Thursday, February 9th, 2023
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Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – December 30, 2022

Banquets/Fundraiser

Jan. 7, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited St. Croix Valley Chapter Hunters Night Out, 4:30 p.m., Ready Randy’s R&D Banquets, 1490 131st Street, New Richmond, Bert Penny, 715-441-1122, www.whitetailsunlimited.com. 

Jan. 14, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin West Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Sleep Inn & Suites 29 Pines Conference Center, 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire, Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

Jan. 19, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Sturgeon Bay Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Ave., Sturgeon Bay, Russ Austad, 920-743-6777, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

Jan. 27, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Lake Koshkonong/Rock Valley Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, Dave Powell,
608-756-3453, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

Jan. 28, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin Northeast Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida Street, Appleton, 920-743-6777, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

Jan. 28, 2023: Hillside Assembly of God Men’s Ministry annual wild game banquet, Oconto Falls High School Commons & PAC, doors open 4 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., guest speaker James H. Vansteenhouse, The Bear Man, at 6:30 p.m. For more info call Paul Carlson, (920) 855-2962.

FEb. 4, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin North Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, 800-274-5471, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 4, 2023: 1400 Fishing & Hunting Club banquet, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&J’s Bar & Grill, S90w13970 Boxhorn Drive, Muskego, Steve Spielbauer, 414-559-9567.

FEb. 4, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin West-Central Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., The Lodge, 104 Lodge Lane, Mauston, 920-743-6777, www.whitetailsunlimited.com. 

FEb. 8, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Lower Wisconsin River Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dorf Haus Supper Club, 8931 Hwy. Y, Sauk City, Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 10 or Feb. 11, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin Southwest Deer Camp, two nights of deer camp, attend either night, All Star Banquet Hall, 4735 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, start time 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, or 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 10-11, 2023: Safari Club International-Wisconsin banquet, Brookfield Convention Center, 325 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield, Sarah Ingle, (262) 437-0097, live and silent auctions, outfitters, taxidermists, displays, exhibits and free scoring for trophies, free admission for the public Saturday, Feb. 10, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., www.sciwi.org.

FEb. 16, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Holcombe Flowage Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lake Holcombe Lions Club Pavillion, 27867 Hwy. M, Holcombe, call Tracy Geist, 715-312-0663, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 16, 2023: Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Ducks Unlimited banquet, 5 p.m., Celtic House, 1417 West Airport Road, Janesville, call Robert Hornby, 608-758-8664, wi.ducks.org.

FEb. 18, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Clark County Chapter banquet, 4:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 302 North Union Street, Loyal, Roger Zvolena, 715-255-8165, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 18, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin Southeast Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th Street, Kenosha, WTU National Headquarters, 920-743-6777, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 23, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Denmark Area Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Beverly Gardens, 5911 Pine Grove Road, Denmark, James Grasee, 920-863-5539, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

FEb. 23, 2023: NWTF Gateway Gobblers banquet, 5 p.m., Foundry 45, 9480 Hwy. 45, Kewaskum, Pamela May, 262-707-1312.

FEb. 25, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Watertown Area Chapter banquet, 4:30 p.m., Turner Hall, 301 South 4th Street, Watertown, Don Bartz, 920-988-5299, www.whitetailsunlimited.com. 

march 4, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Poy Sippi Chapter banquet, 4:30 p.m., Par 4 Resort, 201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca, Dave Chase, 920-295-2605, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

march 4, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited East Deer Camp banquet, 4:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn – Milwaukee Northwest Conference Center, 11600 West Park Place, Milwaukee, call WTU National Headquarters, 920-743-6777, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

march 9, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Howard/Suamico Optimist Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m., Comfort Suites Hotel/Rock Garden, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay, Alex Peterson, 920-492-9390, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

march 11, 2023: Whitetails Unlimited Buck Trails Archers Chapter banquet, 5 p.m., Buck Trail Archers, Inc., 32622 Yahnke Road, Burlington, Tracy Brewer, 262-960-6127, www.whitetailsunlimited.com.

march 11, 2023: Berlin Conservation Club 32nd annual banquet, 4 p.m., Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, all attendees receive a door prize, more than 50 guns given away last year, David Polzin, 920-573-2760.

Shooting/Archery

A-1 Archery: Schedule of events. Call Dan Ellyson, 715-386-1217. a1archery.com

Open Shooting 3D line: 10 a.m. to5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Open Spot League: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Delton Sportsmen’s Club: 9602 Barry Lane, Wisconsin Dells,. Call Charles Hudzinski,608-393-5300.

