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For information on DNR calendars contact:
Paul Holtan,
Communications specialist
608-267-7517

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.

March 28

  • Trout season opens on designated sections of some Lake Superior tributaries on the last Saturday in March. See the current Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations and Guide for more information.

March 28

  • Hunting, fishing, sports, and conservation patron licenses expire.*
  • Otter trapping season closes in the southern zone.*

April 13-16

April 11-12

  • Youth turkey hunt.

April 15 – 21

  • Spring turkey hunting period A

April 22 - 28

  • Spring turkey hunting period B

April 29 - May 5

  • Spring turkey hunting period C

April 30

  • The yellow perch season closes on Lake Michigan and tributaries.  The season reopens June 16.*
  • Otter trapping season closes in the North zone.*

May 1

  • Early catch and release trout season closes.

May 2

  • General inland waters game fish opener (trout, walleye, northern pike, bass in the southern zone). Check current Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations pamphlet for exceptions regarding specific game species and waters.
  • Catch and release only bass season opens through June 15 in the northern zone.
  • Muskellunge season in waters south of State Highway 10 opens.
  • Frog season opens.  Runs through Dec. 31
  • From Sept. 15 through the first Saturday in May, hook and line fishing is prohibited from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise in all Lake Michigan tributaries except the Oconto River and its tributaries and the downstream portion of the Peshtigo River (see regulations for details).*
  • Yellow perch season opens on Green Bay, the Fox River and other Green Bay tributaries through March 15 with a bag limit of 15.  Yellow perch season on Lake Michigan opens June 16.*

May 6 - 12

  • Spring turkey hunting period D

May 13 - 19

  • Spring turkey hunting period E

May 20 - 26

  • Spring turkey hunting period F

May 23

  • Muskellunge season opens north of State Highway 10.
Last revised: Monday March 23 2020