June 6: South Metro Friends of NRA will be holding their
banquet. Doors open from 5:30-9. Call Scott Maas at
July 15-17: Sled Dog Expo-seminars, trade show & banquet
will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bloomington. The hours are 15th:
7 a.m.-10 p.m., 16th: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., 17th: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Dave
Steele ta 715-536-6133 for more info.
July 16: The Minnewaska Lake Association will be holding their
annual banquet on July 16.
June 21: Woodbury Chapter of Ducks Unltd. will be holding their
banquet at the Prom Center in Oakdale. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call
Trent at 651-735-6361 for more info.
July 22: Watonwan Bear Hunters NABF Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
St. James VFW. For more info call Jennie Firchau, 507-375-3510
Now – July 3: Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West
photographic exhibit, U of M Bell Museum of Natural History. For
more info call Nina Shepherd, 612-624-7389.
June 11: Buffalo Days Fishing Klinic for Kids, 10-2 p.m.,
Sturges Park, East side of Buffalo Park. For more info call Jim
Wedell, 763 972 3619.
June 22: Take-A-Kid Fishing event, Lake of the Woods. For more
info contact Michael Larson.
June 25: NWTF Minnesota River Chapter Jakes Youth Day, 9:30-1:30
p.m., Swan Lake Conservation Club. All youth 17 yrs & under
welcome. For more info call Raoul Johnson, 507-267-4826.
July 2-3: Twin Cities Off Road and the H.T.R. 4×4 Club 1st
Annual MS Crawl 4 the Cure, Gilbert, Minn. For more info contact
John Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org or
612-751-2894 or visit www.crawl4cure.org.
July 8-10: 1st Annual Crestliner Annual Rendezvous Event.
Crestliner owners, you’re invited to a special weekend of boating,
fishing and summertime fun at Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake.
Limited to 150 customers. For more info call 218-547-4934 or visit
July 20: 2005 Youth Fishing, Pokegama Lake, Grand Rapids. For
more info call Jason Green, 218-327-8183.
Sept. 17-18: Lake City Wild Wings hosts the 32nd Annual Fall
Festival, Sat: 10-5 p.m., Sun: 11-4 p.m. For more info call
Three Rivers Park District schedule of events. For reservation
call 763-559-6700. For more info call 763-559-9000. Reservation
required for ALL events.
June 7: Intro to Sailing Seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m. French Regional
June 8: Outdoor Active Adults 50+ Beginning Fly Fishing Seminar,
9-11 a.m. French Regional Park, Plymouth. Ages 50+.
June 11: Kayak Tour on Lake Independence, 9-11 noon, Baker Park
Reserve, Maple Plain. . Equipment provided.
June 11: Take Your Grandchild Fishing, 9-11 a.m., French
Regional Park, Plymouth. Grandparents with kids of any age.
Equipment, bait, snacks and refreshments provided.
June 12: Beginning Fly Fishing Seminar, 1-3 p.m., French
Regional Park, Plymouth. Ages 12+.
June 17-19: Cabin Camping Weekend, Fri. 6 p.m. til Sun. 4 p.m.,
Baker Park Reserve, near Wilderness Settlement, Maple Plain. Cabins
June 18: Women in the Outdoors – Women’s Crow River Canoe Trip,
9-3 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford. Ages 18+. Gear and
June 18: Mississippi River Carp Tournament/Festival, 8-2 p.m.,
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Coon Rapids. Adult and kids’
shoreline fishing contest, live music, games, crafts, food and
June 19: Water Rescue and Safety for Canoeists Seminar, 1-4 p.m.
Hyland Lake Park Reserve Visitor Center, Bloomington. Ages 16+.
June 19: Tie That Fly Seminar, 1-2:30 p.m., French Regional
Park, Plymouth. Ages 8+. Equipment provided.
June 21: Canoe Under the Firefly Moon, 8:30 p.m. Hyland Lake
Park Reserve, Bloomington. Ages 5+. Equipment provided.
June 22: Outdoor Active Adults 50+ Canoe Outing,11 a.m. Hyland
Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Ages 50+. Ages 5+. Beginners
July 16: Kayak Tour on Medicine Lake, 9 a.m.-noon, French
Regional Park, Plymouth. Ages 50+. Reservations required. Ages 16+.
5-mile paddle. Equipment provided.
July 21: Canoe When the Moon is Full, 7:30 p.m. Gale Woods Farm,
Minnetrista and 8 p.m. Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford. Ages
5+. 5-mile paddle. Equipment provided.
