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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.

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.*

August 1

  • Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fisher and otter permits.
  • Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.*
Last revised: Monday June 22 2020