July 28: Forest Lake DU Banquet, 4 p.m., Vannellis by the Lake, Forest Lake. For more info call Craig Coil, 763-234-8741.
Aug. 2: Twin Cities RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Center. For more info call Tim Tordoff, 605-670-8360.
Aug. 3: Oak Ridge Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Fulda Community Center. For more info call Tom Harnack, 507-831-3275.
Aug. 9: Elk River Goldeneyes DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Rockwoods Entertainment Center. For more info call Tim Oie, 612-239-7527.
Aug 16: West Metro Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Carver County Events Center. For more info Scott Holm, 612-750-6959.
Aug.17: Heart O’ Lakes Whitetails Banquet, Hillbillies, Erhard. For more info call Cindy Hensch, 218-842-5190.
Aug. 17: Isanti County PF Chapter 334 Banquet, 6 p.m. For more info call Anette Swanson, 763-689-3224 ext. 5.
Aug. 23: PF Chapter 844 Banquet, 5-10 p.m. For more info call Nick, 651-379-0237.
Aug. 24: MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., McGregor Community Center. For more info call Bob Dreger, 218-768-4079.
Aug 24: MWA Windy Lake Chapter banquet, 5:30 p.m. New York Mills Comm. Center. For more info call 218-640-3163.
Sept. 7: Perham DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Perham Lakeside Golf Club. For more info call Tony Paul, 218-371-6338.
Sept. 7: Brainerd Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Legacy Golf Course, East Gull Lake. For more info call Jack Britton, 218-829-0203.
Sept. 12: Central MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge Club, Waite Park. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.
Sept. 13th: DU Becker/Big Lake Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Blue Moon Restaurant. For more info call Lance 320-291-0462
Sept 13: MWA Cedar Creek Banquet, 5:30 p.m. St Francis American Legion. For more info call Bill 763-753-3373.
Sept. 28: Morrison County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Mike Schuett, 320-632-3558.
Oct. 13: Wahoo Valley MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Ted & Gen’s Aldrich. For more info call Walt Wiese, 218-640-5423.
July 28: Moths at Midnight, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, 10-11:30 p.m. For more info call Teresa, 218-998-4486.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2012 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparksdistrict.org
July 28: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials, 9-noon, French Regional Park.
July 28: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials for Women, 1-4 p.m., French Regional Park.
July 28: Boy Scouts & Venturers Rafting Adventures, 9-4 p.m.
July 29: KidSplash I for Girls, noon-2 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.
July 30: KidSplash II, 6-8 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.
July 31: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials for Women, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 4: Kayaking 200, 9-1 p.m., French Regional Park.
Aug. 4: Raft the River, 9-4 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
Aug. 5: Kayak the Mississippi River, 9-3 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam, Regional Park.
Aug. 5: Family Canoeing, 4-6 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Aug. 10: KidSplash II for Girls, 6-8 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 11: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials for Women, 9-noon, Fish Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 11: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials, 1-4 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 10-12, 17-19: Game Fair, Armstrong Ranch Kennels, Ramsey, Fri. & Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m. Go to www.gamefair.com for more info.
Aug. 23-Sept. 3: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair, Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info www.mnstatefair.org
Aug. 25-26: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Graham Arena Olmsted County Fairgrounds. For more info call 507-269-3673.
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.
Aug. 11-12: Anoka Ice Arena.
Sept. 15-16: Anoka Armory.
Sept. 22-23: Stillwater Armory.
Nov. 10-11: Hastings Armory.
July 28: Youth 3D Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
Aug. 4: North Country Bowhunters, 8-3 p.m., Forest Lake Sportsmens Club. 3D Archery Shoot. For more info call Cory Kostuchowski 612-819-8333.
Aug 4: Willmar Youth Trap Shoot 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Willmar Trap Club. For more info call Curt 320-796-6416.
Aug. 11-12: Swift County Archers, BowHunter 60, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. For more info call Dennis Winzenburg, 320-212-4715.
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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.
Aug. 4-5, Sept. 8-9: 3D Compound & Traditional Shoot, 7-2 p.m.* * *
Little Crow Archers 2012 Events. For more info call Dennis or Teresa Winzenburg, 320-366-3651 eves.
Aug. 18-19: Outdoor 3D Shoot.
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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2012 Schedule of Shoots. For more info chilakootbowhunter.org
Aug. 15: Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m.
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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2012 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.
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
Aug. 25-26: 3D Outdoor Shoot.
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Dakota County Gun Club, 17501 Station Trail, Rosemount, 55068. 2011 Events. For more info call 952-985-3248 or www.dakotacountygunclub.org
Aug. 4, 18: Youth Events, 10-2 p.m.
Aug. 18: Ladies Day, 3-8 p.m.
Aug. 25: NWTF Youth Event, 10-3 p.m.
Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: Deer Rifle Sight-in, 9-4:30 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.
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.
July 28-29: 3D Shoots.
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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.
Aug. 1: Bear license purchase deadline for successful lotter applicants.
Aug. 17: Bear baiting season begins.
Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season opens.
Sept. 1: Bear season opens.
Sept. 1: Mourning dove season opens.
Sept. 1: Rails & snipe season opens.
Sept. 15: Deer season opens-Archery.
Sept. 15: Grouse, gray partridge, rabbit, and squirrel seasons open.
Sept. 15: Stream trout in SE streams: C&R through Sept. 30.
Sept. 21: Early Canada goose season ends.
Sept. 22: Waterfowl season opens(tentative)
Sept. 22: Woodcock season opens.
Sept. 29: Northeast moose season (by lottery) begins.
Sept. 29: Fall turkey season begins (by lotter)(30 days)
Sept. 30: Lake trout summer season inland waters ends.
Sept. 30: Stream trout in streams season ends.
• 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.
Aug. 4: North American Elk Breeders Assoc. Convention, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Minneapolis Marriott NW. For more info call Brenda Hartkopf, 320-543-2686.
Aug. 10-12: Minnesota Forest Zone Trapping Assoc, Convention, Embarrass Fair Grounds. For more info call Ken Wainionpaa, 218-969-3425.
Aug 21: NWTF Outdoor Heritage Picnic. 5:30 p.m Fridley Legion. For more info call David Meacham. 952-220-2807
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.
July 28: Mike’s Bait on 8 Muskie Tournament on Forest Lake. For more info call 651-707-6713.
July 28-29: Taylors Falls Fire Dept. Catfish Contest, 7:30 p.m., Taylors Falls Lion Park. For more info call Jerry Waltman, 651-470-7358.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 1, 9: Tower Hike.
Now-July27, Aug. 5-10: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.
Now-July27: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
Aug. 2: Bog Hike.
July 29-Aug. 3: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.
July 29-Aug. 3: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.
July 31: Nature Arts.
Aug. 7: Climbing Wall. July 26: Archery.
Aug. 8: Orienteering.
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.
Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.
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.
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.