Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Feb. 17: Pinconning WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pinconning Cheese House. For more info call Moe Weidel, 989-879-3540.

Feb. 18: St. Cornelius Wild Game Dinner, 4:30 p.m., Metamora Lions Club. For more info call Joe Mindelli, 810-796-2025.

Feb. 18: Richmond Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Maniaci’s, Richmond. For more info call Leroy Mikolowski, 586-255-0505.

Feb. 18: Marine City Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Marine City. For more info call Tom Cook, 586-727-7133.

Feb. 18: Clinton Ionia QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Most Holy Trinity Activity Center, Fowler. For more info call Chad Thelen, 517-819-6344.

Feb. 18: North East Michigan QDMA Banquet, 4 p.m., Aplex, Alpena. For more info call Irv Timm, 989-727-2594.

Feb. 18: Bluewater QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Alexanders Banquet Center, Marysville. For more info call Dan Snyder, 586-524-8812.

Feb. 23: Macomb & Oakland NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., San Marino Club, Troy. For more info call 586-979-9128.

Feb. 25: Lapeer Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lapeer County Center Building, Lapeer. For more info call Jeremy Keefer, 810-691-7176.

Feb. 25: Hillsdale WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Red Fox Sportsman Club. For more info call Steve Anson, 517-849-3078.

Feb. 25: Washtenaw County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor. For more info call Steve Schneider, 734-646-5710.

Feb. 25: West Shore QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Scottville Optimist Hall. For more info call Don Schwass, 231-794-8447.

Feb. 25: Thumb Area QDMA Banquet, 4 p.m., Ubly Heights Golf Club. For more info call Paul Plantinga, 586-215-9678.

Feb. 25: West Central MI QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Rockford Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Dave Tanney, 989-430-0430.

Feb. 25: St. Joseph #615 PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sturgis Eagle, Sturgis. For more info call Cris Obreiter, 269-760-8138.

Feb. 25: Copper Country Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Michigan Tech University, Memorial Union Ballroom, Houghton. For more info call Ed, 906-231-6004.

Feb. 28: Frankenmuth, Reese, Birch Run WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zehnders of Frankenmuth. For more info call Ron Rose, 989-798-0960

March 1: Mason County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 2: White River WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Montague. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 3 & 4: Livingston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Woodshire Place, Fowlerville. For more info call Jennifer DeGrandchamp, 517-404-3245.

March 4: Flat River NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Josephs Parish Gym, Belding. For more info call Ron Hopkins, 616-822-1310.

March 4: Costabella QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Barryton Community Hall. For more info call Kasey Thren, 231-598-3200.

March 4: Lenawee County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Adrian College. For more info call Ken Prats, 517-260-5940.

March 4: North-Central Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association Banquet, 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene. For more info call Brad Davis, 989-429-4567.

March 4: Sanford DU Banquet, American Legion Sanford. For more info call Frank Manley, 989-687-5071.

March 4: Genesee County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Father Bush Hall, Grand Blanc. For more info call Patrick Okopny, 810-635-7988.

March 7: Spring Lake WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Spring Lake Country Club. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 8: Bay City Western WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Forest Edge, Freeland. For more info call Kris Prop, 989-225-3749.

March 10: Harrison, Clare WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, Harrison. For more info call Margaret Heisler, 810-618-1681

March 10: Ingham County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Eagle Eye Convention Center, Bath. For more info call Tom Kennedy, 517-282-6500 or Warren Patton, 517-223-7566.

March 10: Chesaning, Shiawassee River DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Albee Township Community Center, Burt. For more info call Cindy Zietz-Lemaire, 989-865-6883.

March 11: St. Joseph WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sturgis. For more info call Travis Everitt, 269-625-0698.

March 11: Cedar Springs WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Cedar Springs. For more info call Brian Egan, 616-291-5335.

March 11: Caro WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Polish American Club, Caro. For more info call Dean Burkel, 989-550-3223.

March 11: Detroit Area Steel Headers Banquet, 5 p.m., Polish Cultural Center. For more info call Carl Ventimialia, 586-615-7459.

March 11: Central Michigan QDMA Banquet, The Hardwoods, Ithaca. For more info call Jarred Waldron, 517-403-9328.

March 11: St. Clair County PF #74 Banquet, 3 p.m., Perch Point Conservation Club. For more info call Bob Watson, 810-324-2853.

March 15: Romeo, Washington WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Capital Banquet Center, Washington. For more info call Art Rienas, 989-269-6237.

March 17: Bay County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., LFA Hall, Bay City. For more info call Bryan Schulz, 989-326-3561.

March 18: Sunrise Side WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Posen Community Center. For more info call Mark Lewandowki, 989-766-9254.

March 18: Decatur WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW 6248, Decatur. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 18: Michigan Bear Hunters Association Convention, Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. For more info call Trent Vruggink, 906-287-0120.

March 18: Fairview Schools Eagle Spirit/Eagle Pride Ahoy Auction Fundraiser, 4 p.m. For more info call Angie Sheffer, 989-335-3321.

March 21: Dundee WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Mill, Dundee. For more info call Scott Heck, 734-216-5601.

