Calendar of Events

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 3: Morrison County Wild Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Falls
Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Herman Wisneski,
218-829-0487.

Feb. 4: MN Waterfowl Hall of Fame Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada Mall
of America. For more info call Brad Nylin, 952-767-0320.

Feb. 4: Crow River Chapter Delta Waterfowl, 5 p.m., American
Legion. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588.

Feb. 4: Byron Sportsmen & Conservation Club Banquet, 6 p.m.,
Byron American Legion. For more info call 507-775-2361.

Feb. 4: Minnesota Retriever Club Banquet, VFW of St. Cloud. For
more info call Tom Torvik, 320-492-8022.

Feb. 4: Winona, Root River PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Witoka Ballroom. For
more info call Jason Ludwigson, 507-313-9633.

Feb. 4: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Golf &
Country Club. For more info call Shellie, 763-550-9000.

Feb. 4: Min-Dak Border MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., East Grand Forks
Eagles Club #350. For more info call Loren Abel,
701-741-1147.

Feb. 5: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island
Resort & Casino. For more info call Jim Wiltinger,
608-689-2234.

Feb. 10-11: SCI North Country Bowhunters Banquet, Treasure Island
Resort & Casino. For more info www.scincb.org

Feb. 11: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community
Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.

Feb. 11: Minnesota Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fairmont
Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.

Feb. 11: Wadena County Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Club,
Wadena. For more info call Ross Seelhammer, 218-371-1623.

Feb. 11: Southeast Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Oaks Golf Club,
Hayfield. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.

Feb. 11: Wadena County Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Club. For
more info call Steve Peterson, 218-849-2238.

Feb. 16:  Rum River Chapter, Minnesota Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet,
5:30 p.m., The Links at Northfork. For more info call Ross Hedin,
763-427-6524.

Feb. 17: Chippewa Valley Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Benson Bowler.
For more info call Darin Staton, 320-760-3949.

Feb. 18: Heartland Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For
more info call Jim More, 507-787-2252.

Feb. 18: MN T.I.P. Grand Rapids Ara Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill
Inn, Grand Rapids. For more info call Thomas Sutherland,
218-326-6686.

Feb. 18: Isanti County Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Cambridge
American Legion. For more info call John Erlandson Jr,
763-689-4992.

Feb. 18: Minnesota River Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., KC
Hall, Shakopee. For more info call Barb Breeggemann,
952-445-4396.

Feb. 18: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Arrowwood Resort.
For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

Feb. 18: River Valley RMEF Banquet, Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For
more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.

Feb. 18: Crow River Cutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cedar Edge Bar
& Grill. For more info call Jason Stucky, 320-493-1508.

Feb. 23: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, Ridges at Sand Creek Golf
Course. For more info call Stacy Dvorak, 612-202-6119.

Feb. 25: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall. For
more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.

Feb. 25: Lake Superior Chapter 33 Muskies Inc. Banquet, Blackwood’s
Restaurant. For more info call Terry DeMenge, 218-879-2712.

Feb. 25: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. For
more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 25: Des monies Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Windom Community
Center. For more info call Ron Schramel, 507-831-1301.

Feb. 25: Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club, 5 p.m., Northfield
Ballroom. For more info call Bill Mosca Sr, 507-645-3189.

March 3: Nicollet Area WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Nicollet
Conservation Club. For more info call Mike Hulke,
507-380-9930.

March 3: Waseca County PF Banquet, Waseca VFW. For more info call
Ed Roozen, 507-317-8282.

March 3: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Fish Lake Pavillion.
For more info call Jason Thompson, 320-679-9099.

March 4: Browerville Sportsman Club Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Clarissa
Ballroom. For more info call Bruce Bentz, 320-594-6465.

March 8: Twin Tom’s NWTF Banquet, Hopkins VFW. For more info call
Roger Morine, 952-888-0193.

March 8: North Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30, Jimmy’s Vadnais Heights.
For more info call Larry Stcynski, 651-633-8668.

March 8: Itasca County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand
Rapids. For more info call Phillip Hess, 218-244-4773.