Horicon Marsh Bowmen: Call Don Braun, 920-344-7319; Jan. 21, 2023, 7 a.m. to dark, Frosty Fingers Outdoor Traditional 3D Shoot, N7420 Hwy. V, Horicon, hot food served, www.hmbowmen.com.

Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club: Call for schedule of events, 13804 Jambo Creek Road, Mishicot. Call Roger Vanderlogt,920-323-4882.

Menomonie Archery Club: 2110 Hwy. 12, Menomonie, call Mike,715-308-5437, or Steve, 715-505-8627.

Outagamie Conservation Club: Call John Wilharms at 920-585-0890, or wiocc.com.

Rib Mountain Bowmen: Call Ron Hoppe, 715-573-9212; all ages welcome to participate in leagues and shoots; coffee klatch Wednesdays during winter; www.ribmountainbowmen.com.

Roche A Cri Bowman Inc: For list of events, call Lewis Holmes at 715-347-6211.

Twin City Rod and Gun Club: 9408 Winnegamie Dr., Oshkosh. For more info, call 920-284-6976. 

Waunakee Gun Club: Open to all levels, Joe Leslie, 6680 Ripp Dr., Dane, 608-669-0197, waunakeegunclub@yahoo.com. 

West Allis Bowmen (WAB): At 11601 West Hwy. G, Franksville. Email wabarchers@gmail.com, or call clubhouse and leave message, 262-989-5035, or go to www.westallisbowmen.com.

Wood County Rifle & Pistol Club: Call for schedule of events, 910 Griffith Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. For more info, call 715-424-1011.

Shows

Duluth Sport Show / Northland Outdoor Duluth Deer Classic: Feb. 16-19, 2023, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr., Duluth Minn., Thursday, 3-8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to4 p.m., Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630, https://duluthsportshow.com.

La Crosse Sport Show: Feb. 9-12, 2023,La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza,La Crosse, Thursday, 3-8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630, lacrossesportshow.com.

Manitowoc Gun Club Gun Show: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, City Limits, 3627 Hwy. CR, Manitowoc, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., tables available, call Tom Schulz, (920) 973-4905, 47th annual show, adults $5, children under 12 free, free appraisals. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jig’s Up Blugold Ice Fishing Contest: Feb. 11, 2023, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls. Contest headquarters at The View on Lake Wissota, 17779 County Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls. Weigh-In stations at The Edge Pub & Eatery and The View on Lake Wissota. Prize distribution at The View on Lake Wissota starting at 3 p.m. For contest rules and additional information, visit jigsup.org or contact UW-Eau Claire Recreation Department at 715-836-3377. Contest presented by UW-Eau Claire Recreation Department, Blugold Athletics and the Lake Wissota Lion’s Club.

Stanley Rod & Gun Club Fishing Tournament: Jan. 21, 2023, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (youth contest ends at 2 p.m.), Otter Lake. The adult contest is sponsored by the Stanley Rod & Gun Club with more than $5,000 in prizes. The youth contest is sponsored by The Otter Lake Booster Club and is free for kids 15 and younger. Each fish caught by the kids will receive a prize. A warming tent will be available for the kids with free hot dogs and hot chocolate. For the adult contest contact Dean Samuelson at 715-644-2192; for the youth contest contact Dan Liske at 715-644-1099.

Walleyes Unlimited USA Fishing Club: Jan. 21, 2023,5 a.m. to 7 p.m., AJ’s Bar and Grill, S90 W13970, Boxhorn Dr., Muskego, Walt Koch, 847-710-5453, www.walleyesunlimitedusa.org.

Wisconsin State NWTF Convention Weekend: Feb. 3-5, 2023,701 Yogi Circle, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens, Jenny Clark, 715-212-0432, Great Lakes call-making contest, workshops, raffles, banquet, entertainment, cost $75, discounted lodging, opens Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., https://events.nwtf.org/491560-2023.

Winnebagoland Conservation Alliance Sportsman rummage sale: March 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fond du Lac County fairgrounds (recreation building), admission $3, kids under 12 years are free. Vendor tables available $20 each, contact Dave Schumacher at 920-922-2373 for information.

Meetings

A.D. Sutherland Chapter Izaak Walton League: Third Monday, 7 p.m., Fond du Lac. For more info, call Korey Wagner,402-657-2775.

