The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events in and around southern Wisconsin as of March 16, 2018. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the status of each listing.

There were 654 sturgeon harvested from Lake Winnebago. An additional 297 fish were harvested from the Upriver Lakes, bringing the system-wide total to 951 sturgeon. 

No doubt Wisconsin’s wild deer provide a vast, mostly undocumented pool for spreading CWD, but sick deer can only carry disease as far as they walk. With DATCP’s approval, privately owned deer could spread CWD wherever they’re trucked.

After lawmakers stripped regulations on isolated, nonfederal wetlands to hasten approval of the multi-billion dollar Foxconn plan in 2017, some politicians seized the opening. Why not end protections for all 1 million acres of isolated wetlands statewide?

The recent snowstorm aside, observing nature’s avian entities could be therapeutic to novice naturalists trying to abet Wisconsin’s quandary of deciding between winter and spring.