March 10: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault American
Legion. For more info call Patty Johnstad, 507-333-3935.

March 10: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For
more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

March 10: Upper MN River Valley, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino
& Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call John Krogstad,
320-226-3369.

March 10: North Star Chapter RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Crowne Plaza,
Minneapolis West. For more info call Caleb Frostman,
612-805-6393.

March 10: MN Deer Hunters Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Aerie
#2339, Fergus Falls. For more info call Mike Robertson,
218-736-6418.

March 10: Minnesota Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Redwood Falls
Area Community Center. For more info call Jim Buckley,
507-637-8615.

March 16: Cambridge NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cambridge American
Legion. For more info call Kevin Warzecha, 612-483-2169.

March 17: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom.
For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

March 17: Pine County Thunderin Toms Banquet, 5:30 p.m., West Park
Community Center. For more info call Keven Klar,
320-260-2068.

March 17: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green
Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann,
507-326-7011.

March 24: St. Croix Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, noon, Bierstube
Restaurant, White Bear Lake. For more info call jim McArdle,
612-803-1549.

March 30: Blue Earth County Pheasants Inc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kato
Entertainment Center. For more info call Bob Kaul,
507-317-0113.

March 30: Nobles County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Long Branch Saloon,
Worthington. For more info call Scott Rall, 507-360-6027.

March 31: LeSueur County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post
79. For more info call Gary Novak, 507-744-5126.

April 14:  Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hungry Bear Banquet
Center. For more info call Beau Peterson, 218-209-5998.

March 31: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For
more info call Scot Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

Education/Seminar

Feb. 4: MN Waterfowl Symposium, 9-4 p.m., Ramada Mall of America.
For more info call Brad Nylin, 952-767-0320.

Feb. 4, 11: Trapper Ed Course, MTA District 3, noon-4 p.m. US Fish
& Wildlife Service Building. For more info call Rollie Aho,
218-736-5534.

Feb. 4: Snowmobile Class, Tracy High School AG Room, 10 a.m. For
more info call Steve, 507-276-3521.

Feb. 11, 18: Trapper Ed Course, 8-2 p.m., Regional Public Safety
Training Facility. For more info call Shawn O’Hern,
612-240-8404.

Feb. 13, 16, 20, 23: Trapper Ed Course Bemidji, Gander Mountain
Store #484. For more info call Jim 218-586-2071.

March 31: Turkey Clinic, The Hunters Den, New Ulm. For more info
call Steve 507-276-3521.

April 24-26: Trapper Ed Course, Little Falls, Little Falls
Community Middle School, 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more info call Jeff
Opelia, 320-547-9961.

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Three Rivers Park District, 2011 Schedule of Events. For more info
call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Now-Feb. 8: Adaptive Ski Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Em Creek Park
Reserve.

Now-Feb. 21: Nordic Ski Club, Elm Creek Park Reserve, 7-8:30
p.m.

Now-Feb. 22: Hyland Nordic Ski Club, 10-11:30, Hyland Lake Park
Reserve.

Now-Feb. 23: Nordic Ski Club, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 7-8:30
p.m.

Feb. 4: Women’s Ice Fishing, 9-noon, Fish Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 4: Guided Snowshoe Hike, 1-3 p.m., Eagle Lake Regional
Park.

Feb. 4: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Feb. 4: Snowshoe & Tracks, 1-2:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional
Park.

Feb. 4: Cross Country Family Classic Beginner, 10-11:30 a.m.,
Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 4: Ski Skating II Intermediate, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek
Park Reserve.

Feb. 4: Cross Country Classic II, Intermediate, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm
Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 5: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Women’s Classic Beginner,
10-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 5: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner I, Basics,
12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 5: Women’s Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.

Feb. 11: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner for kids,
10-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner I, Basics,
12:30- 2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Family Classic Beginner,
10-11:30 am., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner I, Basics,
12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Beginner Ice Fishing, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Fish Lake Regional
Park.

Feb. 12: Skijoring Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Cleary Lake
Regional.

Feb. 12: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Ski Skating I Basics,
9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park.

Feb. 12, 18: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner I, Basics,
12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park.

