Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 19, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 20: Sanborn Lake Ladies DU Banquet, noon-4 p.m., Next Chapter Winery, New Prague. For more info call Ruth Hoefs, 612-756-1500.

Jan. 26: Steele Spurs NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Owatonna VFW, Owatonna. For more info call Joel Earls, 507-456-9296.

Jan. 26: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Ulm Country Club. For more info call Doug Lund, 507-766-5622.

Jan. 27: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-464-7427.

Jan. 27: Ringnecks Forever Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie Event Center, Parkers Prairie. For more info call Marlene Pooler, 218-338-2059.

Jan. 27: Twin Cities Muskies Inc, Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Valley Country Club. For more info call Denise Olson, 612-804-4687.

Feb. 3: Crow River Cutters NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod county Fairgrounds. For more info call Michael Loe, 320-583-1375.

Feb. 3: Fishing for a Cure, reg. 11 a.m., East Side Lake. 2 p.m., Eagles, Austin. For more info call Haley Newman, 507-438-0313.

Feb. 3: Heartland  Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Freeport Community Ctr. For more info call 320-249-5019.

Feb. 3: Southeast MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.

Feb. 3: Itasca County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Timberlake Lodge. For more info call Joshua Berg, 952-270-0061.

Feb. 3: Winona/Root River PF Banquet, Witoka Ballroom. For more info call Bryan Dulas, 507-429-7813.

Feb. 10: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065.

Feb. 10: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Golden Valley Country Club. For more info call Hannah Hegman, 612-293-9420.

Feb. 10: North Star RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Double Tree Park Place, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.

Feb. 17: East Central Spurs PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Floppy Crappie Lakeside Pub, Pine City. For more info call Kenny Reed, 612-759-4709.

Feb. 17: Isanti County MNDA Banquet, 4 p.m., Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve Center. For more info call Jeff McCann, 763-242-8677.

Feb. 20: Southern Dakota County Sportmans Club, Wild Game Dinner, 5 p.m., Rosemount Legion Club, Rosemount. For more info call Pete Bohlig, 612-217-2582.

Feb. 21: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

Feb. 24: Southwest Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 24: NWTF Banquet, Stumpy’s Restaurant & Bar. For more info call Mitch Paulson, 507-459-4931.

Feb. 24: MDHA Habitat Banquet, Timberlodge Hotel, Grand Rapids. For more info call Steve 612-325-2866.

Feb. 24: North Country NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

Feb. 24: North Metro Muskies Inc Banquet, 3 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-478-1748.

Feb. 28: Rum River Minnesota Waterfowl Assn Banquet, 5 p.m., Links at Northfork. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524.

March 2: Minnesota Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hibbing Elks Lodge, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 2: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague Park Ballroom. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 3: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 3: South Central PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.

March 8: Pheasants Forever #844 Banquet, 4:30 p.m. For more info call John Swanson, 651-324-3648.

March 10: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 10: Martin County PF Banquet, Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Maidl, 507-399-1660.

March 10: Eden Prairie Let’s Go Fishing Banquet, 4 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie. For more info call Steve Wilson, 612-805-0762.

March 11: Bella’s Smile, 10-4 p.m., roger Marten Community Center, Mondovi. For more info call Denise Marsolek, 715-926-4964.

March 16: Farm Country QDMA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., DHS Inc., DelaVan. For more info call Scott Lehmann, 507-330-1214.

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

March 17: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Pine City National Guard Armory, Pine City. For more info call Brad Klepsa, 651-246-5201.

March 17: Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers Banquet, Cannon Falls Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-263-2989.

March 24: Minnesota South Central WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 24: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.

March 24: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.

March 24: South St. Paul High School Packer Trap Team Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Croatian Hall. For more info call Stan Koich, 651-455-0154.

Special Events

Jan. 20: City of Faribault Parks & Rec Dept.  Indoor Winter Fish Camp. For more info call Brad Phenow, 507-384-0516.

Feb. 8: Rum River RGS Birs’s & Brew, 5:30 p.m., Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, Cambridge. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

Outdoor Media

• Minnesota Outdoor News Radio hosted by Rob Drieslein and Tim Lesmeister. Special guests and current hunting and fishing related news – airs Saturdays and Sundays on the MNN stations or www.outdoornews.com

• 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.

