The Door County Fish Farm and Game Club, Gardner Rifle Club and DNR are sponsoring a Learn To Hunt wild turkey program March 23, with hunting led by experienced mentors the next two weekends.
Interested mentors and first-time turkey turkeys age 10 and older are invited to call (920) 824-5813 or (920) 743-2581 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another program will take place in northern Kewaunee County near Algoma, and in southern Door County between Forestville and Clay Banks. The class is March 27 at the Black Ash Gun Club, followed by hunting with experienced mentors between March 29 and April 7.
Participation is limited. To learn more or to sign up, email email@example.com or call (920) 883-9792.
Green Bay’s yellow perch fishery closed Friday for two months, but all other species remain legal. Ice fishing shelters must be removed from Green Bay and Lake Michigan waters by the end of the day Sunday.
The first small boat trollers of the season slid over the sand between Algoma and Sturgeon Bay earlier this week, and small browns were active.
There are a few open spots but a lot of the area tributaries are still covered in ice, with runoff on top.
• We’re little more than a month away from the start of the 25th annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, and there are some real concern whether ice will be out at the northern ports. We’ll have to wait and see. Get more info and check out photos of last year’s winners at www.baileysharbor.com.
• Things are starting to take shape for the 23rd annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Check out the details at www.sbobt.org.
• Comment on a potential state panfish plan at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/Outreach/PanfishPlan.html.
• Leftover Zone 2 spring wild turkey hunting permits go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Deer surveys online
Hunters in local deer management units can attend a public forum to discuss all things whitetail with biologists open house-style from 6:30-9 p.m. March 29 at the Luxemburg Sportsman’s Club. If you won’t be attending, fill out an online survey next week at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/forum.html.
• Get involved with Wisconsin’s deer hunting future by joining one of four “Action Teams” that’ll help review recommendations from the deer trustee report. The next meeting is April 6. Learn how to take part — or at least fill out an online survey — at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/trustee.html.