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Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – March 20, 2020


March 21: De Forest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites, De Forest. For more info call Brian Britten, 608-345-8409.

March 21: Buck Trail Archers WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Buck Trail Archery, Burlington. For more info call Tracy Brewer, 262-960-6127.

March 21: Winnebago NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Waverly Beach, Menasha. For more info call Chris Jeszke, 920-205-4979.

March 21: Puchyan NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Royal Ridges, Ripon. For more info call James Werch, 920-229-1562.

March 21: Monroe NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sparta American Legion, Sparta. For more info call Steve Lopez, 608-487-0725.

March 21: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska. For more info call Alex Wegner, 608-792-4355.

March 21: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall and Club, Stillwater. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-263-3908.

March 21: Ozaukee/Washington Cty PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Ozaukee Pavillion, Cedarburg. For more info call Bethany McClintock, 859-445-5709.

March 21: RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. For more info call Dave Johnson, 715-492-5858.

March 23: DeForest DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Windsor Country Club. For more info call Tom Kruger, 608-635-5042.

March 24: Beaver Dam Wings Over Wisconsin Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bayside Supper Club. For more info call Kate Liebenow, 920-387-5198.

March 26: Embarrass River WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chet & Emil’s, Birnamwood. For more info call Bart Schultz, 920-655-1900.

March 26: Capital City QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Rexs Innkeeper, Waunakee. For more info call Jason Wenzel, 608-807-6389.

March 26: Washington County Walleyes for Tomorrow Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Columbian, West Bend. For more info call Craig Rohde, 262-357-4211.

March 27: Southern Lakes NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Monte Carlo Room, Elkhorn. For more info call Glen Nettesheim, 262-325-0974.

March 28: Burnett County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., T-Dawgs, CREX Convention Center, Grantsburg. For more info call Ellen Chell, 715-417-0923.

March 28: Winnebago Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Becketts Restaurant, Oshkosh. For more info call Scott Carpenter, 920-379-0521.

March 28: Crex Meadows DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hummer’s Rendezvous, Grantsburg. For more info call Scott Johnson, 715-431-0362.

March 28: Iowa County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Dodgeville. For more info call Andrea Joo, 608-574-2092.

April 1: Coulee Country WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Westby Rod & Gun Club, Westby. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

April 2: Merrill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Lanes, Merrill. For more info call Jim Richardson, 715-536-4912.

April 2: Washington County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hartford Chandelier Ballroom, Hartford. For more info call Gordon Kluever Jr, 262-483-2492.

April 2: Algoma DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rendezvous, Luxemberg. For more info call Michael Majeski,920-819-3088.

April 4: Sporting Clays Fundraiser, 8-3:30 p.m., J & H Game Farm. For more info call Carl Gierke, 920-986-3272.

April 4: Central Wisconsin Chapter of Walleyes Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Moose Family Center, Stevens Point. For more info call David or Kim Borski, 715-341-9024.

April 4: Durand Area WTU Banquet, 5:15 p.m., Durand Rod & Gun Club, Durand. For more info call Mike Robelia, 715-672-5595.

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

April 4: Dodge county Sporting/Conservation Alliance Fundraiser, Beaver Dam American Legion. For more info call Harold Drake, 920-344-6443

April 4: Stockbridge Harbor Fishing Club Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Harbor Bar, Stockbridge. For more info call Dennis Cook, 920-968-9175.

April 7: Beaver Dam WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bayside Supper Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Jeff Ritchart, 920-960-4836.

April 9: Manitowoc WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Silver Valley Supper Club, Manitowoc. For more info call Greg Such, 920-482-0725.

April 11: Spencer WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Marshfield. For more info call Vic Stini, 715-650-8057.

April 11: Spring Life WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., RiverEdge Golf Course, Marshfield. For more info call 800-274-5471.

April 14: Between the Lakes Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., The Village at 170. For more info call Kevin Rortvedt, 920-602-1419.

April 16: Lakeshore DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., City Limits Bar & Banquet, Manitowoc. For more info call Zack Maule,920-652-8957.

April 16: Fond du Lac PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Fond du Lac Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call John Smedberg, 920-979-9006.

April 18: Packerland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View, Green Bay. For more info call 800-274-5471.

April 18: Bayfield County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Iron River Community Center, Iron River. For more info call Jim Klobucher, 715-292-4403.

April 18: Headwaters Muskies Inc. Banquet, Whitetail Inn, St. Germain. For more info call Joe Koschnik, 715-542-2366.

April 18: North Clark NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Historie Qwonset Hall, Thorp. For more info call Rich Kodl, 715-669-3913.

Season Dates

March 20: Crow season closes.

March 30: Lake Superior trout and salmon season opens on designated sections of some tributaries (see DNR regs)

March 31: Otter (Central & South Zones) and beaver (Zone C) closes.

April 14: Lake sturgeon C&R season closes on portions of St. Louis Nemadji & Mississippi Rivers (see regs)

April 15: Wild turkey season opens in Period A.

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

April 21: Wild turkey season closes in Period A.

April 22: Wild turkey season opens in Period B.

April 25: Trout and salmon season opens on selected border waters with Michigan (see DNR regs)

April 28: Wild turkey season closes in Period B.

April 29: Wild turkey season opens in Period C.

April 30: Beaver (Zone A & B) and otter (North Zone) trapping seasons close.

April 30: Lake Michigan yellow perch season closes.


March 20-21: Blue Hills Sportsmen’s Club, Gun Show & Outdoor Adventure, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Old Weyerhaeuser High School Weyerhaeuser. For more info call Greg Wilcox, 715-828-1182.

