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Minnesota Calendar of Events – July 27th, 2012


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
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 for more info.
Aug. 23-Sept. 3: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair, Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.

Season Dates

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.

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.
•, Seasonal fishing and hunting tips from Outdoor News Writer Ron Hustvedt.
•, outdoor news from around the country along with local photos, fishing reports and more.

Special Events

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, e-mail:
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
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
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, 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.

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