July 16: The Minnewaska Lake Association will be holding their
annual banquet on July 16.
July 22: Watonwan Bear Hunters NABF Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
St. James VFW. For more info call Jennie Firchau, 507-375-3510.
Aug. 1: Ducks Unlimited “Quackettes” Annual Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
Dan Patch American Legion Post #643, Savage. Call Rosie,
952-447-4311 for more info.
Aug 29: Friends of the NRA Wright County Chapter Banquet, Maple
Lake VFW, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Jerry Veches,
Sept. 12: DU/Whistling Wings Chapter 26th Annual Fundraiser
Dinner, 5:30 p.m., VFW at Zumbrota, MN. For more info call Jerry L
Sept. 13: PF Mississippi Longtails Banquet, 5 p.m., The Point
Restaurant Hwy 61 & 10 Hastings MN. For more info call Dan
Sept. 14: The Rum River Chapter of TIP Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.,
Courtyards of Andover. Call Peter at 763-784-3333 for more
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 8-9: Safari Club International Special Days. Special events
for kids with all day excitement and adventures, Cabela’s. For more
info call Larry Henkensiefken, 507-451-4545.
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.
Aug. 27: Mississippi Longtails PF and Capital City Strutters
NWTF 5th Annual Family Fun Shoot, 10-4 p.m., Dakota County Gun
Club, Rosemont, MN (look for signs out at Highway 3 and 170th St).
For more info call Dan Richmondm, 651-730-4434.
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.
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+.
Now – 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.
July 9: The Minnesota Pole Benders 20th Annual Pan-O-Prog Bass
Tournament, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lake Marion, Lakeville,MN. Limit 40
teams, $160 per team. For more info call Duane, 952-469-5629 or
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.
July 15-17: NW Minnesota Outdoor Extravaganza, Fri. & Sat.
Noon til 7 p.m., Sun. Noon til 5 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief
River Falls, MN. PBR Bull Riding Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m.
July 15-17: International Sled Dog Racing Association Sled Dog
Expo – Seminars, Trade Show & Banquet, Fri. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. -3pm, Holiday Inn – I35,
Bloomington. For more info call Jan, 715-356-6133 or visit
www.isdra.org and click on Annual Meeting for registration forms,
July 16-17: Hoot’s Sports on the Water Boat Show, test drive
2006 Lund boats at Zorbaz’s on Little Pine Lake, Perham, MN. Call
218-346-3333 for more info.
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. 12-14, 19-21: 2005 Game Fair, 9-6 p.m. Armstrong Ranch –
Six Miles northwest of Anoka – Hwy. 169 to Armstrong Blvd.
763-427-0944. For complete details & seminar schedules visit
our website www.gamefair.com
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. 25-Sept. 5: Minnesota State Fair. Be sure to look us up at
Aug. 27-28: Shooters Roundup Shooting Show. For more info call
Ahlmans, 507-685-4243 or check out www.ahlmans.com
Aug. 27-28: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors annual gun show at the
Graham Arena West Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester. For more
info call 507-269-3673.
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
Minnesota Firearms Exchange 2005 schedule of events. For more
info call 763-434-7269.
Nov. 26-27: St. Cloud Armory, 1710 Veterans Dr. * * *
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.
Aug. 27-28: Bernicks Pepsi Ice Arena, Sartell
Oct. TBA: National Guard Armory, Fergus Falls
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
Raptor Center Programs
Family Fun Nights at The Raptor Center, 1920 Fitch Ave.,
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register
required, call 612-624-2756. For more info check out
July 14: Eagle Tales
July 21: The Wonder and Wizardry of Owls
July 28: The Dinosaur – Bird Connection (or T. Rex Tasted Like
Aug. 4: Raptor Grossology
Aug. 11: Falconry: the Sport of Kings
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,
July 10-15, July 17-22 : Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp (ages
July 12, Aug. 2: Bog Hike
July 13: Youth Archery Program
July 17-22: Young Women in Science Camp (ages 12-16)
July 19, Aug. 10: Treetop Tower Tour
July 19, Aug. 10, Aug. 17: Treetop Tower Hike
July 20: Papermaking
July 24-29: Upland Bird Hunting Camp (ages 12-16).
July 26: Fly Fishing Basics
July 27: Fly Tying for Beginners
July 31- Aug. 5: Aquatics Camp (ages 9-14).
Aug. 3: Orienteering Basics
Aug. 7-12: Fishing Camp (ages 12-16).
Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp (ages 14-16)
Aug. 9: Pond Life Exploration
Aug. 16: Family Canoeing Trip on Boy River
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
Outdoor Skills and Adventure
July 9, Aug. 6: Flatwater Kayaking Lession French Regional Park,
July 15: Kayaking the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes, Wargo Nature
July 20: Intro to ATV, Gander Mtn., Forest Lake.
Sept. 10: A day of Game Preserve Hunting, LeBlancs Rice Creek,
Sept. 16-18: BOW – Fall Weekend Workshop, Eagle Bluff ELC,
Sept. 16-19: Ladies Archery Hunt, Mora
Sept. 23-25: NEW! Wing Shooting School & Mock Hunt
Sept. 24: NEW! Guided Fall Colors Kayaking Tour, Lake Minnetonka
Regional Park, Minnetrista
FireArm Safety and Shooting Clinics
Aug. 6: Clay, Trap, Skeet Shooting Clinic, Renville Rangers
Club, Bird Island.
Aug. 27: Clay, Trap, Skeet Shooting Clinic, Metro Gun Club,
Women in the Outdoors
Events for 2005. For more info call Tara Gustafson, 651-430-1747
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org And for more
events, check out the NWTF web page www.nwtf.org
July 23: Zumbro Valley Gobblers Chapter of NWTF, Zumbro Valley
Rifle Club. For more info call Julie Culver, 507-635-5338.
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.
July 9: Black Powder Basics, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 9: Cooking with Pie Irons, 1 p.m. (CR)
July 9, 16, 23, 30: Healthy Feet, 1 p.m. (CR)
July 9, 23: Breathable Waders, 1 p.m. (CR)
July 13: Prairie Dog Guns, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 14: Todays Bows & Sight Options, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 20: Canada Waterfowling, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 20: Caring for Your Tent, 6 p.m. (CR)
July 21: Conceal/Carry Hundguns & Holsters, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 23: Dutch Oven Cooking, 11 a.m. (CR)
July 26: Cowboy Action Shooting, 5 p.m. (CR)
July 28: Food Plot Tactics, 5 p.m. (CR)
Gander Mountain, St. Cloud, schedule of seminars. For more info
call Jerry Carlson, 320-654-6600.
July 13: Garmin GPS Seminar, 6:30 p.m.
July 26: Black Powder 101 Seminar, 7 p.m.
July 27: Lowrance GPS Seminar, 6:30 p.m.
PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, first Tuesday of the month,
7:30 p.m. at Broadway Pizza. For info call 763-441-6869.
July 9-10: Up North Archery Indoor 3-D Shoot, Solway, MN, Sat.
8-8 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m. For more info call 218-467-3284.
July 16-17: Twin Arrows 3D Archery Range, 9-4 p.m., Pine City
area. For more info call, Mike LeMieux, 1-866-679-3986.
July 16-17: Minnesota 3D Championship Trophy, 9 – 4p.m., Twin
Arrows 3D Archery Range, Pine City, MN. IBO rules open class 2-6
man teams. $25 per team member. 40% pay out. 3-6-9 rule. For more
info call Mike LeMieux, 1-866-679-3986.
July 23: Shoot Out MS Fundraiser, Metro Gun Club, 10601 Naples
St. NE Blaine. For more info call Linda or Len, 612-861-7342.
July 23: 2nd Annual 3D-Archery Spectacular Tournament, 8-4 p.m.,
Wings North, Pine City, MN. For more info call Joe Scaramell,
651-674-0640 or check out www.wingsnorth.org
July 30-31: 3M Club Archery 3D – Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m., Tarten
Park/Lake Elmo. For more info call Brent Thompson,
Aug. 11-14: Luth Unlimited LLC dba Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club Annual
Tri-Gun Challenge. For more info call 320-258-4448 or email
Aug. 13-14: Grand Rapids Archers Archery Outdoor 3-D Shoot,
Itasca Archery, Co. Rd 62 North of Cohasset, MN. Sat. 9-4 p.m, Sun.
9-2 p.m. For more info call Bill Lessard, 218-326-4041.
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.
Chilakoot Bowhunters 2005 schedule of events.
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more info call Gregg, 651-459-7503 or
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
Aug. 27-28: 3-D Shoot
Waverly Gun Club, 8-4 p.m., located at 4465 Desota Ave. SW,
Waverly. For more info check out
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
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.
The 2005 Isanti County Sportsman Club 3-D Shoot dates. Call Brad
at 763-689-9248, or Loren at 763-689-3683.
July 10: Traditional 3-D
Aug. 14: 3-D Shoot
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.