July 23: Canoe Trip on the Crow River, 9-3 p.m., Lake Rebecca
Park Reserve, Rockford. Ages 12+. Equipment and shuttle
Aug. 13: Step Outside, 10-3 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve,
Bloomington. Step outside and try orienteering, fly fishing, and
kayaking. Take a ride in a 12-person Voyager canoe. Meet hunting
Aug. 19: Canoe Under the Moth Moon, 7:30-9:30 p.m. ,Fish Lake
Regional Park, Maple Grove. Ages 5+.
July 30-31: Four Points Retriever Club North American Hunting
Retriever Association Field Test, 8 a.m., Rice Creek Hunting and
Recreation Little Falls, MN. For more info call Travis J. Lund,
Aug. 19-21: Four Points Retriever Club North American Hunting
Retriever Association Field Test, 8 a.m., Warroad, MN. For more
info call Travis J. Lund, 320-968-7016.
July 30-31: Cannon Falls Sportsmens Club 3D Shoot and Sportshow,
7-4 p.m., Club House. For more info call Jason, 507-263-2523.
Aug. 13-14: Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club Gun and Sports
Show, Sat: 9- 5 p.m. , Sun: 10-3 p.m., Old Calumet Armory, Calumet,
MI. For more info call Ron Racine, 906-337-2799.
Aug. 27-28: Shooters Roundup Shooting Show. For more info call
Ahlmans, 507-685-4243 or check out www.ahlmans.com
Sept. 5-6: Commonwealth Sportsmen’s Club Sportsmen’s Show,
Florence County Fairgrounds. For more info call Sean Franklin,
Sept. 17-18: Artisans/Craftsmen Up North Marketplace Exhibit,
Grand Rapids, MN. For more info call John Connelly, 218-327-2227
Crocodile Productions, Inc. 2005 Gun & Knife Shows. Call
612-598-1974 for more info.
Sat. shows 9-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $4.
July 23-24: Military Show, East St. Paul Armory, 1530 East
July 30-31: Hastings Armory, 3050 Hwy. 316
Aug. 13-14: Anoka Ice Arena, 4111 7th Ave.
Sept. 24-25: Brooklyn Park Armory, 5500 85th Ave.
Oct. 8-9: Anoka Armory, 408 East Main St.
Oct. 15-16: Mankato Nat’l Guard Trng Ctr. 100 Martin Luther King
Nov. 26-27: Hastings Armory, 3050 Hwy. 316.
Dec. 3-4: Stillwater Armory, 107 E. Chestnut
Neigels Authentic Arms 2005 Shows. Call James or Lori Neigel,
218-736-2133. Sat. shows 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 4-5: National Guard Armory, Wadena
Aug. 27-28: Bernicks Pepsi Ice Arena, Sartell
Oct. TBA: National Guard Armory, Fergus Falls
Minnesota Firearms Exchange 2005 schedule of events. For more
info call 763-434-7269.
June 4-5, Nov. 26-27: St. Cloud Armory, 1710 Veterans Drive.
Minnesota Weapons Collectors Assoc. 2005 schedule. Call
612-721-8976 for more info or tables. Sat. shows 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
& Sun. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Adm. $5.
Aug. 20-21: St. Paul EnergyPlace, RiverCentre
Sept. 10-11: Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
Oct. 1-2: MN State Fair Education Bldg.
Oct. 29-30: Rochester Mayo Civic Center
Dec. 10-11: St. Paul EnergyPlace, RiverCentre
June 3-5: Western Lake Superior Trolling Association Fishing
Derby, Barkers Island, Superior, WI. For more info call Dave
June 4: 8th Annual Freeport Family Fun Fishing Tournament, Kings
Lake, 11a.m. All fish must be weighed by 3 p.m. by participants 15
years of age or younger. For more info call 320-836-2010.
June 4: Women Anglers 28th Annual Fishing Tournament, Park
Rapids. For more info call Eileen Kendrick, 763-441-0578.
June 11: Royalton Lions Take a Kid Fishing. For more info call
William Moeller, 320-584-5134.
June 14 – Aug 30: Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest, every
Tuesday, City Pier, Hackensack: 11-1 p.m. Furnish your own life
vest and fishing pole, we supply everything else including the
lunch. For more info call Bob Kennedy, 218-675-6840.
