• Now through Nov. 19 - Minnesota firearms deer season.

• Nov. 18-26 - Wisconsin gun deer season.

• Nov. 25-Dec. 10 - Minnesota muzzleloader deer season.

• Nov. 27-Dec. 6 - Wisconsin muzzleloader deer season.

• Dec. 30 - Opening of lake trout and stream trout seasons in lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

• Jan. 13 - Opening of lake trout and stream trout seasons in lakes outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

• March 31 - Brule River steelhead opener.

• May 5 - Wisconsin general fishing opener.

• May 12 - Minnesota general fishing opener.

Consult regulations for other seasons.

QUOTE:

"I was young and eager, and I tended to measure the success of a day's hunting by the heft of my game pocket. I learned how to hit flying grouse the old-fashioned way - by shooting often and relying on the law of averages..."

- WILLIAM G. TAPPLY, "Upland Autumn"

DO IT: Beat the darkness

Now that daylight saving time has ended, it's easy to feel a bit cloistered by the darkness. Here's a simple thing that can brighten your winter walks: A headlamp. Headlamps have come a long way. Many feature LED bulbs and rechargeable lithium batteries. Check your local outdoor shop to find them. Enjoy your nighttime winter walking.