Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

MN: Calendar of Events Issue: 11

Banquets/Fundraisers.

March 18: Triple Gobble Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cambridge American
Legion. For more info call Roger Mcnear, 763-689-3602.

March 19: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault American
Legion. For more info call Tony Luikens, 612-669-3485.

March 19: Tri County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International
Event Center. For more info call Martin Jensen, 507-288-2024.

March 19: Dakota Ringnecks PF Banquet, Crystal Lake Golf Club.
For more info call Mark Switzer, 952-891-2153.

March 19: Rum River chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of
Andover. For more info call Ron Schliefat, 763-753-3254.

March 19: Minnesota TU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hazeltine National Golf
Club. For more info call Tim Heaney, 612-226-5556.

March 19: PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call
Kevin Seavey, 507-363-3124.

March 19: Shetek Prairie Chapter Banquet, Caboose Bar &
Grill. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 19: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Dan
Braulick, 507-227-2349.

March 19: WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Oak Park Heights VFW. For more
info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-774-4590.

March 19: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchid Inn, Sleepy
Eye. For more info call Dan Braulick, 507-794-3211.

March 21: Watonwan Game & Fish Club Banquet, 6 p.m., St.
James VFW Club. For more info call Ron Noren, 507-381-5908.

March 22: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Banquet
Center. For more info call Don Ross, 651-482-8008

March 24: East Metro Full Fans, NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Oak
Marsh Golf Club. For more info call Josh Dahlki, 651-245-7395.

March 24: Twin Cities Friends of the NRA Banquet, 2:30 p.m. MN
Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call 952-447-2272.

March 25: Minnesota Pheasants Inc. Banquet, Kato Entertainment
Center. For more info blueearthcounty@mnpheasants.com

March 25: Stearns County Thunderin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
The Great Blue Heron, Cold Spring. For more info call Harland,
320-398-2545.

March 25: Tall Timber Tom’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fortune Bay
Casino & Resort, Tower. For more info call Alan Brunner,
218-666-5045.

March 26: Redwood Count PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Redwood Area
Community Center. For more info call Dale Trulock,
507-336-2456.

March 26: Sherburne County Swampbucks Banquet, 5 p.m.,
Marketplace Banquet Center. For more info call Cathie,
763-441-4624.

March 26: Canby Sportsman’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Schotts
Building. For more info call Allen Livermore, 507-223-5721.

March 26: Big Stone county PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sioux Historic
Pavillon. For more info call David McMahon, 320-760-6573.

March 26: Father & Son Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle
Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann,
507-326-7011.

March 26: NWTF Struttin Toms Banquet, Courtyards of Andover. For
more info call Jerry Jenkins, 763-753-0199.

March 26: Mcleod County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., McLeod County
Fairgrounds. For more info call Virgil Voight, 320-587-4888.

March 26: Stalker Lake Sportsmen’s Banquet, 4 p.m., Dalton
Community Center, Dalton. For more info call Rob Westby,
218-589-7502.

March 26: Mille Lacs QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m., Vets Club, Onamia.
For more info call Sean Vesel, 651-278-4392.

March 26: SE Minnesota QF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Good Times
Restaurant. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-725-3839.

March 28: Wright County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Buffalo Civic
Center. For more info call Bruce Bartl, 763-682-0653.

March 30: Heart of the Lakes DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Maple Lake
Legion. For more info call Deven Davidson, 320-274-5614.

March 31: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bird Island
Ballroom. For more info call Kelly Weinzetl, 507-276-1859.

April 1: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Legacy. For more
info call Todd Berghuis, 218-829-1379.

April 1: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, Pelecan Rapids VFW. For more
info call Gerry Berquist, 218-863-7329.

April 1: Great River Chapter RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Timber Lake
Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Teresa Scherf,
218-328-5804.

April 2:  LeSueur County Chapter PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American
Legion Park Ballroom. For more info call Gary Novak,
507-744-5126.