Feb. 12: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Ski Skating II, 9:30-11:30
p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 12: Cross Country Ski Lessons, Classic II Intermediate,
12:30-2 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 12: Candlelit Snowshoe Hike, 6-8 p.m., Baker Near Wilderness
Settlement.

Season Dates

Feb. 15: MN/IA Walleye and northern pike seasons end (boarder
waters).

Feb. 26: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends (Inland MN/SD
boarder waters).

March 1: Spring light goose opener.

March 1: March crow season opens.

March 1: MN-WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike
season ends.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 4: Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, 1-3 p.m., Maple Lake. For
more info call Nick 612-685-6696.

Feb. 4: Park Rapids American Legion, Fishing Derby, 1-3:30 p.m.,
Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids. For more info call Bob Safratowich,
218-732-9014.

Feb. 4: Fishing for a Cure, Ice Fishing Contest, noon-2 p.m., East
Side Lake, Austin. For more info call 507-219-6229.

Feb. 4: Fishing for Life, noon-3 p.m. For more info call Sandy
Ramsey, 612-987-5466.

Feb. 5: Sleepy Eye Sportsmans Club, Ice Fishing Derby, noon-3 p.m.,
Sleepy Eye Lake. For more info call Lynn Krenz, 507-920-0459.

Feb. 11: Alexandria Ice Fishing Challenge, noon-3 p.m., Lake Le
Homme Dieu. For more info www.icefishingchallenge.org

Feb. 11: Cottonwood County Game & Fish League, Ice Fishing
Contest, 9-3 p.m., Cottowood Lake, Windom. For more info call Bruce
Caldwell, 507-831-1026.

Feb. 12: New Market Sportsman Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m.,
Carls Lake. For more info call Curtis Schiebel, 612-916-2742.

Feb. 18: Lake city Sportsman’s Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1:30-4
p.m., Club House on Lake Pepin. For more info call Tony Carrels,
651-927-9348.

Feb. 18: Garrison Wildlife DU Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m.,
Garrison Bay. For more info call Greg Erickson, 218-820-0776.

Feb. 25: Big Lake Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m.
www.littleholeonbiglake.org for more info.

Feb. 25: Swanville & Sobieski Lions Clubs Fishing Contest,
noon-3 p.m., Long Lake, Swanville. For more info call Dean Beckman,
320-547-2293.

Dog Events

Feb. 18: Land of Lakes Hunting Retriever Club, Upland Hunt Test,
Rocky Bay Kennel & Hunt Club, Pine City. For more info call
Mitch LeBard, 651-482-0137.

Special Events

Feb. 4: MN Waterfowl Hall of Fame, Induction, 5:30 p.m., Mall of
America. For more info call Brad Nylin, 952-767-0320.

Feb. 25: Southern Crossroads Chapter 54, Bait Sale & Swap, 9-2
p.m., Owatonna Eagles Club. For more info call Rick Kozelka,
507-456-0886.

March 9-10: Minnesota Family Woodlands, Landowner Conference, Fri.
7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 8-5 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Mimi
Barzen, 218-327-4119.

Shooting/Archery

Brainerd Archery Club, 2012 Archery Events. Sat. 8-3 p.m., Sun. 8-1
p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713

Feb. 18-19: Indoor 3D Archery Tournament.

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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2012 Schedule of Shoots. For more info
chilakootbowhunter.org

Feb. 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, Aug. 15: Archery
Shoot, 8-2 p.m.

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Brainerd Archery Club, 2012 Archery Events. Sat. 8-3 p.m., Sun. 8-1
p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713

March 3-4: Indoor 3D Archery Tournament.

April 28-29: Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament.

June 9-10: Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament.

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Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc, 10917 Duffield Ave. NW,
Maple Lake. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

Every Tues. Starting May: Weekly Trap Shooting, 6:30 p.m.

Shows

Feb. 3-4: MN Decoy Collector Show, Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m.,
Ramada Inn, Mall of America. For more info call John Southworth,
651-455-7114.

