Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Minnesota Calendar of Events – October 12th, 2012


Oct. 12: Ladies of DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Faribault. For more info call Missy Archambault, 507-838-5609.
Oct. 13: Wahoo Valley MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Ted & Gen’s Aldrich. For more info call Walt Wiese, 218-640-5423.
Oct. 13: Minnesota Hunters Appreciation WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Willow Creek Golf Course. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2224.
Oct. 15: Ladies of Wright County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Huikkos, Buffalo. For more info call Tracy Madsen, 952-250-3443.
Oct. 18: South Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Faribault. For more info call Ricky Steinberg, 507-331-2526.
Oct. 20: Lake & Pines Chapter MDHA Banquet, Patrick’s Fine Dinning. For more info call Steve, 218-363-2390.
Oct. 20: Martin County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.
Oct. 25: North Suburban DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Brighton Community Center. For more info call Les Nyberg, 651-636-3847.
Oct. 26: Stewartville Pheasant & Habitat Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stewartville Sportsman Club. For more info call Rick, 507-285-9677.
Oct. 26: Wadena Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m, Wadena Elks Lodge. For more info call John Edinger, 631-1568. Between 8-8 p.m.
Oct. 27: Blue Earth River Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamilton Hall. For more info call Brenda Baldwin, 507-526-3551.
Nov. 8: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Valley House. For more info call Kelsey Knudson, 715-577-7066.
Nov. 17: Maidens of the Marshes  Ladies DU Banquet, The Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Melissa Davis, 218-589-7787.


Three Rivers Park District, 2012 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or
Oct. 14: Fall Colors Kayak Tour, 9-noon, & 1-4 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.

Season Dates

Oct. 13: Pheasant season opens.
Oct. 14: Bear season ends.
Oct. 15: Crow season ends.
Oct. 18: Camp Ripley first deer season (10/18-10/19).
Oct. 20: Gray and red fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon seasons open.
Oct. 20: Prairie chicken season opens(by permit)
Oct. 27: Mink, muskrat, otter, and beaver seasons open (North & South zone)
Oct. 27: Camp Ripley second deer season (10/27-10/28).
Oct. 28: Fall wild turkey season ends.
Oct. 30: Mourning dove season ends.
Oct. 31: Stream trout in lakes (summer) season closes.
Nov. 3: Deer-Firearms season opens.
Nov. 5: Rail, woodcock & snipe season ends.
Nov. 24: Bobcat, fisher and pine marten seasons open.
Nov. 24: Deer-Muzzleloader season opens.
Nov. 30: Sharp tailed grouse season ends.


Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info or call 763-754-7140.
Oct. 20-21: Mankato NG Training Ctr.
Nov. 10-11: Hastings Armory.
Nov. 24-25: Brooklyn Park Armory.
Dec. 29-30: Bloomington Armory.


Dakota County Gun Club, 17501 Station Trail, Rosemount, 55068. 2011 Events. For more info call 952-985-3248 or
Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: Deer Rifle Sight-in, 9-4:30 p.m.
* * *
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.

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:
Oct. 15: Critter Art Contest Deadline.


Oct. 13-14: Brainerd Lakes Muskies Shootout Fishing Tournament, Horseshoe Bay Lodge, Leech Lake. For more info call Brett Stark, 218-839-3136.

Special Events

Oct.: Beaverbrook Gun Club Deer Rifle Sight in, Weekends in Oct., at the Club, East Bethel. For more info call 763-434-4514.
Oct. 20-21, 27-28, Nov. 3-4, 10-11: Hudson Rod gun & Archery Club, Sight in Days. At the Club. For more info call Mike Cravens, 715-386-9955.
Oct. 20-21: Welcome Home Hunt. For Members of the 34th Infantry Division.  For more info call Chuck Haas, 651-247-0354.

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.


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.
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.
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.
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.
Crow River Sportsman’s Club March thru Nov. meets 3rd Thurs. of every month, 7 p.m, at the Club. For more info call Scott Martinson, 763-498-9327.


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.

Share on Social


Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles