Wisconsin’s fall turkey and ruffed grouse seasons open next Saturday at dawn. The turkey season is open statewide, while the ruffed grouse season opens in Zone A. That includes northwestern, south-central and far northeastern Wisconsin. The ruffed grouse season opens in Zone B October 20th, including the Green Bay area and the southeastern corner of the state. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has made 96-thousand-700 permits available for the turkey season, an increase of a thousand from last year. The ruffed grouse population has been on the decline, but state officials say the warm spring was excellent for nesting and brood-rearing. That could mean larger numbers for the hunt.