The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events, and Department of Natural Resources seasons, in and around southern Wisconsin as of Jan. 25, 2019. 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.
Jan. 26: Cottonwood Club Ice Fisheree on Crystal, Fish and Mud lakes. Registration 6 to 9 a.m. at Schoepp's Cottonwood Resort, N586 Schoepp Road in Sauk City. $10 per person. Raffles, food by Wood BBQ, door prizes. Proceeds donated to local charities. Call Ron at 608-643-8433 or Schoepp's Resort at 608-643-4200.
Jan. 26: 36th Annual SWTU Icebreaker. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. American Family Insurance, 6000 American Parkway in Madison. $10 admission (free for veterans and kids under 12). Lunch available onsite for $10. Featured speakers Rich Osthoff and David Rowe. Osthoff guides fly-fishers for trout in the Driftless Area. Rowe is a Middleton native who is supervisor of the Department of Natural Resources' Fitchburg Fisheries Team. All money raised will benefit coldwater conservation projects in Dane County. Visit https://www.swtu.org/icebreaker/.
Jan. 27: Lake Montesian Fisheree sponsored by the Green County Conservation League and Monticello Lions Club. 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Monticello.
Jan. 27: Brooklyn Sportsmans Club annual meeting. 1 p.m. At dam near Home Bar in Albany. Call Scott Sowl at 608-862-3261.
Jan. 27: Open shooting at North Bristol Sportsman's Club. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 7229 N. Greenway Road in Sun Prairie. Also open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Smelt fries Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 and April 13. Call 608-837-6048.
Jan. 28: Badger Fly Fishers monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Mapletree Supper Club, Highway 51 in McFarland. Abe Downs, Wisconsin fly fishing guide, will present “Fly Fishing Costa Rica for Marlin.” Dinner at 6 p.m. Guests and visitors are always welcome. Call Walt Stevenson at 608-695-3138 or visit http://www.badgerflyfishers.org.
Jan. 27: Waunakee Gun Club’s weekly open shooting 10 a.m. Also open 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. 6680 Ripp Drive in town of Dane. Call 608-669-0197 or visit http://www.wgcsportingclays.com.
Jan. 31: Deer Creek Sport & Conservation Club open indoor archery every Thursday night at 6:30 through Feb. 28. Spot and animal targets. 8475 Miller Road in Verona. Call Mike at 608-636-3799 or Ray Gilden at 608-516-6948 or visit club on Facebook.
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Feb. 9: Badger Fly Fishers Spring Opener. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Family Insurance Training Center, 6000 American Parkway in Madison. The Spring Opener features Pat Dorsey, a Denver, Colorado-based fly fishing guide and co-owner of The Blue Quill Angler. Day includes an extensive trade show, bucket raffles, a lively auction and all-day fly tying instruction. Admission is $10 per adult. Families and children are welcome. Call Walt Stevenson at 608-695-3138 or visit http://www.badgerflyfishers.com.
Feb. 10: 32nd Dane County Pheasants Forever banquet. Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Country Club Road in Madison. Doors open 3 p.m. Dinner at 5:30. Call Wes at 608-732-7139 or visit http://www.danecountypheasantsforever.org/.
Feb. 21: Ducks Unlimited Southern Wisconsin banquet. Holiday Inn Express Convention Center, 3100 Wellington Place in Janesville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Tickets cost $65 each. Tickets available at the John Wickhem Insurance Agency in Janesville or http://www.wi.ducks.org. Call Bob Hornby at 608-758-8664.
Feb. 22 to 24: Madison Fishing Expo. Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Visit http://wifishingexpo.com/.
March 9: Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectible Show. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh. Open room-to-room viewing, buying, selling March 6 to 8. To reserve space, contact Roger Ludwig at 3792 Leonard Point Road, Oshkosh, WI 54904 or call 920-233-0349 or 920-428-3765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For accommodations, call hotel at 920-966-1300.
March 9: 17th annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference. Hotel Mead and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids. $35. Visit http://www.wiswaterfowlersconf.org or contact Jon R. Bergquist at email@example.com, 715-268-5584 or Patrice Eyers at firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-574-8973 or Ron Gatti at email@example.com.
March 23: Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc.'s all-day 18th annual Intermediate and Advanced Muskie School. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Waunakee High School, 301 Community Drive. Register online at http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org.
March 29 to 31: Wisconsin Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo. Alliant Energy Center (Exhibition Hall & New Holland Pavilion 1), 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Visit http://www.FieldAndStreamExpo.com.