Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 15th, 2013

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 Faribault. 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. 16: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall., St. Peter. For info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.
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. 23: Mower County Habitat & PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Austin Holiday Inn. For more info call Sue Olson, 507-433-1048.
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. 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 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 2: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Windom Community Center. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.
March 2: McLeod Fish & Wildlife Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. For more info call Dave Dammann, 763-354-8095.
March 3: West Metro TIP Banquet, 3 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center. For more info call Doug, 612-750-2826.
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 7: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Dry Dock Bar & Restaurant, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.
March 8: Prairie Pothole Chapter MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Willmar Holiday Inn. For more info call Troy, 320-450-6999.
March 8: Bear Creek, Hiawatha Chapter NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester Eagles Club. For more info call Jim Peschges, 507-289-9234.
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 9: Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ramada Plaza Minneapolis. For more info call Peter Perovich, 763-421-3689.
March 9: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan. For more info call Dave Wagner, 952-873-4534.
March 9: MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles #2339, Fergus Falls. For more info call Darrell Schreiber, 218-205-9728.
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 info call Roger, 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 16: Sunrise Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Cannon Falls Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.
March 19: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Banquet Center. For more info call Craig Grivna, 763-360-8567.
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 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 info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.
March 23: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.
April 4: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bird Island Ballroom. For more info call Kelly Weinzetl, 507-276-1859.
April 5: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Krattley Lane, Hudson. For more info call Mike Cravens, 612-490-8772.
April 5: Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Blue Earth County, Kato Entertainment Center. For more info www.mnpheasants.com
April 6: Kandiyohi County Chapter #2 PF Banquet, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Willmar. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.
April 6: North Suburban MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW. For more info call Steve Ranallo, 612-325-2866.
April 6: St. Croix Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, noon, Bierstube Restaurant, White Bear Lake. For more info call Mike Wock, 651-439-1808.
April 11: MWA East Metro Chapter Banquet, 6 p.m., Maplewood Moose Lodge. For more info call John, 651-426-0974.
April 12: Zimmerman Chapter DU Banquet, Zimmerman Legion. For more info call Dave Nicolai, 763-227-8265.
April 13: S. Central MN Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.
April 18: 3M DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Woodbury. For info call Jeff Hagman, 651-454-6223.
April 26: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-319-6126.
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.

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
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
June 9-14, 16-21, July 21-26, Aug. 4-9: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.
June 16-21, July 7-12: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
July 1-3: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.
July 1-3: Fishing Camp, ages 12-16.
July 1-3: Young Women Science Camp, age 12-16.
July 21-26: Upland Bird Camp, ages 12-16.
July 28-Aug. 2: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.
July 28-Aug. 2: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

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.
March 1: Spring Light goose opener.
March 1: March crow season opens.
March 1: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike season ends.
March 15: Badger, opossum, raccoon, and fox seasons end.
March 31: March crow season ends.
March 31: Winter lake trout season ends.

Shows

Now-Feb. 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. 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.
March 15-17: Circle M Auctions Whitetail Classic, Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. For more info call Steve Morehead, 563-652-9780.
March 16: Christian Deer Hunters Assoc., Hunting & Fishing Expo, 9-5:30 p.m. For more info call Dr. Tom Rakow, 320-583-3236.
March 16: Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show, 9 a.m., Runestone Community Center, Alexandria. For more info call Paul Lundeen, 218-948-2888.
March 21-24: Northwest Sportshow, Mpls Conventions Center, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com
March 22-24: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., National Sports Center, Blaine. www.nscsports.org
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.
April 20-21: Worthington Chamber of Commerce Gun Show, Sat. 8:30-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Worthington Arena. For more info call Randy Thompson, 507-372-2919.
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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. 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.
Feb. 23: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 10-11:30 a.m. Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 23: Family Classic Beginner, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 24: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 24: Classic Beginner I Basics, 12:30-2 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, 12718 10th St. NE, Spicer, MN 56288. For more info call Kory Klebe, 320-354-5894.
June 16-20: Forkhorn I Camp, 3 p.m.
June 23-27: Forkhorn II Camp, 3 p.m.

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.
March 9: NASHDA Qualifying Event & Shed Dog Hunting Trial, Dokkens Oak Ridge Kennels Northfield. For more info call Tom Dokken, 507-744-2616.
April 12: NASHDA Qualifying Event & Shed Dog Hunting Trial, Dokkens Oak Ridge Kennels Northfield. For more info call Tom Dokken, 507-744-2616.

Tournaments/Contests

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 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, May 19: Outdoor 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m.
April 21: Bowhunter Challenge.
June 8-9: Anniversary Extravaganza.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Warm-up.

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 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.

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