Feb. 10-12: St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Civic Center, Fri. noon-9
p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m. www.stcloudsportshow.com for
more info.

Feb. 15-19: Duluth Boat, Sports & Travel shoe, DECC, Wed. &
Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m.
www.shamrockprod.com for more info.

Feb. 24-25: SCI World Expo, Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m.,
Doubletree, Bloomington. For more info call Timothy Halstead,
651-481-6389.

March 1-4: Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show, Fargo Dome, Thurs.
5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m. Sun. 10-6 p.m. For more
info www.fargosportshow.com

March 3: Midstate Chapter Darkhouse & Angling Assn, Rudy Zwieg
Decoy Show, 9-3 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info
call Paul Lundeen, 218-948-2888.

March 9-11: Minnesota Deer Classic, State Fair Grounds, Fri. 3-9
p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m. www.deer-expo.com for more
info.

March 10-11: Wells Gun Traders Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m.,
U.S.C. Public High School. For more info call Jim Moll,
507-553-5479.

March 28-April 1: Northwest Sport Show, Mpls Convention Center,
Wed. & Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun.
10-5 p.m. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com

Outdoor Media

• Ron Schara’s Minnesota Bound, Saturdays at noon, Sunday at 10:30
on KARE 11, KTTC in Rochester, KBJR in Duluth, KVLY in Fargo and
KEYC in Mankato.

• Writeoutdoors.com, Seasonal fishing and hunting tips from Outdoor
News Writer Ron Hustvedt.

• Outdoornews.com, outdoor news from around the country along with
local photos, fishing reports and more.

Deep Portage Programs

2012 schedule for upcoming events at Deep Portage which offers a
variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor education programs for
adults & youth. For more info or to register 888-280-9908 or
218-682-2325. Or via on the internet at www.deep-portage.org,
e-mail: portage@uslink.net

June 10-15, 17-22, July 22-27, Aug. 5-10: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting
Camp, ages 11-16.

June 17-22, July 8-13: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages
12-16.

July 29-Aug. 3: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.

July 1-3: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.

July 22-27: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 29-Aug. 3: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

Meetings

Muskies Inc. North Metro Chapter meets the 3rd Tues. of every
month. 7:30 p.m., KC Hall in Fridley. For more info call
952-469-2155 or www.northmetromuskie.com

Mississippi Longtails PF meets first Tues. of each month. 7:30
p.m., The Point on Hwy’s 61 & 10 in Hastings. For more info
call Dan Richmond, 651-730-4434.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of
the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

St. Cloud Fly Anglers Club meets the 3rd Mon. of each month, 7
p.m., Waite Park Gander Mtn. store. Call Dave Kollmann,
320-252-5906 or Tom Clapp, 320-685-3960.

MN Duck & Goose Caller Association meets the last Thurs. of
each month, 7 p.m., Cabela’s Meeting Room, Rogers. For more info
call Andy Thill, 612-749-9503.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7
p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Larry
Miller, 763-571-7087.

St. Cloud Chapter of Muskie’s Inc. Meets the 3rd Tues. of each
month. 7:30 p.m., Waite Park American Legion. For more info call
Ken Schmitt, 320-290-6272.

Minnesota Valley In-Fisherman Club meets the 4th Tues. of each
month, 7 p.m. at Apple Valley American Legion club, 14521 Granada
Dr., Apple Valley. Gary, 952-423-3662.

Fishers of Men Twin Cities meets the 1st Thurs. of each month, 7
p.m., Lutheran Church of The Master. For more info call John
Cummins, www.fishersofmenclub.org or 612-670-0707.

Rapids Archery Club meets the 2nd Mon. of each month at the archery
building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For more info
call Dan, 763-427-0808.

Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter #125 meets 2nd Thurs. of
each month, Oct.-April, 7:30 p.m., The Ridges at Sand Creek Golf
Course. For more info call Stacy Dvorak 612-202-6119.

Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies Inc meets 2nd Tues. of every month,
7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call George Selcke,
952-933-2608.

PERM

PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30
p.m. at Cinema Professional Building, Elk River. For info call
763-441-6869.

 

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