Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – November 27, 2020


Dec. 5: WTU Hunters Appreciation Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., All Star Lanes Banquet Hall, La Crosse. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

Dec. 12: WTU Wisconsin South Life Member Banquet, 4:30 p.m.,  The Lodge, Mauston. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

Jan. 9, 2021: WTU St. Croix Valley Chapter Hunters Night Out, 5 p.m., Ready Randy’s R&D Banquets, New Richmond. For more info call Bert Penny, 715-441-1122.

Jan. 16, 2021: WTU Wisconsin West Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065.

Jan. 20, 2021: WTU Lower Wisconsin River Chapter, 5:30 p.m., Dorf Haus Supper Club, Sauk City. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065. 

Jan. 23, 2021: Walleyes Unlimited USA annual Ice Jamboree. For more info call Walt Koch, 847-710-5453 or www.walleyesunlimitedusa.org

Season Dates

Nov. 1: Check DNR website for possible early season closure date for Zone A ruffed grouse.

Nov. 2: Woodcock season closes.

Nov. 7: Beaver (trapping only) Zones A, B & C seasons open.

Nov. 7: Otter (trapping only) North and South Zone seasons open

Nov. 8: Sharp-tailed grouse season closes. 

Nov. 11: Mink & muskrat season opens in Mississippi River Zone (day after duck closes or second Monday in Nov., whichever comes first. See DNR regs).

Nov. 15: Early elk season closes.

Nov. 15: Trout and salmon fishing closes on downstream section of Lake Superior tributaries that remained open after Sept. 30 (see DNR regs).

Nov. 19: Crow season closes.

Nov. 20: Fall turkey season closes statewide.

Nov. 21: Statewide 9-day gun deer season opens. 

Nov. 21: Fall turkey season opens (zones 1-5)

Nov. 29: Mourning dove season closes.

Nov. 29: Statewide 9-day gun deer season closes.

Nov. 30: Muzzleloader deer season opens.

Nov. 30: Muskie season closes on border waters with Iowa.

Nov. 30: Turtle season closes. 

Nov. 30: WI River (downstream, see regs) channel & flathead catfish season closes.

Dec. 1: State Parks Stickers go on sale.

Dec. 1: Lake trout season opens on Lake Superior.

Dec. 8: Ruffed grouse season closes in Zone B.

Dec. 9: Muzzleloader deer season closes.

Dec. 9: Bobwhite quail season closes.

Dec. 10: Application deadline (always).

Dec. 10: Bear and Spring Turkey.

Dec. 10: 4 day statewide antlerless gun & archery deer season opens.

Dec. 10: Late elk season opens.

Dec. 13: 4 day statewide antlerless gun & archery deer season closes.

Dec. 19: Late elk season closes.

Dec. 24: Farmland Zone Holiday Hunt opens.

Dec. 25: Bobcat season closes Period 1.

Dec. 26: Bobcat season opens Period 2.

Dec. 31:Frog season closes

Dec. 31: Southern Zone muskie season closes

Dec. 31: Northern Zone muskie season closes (open water only, see regs) 


Nov. 14, Nov. 15: Wood County Rifle & Pistol Club-Public Sighting-in-Days, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info call Sandra Schoenick, 715-424-1011.


Feb. 6, 2021: Jig’s Up, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., The View on Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls. For more info call Sheryl Poirier, 715-836-3377.

Special Events 

Dec. 11-12: Outagamie Conservation Club, 5 p.m., Capital Centre. For more info call John Wilharms, 920-585-0890.

Dec. 16: Wisconsin Trappers Association, last day to submit WTA merchandise orders for Christmas delivery. For more info call Jody Hamerla, 715-218-8201.

Outagamie Conservation Club Inc, Shoots, N3502 Mayflower Drive, Hortonville. For more info call John Wi lharms, 920-585-0890.

Dec. 11-12:  Fri. 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 5 p.m., O.C.C. Clubhouse

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A-1 Archery Schedule of Events. For more info call Dana Keller, 715-781-1460 or a1archery.com

Will be temporarily closed until further notice. Due to COVID-19.


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.

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.

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.

Fox Valley Retriever Club: Meets Tues. & Wed., 4:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. For more info www.foxvalley.com or Tom, 414-771-0811.

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

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.

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.

Okauchee Fishing Club meets at 7 p.m., New Berlin Ale House on the 1st & 3rd Tues. each month with a variety of speakers & subjects covering all aspects of fishing in Wisc. Guest fee $5.For more info call 414-350-1011.

Sheboygan Area Great Lakes Sport Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring meetings. For more info call Annmarie Kotuku 608-266-2952.

Horicon Marsh Hunting Retriever Club. Meets Monday at Hustisford and Thurs. at Fond du Lac. For more info www.hmhrc.org

Prime Water Anglers meets the 3rd Mon. of every month at Lakeside Bar, Stevens Point.Call Jeff Rautio, 715-340-5455.

Manitowoc Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Thurs. 6:30 p.m., Cabin #1 Lincoln Park, Manitowoc. For more info call Glenn Pfeffer, 920-684-9050.

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

Wisconsin Fishing Club. Meets every 2 & 4th Mon. of the month, Grainger’s, Greenfield. For more info call Bob LeRoy, 414-688-4657.

Lighthouse Anglers Fishing Club meets on the 2nd Tues. of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse, Fond du Lac, WI, 7 p.m. Call Bill, 920-921-4337 for info.

Women’s Hunting & Sporting Association. Meets the 1st Tues. of every month, 7 p.m., Wern Valley, Waukesha. For more info call Sarah, 262-968-3873 or www.wiwhsa.org

Outagamie Area Pheasants Forever meets each month to discuss chapter activities. For more info on when & where the next meeting is call Josh Jackl, 920-517-1039.

River Valley Outdoorsmen’s meets 1st Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., 1,000 Island Environmental Center. For more info call Ralph Vannulde, 920-570-3560.

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