Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 24, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 24: Minnewaska DU Banquet, Minnewaska House. For more info call Josh Wolf, 320-219-3187.

Feb. 24: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Judy, 320-894-5964.

Feb. 24: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

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

Feb. 25: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.

Feb. 25: North Metro Muskies Inc. Banquet, Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-478-1748.

Feb. 25: Rush Creek NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stumpy’s, Rushford. For more info call Mitch Paulson. 507-459-4931.

Feb. 25: Martin Co. Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Fairmont Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.

Feb. 25: North Country Spurs NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

Feb. 25: Hearland Fairbault County PF Banquet, DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim More, 507-462-3469.

Feb. 25: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 25: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Litchfield. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-453-7465.

Feb. 25: Winona State University DU Banquet, Winona. For more info call Blake Allen, 608-631-1912.

Feb. 25: North Star RMEF Banquet, Doubletree Inn Park Place, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.

March 2: Turn in Poachers Banquet, 5 p.m., Bemidji Eagles Club. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

March 2: North Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Larry Stcynske, 651-402-7510.

March 2: Gary Clancy Memorial Build a Wildlife Area Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Double Tree, Mayo Clinic. For more info call Mark Dean, 507-254-5146.

March 3: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague Park Ballroom. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 3: North Suburban MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park. For more info call Steve, 612-325-2866.

March 4: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 4: Snake River MDHA Banquet, Grand Events Center, Mora. For more info call Laura Ambrose, 320-279-2829.

March 4: North Country Bowhunters SCI Banquet, Schwan Center, Blaine. For more info www.scincb.org

March 4: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., B.A.R.C., Windom. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

March 4: Wright County PF Banquet, 5:30 pm., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Melissa Sandquist, 763-354-4090.

March 4: North Country Bowhunters Banquet, 3 p.m., Nat’l Sports Center, Blaine. For more info call Kal Stoks, 651-472-3975.

March 4: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., ElmerZ’s, Sauk Centre. For more info call Chris Denn, 320-761-8695.

March 4: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville Civic Center. For more info call Jermaine Winch, 507-421-3665.

March 4: Timber Toms Winona NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Winona. For more info call Chad Knutson, 507-458-0499.

March 4: Wadena County PF Banquet, Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call Tom Smith, 952-686-4056.

March 4: McLeod Fish & Wildlife Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. For more info call Adam Dammen, 320-237-2354.

March 9: Rum River MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Links Northfork, Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524.

March 9: Valley Yelpers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Tom Bender, 507-248-3230.

March 10: Renville DU Banquet, Renville Community Center. For more info call Joe Schlaget, 320-847-3243.

March 10: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House Restaurant, Lakeville. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.

March 11: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 11: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

March 11: PF Chapter 844 Banquet, 4 p.m. For more info call John Swanson, 651-324-3648.

March 11: Rice County PF #821 Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault Eagles Club. For more info call Dean Turek, 507-403-9846.

March 11: Upper MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Sharon Krogstad, 320-564-4063.

March 11: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Christopher Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 11; Mille Lacs, Benton County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-333-8015.

March 11: McLeod County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds. For more info call Dr. Virgil Voight, 320-583-0979.

March 11: SW Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Club, Jordan. For more info call Dave Wagner, 952-873-4534.

March 11: West Metro NWTF Banquet, Osseo American Legion. For more info call Mike Bauer, 612-991-1676.

March 11: Lyon County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., SMSU Conference Center. For more info call Harvey Noyes, 507-537-4155.

March 11: Martin County PF Banquet, Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Maidl, 507-399-1660.

March 16: Turn in Poachers Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Event Center. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

March 16: Carlton County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., 4 Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.

March 17: Red Lake DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-689-3458.

March 17: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Ctr. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.

March 18: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Hinckley Community Center, Hinckley. For more info call Brad Klepsa, 651-246-5201.

March 18: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-240-0096.

March 18: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

March 18: Southern MN DU Banquet, Sherburn Community Center. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

March 18: South Central Minnesota PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet, Albert Lea. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.

March 18: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 18: Marsh Madness Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Michael Community Center. For more info call Lance Krupke, 612-760-6357.

March 18: Itasca County Turn in Poachers, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn. For more info call Pete Sahr, 218-259-9067.

March 18: Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Cannon Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.

March 18: Central Minnesota SCI Banquet, 2-9 p.m., St. Cloud Civic Center. For more info call Rebecca Ramer, 320-217-8925.

March 18: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Tyler Even, 507-951-4887.

March 18: Struttin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Adriyn Torguson, 763-242-1384.

