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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.

June 16

  • Yellow perch season opens on Lake Michigan with a bag limit of five (5).* 

June 20

  • Northern zone smallmouth bass season goes from catch-and-release to daily bag limits.  Check current regulations for bag and size limits.

July 1

  • Training dogs by pursuing bear allowed through August 31. (Note exception on DNR lands; see current Wisconsin bear hunting regulations for rules.)*

July 15

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

* 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: Tuesday June 09 2015