June 18-19: 25th Annual Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament,
Lake Osakis, 7-3 p.m. each day Tournament limited to first 100
boats (teams). For more info and entry form call Mike Thesing,
June 25: All Carpenters Fishing Tournament, Fishermen’s Wharf
Resort, Lake Mille Lacs, 9-3 p.m. For more info or accommodations
call 1-800-645-3693 or visit www.fishermenswharfmn.com
July 9: The Minnesota Pole Benders 20th Annual Pan-O-Prog Bass
Tournament, Lake Marion, Lakeville. Limit 40 teams. For more info
call Duane, 952-469-5629 or Joe, 952-469-4566.
July 9: Minnesota Pole benders is holding a fishing tournament
at Lake Marion in Lakeville from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Duane at
952-469-5267 for more info.
July 23-24: Friends of the Silver Bay Library Fishing Tournament
-Lake Superior, 6 a.m., Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay, MN. For more
info call Mary Nilles-Fredrickson, 218-226-4331.
Aug. 20: 10th Annual Fall Classic West Central Bassmasters
Fishing Tournament, 7-3 pm, Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood &
Starbuck, Glenwood MN. Hdqrtrs: Waters Edge Restaurant, Starbuck.
For more info call Brad Foshaug, 320-235-4097.
Deep Portage Programs
2005 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,
June 3-5: Beginning Fly Fishing School. Limited to 16
June 19-24, July 10-15, July 17-22 : Forkhorn I Deer Hunting
Camp (ages 12-16)
June 26-July 1: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp (ages 13-16)
July 17-22: Young Women in Science Camp (ages 12-16)
July 24-29: Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12-16).
July 31- Aug. 5: Aquatics Camp (ages 9-14).
Aug. 7-12: Fishing Camp (ages 12-16).
Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 14-16)
Aug. 26-28, Sept. 9-11: Wingshooting School. Limited to 16
Becoming An Outdoors Women
Events for 2005 workshops. For more info call the DNR,
651-296-6157 or 1-888-646-6367 or checkout
www.dnr.state.mn.us/education and look under Becoming An Outdoor
June 9: Mother & Child Fishing Clinic, Coon Rapids Dam.
Register with DNR.
June 25: Mother & Child Fishing Clinic, Sleepy Eye Lake,
Sleepy Eye. To register call the DNR.
Outdoor Skills and Adventure
June 4: NEW! Boat Trailering, Launching and Operation Class,
8-Noon, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Minnetrista. Pre-register
through Three Rivers Park District, 763-559-6700. Limited 12
June 4: Kayak Class. Hyland Park Reserve, Bloomington. Register
call Three River parks, 763-559-6700.
June 10: Whitewater Rafting Trip. Scalon, to register call
June 10: Kayak Class, Rice Creek Chain of Lakes. To register
call Wargo, 651-429-8007.
June 13: Snake River Canoe Trip. To register call Wargo,
June 18: Crow River Canoe Trip, Lake Rebecca Park Reserve,
Rockford. To register call Three River Parks, 763-559-6700.
FireArm Safety and Shooting Clinics
June 4: Shooting Clinic. Register with DNR.
June 18-19: Firearms Safety for Women, 9-5 p.m., Shooting Sports
Education Center, Grand Rapids. Limit 15 participants.
Women in the Outdoors
Events for 2005. For more info call Tara Gustafson, 651-430-1747
or email: email@example.com And for more
events, check out the NWTF web page www.nwtf.org
June 11: Wilton River Longspurs Chapter NWTF classes, Waseca
Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Maureen Murray,
June 18: Border Town Toms Chapter of NWTF, Sportsman’s Paradise,
Int’l Falls, MN. For more info call Mickey Belanger,
July 23: Zumbro Valley Gobblers Chapter of NWTF, Zumbro Valley
Rifle Club. For more info call Julie Culver, 507-635-5338.
June 4: Women Making Waves Boating Basics,
8 a.m. – noon, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Minnetrista. For
more info call Three Rivers Park District, 763-559-6700.
June 11: Minnesota Official Measurers training class, Blooming
Prairie. For more info call Dan Cole, 320-762-7253.
June 11-12: St. Francis Pioneer Days. Two days of adult and kids
seminars and demonstrations. Come see outdoor alley with dog,
fishing and cooking demonstrations.
Gander Mountain, St. Cloud seminar schedule. For more info call
Jerry Carlson, 320-654-6600.
June 1: Garmin GPS Seminar, 6:30 p.m.
Gander Mountain Lakeville schedule of seminars. For more info
May 31, June 28: NRA Firearm Safety 6-9 p.m., Registration
required, 952-891-1537 or visit www.firearmansliberty.com
June 18: Personal Protection Classes qualify for legal carry in
over 20 states. 9-4 p.m., Registration required, 952-891-1537 or
Sportsman’s Warehouse schedule of events for Coon Rapids (CR)
and for St. Cloud (SC). For more info on SC events call Bob,
320-656-0500 and for more info on CR call 763-560-2000.
