Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – April 2, 2021
April 1: 2021 License Year Begins
April 1: Waterfowl seasons set in April
April 14: (every year 4/14) Lake sturgeon C&R season closes on portions of St. Louis, Nemadji & Mississippi rivers (see regs)
April 15: It is April 15-July 31 every year.“Leash law” for dogs begins on state land and federal WPAs. See DNR regs for exceptions
April 17: Youth Turkey Hunt (4/17-4/18)
April 21:Turkey season opens, Period A
April 21: Lake Winnebago system bullhead bow/crossbow season
April 24: Catfish/bullhead bow/crossbow seasons opens on Wis/Minn boundary waters
April 24: Trout and salmon season opens on selected border waters with Michigan (see DNR regs)
April 27: Turkey season closes, Period A
April 28: Turkey season opens, Period B
April 30: Beaver (Zone A & B) and otter (North Zone) trapping seasons close
April 30: Lake Michigan yellow perch season closes
April 30: Early catch & release inland trout season closes
April 30: Walleye/sauger season closes on major Green Bay and Lake Michigan tributaries north of Waldo Street in Manitowoc (see regs)
April 30: Wisconsin Arbor Day (always last Friday in April)
April 3: WTU Wisconsin South Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Sheraton Madison Hotel. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065.
April 3: WTU Wisconsin South Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Pontiac Convention Center. For more info call WTU National Headquarters, 800-274-5471.
April 6: WTU Beaver Dam Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bayside Supper Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Jeff Ritchart, 920-960-4836.
April 8: WTU Washington County, 5:30 p.m., Hartford. For more info call Gordon Kluever Jr., 262-483-2492.
April 8: WTU Northern Grant County Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cottonwood Sports Bar, Fennimore. For more info call Jen Borzick, 608-375-5540.
April 8: WTU Merrill Area Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Lanes, Merrill. For more info call Jim Richardson, 715-536-4912.
April 10: WTU Durand Area Chapter Banquet, 5:15 p.m., Durand Rod & Gun Club, Durand. For more info call Heather Steele-Pronschinske, 715-672-4702.
April 13: WTU Waunakee Area Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rex’s Innkeeper, Waunakee. For more info call Rex Endres, 608-849-5011.
April 15: WWA fund raising banquet, Golden Maste Inn, Delafield. For more info call Don Patzfahl, 262-719-0235.
April 17: WTU Packerland Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Stadium View, Green Bay. For more info call WTU Headquarters, 1-800-274-5471.
April 17: WTU Burnett County Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., T-Dawgs Bar and Grill Convention Center, Grantsburg. For more info call Ellen Chell, 715-417-0923.
April 17: Friends of NRA Superior Area 12th Annual Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Barkers Island, Superior. For more info call Bill Hilgers, 715-376-2116.
April 24: WTU Lake Michigan Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., The Village at 170, Kohler. For more info call WTU National Headquarters, 1-800-274-5471.
April 24: WTU Neillsville Area Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Neillsvile. For more info call Jill Artac, 715-456-7395.
April 26: WTU Barneveld Chapter Hunters Night Out, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Barneveld. For more info call Tracey Alvey, 608-712-3757.
April 28: WTU South Wayne Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ludlow Mansion, Monroe. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065.
April 30: WTU Annual Spring Life Member Banquet, 6 p.m., RiverEdge Golf Course, Marshfield. For more info call Jay Newton, 920-960-9594.
May 6: WTU Fond Du Lac County Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Fond Du Lac. For more info call Jay Newton, 920-960-9594.
May 8: WTU Great Northern Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Barkers Island Inn, Superior. For more info call WTU National Headquarters, 800-274-5471.
May 22: Lincoln County Sports Club Open House/Raffle, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lincoln County Sport Club. For more info call Greg Eichelkraut, 715-409-9703.
May 22: Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Whitetail Inn, St. Germain. For more info call Dale Peterson, 715-542-2366.
June 3: Habitat for Humanity, 5 p.m., Oshkosh Convention Center. For more info call Dan Traxler, 920-379-4846. www.habitatoshkosh.org.
June 4: WTU Hunters Appreciation Chapter, 5:30 p.m., All Star Lanes Banquet Hall, La Crosse. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.
July 24: Wisconsin Trappers Association District 4 Summer Rendezvous, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Community Center. For more info call Steve O’Mary, 715-927-0204.
Ray Kangas Productions Gun & Knife Shows 2021. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Ray Kangas, 715-372-4654.
