Outdoors calendar


AUG. 13-16: Where available, bonus unit-specific antlerless deer tags for regular deer management units with a quota go on sale at 10 a.m. Tags can be purchased at the rate of one permit, per person, per day until the unit is sold out or the hunting season ends.
AUG. 18: 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. 21: Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter.
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. 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;
Hook-and-line lake sturgeon season opens on designated waters through Sept. 30. See current Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations; Wild ginseng season opens; through Nov. 1; Deadline for hunters with disabilities to apply to participate in a sponsored hunt.
SEPT. 5: Black bear hunting season opens; See current black bear hunting regulations for zone and hunting method specific dates.
SEPT. 15: Archery and crossbow deer season opens through Jan. 6, 2019; Early September Canada goose hunting season closes; Fall turkey hunting season opens through Dec. 31 in Zones 1-5 through Nov. 17 in Zones 6-7; Ruffed grouse season opens in the Zone A through Jan. 31. (Zone B opens Oct. 20 - Dec. 8.); Cottontail rabbit season opens in northern zone, runs through Feb. 28; Gray and fox squirrel season opens, runs through Jan. 31; Fall crow season opens through Nov. 15.
SEPT. 15-16: 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.
SEPT. 16: Canada goose season opens in the North Exterior Zone through Dec. 16; Canada goose season opens in South Exterior Zone through Oct. 7; Season reopens in South Zone Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 2. Reopens Dec. 16 and runs through Jan. 3, 2019
SEPT. 22: Woodcock season opens through Nov. 5; Duck season opens in Northern Zone through Nov. 21.
SEPT. 29: Duck season opens in South Exterior Zone through Oct. 7. Season reopens Oct. 13 through Dec. 2; Duck season opens in  Mississippi River Zone through Oct. 5. Season reopens Oct. 13 and runs through Dec. 4; Canada goose season opens in Mississippi River Subzone through Oct. 5; Season reopens Oct. 13 and runs through Jan. 3.
SEPT. 30: Trout season closes last Sunday in September on rivers flowing into Lake Superior from their mouths to the first impassable permanent barrier (unless listed otherwise in trout regulations); Lake trout season on Lake Superior closes; Hook-and-line sturgeon season closes on inland waters.