Minnesota Calendar of Events – December 21st, 2012

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 12, 2013: St. Tim’s Wild Game Feed, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hospitality Center. For more info call Daniel Otte, 763-757-1944.
Jan. 19, 2013: Carver County PF Banquet, 5 p.m,. Hamburg Hall, Hamburg. For more info call Bob Stalberger, 612-202-5354.
Feb. 2, 2013: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.
Feb. 2, 2013: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Golf & Country Club, Medina. For more info call Bruce Behm, 763-550-9000.
Feb. 9, 2013: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.
Feb. 23, 2013: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall, Stacy. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.
Feb. 28 2013: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Stacy Dvorak, 612-202-6119.
Feb. 16, 2013: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall., St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.
Feb. 23, 2013: North Metro Muskies Inc, Banquet, 4 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW, Coon Rapids. For more info call 612-916-7426.
March 2, 2013: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Beau Peterson, 218-209-5998.
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 9, 2013: Lyon County PF Banquet, 7 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Kelly Novotny, 507-828-9976.
March 9, 2013: North Star Chapter RMEF Banquet, Crown Plaza West, Plymouth. For more info call Dan Falstad, 952-270-2609.
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.
March 23, 2013: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

Season Dates

Dec. 31: Deer season ends-Archery.
Jan. 1, 2013: Pheasant, grouse and partridge seasons end.
Jan. 6, 2013: Otter season ends.
Jan. 6, 2013: Bobcat season ends.
Jan. 12, 2013: Lake trout winter season opens outside BWCA (all Lakes)
Jan. 12, 2013: Stream trout (winter) season opens.

Shows

Jan. 5-6, 2013: Fairmont Trap Club, Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Armory. For more info call Steve Shane, 507-399-9347.
Jan. 10-13, 2013: Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat & Vacation Show, Thurs. 2-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m., RiverCentre. For more info www.stpaulsportshow.com
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.
Feb. 1-3, 2013: Rochester Sports and Vacation Shoe, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 10-7 p.m., Sun. 10-3 p.m., Mayo Civic Center. www.rochestermnshows.com for more info.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
Dec. 29-30: Bloomington Armory.
Jan. 5-6, 2013: Military gun Show, Brooklyn Park Armory.
Jan. 19-20, 2013: Hasting Armory

Education/Seminar

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, Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Dec. 27: Ski-Skating I Basics, 7-9 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Dec. 29: Classic Beginner I Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Dec. 30: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 10-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 1-Feb. 19, 2013: Evening Nordic Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 2013: Morning Traveling Nordic Ski Club, 10-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 2013: Adaptive Nordic Ski Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 3,-Feb. 21, 2013: Evening Nordic Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 3, 2013: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 7-9 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 5, 2013: Classic Beginner for Kids, 10-11:30 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.
Jan. 5, 2013: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park
Jan. 5, 2013: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 5, 2013: Classic Beginner for Kids, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 5, 2013: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 5, 2013: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 19, 2013: Menahga Civic & Commerce Family Fishing Derby, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Spirit Lake. For more info call Dave Treinen, 218-564-4166.
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.
Jan. 27, 2013: Prior Lake Sportsmens Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., Prior Lake. For more info call Barb Prindle, 952-447-5984.
Feb. 2, 2013: Park Rapids American Legion Fishing Derby, 1-3:30 p.m., Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids. For more info call Jerry Benham, 612-732-4610.
Feb. 9, 2013: Ice Fishing Challenge, Lake Le’ Homme Dieu, Alexandria, noon-3 p.m. For more info www.icefishingchallenge.org.

Deep Portage Programs

2013 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
Jan. 12, Feb. 1, 2013: Guided Snowshoe Hike, 1 p.m.
Jan. 12, Feb. 2, 2013: Energy Solutions Tour, 1 p.m.
Jan. 19, Feb. 9, 2013: Indoor Climbing Wall, 1 p.m.
Jan. 26, 2013: Winter Rendezvous, 9:30 a.m.

Shooting/Archery

Jan. 2-3, 2013: Elk River Sportsmans Club, 300 Archery League, 1st week practice, League is 12 wks long. For more info call Shane Rosby, 763-360-9229.
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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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Brainerd Archery Club, 2013 Archery Events. Sat. 8-3 p.m., Sun. 8-1 p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713.
Jan. 12-13, Feb. 16-17, March 16-17, 2013: 3D Shoot, Sat. 8-3 p.m., Sun. 8-1 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.

Meetings

Jan. 8, 2013: Carver County PF Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Waconia American Legion. For more info call Bob Stalberger, 612-202-5354. North Metro Chapter Muskies Inc. meets the 3rd Wed. of every month. 7 p.m., Coo Rapids VFW. For more info call 612-916-7426 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.
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.
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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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

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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