MInnesota Calendar of Events – May 17th, 2012


May 19: Southern Minnesota DU, GreenWing, Martin County West Jr. High School. For more info call Amanda Diers, 507-848-0950.
May 19: Central Minnesota Safari Club International, Expo, Banquet, 11-9 p.m., Del-Tone, Luth Gun Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Jeff Hoppes, 320-251-9873.
June 2: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Friendly Buffalo. For more info call Mark Strempke, 612-568-6720.
Aug. 9: Elk River Goldeneyes DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Rockwoods Entertainment Center. For more info call Tim Oie, 612-239-7527.
Aug. 24: MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., McGregor Community Center. For more info call Bob Dreger, 218-768-4079.
Season Dates
May 26: Largemouth & smallmouth bass opener.
June 2: Muskie season opens.


2012 Community Education Workshops. Best Twin Cities Shore Fishing Spots & How to Fish them. 6:30-9:00 p.m. Advanced Registration Required.
May 24: White Bear, Century College. 651-779-3341.
June 26: St. Paul, Central HS. 651-293-8634.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2011 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparksdistrict.org
May 19: Women Gone Fishing, 9-noon, Baker Park Reserve.
May 20: Family Camping Skills 101, 10-noon, French Regional Park.
May 31-July 19: Archery Club, Thurs. 6-8 p.m., Baker Near Wilderness Settlement.
June 2: Canoe the Crow River, 9-3 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.
June 2: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials, 9-noon or 1-4 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, 12718 10th St. NE, Spicer, MN 56288. For more info call Kory Klebe, 320-354-5894.
July 8-12: Forkhorn I Camp DNR Firearm Safety.
July 15-19: Forkhorn II Camp, DNR Bow Education.

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.
• 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.


May 19, June 23: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club, Bowling pin shoots, 10-2 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Rick Ottino, 715-386-9955.
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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2012 Schedule of Shoots. For more info  chilakootbowhunter.org
May 20, June 17, Aug. 15: Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m.
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Brainerd Archery Club, 2012 Archery Events. Sat. 8-3 p.m., Sun. 8-1 p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713
June 9-10: Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament.
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South Forty Archers, 2012 Schedule. Ritter Farm Park, Lakeville. All shoots are 8-2 p.m. For more info call Bryan, 952-270-0750.
May 19-20: 3D Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
June 9-10, July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, Sept. 8-9: 3D Compound & Traditional Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
June 23-23: 3D Traditional Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
July 28: Youth 3D Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
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Little Crow Archers 2012 Events. For more info call Dennis or Teresa Winzenburg, 320-366-3651 eves.
Now-May 20: League Shooting Time, Wed. 5:30 p.m. or Sun. 10-4 p.m.
May 20: Banquet, 4 p.m.
June 2-3: 3D Shoot, reg. 9-2 p.m.
Aug. 18-19: Outdoor 3D Shoot.
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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2012 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.
May 20, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12: 3D Shoot, reg. 8-2 p.m.
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Straight River Archery Club 2012 Schedule. Sat 8-3 p.m., Sun 8-2 p.m. For info call Rod 507-451-8358 or www.straighriverarcheryclub.org
June 2-3, Aug. 25-26: 3D Outdoor Shoot.
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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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Faribault Archery Club 2012 Shooting events. For more info call Brian Clausen, 507-333-2324 or check faribaultarchery.org
July 28-29: Traditional Archery 3D, 8-3 p.m., Almans, Morristown.
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3M Club Archery Club Public Shoots, Tartan Park, Lake Elmo. For more info call Brent Thompson, 612-309-8039 or Kathy Rustin-Westphal, 651-733-8954.
June 2-3, July 28-29: 3D Shoots.

Special Events

May 19: Cedar Lake Conservation Club, Earth Wings & Water Expo, 8:30-4 p.m., Camp Courage Gymnasium, Maple Lake. For more info call Paul Schutte, 612-968-3034.
June 2: Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Assoc. Open House, 10-5 p.m. www.besamn.com for more info.
June 9: Brainerd Lakes Area Outdoor Youth Expo, 10:30-2:30 p.m., Lakeshore Conservation Club. For more info call J.J. Levenske, 218-251-8826.
June 16: Fish Fair, 9-5 p.m., Anoka County Fairgrounds. Email tom@fishingforlife.org for more info.
June 23: Minnesota River Valley JAKES Youth Field Day, 9:30 a.m., Nicollet Conservation Club. For more info call Raoul Johnson, 507-267-4826.
Aug. 25-26: Mora Area Chamber of Commerce Sportsmen’s Fair, Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m. For more info call Karen Amundson, 320-679-5792.


May 19: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic Tournament, Lake Vermilion, 8 a.m. For more info call Jamie Lindseth, 218-780-0901.
June 2: Kolar Toyota Als Walleye Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m., Island Lake, Duluth. For more info call Sandy Judge, 888-672-0484.
June 16: Grand Rapids Chamber Walleye Tournament, 7-3 p.m., Pokegama Lake. For more info call Bud Stone, 218-326-6619.
June 22-23: Devils Lake Chamber Tournament. For more info call 701-662-4903 or www.devilslakend.com

Deep Portage Programs

2012 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 9: Side by Side Shoot, 9 a.m.
June 10-15, 17-22, July 22-27, Aug. 5-10: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.
June 17-22, July 8-13: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
July 29-Aug. 3: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.
July 1-3: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.
July 22-27: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
July 29-Aug. 3: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.


June 9: Brainerd Lakes Outdoor Youth Expo, 10:30-2:30 p.m., Lakeshore conservation Club. For more info call J.J. Levenske, 218-251-8826.
Sept. 14-15: North Star Expo, Logging, Trucking, Sawmill Show, Grand Rapids. For more info call 218-722-5013.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
May 19-20, Sept. 15-16: Anoka Armory.
July 14-15, Nov. 10-11: Hastings Armory.
July 21-22: Military Gun Show, Brooklyn Park Armory.


June 16: Rush Lake improvement Assoc. Meeting, 8 a.m., Nessel Town Hall, Stanchfield. For more info call Sue Griffin, 320-358-4145.
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
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.
Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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.
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.


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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