Minnesota Calendar of Events – January 18th, 2013

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 19: Carver County PF Banquet, 5 p.m,. Hamburg Hall, Hamburg. For more info call Bob Stalberger, 612-202-5354.
Jan. 25: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Ulm Country Club. For more info call Doug Lund, 507-766-5622.
Jan. 26: Cedar River Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin. For more info call Mike Ankeny, 507-438-1078.
Jan. 26: Ringnecks Forevermore, 5 p.m., Towns Edge Restaurant & Banquet, Staples. For moe info call Wally Wiese, 218-924-2120.
Feb. 2: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.
Feb. 2: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Golf & Country Club, Medina. For more info call Bruce Behm, 763-550-9000.
Feb. 2: MN Waterfowl Hall of Fame Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, Mall of America. For more info call Brad, 952-767-0320.
Feb. 2: Southern Minnesota Lakes MDAA Banquet, 5 p.m., Morristown Community Center. For more info call Ken Mader, 507-661-4841.
Feb. 2: Winona, Root River PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Witoka Ballroom. For more info call Jason Ludwigson, 507-313-9633.
Feb. 9: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.
Feb. 9: Wadena County Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Club, Wadena. For more info call Steve Peterson, 218-849-2238.
Feb. 11: Min-Dak Border MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., EGF Eagles Club. For more info call Loren Abel, 701-741-1147.
Feb. 16: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Cambridge American Legion. For more info call John Erlandson Jr., 763-689-4992.
Feb. 16: Martin County Conservation Club, 5 p.m., Fairmont MN Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.
Feb. 21: Rum River Chapter MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Links at Northfork in Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-267-3704.
Feb. 23: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall, Stacy. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.
Feb. 23: East Central Spurs, 4 p.m., American Legion Post #51. For more info call Brian Sim, 651-485-2960.
Feb. 23: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.
Feb. 28: 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: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall., St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.
Feb. 23: North Metro Muskies Inc, Banquet, 4 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW, Coon Rapids. For more info call 612-916-7426.
March 2: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Beau Peterson, 218-209-5998.
March 2: Waseca County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., EF Johnson Building, Waseca. For more info call Ed Roozen, 507-317-8282.
March 2: Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd Armory. For more info call Brett Stark, 218-839-3136.
March 2: Waseca County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., E.F. Johnson Building, Waseca. For more info call Ed Roozen, 507-317-8282.
March 2: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.
March 2: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. For more info call Chris Denn, 320-496-1902.
March 2: Big Ducks Chapter MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., Hopkins VFW. For more info call Phil, 920-450-6999.
March 8: Prairie Pothole Chapter MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Willmar Holiday Inn. For more info call Troy, 320-450-6999.
March 9: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Virginia Elks Club, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.
March 9: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Sharon Benkufsky, 651-271-4748.
March 9: Lyon County PF Banquet, 7 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Kelly Novotny, 507-828-9976.
March 9: North Star Chapter RMEF Banquet, Crown Plaza West, Plymouth. For more info call Dan Falstad, 952-270-2609.
March 9: Wright-Sherburne MWA Banquet, 5 p.m.,  Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Dennis, 612-325-8435.
March 16: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.
March 16: Pine County Thunderin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Community Center, Hinckley. For more info call Kevin Klar, 320-260-2068.
March 16: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.
March 16: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark, 507-629-7020.
March 23: Sherburne County Swampbucks MDHA Banquet, Marketplace Banquet Center, Big Lake. For more info call Catherine Juenemann, 763-441-4624.
March 23: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.
March 23: Dakota Ringnecks PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Crystal Lake Golf Club, Lakeville. For more info call Reggie Rasner III, 952-432-9350.
April 5: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Krattley Lane, Hudson. For more info call Mike Cravens, 612-490-8772.
April 6: Kandiyohi County Chapter #2 PF Banquet, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Willmar. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.
April 11: MWA East Metro Chapter Banquet, 6 p.m., Maplewood Moose Lodge. For more info call John, 651-426-0974.
April 27: Central Minnesota Safari Club, 11-9 p.m., Del Tone, Luth Gun Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Douglas Brown, 612-414-7461.

