FALL EVENTS
2021

For more information or registration, contact:

Lauren Finch

Natural Resources Educator

Lauren.finch@wisconsin.gov OR 715-463-2739

No online registration available:

Crex Archery Club

Tuesdays

September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Join local archery instructors to learn the basics of archery! All skill levels and ages are welcome. Registration Fee: $10. Equipment provided, but students are welcome to bring their own if they have it. 

 

Grantsburg Library Program

Wednesdays

September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

10:30 am-11:15 am

Join widlife educator, Lauren Finch, at the Grantsburg Public Library for wildlife stories, crafts, lessons, and more!

Bird Watching

Fridays

September 10, 24 and October 8, 22

8:00 am-10:00 am

As a group we will learn how to identify different birds, get hints for bird watching on Crex, and come together to discuss our sightings. Meet at the Visitor Center then carpool through the state wildlife areas. Adults only. 

FOC Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, September 19

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join us for the Friends of Crex Annual Membership Meeting for refreshments and great conversation at the NEW Mess Hall Facility, updates, awards, and a guest speaker! Pre-registration required (call 715-463-2739 or email Lauren.finch@wisconsin.gov to register)

(**Not a member yet? Come to the meeting and fill out your membership form!)

FOC $1,000 Club Event

Saturday, September 25

1:00 pm Start

Members of the $1,000 Club are invited to join us for an evening of fun! This will include a property tour with staff, dedications, a guest speaker, and a meal cooked out of the NEW Mess Hall Facility. Invite only. 

WDNR Hunter Safety Education

Monday-Thursday

September 27-30

5:30 pm-8:30 pm

This class is required to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973. Fee: $10. Pre-registration required via your GoWild account on the WI DNR website. 

Annual Fall Festival & Open House

Saturday, October 9

Events begin at 7:00 am

Visit Crex Meadows in October for our Annual Fall Wildlife Festival & Open House! There will be presentations by staff, LIVE ANIMALS, exhibitors, activities for families, tours, hikes, and more! Some events may require pre-registration.

**Full schedule coming soon

Pumpkin Carving

Wednesday, October 27

5:00 pm– 7:00 pm

Get in the spooky spirit with a hands-on carving night. In preparation for Howl-O-Ween, volunteers plan to carve 100 pumpkins! Bring some tools with you! Pumpkins provided. All ages.

Howl-o-Ween

Friday, October 29

5:00 pm– 8:00 pm

A fun filled family evening! Take a hike behind the Visitor Center lit up with Jack-O’Lanterns, learn about  wildlife through a variety of activities, and enjoy some seasonal treats! Wear a costume! Recommended to bring: flashlight. All ages welcome.

Pre-registration Online Required:

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  • Evening Exploration Hike
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
    Multiple Dates
    Register Now
    Sep 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840, USA
    Experience wildlife in a new way and join us for a series of evening hikes during the fall months! Each hike will be in a different area of the property, and will be no longer than 1-2 miles in length. All skill levels are welcome. All ages welcome.
  • Saturday Sunset with the Sandhills Tours
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
    Multiple Dates
    Register Now
    Oct 02, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840, USA
    Meet at the Visitor Center then carpool through the state wildlife area to watch the Sandhill Cranes fly from their day-time feeding grounds to their night-time roosting grounds. Fee: $5/person
  • Weeknight Crane Tours
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
    Multiple Dates
    Register Now
    Oct 08, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840, USA
    Meet at the Visitor Center then carpool through the state wildlife area to watch the Sandhill Cranes fly from their day-time feeding grounds to their night-time roosting grounds.
  • Sunrise with the Sandhills Fall Festival Tour
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
    Oct 09, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840, USA
    Join us for a morning crane tour associated with our Fall Festival Event! We will meet at the Visitor Center, then carpool through the state wildlife area to watch the Sandhill Cranes fly from their roosting grounds to their day-time feeding grounds.