Season and permit deadlines
A calendar of upcoming hunting, trapping and fishing seasons and permit application deadlines.
* 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.
- Training dogs by pursuing bear allowed through August 31. (Note exception on DNR lands; see current Wisconsin bear hunting regulations for rules.)*
- Turtle season opens statewide through Nov. 30 for those species that are not listed as endangered or threatened.*
- Fall turkey hunting applications due.*
- Deadline to apply for goose hunting permits for the Horicon zone.*
- Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fisher and otter permits.
- Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.*
- Deadline to apply for sharp-tailed grouse permits.*