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Outdoor Report | Outdoor Calendar 2018

Outdoor Calendar 2019

* Indicates date remains the same each year, except some permit deadlines may be extended one day if they fall on a Sunday or Federal Holiday.

January 3

  • Mississippi River zone goose season closes.

January 6

  • Late archery deer season closes.
  • Pheasant season closes.
  • Fall turkey season extension in zones 1-5 closes.
  • Early catch-and-release only trout season opens statewide, with exception of spring ponds and Great Lakes tributaries; artificial bait only, but barbless hooks no longer required. Season runs to midnight May 4.
  • Hungarian partridge season closes.
  • Fisher trapping season closes.

January 18

  • Winter crow season opens, through March 20.

January 31

  • Squirrel season closes.*
  • Bobcat hunting and trapping season Period 2 closes.

February 9

  • Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing Season opens. Season runs for 16 days or until the harvest level is reached. Season hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The season will close after one day if one of the harvest caps is reached. Sturgeon must be registered by 2 p.m. the day they are harvested. There are separate, annual spearing seasons for Lake Winnebago and for the system’s upriver lakes of Butte des Mort, Winneconne and Poygan. Previously the Upriver Season occurred only once every five years but was open to anyone who wanted to participate in it and bought a license. Spearers who wanted to participate in the Upriver Lakes season had to submit an application by Aug. 1. Licenses for the upcoming season must have been purchased by Oct. 31 of the previous year.

February 15

  • Coyote trapping season closes.*
  • Raccoon trapping and hunting seasons closes.*
  • Red and gray fox gun and trapping seasons close.*

February 20

  • Ice fishing shelters must be removed from Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters.*

February 24

  • Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing Season closes unless season closes early due to harvest caps being reached.

February 28

  • Cottontail rabbit season closes in northern and southern zones.*
* Indicates date remains the same each year, except some permit deadlines may be extended one day if they fall on a Sunday or Federal Holiday.

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