Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 8th, 2013

Banquets/Fundraisers

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. 9: Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, Grand Forks. For more info call Luke Gilbert, 218-256-1505.
Feb. 9: Crow River Cutter NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Crow River Country Club. For more info call Jason Stucky, 320-493-1508.
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. 16: Straight River Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Fairbault. For more info call Ralph Terrell, 507-685-2195.
Feb. 16: Southeast Chapter MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., Kasson. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.
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. 23: MDHA South Metro Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington Knights of Columbus. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-807-4471.
Feb. 23: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-762-8585.
Feb. 23: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Spicer. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588.
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 1-2: North County Bowhunters Banquet, Fri. 3 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m., Treasure Island Casino, Welch. For more info call Cory Kostuchowski, 612-819-2883.
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: Winona NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Winona Elks Lodge. For more info call Scott Schindeldecker, 507-450-4761.
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 2: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Fish Lake Pavillion, Mora. For more info call Allan Ambrose, 320-279-1452.
March 7: North Metro Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Vadnais Heights. For more info call Ed Rice, 612-379-8595.
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 9: West Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Osseo American Legion. For more info call Mike Bauer, 612-991-1676.
March 9: Mille Lacs Benton PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.
March 9: Northland Ridge Runners NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Patrick’s, Longville. For more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2950.
March 9: Upper MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call John Krogstad, 320-226-3369.
March 13: M.W.A. Wright, Sherburne Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., Jack & Jims, Duelm. For more info call Dennis Hill, 612-325-8435.
March 14: Twin Tom’s NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hopkins VFW. For more info call Rogar, 952-888-0193.
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 16: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Fountains of Ramsey. For more info call Ron Schlich, 763-753-3254.
March 16: St. Cloud RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call Kerry Beckenbach, 320-393-7283.
March 20: Little Crow DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New London Legion. For more info call Mark Ziemer, 320-354-4312.
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.
March 23: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Jon Leighton, 507-951-4887.
March 23: Kanabec County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Bowe’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mora. For more info call Dean Randt, 612-390-0391.
March 23: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club, Father, Son Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.

Shows

Now-Feb. 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. 8-10: Minnesota Anglers Expo, Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., National Sports Center, Blaine. For more info www.nscsports.org
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.
Feb. 23: Richland Center Archery Club, Driftless Area Classic, 8-8 p.m., Richland Middle School. For more info call Jim Birch, 608-647-3423.
March 7-10: Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show, Fargo Dome, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m. www.fargosportshow.com for more info.
March 8-10: Minnesota Deer Classic, National Sports Center, Blaine, Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m. www.deer-expo.com for more info.
March 8-9: Minnesota SCI World Hunting Expo, Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m., Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington. www.minnesotasci.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.
Feb. 16-17: Anoka Armory.
Feb. 23-24: Mankato NG Training Ctr.
March 2-3: Bloomington Armory.
Education/Seminar
March 7-April 18: Cottonwood County Game & Fish DNR Youth Firearms Safety Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Thurs. DNR Office, Windom. For more info call Bruce Caldwell, 507-831-1026.
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.
Feb. 9: Tracks, Scat, and Snowshoe, 1-3 p.m., Clear Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 9: Classic Beginner for Kids, 10-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 9: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 9: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 9: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 9, 16: Beginner Ice Fishing, noon-2 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 10: Skijoring, noon-1:30 p.m., Eagle Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 10: Beginner Ice Fishing, noon-2 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
Feb. 10: Women’s Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.
Feb. 10: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 10: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 10: Ski-Skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.
Feb. 10: Classic Beginner for Kids, 12:30-2 p.m., French Regional Park.
Feb. 16: Snowshoes, Cameras and the Winter Landscape, 1:30-4 p.m., Silverwood Park.
Feb. 16: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Ski-Skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Classic II, Intermediate, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 17: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 17: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 17: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 17: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
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Cabela’s schedule of seminars. Rogers area. For more info call Steve Lonn, 763-493-8600.
Feb. 9: Shot Shell Reloading, noon.
Feb. 9-10: Home Defense for the Whole Family, Sat. 10 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Refuse to be a Victim, Sat. 11 a.m., Sun. 1 p.m.
Feb. 9-10: Personal Defense & Conceal & Carry Handguns, Sat. 1 p.m., Sun. noon.
Feb. 9-10: Minnesota Laws on Conceal & Carry, Sat. 1:45 p.m., Sun. 12:45 p.m.
Feb. 9-10: French Fries & Mini Corn Dog Demo, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 10: Shotguns for your Personal Defense.

Dog Events

Feb. 16: Land of Lakes Hunting Retriever Club, HRC Handlers & Judges Seminar, Hugo Fire Hall. For more info call Scott Krumm, 612-369-3496.
Feb. 17: Land of Lakes Hunting Retriever Club, HRC Licensed Upland Hunt Test, Rocky Bay Kennel & Hunt Club. For more info call Mitch LeBard, 651-482-0137.

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
Feb. 9: Indoor Climbing Wall, 1 p.m.

Tournaments/Contests

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. 10: Benefit for Amy Marie Post, Fishing Contest, Captain Jack’s, Prior Lake. Reg. 10-noon, Contest noon-3 p.m. E-mail vtintes@yahoo.com for more info.
Feb. 10: New Richland Area Sportsmans Club, Ice Fishing contest, St. Olaf Lake. For more info call Leon Schoenrock, 507-327-9528.
Feb. 11: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Chester Woods Reservoir. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Feb. 16: Lake City Sportsman Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1:30-4 p.m., Club House, Lake Pepin. For more info call Tony Carrels, 651-927-9348.
Feb. 16: Wintercade Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., Lake Ripley, Litchfield. For more info call 320-593-2248.
Feb. 20: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Silver Creek Reservoir. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Feb. 23: Lake Mille Lacs Perch Extravaganza, 8-2 p.m. For more info call 320-676-3811.
Feb. 24: Osage Sportsmans Club, Dorothy Noeske Memorial Fishing Derby, 1-3 p.m., Straight Lake, Osage. For more info call Art, 218-573-3299.
March 4: Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, 6-9 p.m., Foster Arends. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
March 9: The Dutch Room’s Once in a Lifetime perch Tournament, Tioga access, Lake Pokegama, Grand Rapids, 11-2 p.m. For more info call 218-326-9119.

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.
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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2013 Schedule of Shoots. For more info  chilakootbowhunter.org
Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, Aug. 18: Outdoor 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.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.
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.
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.
Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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