Outdoors calendar


AUG. 26: Fall wild turkey harvest permits remaining after the drawing will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Turkey permit availability will be posted on the wild turkey page of the DNR website.
AUG. 31: Bear dog training by pursuing bear closes. It is illegal to train dogs from April 15 through July 31 on DNR lands, unless dogs are on a leash no longer than 8 feet, except for Class 1 field trail grounds or for bear dog training on DNR lands other than state parks after July 1.

SEPT. 16-17: T-H Marine BFL Great Lakes Tournament in La Crosse.

SEPT. 1: Early teal season through Sept. 7; Early September Canada goose hunting season open in designated areas through Sept. 15; Mourning dove hunting season opens through Nov. 29; Wild ginseng season opens through Nov. 1; Deadline for hunters with disabilities to apply to participate in a sponsored hunt.
SEPT. 2: Hook-and-line lake sturgeon season opens on designated waters through Sept. 30. See current Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations.
SEPT. 6: Black bear hunting season opens through Oct. 10. See current black bear hunting regulations for zone and hunting method specific dates.
SEPT. 15: Early September Canada goose hunting season closes.
SEPT. 16: Canada goose season opens in the North Exterior Zone through Dec. 16; Canada goose season opens in the South Exterior Zone through Oct. 8. Season re-opens in the South Zone Oct. 14, through Dec. 21; Horicon Zone Canada goose opens through Dec. 16; Fall turkey hunting season opens through Dec. 31, in Zones 1-5 through Nov. 17, in Zones 6-7; Archery and crossbow deer season opens through Jan. 7, 2018; Ruffed grouse season opens in Zone A through Jan. 31. (Zone B opens Oct. 15 - Dec. 8.); Cottontail rabbit season opens in northern zone through Feb. 28; Gray and fox squirrel season opens through Jan. 31; Fall crow season opens through Nov. 17.
SEPT. 16-17: Special two-day waterfowl duck hunt. Open to youth 10 to 15 years of age who are hunter safety certified or participating in a mentored hunt; all other state license requirements are waived except for HIP registration and Canada goose permit requirements; youths must be accompanied by adult. Bag limit and tag requirements apply for the respective zone. These days overlap with open goose season in most zones so adults will also be able to shoot geese but not duck during the youth hunt.