March 20-22: Rockford IL RV, Camping & Travel Show, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Mercyhealth Indoor Sports Center. For more info call Laci Rotolo, 815-997-1744.

March 27-29: Badger Knife Show, Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center. For more info call Bob Schrap, 414-479-9765.

March 28 & 29: Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Dave Stuhr, 320-894-7463.

April 1-5, 2020: Arrowhead Home & Builders Show, Wed. & Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Ray Kangas Productions Gun & Knife Shows 2020. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Ray Kangas, 715-372-4654.

April 3-4: Wascott Town Hall.

May 8 & 9: Gun Show, Slice Ice Arena, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info call 608-897-4481.

Ray Kangas Productions Gun & Knife Shows 2019. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Ray Kangas, 715-372-4654.

March 27-28: Phillips Municipal Bldg.

April 17-18: Spooner Civic Center.

April 24-26: Ashland Civic Center.

Aug. 16-17: Simek Center, Medford.

Aug. 21-22: Ashland Civic Center.

Oct. 2-3: Iron River Community Center.

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Bearing Arms Gun Shows, Schedule of Shows. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Gary Thompson, 715-308-8772.

March 27-28: Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega.

April 3-4: Star Lanes Banquet Hall, Lacrosse.

May 15-16: Barron County Fairgrounds, Rice Lake.


June 13: Hillside Valley of the Giants Musky Tournament, 7-3 p.m., Hillside Resort. For more info call Ron Anderson, 715-547-3646.

Sept. 12: North & South Twin Lakes Musky Tournament, 6-4 p.m., Northern Exposure Bar & Restaurant. For more info call Doug, 715-545-3555.

Oct. 2-4: Midwest Musky Classic Tournament, 8-6 p.m., Vilas County. For more info call Shirley Kufeldt, 715-545-3800.

Special Events 

June 12-14: Fort Old Abe Muzzle Loaders Rendezvous. For more info call Keith Traaseth, 715-456-4453.

June 15-19: WI Youth Trapping Camp, Wichman Farms, Marion. For more info call Steve O’Mary, 715-927-0204.

June 27: Waterford Bowfishing Bash, Community Park, Fox River. For more info call Justen Urban, 414-614-5132.

Oct. 20: Indian Artifact Show, 8-3 p.m., Monticello School, Monticello. For more info call Janet Gobeli, 608-329-4781.


Now-Sept.: Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Assoc. Shoot, reg. 7-noon. For more info call Todd Gallaty, 651-373-4204.

April 11: Outagamie Conservation Club, 9-3 p.m., N3502 Mayflower Rd, Hortonville. For more info call John Wilharms, 920-585-0890.

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Buck Trail Archers Schedule of shoots. For more info call Dave Caldwell, 262-210-6748 or

April 4-5: Outdoor 3D all shooting styles.

April 7-June 9: Outdoor League 10 wks.

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Belin Conservation Club, W898 White Ridge Rd, Berlin, WI. 54923. For more info call Rick Reyes, 920-229-5332.

May 9-10, June 13-14, July 11-12, Aug. 15-16: 3D Shoots.

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Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club Schedule of Events.13804 Jambo Creek Road, Mishicot, WI. For more info call David, 920-901-9229.

April 11: Brat Fry, 10-5 p.m.

April 25-26: Spring Archery Tournament, 8-4 p.m.

May 3-4: Summer Archery League Starts, Sun. 8-noon, Mon. 4 p.m. til dark.

Aug. 15-16: Fall Archery Tournament, 8-4 p.m.

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Horicon Marsh Bowmen Shoots. For more info or call Dave Kottwitz, 920-948-4085.

July 11-12: 3D Traditional Archery Shoot. Sunday Championship.

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 2110 US Hwy 12. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Mike, 715-308-5437.

March 28-29, April 25-26, May 30-31, Aug. 29-30: Open 3D Shoots.

July 25-26: Traditional Only.

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Twin City Rod & Gun Club. Shoot Schedule. For more info call Don Burrows, 920-419-6505.

April 11: 3D Archery Deck Shoot, 9-3 p.m.

May 16-17, June 20-21, July 18-19:  3D Archery Shoot, 8-3 p.m.

Aug. 15-16: 3D Archery String Shoot, 8-3 p.m.


Aug. 7-9: Ultimate Womens Weekend, Crivitz WI. For more info call Jeff Cummings, 920-413-2463.


Shoto Conservation Club Meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. For info call Tom Rysticken, 920-793-2650.

Mishcot Sportsmen’s Club meets every month on the 1st Wed of each month, 8 p.m. For more info call Roger, 920-323-4882.

Walton League meets 2nd Tues. 7 p.m., Watertown. For more info call Herschel Wickert, 920-261-7224.

Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin meets the 2nd Wed. of each month, 7 p.m., 5th St. Yacht Club, Racine. A guest speaker each month.

Winnebago Conservation Club. Meets 3rd Tues of each month, Omarro’s Public House, Oshkosh. Call Betty Brochert, 920-688-3122.

Sheboygan Walleye Club meets the 3rd Tues. of each month, Crossroads Bar & Grill, Sheboygan.  For info call Chris Gasser, 920-994-9057.

Beloit Chapter Izaak Walton League, monthly trap shoots, Beloit. For more info call Janice Chizek, 608-313-0356.

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.

Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin meets the 2nd Wed. of Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Oct, and Nov., Thunder Bay Grille, Pewaukee. For more info Kurt Ketcham, 262-490-2362.

Dodge County Pheasants Forever. Meets Monthly. For more info on when & were call Jerry Tribbey, 920-344-5723.

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