Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 9, 2018


Feb. 10: Sheboygan/Manitowoc PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Millhome Supper Club. For more info call Bob Gluck, 920-946-1292.

Feb. 15: Green TU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stadium View Hall, Green Bay. For more info call Lee Meyers, 920-362-6997.

Feb. 15: Southeastern Wisconsin Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Davians, Menomonee Falls. For more info call Kim, 262-820-1827 eve.

Feb. 16-17: SCI Wisconsin Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. For more info  www.sciwi.org

Feb. 17: Wisconsin Southwest WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., All Star Lanes Banquet Hall, La Crosse. For more info call 800-274-5471.

Feb. 17: Dodge County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Old Hickory Golf Club, Beaver Dam. For more info call Art, 920-210-3348.

Feb. 17: Namekagon River Valley RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Steak House, Hayward. For more info call T.C. Lambert, 715-558-1867.

Feb. 17: St. Anna & Outdoors Sportsmans Banquet, 5 p.m., Milllhome Supper Club, Kiel, 920-374-1460.

Feb. 21: Southern WI DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express Convention Center, Janesville. For more info call Bob Hornby, 608-758-8664.

Feb. 22: Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sports Fishermans Banquet, Stadium View Sports Bar & Grill, Green Bay. For more info call Bernie Erickson, 920-819-0271.

Feb. 23: Brillion Boss Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Woodfire Lodge. For more info call Carren Ott, 920-371-2087.

Feb. 23: Coulee TU Banquet, 6 p.m., Cedar Creek Country Club, Onalaska. For more info call Robert Hubbard, 608-792-3556.

Feb. 24: Wisconsin Southeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Parkway Chateau, Kenosha. For more info call 800-274-5471.

Feb. 24: Berlin Conservation Club Banquet, City Inn, Berlin. For more info call Dave Polzin, 920-573-2560.

Feb. 24: Flambeau Mt. Flock NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Paradise Shores. For more info call Paul Gilbertson, 715-312-0003.

Feb. 24: River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Dino’s Restaurant, Portage. For more info call James Farrington, 608-235-8503.

Feb. 24: Finnegan Lake Walleye Club Banquet, 8-4:30 p.m., Oconto County Fair, Main Pavillion, Gilett. For more info call Bill Cole, 920-373-5032.

Feb. 26: Wolf River NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Crystal Falls, New London. For more info call Steve Jordan, 920-427-4039.

Feb. 27: Packerland Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 4 p.m., Townline Sports Bar & Grill, Suamico. For more info call Eric Johnson, 920-676-0621.


Feb. 10-11: Roche A Cri Bowman Inc Shoot, 8-3 p.m., Friendship. For more info call John Jones, 608-339-9066.

March 24: Navarino Nature Center, Sporting Clay Shoot, J&H Game Farm, Shiocton. For more info call Julie Wilber, 715-758-6999.

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Racine Instinctive Bowmen, Archery Shoots. 14403 50th Road, Sturtevant, WI. For more info call Dave Larsen, 262-835-4975.

March 10-11: Indoor/Outdoor 3D Shoot, 8-4 p.m.

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Mishicot Sportsmen’s Club Schedule of Events.13804 Jambo Creek Road, Mishicot, WI.

For more info call Dave, 920-323-4882.

April 28-29: Spring Archery Tournament, 8-4 p.m.

May 6-7: Summer Archery League Starts.

Aug. 18-19: Fall Archery Tournament.

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Kenosha Bowmen Schedule of Shoots, 15211 75th Street, Bristol, WI. For more info call Steve, 262-891-2616.

Now-March 13: Indoor Spot League, Tuesdays.

Now-March 15: Youth Indoor Archery League, Thursdays.

Now-March 23: Public Shoot, Fridays.

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Buck Trail Archers Schedule of shoots. For more info call Jon Gursky, 262-424-4352 or

Now-March 11: Diehard Challenge, 8-3 p.m., Sundays

Now-March 14: Winter indoor bow hunters league, Mon., Tue., Wed.

Now-March 15: Kids Instructional League, 7-8:15 p.m., Thurs.

Feb. 10-11: Valentine Shoot, 8-3:30 p.m.

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Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club, Schedule of events. For more info call Don Burrows, 920-419-6505.

April 14: 3D Archery Deck Shoot, 9-3 p.m.

May 19-20, June 16-17: 3D Archery Marked Yardage, 8-3 p.m.

July 21-22, Aug. 18-19: 3D Archery Shoot, 8-3 p.m.

