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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.

July 15

  • Turtle season opens statewide through Nov. 30 for those species that are not listed as endangered or threatened.*

August 1

  • Fall turkey hunting applications due.*
  • Deadline to apply for bobcat, fisher and otter permits.*
  • Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.*
  • Sharp-tailed grouse season and permits: there are 100 permits available this year in management unit 8.*

August 3, 4, 5 & 6

  • Public hearings on the proposed 2015 migratory game bird season hunting zones, season length and bag limits.  Check the DNR Hearing Calendar for times and locations.

August 17, 18, 19 & 20

  • Bonus unit-specific antlerless deer tags for regular deer management units with a quota go on sale at noon. 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.

August 22

  • 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 Web site.

August 25

August 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.*

* 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.

Last revised: Monday July 27 2015