April 2: Crow River Area MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County
Fair Grounds. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.

April 2: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club.
For more info call Doug Malm, 507-665-2653.

April 2: Red River Valley PF Banquet, 7 p.m., East Grand Forks
VFW. For more info call Brian, 218-230-4364.

April 2: Pine County Thunderin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m.,
Tobies, Hinckley. For more info call Kevin Klar, 320-260-2068.

April 2: Chisago Co. DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community
Center. For more info call Gail Sabinash, 651-257-2266.

April 2: West Carver DU Banquet, Mayer Community Center. For
more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.

April 2: So. Central MN NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn,
Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

April 2: Southwest Great Divide RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Marshall
Ramada. For more info call Dave Larsen, 507-829-5075.

April 8: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club Banquet, 5 p.m., at
the Club. For more info call Mike Cravens, 715-377-7845.

April 8: Rum River Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights
Banquet Center. For more info call Neil Altenhofen,
763-856-3568.

April 8: Minnesota Fishing Museum Banquet, 5 p.m., falls
Ballroom. For more info call Mavis Buker, 320-616-2011.

April 9: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For
more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 9: DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Ashby American Legion. For more
info call Steve Zimmerman, 763-412-2090.

April 9: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For
more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 9: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn. For
more info call Greg Karmowski, 320-212-3505.

April 9: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club,
Litchfield. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-453-7465.

April 11: Rich Spring DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Great Blue Heron. For
more info call Greg, 320-597-3939.

April 12: Metro QF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jax Cafe. For more info
call Rick Pike, 651-251-9277.

April 15: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit
Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

April 15: Zimmerman DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zimmerman American
Legion. For more info call Danielle Haberman, 763-367-0742.

April 15: Carver County DU Banquet, Lake Waconia Event Center.
For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9139.

April 16: Byron Sportsmen & Conservation Club Banquet, 6
p.m., Byron American Legion. For more info call 507-775-2361.

April 16: Cuyuna Range Whitetails MDHA Banquet, Hallett
Community Center. For more info call Greg Steinke,
218-838-4156.

April 16: East Central Chapter RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Stars
& Strikes Entertainment Center. For more info call Larry
Wallin, 763-464-4456.

April 16: Brandon Lanie Ethical Sportsmen Society Banquet, St.
Francis Education Center, Buffalo. For more info call Jenny
Carlson, 320-963-2262.

April 16: Northwoods DU Banquet, 4 p.m., Tower Civic Center. For
more info call Lars Koski, 218-248-0361.

April 18: Crow River, Winsted DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Blue Note,
Winsted. For more info call Scott Schmidt, 320-543-2498.

April 21: Full Choke DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Fox Hollow Golf Club.
For more info call Doug Claseman, 763-772-7972.

April 27: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Commander
Bar. For more info call Dan Yantes, 612-597-0599.

April 29: Upper Root River DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Stewartville
Sportsmans Club. For more info call Lynn Duncan, 507-280-6347.

April 29: Rice County Sportfishing Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m.,
American Legion, Faribault. For more info call Catherine Cap,
507-334-2372.

Outdoor Media

• 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.

• Outdoor Talk Radio with Tim Lesmeister and Rob Drieslein,
Sundays from 4-6 p.m. on KTLK FM Newstalk 100.3 in the metro
area.

• 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.

Deep Portage Programs

2010 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

June 12-17, 19-24, July 17-22(all girls), Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn I
Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.

June 19-24, July 24-29: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages
12-16.

July 3-8: Young Women in Science Camp, ages 12-16.

July 3-8: Aquatics Camp, ages 9-14.

July 3-8: Fishing Camp, ages 12-16.

July 31-Aug. 5: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.

July 17-22: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 24-29: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

Dog Events

April 2-3: Positive Gun Dogs of Minnesota, Gun Dog Weekend,
Robert Milner. Stone Mountain Pet Lodge. For more info call Inga
From, 612-701-7217.

April 9-10: Beginner Field Dog Seminar, Iowa, Canine Craze
Performance Center, Urbandale, IA. www.PositiveGunDogsMN.com for
more info.

May 14-15: Intermediate, Junior Gun Dog Positive Training
Seminar, Stone Mountain Pet Lodge, Blaine.
www.PositiveGunGogsMN.com for more info.

Education/Seminar

March 26: Prairie to Woods Whitetails, Spring Food Plot Seminar,
10-3 p.m, Parkers Prairie Event Center. For more info call Grad
Smith, 320-290-0688.

March 29, 31, April 5, 7: Trapper Education, 6-8 p.m., North
Shore Community School. For more info call Shawn, 218-525-4970.

April 5, 12, 19, 23: Trapper Education, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bunker
Hills Activities Center. For more info call Mark Palas,
651-235-8034.

April 18-20: Trapper Education, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Little Falls
Community Middle School. For more info call Jeff Opelia,
320-547-9961.

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Three Rivers Park District, 2010 Schedule of Events. For more
info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

March 26: Orienteering Skills, noon-3:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park
Reserve.

Tournaments/Contests

March 25-26: State Championship Archery Tournament, Fri. 5-9
p.m., Sat. 8-5 p.m., Champlin Park High School. For more info call
John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

May 7: Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club, Rough Fish Contest,
11-3 p.m., Silver Lake. For more info call Jason Neu,
320-267-8145.

May 21: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic Tournament, 7 a.m.,
Fortune Bay. For more info call Jamie Linseth, 218-780-0901.

May 21: Shetek Area Sportsmen’s Assoc. Walleye Fishing
Tournament, 7:30-3 p.m. For more info call Joe, 507-829-5281.

June 4: McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament,
9-3 p.m., Big Sandy Lake & Lake Minnewawa. For more info call
877-768-3692.

June 4-5: Leech Lake Walleye Tournament.
www.leechlakewalleyetournament.com for more info or call
218-675-6176.

Aug. 20: Royalton Lions Club, Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m.,
Mississippi River Blanchard Dam. For more info call Mark Suska,
320-267-2260.

Special Event

March 19-20: Pope & Young/Boone & Crocket Official
Measurers, 10-4 p.m., Cabela’s Owatonna. For more info call Danny
Thompson, 507-451-4545.

March 25: Shore Lunch Buffet, 6-10 p.m., Guldens Restaurant
& Bar, Maplewood. For more info call Troy Barrett,
612-618-7197.

March 26: Fountain Lakes Sportsmen’s Club, Kids Fishing Expo,
11-1 p.m., Northbridge Mall. For more info call Kelly Walton,
507-318-9193.

April 23-24: Alaska Iditarod Competitor Speaker, 3-5 p.m., both
days, Shady Lane Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Doug Krueger,
320-864-5944.

April 30: Sportsmen’s Extravaganza, 9-3 p.m., Lake Region
Christian School. For more info call, Max Day, 218-251-6433.

April 30-May 1: ATV Fair & Swap Meet, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun.
10-4 p.m., Anoka County Fairgrounds. For more info call Mark
Miller, 763-670-5746.

July 23: Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club, Sportsmen’s
Olympics, 8 a.m., at the Club. For more info call Jason Neu,
302-267-8145.

Aug. 20: Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club, Youth Conservation
Day, 7:30 a.m., at the Club. For more info call Jason Neu,
320-267-8145.

Shooting/Archery

May 7: Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, Fun Shoot, 8
a.m. For more info call 800-944-1886 ext. 27.

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South Forty Archers, 2010 meet on the 2nd Tues. of each month.
For more info call Julie Reamer, 612-845-1945.

Nov-April: Gander Mountain, Lakeville.

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Brainerd Archery Club, 2011 Archery Events. Sat. 9-3 p.m., Sun.
9-1 p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713

March 26-27: Indoor 3D.

April 30, May 1, June 18-19: Outdoor 3D.