Abbotsford Sportsmen’s: Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., clubhouse. Call Rob Beran, 715-223-4363.

Baraboo River Chapter Kids & Mentors Outdoors: Second Monday of each month,7 p.m., Rivers Edge Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Call Rick Miotke, 608-415-0755.

Beloit Chapter Izaak Walton League: Monthly trap shoots, Beloit. Call Janice Chizek,
608-313-0356.

Brown County Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Osprey Point Environmental Center, De Pere. Call Peter Daanen, 920-632-4452.

Dodge County Pheasants Forever: Monthly. Call Jerry Tribbey,920-344-5723.

Fishermen Club: Third Tuesday, September through June, 7 p.m., Sheboygan Outboard Club. Open to public. Call Lyle Peshkar for more info,920-452-9669.

Fox Valley Retriever Club: Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. For more info, go to www.foxvalley.com or call Tom, 414-771-0811.

Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen: Third Tuesday of the month. September through May, Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.
Open to the public. Call Jim Ryle,920-680-0055.

Horicon Marsh Hunting Retriever Club: Monday at Hustisford and Thursday at Fond du Lac. For more information, go to www.hmhrc.org

Kenosha Sport Fishing & Conservation Association: First Monday of month, 7 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kenosha. Open to the public and new members. For info, call Dave,262-620-8237.

Lighthouse Anglers Fishing Club: Second Tuesday of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse, Fond du Lac,7 p.m. For info, call Bill, 920-921-4337.

Manitowoc Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Cabin No. 1 Lincoln Park, Manitowoc. Call Glenn Pfeffer, 920-684-9050.

Milwaukee Great Lakes Sport Fishermen,: Second Tuesday of month, September through May, New Berlin Ale House. Call Bob Wincek, 262-679-9752.

Mishcot Sportsmen’s Club: First Wednesday of the month, 8 p.m. For more info, call Roger, 920-323-4882.

Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin: 7 p.m., second Wednesday of January, February, April, May, September, October, November, Machine Shed, Pewaukee.
Call 414-213-8245.

Okauchee Fishing Club: 7 p.m., New Berlin Ale House on first and third Tuesday of the month. Speakers cover all aspects of Wisconsin fishing. Guest fee $5.Call 414-350-1011.

Outagamie Area Pheasants Forever: Each month to discuss chapter activities. For more info on when and where of next meeting, call Josh Jackl, 920-517-1039.

Prime Water Anglers: Third Monday of every month at Lakeside Bar, Stevens Point. Call Jeff Rautio, 715-340-5455.

River Valley Outdoorsmen’s: First Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., 1,000 Island Environmental Center. For more information, call Ralph Vannulde, 920-570-3560.

Rock Valley Anglers, Southern Chapter: Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., Boundaries Bar & Grill, Birch Room. Call 608-421-2982.

Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin: Second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., 5th St. Yacht Club, Racine. Features a guest speaker each month.

Sheboygan Area Great Lakes Sport Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring meetings: Call Annmarie Kotuku
608-266-2952.

Sheboygan Walleye Club: Third Tuesday of each month, Crossroads Bar & Grill, Sheboygan. For more info, call Chris Gasser,
920-994-9057.

Shoto Conservation Club: Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. For more info, call Tom Rysticken,920-793-2650.

Southern Brown Conservation Chapter Izaak Walton League: First Thursday, 8 p.m., Rocky Top Tavern, Greenleaf. Call Mike Schmitt,920-766-0812.

Titletown/Packerland Muskies Inc: Second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Green Bay Yacht Club. Jay Zahn, 920-866-9705.

Watertown Chapter Izaak Walton League: Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Watertown. For more info, call Gary Kurtz,414-899-7120.

Winnebago Conservation Club: Third Tuesday of each month, Omarro’s Public House,
Oshkosh. For info, call Betty Brochert,
920-688-3122.

Winnebagoland Musky Club: First Wednesday of every month, American Legion Memorial Clubhouse, Fond du Lac, 7 p.m. Open to the public. For more information, call Richard Feustel, 920-948-2283.

Wisconsin Fishing Club: Second and fourth Monday of the month, Grainger’s, Greenfield. For more information, call Bob LeRoy,414-688-4657.

Women’s Hunting & Sporting Association: First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Wern Valley, Waukesha. For more information, Call Sarah, 262-968-3873 or www.wiwhsa.org

Yahara Fishing Club: Second Wednesday of month, 7 p.m. For more information, call Gerald King, 608-513-8573.

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