Season Dates

Feb. 24: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends (Inland MN/SD border waters).
Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye and northern pike closes.
Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat seasons close north and south.
Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

Shows

Jan. 19-20: 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.
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Minneapolis Boat Show, Mpls. Convention Center, Thurs. 2-10 p.m., Fri. 12-10 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m. For more info www.minneapolisboatshow.com
Feb. 1-2: 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: 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.
Feb. 7-10: LaCrosse Boat, Sports, Travel RV & Hunting Show, LaCrosse Center, Wed./Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri./Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m. www.shamrockprod.com for more info.
Feb. 8: St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Civic Center, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m. www.stcloudsportshow.com for more info.
Feb. 13-17: duluth Boat, Sports & Travel Show, DECC, Duluth, Wed.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m. For more info www.shamrockprod.com
Feb. 13-17: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, DECC, Wed./Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri./Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m. www.shamrockprod.com for more info.
Feb. 15-17: Pheasant Fest, Mpls. Convention Center. www.pheasantfest.org for more info.
April 6-7: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530, daytime.
Sept. 28-29: Elks Gun Show & Knives, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Fairgrounds Hutchinson. For more info call Dale Harbarth, 320-587-8989.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
Feb. 2-3: Duluth Convention Ctr.
Feb. 16-17: Anoka Armory.
Feb. 23-24: Mankato NG Training Ctr.
March 2-3: Bloomington Armory.
April 6-7: Brooklyn Park Armory.
April 13-14: Hastings Armory.
May 4-5: Anoka Armory.
July 13-14: Hastings Armory.
July 20-21: Military gun show, Brooklyn Park Armory.

Education/Seminar

Jan. 28: St. Croix Valley MDHA Educational Seminar, 7 p.m., High Five Archery, Stillwater. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-439-1808.
Feb. 2: MN Waterfowl Symposium, 9-4 p., Ramada Inn, Mall of America. For more info call Brad Nylin, 952-767-0320.
March 11: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota Fishing Seminar, 6 p.m., Elks Club, Rochester. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.
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Three Rivers Park District, Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Now-Feb. 19: Evening Nordic Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Now-Feb. 20: Morning Traveling Nordic Ski Club, 10-11:30 a.m.
Now-Feb. 20: Adaptive Nordic Ski Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Now-Feb. 21: Evening Nordic Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Carver Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 10-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Women’s Classic Beginner, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 19: Classic Beginner for Kids, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m, French Regional Park.
Jan. 20: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Adaptive Sit-Skiing, 3-4:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.
Jan. 20: Classic Beginner I Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., French Regional Park.
Jan. 20: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m.., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Classic Beginner I Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 20: Snowshoeing Basics, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.
Jan. 21: MLK Day Family Snowshoeing, 2-4 p.m., Baker Near Wilderness Settlement.
Jan. 26: Snowshoeing for 4 & 5 yr olds, 10-noon, Kroening Interpretive Center.
Jan. 26: Beginner Ice Fishing, 9-11 a.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Jan. 26: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Baker Park Reserve.
Jan. 26: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Baker Park Reserve.
Jan. 26: Classic II Intermediate, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 26: Classic Beginner I Basics, 10-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.
Jan. 26: Classic II Intermediate, 12:30-2 p.m., French Regional Park.
Jan. 27: Guided Snowshoe Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.
Jan. 27: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.
Jan. 27: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Carver Park Reserve.
Jan. 27: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.
Jan. 27: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 27: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Jan. 27: Ski-Skating for Kids, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 27: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Jan. 29: Winter Nature on Snowshoes, 10-noon, Kroening Interpretive Center.
Feb. 2: Women’s Ice Fishing, 9-noon, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park.
Feb. 2: Beginner Showshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.
Feb. 2: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 10-11:30 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 2: Ski-Skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 19: Menahga Civic & Commerce Family Fishing Derby, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Spirit Lake. For more info call Dave Treinen, 218-564-4166.
Jan. 19: Friends of High Island, 11-3 p.m., High Island Lake, New Auburn. For more info call Ed Goettl, 320-864-6348.
Jan. 26: Shady Lane Fishing Contest, 10 a.m., Glencoe. For more info call Cheri, 320-864-6866.
Jan. 26: Lions Family Indoors Fishing Extravaganza, 1:30 p.m., LP VFW. For more info call Jody Bebault, 320-732-2578.
Jan. 26: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Lake Zumbro. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Jan. 27: Prior Lake Sportsmens Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., Prior Lake. For more info call Barb Prindle, 952-447-5984.
Feb. 2: 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. 2: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, noon-4 p.m., Whistle Binkies on the Lake. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Feb. 9: Ice Fishing Challenge, Lake Le’ Homme Dieu, Alexandria, noon-3 p.m. For more info www.icefishingchallenge.org.
Feb. 10: Princeton Lions Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1:30-4 p.m. For more info call Scott Liestman, 763-389-8812.
Feb. 11: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Chester Woods Reservoir. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Feb. 20: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Silver Creek Reservoir. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
March 4: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Foster Arends. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.

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

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.
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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.
Feb. 16-17, March 16-17: 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

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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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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