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Wisconsin Championship Hunting Series. For more info call Craig
or Teri Steinbach, 715-577-5683 or www.wisconsinseries.com

March 19-20: Northeastern Wisconsin Chukar Challenge.

April 2-3: Wisconsin State Invitational.

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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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Chilakoot Bohunters 2011 Schedule of Shoots. For more info call
Tony, 651-208-7267 or chilakootbowhunter.org

March 20, April 17, May 15, June 15, Aug. 21: 3D Outdoor
Shoot.

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Buffalo Gun Club 2010 Events. For more info call the Club,
763-682-2308 or www.buffalogunclub.org

Now-March 27: Weekly Jackpot Shoot, Sundays, 11-3 p.m.

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Faribault Archery Club 2011 Shooting events. For more info call
Brian Clausen, 507-333-2324 or check faribaultarchery.org

July 23-24: 3D Archery Shoot, 8-3 p.m., Ahlmans Gun Shop

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Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club, 2011 Schedule of

events. For more info, Eric Marleau, 651-462-4587.

March 29: Spring Shotgun League Starts.

April 7: Spring Pistol League Starts, 2-7:30 p.m.

Season Dates

March 31: March crow season ends.

March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends.

April 13: Wild turkey spring season opens.

April 16: Stream trout in streams(summer) season opens.

April 23: MN/SD Walleye and northern pike seasons open (border
waters)

April 30: MN/Iowa Walleye and northern pike seasons open (border
waters)

April 30: Spring light goose season ends.

April 30: MN/WI St. Croix River walleye and northern pike
opener.

April 30: Beaver season ends (north & south)

Shows

March 30-April 3: Northwest Sport Show, Wed. & Thurs. 1-9
p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis
Convention Center. For more info call Bonnie Harris,
612-801-0912.

March 11-13: Minnesota Deer Classic, Coliseum Bldg, MN State
Fair Bldg. For more info call Hugh Price, 763-746-2656.

March 19: Christian Deer Hunters Assoc, Hunting & Fishing
Expo. Silver Lake city Auditorium, 9-5:30 p.m. For more info Call
Dr. Tom Rakow, 320-327-2266.

April 9: MN Fishing & Hunting Collectible Show, 9-2 p.m.,
Medina Entertainment Center. For more info call Wally,
651-771-8926.

April 16-17: Worthington Chamber of Commerce Gun Show, Nobles
County Fairgrounds, Sat. 8:30-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m.. For more info
call Randy Thompson, 507-372-2919.

May 21: Windom Convention & Visitors Bureau Sportsmen’s
Show, 8-5 p.m., Windom Community Center. For more info call
800-794-6366.

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

April 2-3: Brooklyn Park Armory.

April 9-10: Stillwater Armory.

Meetings

March 26: Minnesota Bowhunters Meeting, 9:30 a.m., Champlin Park
High School. For more info call Brooks Johnson, 763-213-6811.

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.

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 Stacy Dvorak 612-202-6119.

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.

Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies Inc meets 2nd Tues. of every
month, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call George
Selcke, 952-933-2608.

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.

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

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7
p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Larry
Miller, 763-571-7087.

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.

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.

LeSueur County Pheasants Forever meets the 1st Thurs. of every
month Oct.-April. 7:30 p.m., Hide-out Steakhouse & Saloon. For
more info call Ken Mader, 507-661-4841.

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

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7
p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Larry
Miller, 763-571-7087.

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.

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.

MN Duck & Goose Caller Association meets the last Thurs. of
each month, 7 p.m., Cabela’s Meeting Room, Rogers. For more info
call Andy Thill, 612-749-9503.

Muskies Inc. North Metro Chapter meets the 3rd Tues. of every
month. 7:30 p.m., KC Hall in Fridley. For more info call
952-469-2155 or www.northmetromuskie.com

PERM

PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30
p.m. at Cinema Professional Building, Elk River. For info call
763-441-6869.

 

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