spearing season closes.

Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes.

March 1: Bass season closes upstream of the St. Croix Falls dam (C&R) and downstream (Prescott).

March 1: Lake trout season opens on Lake Michigan and Green Bay tributaries.

March 2: Leftover spring turkey tags will go on sale mid-March. Watch the DNR web site for sale dates and times.

March 5: General inland game fish seasons close.

March 5: Green Bay game fish season closes on tributaries and ditches.

March 5: Muskrat and mink seasons close (statewide)

March 15: Beaver trapping in Zone D closes.

March 15: Green Bay yellow perch season closes.

March 20: Crow season closes.

March 25: Trout season opens on designated sections of some Lake Superior tributaries (see DNR regs)

March 31: Otter (Central and Southern Zones) and Beaver (Zone C) season closes.

April 15: “Leash law” for dogs begins on state land and federal WPA’s. See DNR regs for exceptions.

April 25: Wild turkey season closes in Period A.

April 26: Wild turkey season opens in Period B.

April 29: Frog season opens.

April 30: Closure: Beaver Zone A & B (trapping) and otter (trapping, North Zone)

April 30: Lake Michigan yellow perch season closes.

Meetings

Southern Brown Conservation Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Thurs. 8 p.m., Rocky Top Tavern, Greenleaf. For more info call Mike Schmitt, 920-766-0812.

Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Club meets 2nd Mon. of each month, 7 p.m., Clubhouse. For more info call Rob Beran, 715-223-4363.

Yahara Fishing Club, meets 2nd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m. For more info call Gerald King, 608-513-8573.

Brown County Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Tues. 6 p.m., Osprey Point Environmental Center, De Pere. For more info call Peter Daanen, 920-632-4452.

Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen meets the 3rd Tues. of the month. Sept.-May, Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill, 7 p.m. Open to the public. For more info call Jim Ryle, 920-680-0055.

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