• Sportsman’s Journal. Saturday at noon. Fox Sports. During Regular 13 week season. Sportsman’s Notebook WDIO TV channels 10 and 13. Sundays 10:30 p.m.

Education/Seminar

Jan. 27: Crappies & Sunfish on Ice, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., La Cannes Marine, Faribault. For more info 507-334-6415.

Feb. 3: Youth Snowmobile On Line Field Day, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

March 24: Wildlife Species Clinic Turkey, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 27-29: Firearm Safety Training Class, 7 p.m., Tracy Ambulance Garage, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 29: Youth Firearm Safety On LIne Field Day, 8 a.m., Redwood River sportsmen Club, Marshall. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

May 19: ATV Safety Training Class, 10 a.m., Tracy High School. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

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

Jan. 20: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

Jan. 20: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Jan. 21: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve

Jan. 21: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 21: Classic Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 21: Classic Intermediate, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 21: Guided Snowshoe Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Jan. 24: Ski-skate Intermediate, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 25: Family Snowshoeing, 4-5:30 p.m., New Prague Golf Course.

Jan. 27: Ski-skate Intermediate, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 27: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 27: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 27: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

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Maplewood Nature Center Schedule of Events. For more info call Karen Wachal, 651-249-2170.

Jan. 27: Fur Trade Heritage, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Feb. 10: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

Feb. 24: ECFE Owl Hoot-Along, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 17: ECFE Maple Sap info Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 30: New Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m.

April 14: ECFE Spring Pond Creatures, 10-11:30 a.m.

Season Dates

Feb. 18: Spearing for bullheads, redhorse, and other rough fish season closes.

Feb. 25: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass seasons close.

Feb. 25: Bowfishing and darkhouse spearing season closes.

Feb. 26: Bowfishing early season opens.

Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye and northern pike closes.

Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat (north & south) seasons close.

Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

Deep Portage Programs

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

Jan. 20: Rendezvous, reg. 9:30 a.m.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 20: Menahga Civic & Commerce Fishing Derby, noon-2 p.m., Spirit Lake, Menahga. For more info call Dave Treinen, 218-255-0706.

Jan. 28: Prior Lake Sportsmens Club, Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., Prior Lake North Access. For more info call Barb Prindle, 612-865-1553.

Jan. 28: United Northern Sportsmen’s Ice Fishing Contest, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Island Lake, Duluth. For more info call 218-590-7076.

Feb. 3: Park Rapids American Legion Fishing Derby, 1-3:30 p.m., Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids. For more info call Jerry Benham, 218-732-3360.

Feb. 3: Anoka County PF, Pheasants on Ice  Fishing Derby, 11-2 p.m., Lake George Regional Park. For more info call John Newpower, 651-983-5904.

Feb. 4: Sleepy Eye Sportmen’s Club, Fishing Derby, Sleepy Eye Lake. For more info call Lynn Krenz, 507-920-0459.

Feb. 11: Princeton Lions Ice Fishing contest, Green Lake, 1-4 p.m. www.eclubhouse.org/sites/princetonmn for more info.

Shows

Jan. 20-21: St. Cloud Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9- 3 p.m., St. Cloud National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

Feb. 8-11: La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., La Crosse Center, La Crosse. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 9-10: Minnesota Decoy Collectors Assoc. Show, Fri. 11-7 p.m., Sat. 9-3 p.m., Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel. For more info www.mndecoycollectors.com

Feb. 14-18: Duluth, Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 14-18: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-6 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 23-24: Minnesota SCI Show, Fri. 2-10- p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m. For more info call Don Christner, 612-483-8415.

March 9-11: Deer & Turkey Classic, Warner Coliseum, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul. For more info www.MNdeershow.com

March 24-25: Lake Region Builders Assoc. Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 11-4 p.m., Kent Freeman Arena, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Vicki Fenske, 218-847-0699.

March 24-25, Sept. 8-9: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

April 14-15: Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Donovan Kuehl, 320-212-7460.

June 16-17, Dec. 15-16: Brainerd Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.

Jan. 27-28: Duluth Convention Center, DECC.

Feb. 24-25: Stillwater Armory.

Shooting/Archery

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.

Meetings

Jan. 24: Region 6 Regional Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Andover Community Center, rm A, Andover. Steve, 612-325-2866.

Bush Lake Izaak Walton League meets quarterly, west Bush Lake Park Bloomington. For more info call Gregg Thopson, 612-618-8616.

Will Dilg Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. of the month, 7 p.m., Betty Jo’s Restaurant, Winona. For more info call Michael Kennedy, 507-452-6642.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club West meets at Cabela’s, Rogers, 2nd Tues. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Prairie Woods Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Dean Hendrickson, 218-439-6303.

Wapashaw Izaak Walton League meets 4th Weds. of the month, 6:30 p.m., VFW Club Wabasha. For more info call Eleanor Groby, 651-565-2380.

Wes Libbey-Northern Lakes Izaak Walton League meets 4th Weds. of the month, 7 p.m., Central Square Mall, Grand Rapids. For more info call Marcia Anderson, 218-301-6786.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club South meets Gander Mountain, Lakeville, 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Rochester Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. of the month, 7 p.m., Izaak Walton Cabin, Rochester. For more info e-mail rochesterikes@gmail.com

W.J. McCabe Izaak Walton League meets 1st Weds. of the month, 7 p.m., Hartley Nature Center, Duluth. For more info call Martha Minchak, 218-628-3462.

North Metro Chapter Muskies Inc. meets the 3rd Wed. of every month. 7 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call 612-916-7426 or www.northmetromuskie.com

Dakota County Sportsman’s Club meets every 3rd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Rosemount American Legion. For more info call Jerry Wicklund, 612-384-4584.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org

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.

Minnesota Valley Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Bloomington. For more info call John Crampton, 952-884-6704.

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meets the 1st Thurs of the Month, 7 p.m., Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Joe Roach, 612-440-7171.

Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.

Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.

LeSueur County PF Chapter 214. Meets the 1st Wed. of the month, Sept.-May, 7:30 p.m., American Legion, Montgomery. For more info call Ken Mader, 507-661-4841.

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.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club North meets Thorne Bros, Blaine, 4th Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

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.

Austin Izaak Walton League meets 1st Mon. of the month, 7 p.m., Todd Park, Austin. For more info call Barbara Owens, 507-433-2735.

Minnesota Decoy and Wildfowl Carving Club. Meets 1st Tues of every month, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, Mpls. For more info call Phillip Nelson, 763-226-7619.

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

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club East meets at Cabela’s Woodbury, 4th Tues. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Brown County PF meets the 2nd Tues of every month, 8 p.m., Serviceman’s Club, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-240-0096.

Crow River Sportsman’s Club March thru Nov. meets 3rd Thurs. of every month, 7 p.m, at the Club. For more info call Scott Berning, 763-242-1306.

Cass County Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m., Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Hackensack. For more info call Jerry Lamon, 218-947-3870.

Owatonna Valley Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Owatonna. For more info call Ted Mittelstadt, 507-451-7946.

Central Minnesota Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.cmrcmn.org for more info.

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.

New London Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Tues. of the month, 6:30 p.m., McKale’s Family Restaurant, New London. For more info call Kevin Fasen, 320-354-4708.

Jaques Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi. For more info call John Siekmeier, 651-291-1829.

Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. meets 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m, Waterfall Inn. For more info call Jeff Young, 218-821-3669.

Twin Cities Chapter Muskies Inc. Meets every 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m., KC Hall, Bloomington. For more info call Denise Olson, 612-804-4687.

Lake Superior Chapter of Muskies Inc. meets 2nd Tues. of every month Oct. thru May. 7 p.m., Mr. D’s Bar & Grill. For more info call 218-273-6389.

Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.

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.

Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter #125 meets 2nd Thurs. of each month, Oct.-April, 7 p.m., No meeting in March,The Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. For more info call James Legg 507-665-6300.

Wright County PF meets 1st Mon. of every month, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Legion, Buffalo. For more info call Mellissa Sandquist, 763-354-4090.

Four Points Retriever Club. Meets on 2nd Tues of each Month. 6 p.m., Latuff Pizzarea, Plymouth. For more info call Terry Strege, 763-682-5624.

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.

Sheldon Valley Sportsmans Club meets the 2nd Wed. of the Month, American Legion Club 8, Houston. For more info call Neil, 507-450-8422.

New Ulm #79 Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Tues. of the month 7 p.m., Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. For more info call Tom Wilfahrt, 507-276-1858.

Walter J. Breckenridge Izaak Walton League meets 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park. For more info call Mary Ellen Vetter, 763-561-1761.

PERM

PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, 1st Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Professional Building, Elk River. For info call 763-441-6869. www.perm.org

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