April 9 & 10: Wascott Town Hall.
April 16 & 17: Spooner Civic Center.
April 30 & May 1: Simek Center.
June 18 & 19: Grantsburg Community Center.
July 9 & 10: Burnett Youth Hockey Association.
Aug. 6 & 7: Spooner Civic Center.
Aug. 20 & 21: Ashland Civic Center.
Sept. 10 & 11: American Legion.
Sept. 24 & 25: Simek Center.
Oct. 1 & 2: Iron River Community Center.
Oct. 15 & 16: Shooter’s Banquet/Restaurant.
Oct. 23: Flat Creek Inn.
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May 7 & 8: Green County Conservation League Gun Show, Slice Ice Arena, Monroe. For more info call Gary Sutherland, 608-897-4481.
May 7 & 8: North Central WI Gun Collectors Assoc., Fri. 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Merrill Expo Bldg, Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds, Merrill. For more info call Fred Yulga, 715-443-2825.
June 4 & 5: Blue Hills Sportsman’s Club Show & Outdoor Expo. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Barron County Fairgrounds. For more info call Greg Wilcox, 715-828-1182.
July 25: Northwoods Wildlife & Wetlands Club’s 29th Annual Gun Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Manitowish Waters Community Center. For more info call Bruce Bacon, 715-476-0016.
Sept. 25: Rock Falls Tourism-City of Rock Falls, Weigh-in at 5 p.m., Lawrence Park/Avenue G Bridge, Sterling, IL. For more info call Melinda Jones, 815-622-1106.
Oct. 1-3: Phelps Chamber of Commerce 41st Midwest Musky Classic Tournament, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more info call Amy Thomason, 715-545-3800. www.phelpswi.us/event/midwest-musky-classic.
Oct. 15 & 16: Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association, Gateway Lodge. For more info call Wayne, 715-476-7878.
June 5: Wisconsin Trappers District 9, 8 a.m., Reesburg Outdoor Club. For more info call Dennis G. Knuth, 608-495-2752
Aug. 14: Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association, 3-7 p.m., Midway Bar. For more info call Shane or Molly, 715-769-3680.
Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club Schedule of Events. 13804 Jambo Creek Road, Mishicot, WI. For more info call Roger Vanderlogt, 920-323-4882.
April 10: Brat Fry 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 24 & 25: Spring Archery Tournament 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
May 2 & 3: Summer Archery League Starts. Sun. 8 a.m. – noon, Mon. 4 p.m. – dark.
Aug. 21 & 22: Fall Archery Tournament, Sat. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gun raffle held, Sun. at 4 p.m. at the Club House.
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Twin City Rod and Gun Club, 6501 County Road T, Oshkosh, WI. For information call 920-284-6976.
April 10: 9am-3pm Archery Range
May 15 & 16: 8am-3pm Archery Range
June 19 & 20: 8am-3pm Archery Range
July 10 & 11: 8am-3pm Archery Range
Aug 21 & 22: 8am-3pm Archery Range
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July 24: 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Alliance “Protect Our Heritage Shoot”, Waterloo Gun Club. For more info call Jonathan D. Braun, 608-298-8255.
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Sparta Rod & Gun Club. Archery Schedule. For more info call Don Schwarz, 608-343-9022 or www.spartarg.com
July 23, 24, & 25: Sparta Rod & Gun Club.
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Outagamie Conservation Club Inc, Shoots, N3502 Mayflower Drive, Hortonville. For more info call John Wilharms, 920-585-0890.
May 1: 3-D Shoot, 8 a.m., O.C.C Clubhouse.
July 26: 3-D Shoot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., O.C.C. Clubhouse.
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A-1 Archery Schedule of Events. For more info call Dan Ellyson, 715-386-1217. a1archery.com
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.
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.
Fishermen Club meets every 3rd Tues. of month, Sept.-June, 7 p.m., Sheboygan Outboard Club. Open to the public. For more info call Lyle Peshkar, 920-452-9669.
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.
A.D. Sutherland Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Mon. 7:30 p.m., Fond du Lac. For more info call Jay Reynolds, 920-251-5486.
Winnebagoland Musky Club meets the 1st Wed. of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse, Fond du Lac, 7:15 p.m. Open to public. Call Dave, 920-922-6704 for more info.
Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Club meets 2nd Mon. of each month, 7 p.m., Clubhouse. For more info call Rob Beran, 715-223-4363.
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.