March 23: Michigan Northwest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hagerty Conference Center, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 23: Mecosta County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2335, Big Rapids. For more info call Randy LaPreze, 231-349-1395.

Shows

Feb. 17-19: Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo, Fri., 2-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lansing Center. www.deerinfo.com for more info.

Feb. 23-26: Outdoorama, Thurs.,1-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Suburban Collection Showplace. For more info www.showspan.com

March 4: Perch Point Conservation Club, Sportsman’s Swap Meet & Gun Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Don Plegue, 586-738-5038.

March 10-12: Mid-Michigan Outdoor & Boat Show, Birch Run Expo Center. For more info www.eventbrite.com

March 16-19: Ultimate Sport Show, Thurs., 1-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Devos Place. www.showspan.com for more info.

April 1: Michigan Hunting & Fishing Collectors Club Sporting Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagles Hall, Jackson. www.MHFCC.net for more info.

Season Dates

Feb. 26: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from Lake St. Clair.

March 1: Squirrel, bobcat (Units A, B, C) & fox hunting seasons end.

March 1: Permanent ice house removal deadline, southern LP lakes.

March 1: Muskrat, mink and fox trapping seasons end.

March 15: Pike, muskie, & walleye seasons end (except on LP Great Lakes and connecting waters)

March 15: Permanent ice shanty removal deadline, northern LP lakes.

March 15: Pike and muskie spearing season ends.

March 31: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from UP lakes.

March 31: Rabbit & hare hunting season ends.

March 31: Fishing licenses expire.

March 31: Crow season ends.

Special Events

March 18: Great Lakes Bay Region Steelheaders Auction, Preview 11 a.m., Auction noon, Midland VFW. For more info call Dave Rummel, 989-205-5984.

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Multi-Lakes Conservation Association Events, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Twp., For more info call Glenn Kruckenberg, 248-363-9109 or www.multilakes.com

Sunday: Country breakfast, 2nd Sunday of every month, 9 a.m.-noon.

Tuesday: Bingo, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m.

Archery

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Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, Clarkston. For more info contact 248-623-0444 or visit ocsclub.org

Monday: FITA, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Indoors, Cricket, 7 p.m.

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Dundee Sportsman’s Club, 2300 Plank Road, Dundee. For more info call 734-777-2719.

Sunday: 4th Sunday, 3-D Archery.

Shooting Sports

March 12: Seltzer Gun Club, 30 Rinehart Target Shoot, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Brian Murray, 570-527-5207.

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White River Muzzleloaders Shoots. 12200 Lakeshore, Grand Haven. For more info call Jerry Kooi, 231-894-8353.

July 14-16: Annual Shoot.

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Every Tuesday: Livingston County Wildlife Conservation Club, Trap Shoots, 4 p.m.-dusk. For more info call 810-231-1811.

Four Square Conservation Club & Sportsman’s Association,  6777 Cline Road. For more info call 810-327-6859 or www.foursquaresportsman.com

Every Thursday Night: Indoor Pistol Shoot.

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Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Twp. For more info call Pete Cesaro, 248-363-9109.

Sporting Clays:

Thursday: 3 p.m-dusk.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday: noon-dusk

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Chesaning Area Conservation Club, 13750 Baldwin Rd., Chesaning. For more info call Duane Moore, 989-865-6940.

Every Wednesday: Trap, 6:30-10 p.m.

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Rockford Sportsman Club, 11115 Northland Drive. For more info call 616-866-4273 or www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com

First Saturday of each month: Cowboy Action Shoot except November.

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West Walker Sportsman Club, 0-601 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids. For more info call Patrick Murray, 616-453-5081.

All Year: Open 7 days a week.

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Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club, 8888 Dexter Townhall Rd. Dexter.

Tuesday: Trap Shooting, 4 p.m.

Dog Events

March-Oct.:”Puppy Fair” Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, Commerce Twp, 2nd Sunday each month, 8:30-2:30 p.m. For more info call Dave Elam, 248-624-0944.

Tournament/Contests

March 25: Ingham County PF Youth Hunt, & Hunters Safety, 8:30 a.m., Woodland Acres Pheasant Preserve. For more info call Warren Patton, 517-223-7566.

April 2: Ingham County PF Novice Women Hunt, 8:30 a.m., Woodland Acres Pheasant Reserve. For more info call Warren Patton, 517-223-7566.

Meetings

Huron Valley Sportfishing Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 200. For more info call Richard Montre, 734-847-7814.

Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Club. For more info call John Wilde, 734-646-6132.

Flat Rock Chapter NWTF meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m., Flat Rock Youth Center. For more info call 734-654-8108.

Metro-West Steelheaders, meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Livonia Senior Citizens Activity Center. For more info call Bill King, 734-420-4481.

Mid-Michigan United Sportsman Alliance meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Twin Ponds Sport Shop, Stanton. For more info call Dave Bean, 989-831-4890.

Downriver Walleye Federation meets 3rd Monday of every month, except December, 7:30 p.m., Westfield Center. For more info call Terry Pickard, 248-520-0116.

Huron Valley Steelheaders meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. American Legion Post #200 For more info call Carroll White, 734-626-3112.

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