June 4: Muzzleloading Basics, 2 p.m. (SC)
June 11: All About Scopes, 2 p.m. (SC)
June 18: Center Fire Rifle Reloading, 2 p.m. (SC)
June 25: Prairie Dog 101, 2 p.m. (SC)
Cabela’s in Owatonna, MN seminar schedule. For more info call
June 2, 4: Youth Firearm Safety Training with Certification in
Minnesota, 6-9 p.m. each night, $5 for all sessions except gun
June 4-5: IBO World Qualifier. Top 20 shooters in each class
receive invitation to the World Championship shoot at Snowshoe
Mountain, West Virginia, in August.
June 4-5: Twin Arrows 3D Archery Range will hold an achery
shoot. Contact Mike LeMieux for more details at 866-679-3986.
July 30-31: 3M Club Archery 3D – Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m., Tarten
park/Lake Elmo. For more info call Brent Thompson,
Aug. 18: TIP 9th Annual Kouba-Robinson Memorial Shoot, MN Horse
and Hunt Club. For more info call TIP 651-406-9111.
Aug. 19-21: Minnesota State Sporting Clays Competition, River
Ridge Gun Club. For more info call Marty, 507-359-5770.
Waverly Gun Club, 8-4 p.m., located at 4465 Desota Ave. SW,
Waverly. For more info check out
June 22: Erv Adickes Memorial trap shoot, 4 p.m.
Third Sat.: Each month. Open to the public.
Rochester Archery Club 2005 schedule. Sat. 8-4 p.m., Sun. 8-2
p.m., Rochester Archery Club Range. For more info call Jason
June 25-26: Compound and Traditional shooters welcomed!
Aug. 4, 11, 18: Thurs. Night 3D Shoots. Compound and Traditional
shooters welcomed! 5-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 27-28: Rochester Archery Club Annual Broadhead shoot with
3D Targets. Compound and Traditional shooters welcomed!
Sept. 1, 8: Thurs. Night 3D Shoots. Compound and Traditional
shooters welcomed! 5-7:30 p.m.
Chilakoot Bowhunters 2005 schedule of events.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more info call Gregg, 651-459-7503 or
June 5: Marked Yardage 3D
Aug. 21: 3D Shoot
Straight River Archery Club 2005 schedule of events, Sat 8-3
p.m, Sun 8-2 p.m. For more info call Rod 507-451-8358 or
June 4-5: 3-D Shoot
Aug. 27-28: 3-D Shoot
PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, first Tuesday of the month,
7:30 p.m. at Broadway Pizza. For info call 763-441-6869.
Four Points Retriever Club meets on the third Thursday of the
month, Gander Mountain, Fridley. For more info call Travis J. Lund,
Muskies, Inc, Twin Cities Chapter No. 1 meets the second Tuesday
of every month, 7 p.m.,
KC Hall, 1114 West 79th St. Bloomington, MN. For more info call
George Selcke, 952-933-2252.
Fishers of Men Twin Cities meetings held the first Thursday of
each month, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of The Master, 1200-69 Ave N.
Brooklyn Center. For more info contact John Cummins, 612-670-0707
Women Anglers of Minnesota organization meets the second Monday
of every month,
7:30 p.m.; Perkins Restaurant on Shingle Creek Parkway and John
Martin Dr., Brooklyn Center. For more info email:
Rapids Archery Club meeting the second Monday of each month at
the archery building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For
more info call Dan, 763-427-0808.
St. Cloud Fly Anglers Club meets on the third Monday of each
month, 7 p.m., Waite Park Gander Mtn. store. Call John Meyer,
320-252-1141 or Tom Clapp, 320-685-3960 for more info.
Minnesota Valley In-Fisherman Club, meetings held the fourth
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion
club, 14521 Granada Dr., Apple Valley. For more info call Gary,
Minnesota Pole Benders Fishing Club, meeting held the second
Tuesday of each month,
7 p.m., Lakeville VFW at 8790 Upper 208th St. in Lakeville. Call
Dale, 952-469-4786 for more info or new membership.
June 11-12: St. Francis Pioneer Days will be held from 2-4 on
Saturday, and 11-4 on Sunday. There will be seminars from Tom
Poorker, Doug Schoenborn, and Mickey Johnson. Call Jim at
763-753-2666 for more info.