Minnesota Calendar of Events – November 16th, 2012

Banquets/Fundraisers

Nov. 17: Maidens of the Marshes  Ladies DU Banquet, The Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Melissa Davis, 218-589-7787.
Dec. 1: NWTF Venison Feed, 11-3 p.m., Fridley VFW. For more info call David Meacham, 952-220-2807.
Dec. 1: Nobles County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Brewster Legion Hall. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223.
Dec. 6: PERM Banquet, 5 p.m., Brook Hall, Blainebrook Entertainment Center, Blaine. For more info call Patty, 763-360-3777.
Feb. 2, 2013: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.
March 9, 2013: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Virginia Elks Club, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.
March 9, 2013: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Sharon Benkufsky, 651-271-4748.
March 16, 2013: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.
March 23, 2013: Sherburne County Swampbucks MDHA Banquet, Marketplace Banquet Center, Big Lake. For more info call Catherine Juenemann, 763-441-4624.

Season Dates

Nov. 24: Bobcat, fisher and pine marten seasons open.
Nov. 24: Deer-Muzzleloader season opens.
Nov. 30: Sharp tailed grouse season ends.
Dec. 1: Muskie season ends.
Dec. 1: Lake trout (Lake Superior) season opens.
Dec. 31: Deer season ends-Archery.

Shows

Nov. 23-24: Zumbro Valley Arms collectors, Gun show & sports Collectibles, Fri. 5-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Armed Forces Center.  For more info call 507-289-2520.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: St. Paul Ice Fish & Winter Sport Show, St. Paul RiverCentre. For more info call Keegan Shoutz, 612-333-1723.
Dec. 15-16: Brainerd Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530. Daytime.
Jan. 19-20, 2013: St. Cloud, Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m,. Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530. Daytime.
Feb. 1-2, 2013: Minnesota Decoy Collectors Assoc. Show, Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Ramada Inn, Mall of America. For more info call John Southworth, 651-455-7114.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
Nov. 24-25: Brooklyn Park Armory.
Dec. 29-30: Bloomington Armory.
Jan. 5-6, 2013: Military gun Show, Brooklyn Park Armory.
Jan. 19-20, 2013: Hasting Armory

Education/Seminar

Nov. 17: Ice Formulas for Crappies, 12 p.m., “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Gander Mountain, Forest Lake. For more info call 651-464-0707.
Feb. 2, 2013: MN Waterfowl Symposium, 9-4 p., Ramada Inn, Mall of America. For more info call Brad Nylin, 952-767-0320.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2012 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Nov. 17-18: Elm Creek Park Reserve Closed for Shotgun hunts.
Nov. 17: Digital Nature Photography, 1-4 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.
Nov. 24-25: Baker Park Reserve Closed for Shotgun hunts.
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Cabela’s schedule of seminars. Rogers area. For more info call Steve Lonn, 763-493-8600.
Nov. 17: Productive Early Ice Walleye Patterns, 12 p.m.
Nov. 17-18: Ice Force Walleye Demo & Sampling, 1-3 p.m.
Nov. 17-18: Getting Loud for Ice Fishing, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17-18: Spoon Fed Walleyes, Sat. 2 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.
Nov. 18: Favorite Stories on the Ice, 2 p.m.

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.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 26, 2013: Shady Lane Fishing Contest, 10 a.m., Glencoe. For more info call Cheri, 320-864-6866.
Jan. 26, 2013: Lions Family Indoors Fishing Extravaganza, 1:30 p.m., LP VFW. For more info call Jody Bebault, 320-732-2578.

Shooting/Archery

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.

Meetings

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
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.
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.
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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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.
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.

PERM

PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, 1st Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Professional Building, Elk River. For info call 763-441-6869.

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