March 18: St. Cloud RMEF Banquet, Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call Jason Hollenkamp, 320-333-6960.

March 23: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.

March 24: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chapala Mexican 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.

Shows

Feb. 24-25: SCI World Hunting Expo., Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m., Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park. For more info call 952-693-1461.

Feb. 24: Sheldon Valley Sportsman Assoc. SE MN Antler Classic, 6-10 p.m., Houston American Legion. For more info call Nick Thesing, 507-896-2056.

March 2-5: Red River Valley Sportsmens Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., FargoDome. www.fargosporshow.com for more info.

March 10-12: Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m., Warner Coliseum, State Fair Grounds. Go to www.mndeershow.com for a $2 discount coupon.

March 11-12: Wells Gun Traders Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., U.S.C. Public School. For more info call 507-525-0873.

March 18-19: Lake Region Builders Assoc. Home & Sport Show, Sat. 10-5 p.m., Sun. 11-4 p.m., Kent Freeman Sports Arena. For more info call Vicki Fenske, 218-847-0699.

March 23-26: Northwest Sportshow, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com

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

Feb. 25-26, March 25-26: Anoka Armory.

March 4-5, 2017: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

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Minnesota Weapons Collectors, Gun Shows. Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. www.mwca.org or call 612-721-8976 for more info.

March 18-19, 2017: MN State Fairgrounds, Coliseum Bldg.

April 22-23: MN State Fairgrounds, Education Bldg.

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Neigels Authentic Arms Shows. Call 218-736-2133 or neigel@prtel.com for more info or tables. Sat. shows 9-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $4. Open to the public.

April 8-9: Sauk Centre, Civic Ice Arena.

April 29-30: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.

Dog Events

March 19, April 16: CMRC Informal Trial & Hunt test for all retrievers puppy & up. Reg. 8-8:30 a.m. For more info www.cmrcmn.org

Education/Seminar

March 13: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota Seminar, 6 p.m., Eagle’s Club, Rochester. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.

March 25: DNR Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. 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

Feb. 25: Snowshoe Along the Mississippi for Adults, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Feb. 25: Ski-skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 25:Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., El, Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 25: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 25: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 26: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 26: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 26: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:;30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 26: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 27: Nordic Ski Along, 7-8:30 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.

Feb. 25: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Animal Tracks, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 3:  Snowshoe Moon Walk, Prairie Farm Preserve, 6:30-8 p.m.

March 4: Snakes Alive, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

March 11: Prunning Shrubs in Rain Garden, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 18: SAP into Syrup, 2-3:30 p.m.

March 25, 2017: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Maple Sap into Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 1: Its the Bomb, 2-3:45 p.m.

April 8: Vegetable Growing Basics, 9:30-4 p.m.

April 22: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Honk & Quack Parade, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 29: Service Project, 10-2 p.m.

May 6: Trees for the Bees, 1-4 p.m.

May 12: Birds & Blooms of Fish Creek, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Fish Creek.

Season Dates

Feb. 26: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass seasons close.

Feb. 26: Bowfishing and darkhouse spearing season closes.

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.

March 1: Spring light goose season opens.

March 1: March crow season opens.

March 1: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike seasons close.

March 15: Fox, badger, opossum and raccoon seasons close (statewide)

March 31: March crow season ends.

March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends (all waters).

Shooting/Archery

Feb. 25: Prairie Archers Archery Club Winter Outdoor 3D Shoot, Lester Prairie. For more info call Monty Klatt, 612-636-7214.

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2016 Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

Every Sat.: 3D Archery Shoots, 10-5 p.m.

1st Sun. of the Month: 3D Archery Shoot, 9-3 p.m.

March 5: 3D shoot (40 targets)

April 2, May 7, June 4: 3D shoot (50 targets)

April 23: Running Biathlon.

May 21: Traditional shoot.

June 4: NASP tournament.

July 8-9: 3D Shoot (80 targets)

July 16: JOAD Achievement Shoot.

Sept. 3: 3D Shoot (40 targets, Bow Hunter’s Challenge)

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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.

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Schmidty, 715-308-2280.

March 11-12, April 22-23, July 22-23 Aug. 19-20: 3D shoot.

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 25: Norris Lake Ice Fishing Contest, 10-noon, Norris Lake, St. Francis. For more info call Carol Novak, 612-242-9542.

March 31-April 1: NCB/SCI MN NASP State Tournament, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info call Michelle, 218-244-9719.

Meetings

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.

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, 7:30 p.m., 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.

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.

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meets 1st Thurs of the month, 7 p.m., Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Dana Hanson, 651-895-0643.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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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