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Mike, 715-308-5437.

April 28-29, July 21-22, Aug. 25-26: Outdoor 3D.

July 28-29: Traditional Only.

Season Dates

Feb. 10: Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes (includes Poygan, Winneconne, and Butte des Morts) sturgeon spearing season opens for up to 16 days (select system waters)

Feb. 15: Coyote trapping, fox hunting and trapping and use of cable restraints season closes.

Feb. 15: Raccoon resident/non-resident gun/trapping season closes.

Feb. 23-24: Bald Eagle Appreciation Days Prairie du Chien.

Feb. 25: 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 Michigan and Green Bay tributaries Lake trout opener.

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

March 4: General inland game fish seasons close.

March 4: Green Bay game fish season closes on tributaries and ditches.

March 4: Muskrat and mink seasons close (statewide)

March 15: Beaver trapping season in Zone D closes.

March 15: Green Bay yellow perch season closes.

March 20: Crow season closes.

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

March 31: Trout opener on designated sections of some Lake Superior tributaries (see DNR regs).


Feb. 9-10: NRA Range Safety Officer Training Course, Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 8-1 p.m., Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club, Hudson, WI. For more info e-mail irwin.tom@sbcglobal.net

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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.

Special Events

Feb. 24: Rib Mountain Bowmen Sportman’s Outdoor Gear Re-Sale, 9-4 p.m., Wausau. For more info call Paul Shore, 715-675-6757.

March 10: Fox Valley Muzzeloaders Sportsman’s Sale, 8:30-2 p.m., Monarch Gardens, Appleton. For more info call Len Doran, 920-570-4541.

April 21: Navarino Nature Center Trail Fun Run/Walk. For more info call Julie Wilber, 715-758-6999.


Now-Feb. 11: La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-9 p.m. Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., La Crosse Center, La Crosse. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 9-11: Milwaukee Muskie Expo, Fri. 2-9 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds. For more info www.muskieexpo.com For more info.

Feb. 9-11: Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center. www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com/huntingexpo For more info.

Feb. 14-18: Duluth, Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 14-18: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-6 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 17: Prairie Rod & Gun Club, 9-4:30 p.m., Prairie du Chien National Guard Armory. For more info call Dennis Kirschbaum, 608-326-2718.

Feb. 24-25: Historical Trade Fair, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Sunnyview Expo Building, Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Oshkosh. For more info call 920-233-5332.

March 2-3: North Central WI Gun collectors Assoc. Show, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 8-4 p.m., East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, Wausau. For more info call Fred Yulga, 715-443-2825.

March 9-11: Deer & Turkey Classic, Warner Coliseum, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul. For more info www.MNdeershow.com

March 16-17: Blue Hills Sportsmen’s Club, Gun Show, Barron Community Center, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Greg Wilcox, 715-828-1182.

March 17: Gun & Sporting Collectible Show, 8-3:30 p.m., Izaak Walton Lodge, Stevens Point. For more info call Rich Mrozinski, 715-343-2625.

March 23-25: Badger Knife Show, Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center. For more info call 414-479-9765.

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Ray Kangas Productions Gun & Knife Shows 2018. Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Ray Kangas, 715-372-4654.

Feb. 9-10: Solon Springs, Community Center.

Feb. 23-24, July 6-7: Iron River, Community Center.


Feb. 10: JIG’s Up Blugold Ice Fishing Contest, 7-2 p.m. For more info call Sheryl Poirier, 715-936-3377.

Feb. 17: Family Ice Fishing Event, Lac Courte Oreilles, 8-2 p.m. For more info call Rick, 715-505-1260.

Feb. 18: Richardson Sportsmen Club, 11-4 p.m., Lake Magnor, Clayton. For more info call Troy Jackson, 715-607-0783.

Feb. 24: Lake Noquebay Fish-A-Rama, 6-4 p.m., Timberline Resort, Crivitz. For more info call 715-927-0184.


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

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.

River Valley Outdoorsmen meets 1st Wed. of the month, 1,000 Is. Environmental Center, 7 p.m. For more info call Bryan Menting,

Ozaukee Chapter Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Club. Meets 1st Tues. of each month, Oct.-May, 7 p.m., Railroad Station, Saukville, WI. For info call 262-644-8481.

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.

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

Blackhawk Musky Club meets the 1st Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., My Apartment Restaurant & Lounge, Janesville. For more info call Matt McCumber, 608-755-5887.

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.

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