Minnesota Calendar of Events – May 3rd, 2013

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 5: Ladies of the Lakes DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Arrowwood Lodge, Baxter. For more info call Gretchen, 218-829-9084.
April 5: Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Blue Earth County Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kato Entertainment Center. For more info call 507-387-9011.
April 5: West Carver DU Banquet, Mayer Community Center. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.
April 5: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Litchfield Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-260-0600.
April 5: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House Restaurant. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.
April 5: Osakis DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.
April 5: Pond Jumpers/St. Charles DU Banquet, Moose Lodge. For more info call Rollie Smith, 507-932-4860.
April 5: Detroit Lakes Ladies DU Banquet, Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Carrie Roble, 218-334-4701.
April 5: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, Pelican Rapids VFW. For more info call Gerry Bergquist, 218-849-1308.
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 6: Cuyuna Range Whitetails Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hallet Center Crosby. For more info call Greg Steinke, 218-838-4156.
April 6: Crow River MDHA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds, Admin Building, Hutchinson. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.
April 6: Ottertail Co. PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Fergus Falls Eagles Club. For more info call Jeff Borchert, 218-770-4300.
April 6: Southwestern Prairie Outdoors Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller, 507-829-6659.
April 6: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Tanners Brook Golf Course. For more info call Kevin Prouty, 612-369-7093.
April 6: Des Moines River/Windom DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call John Anderson, 507-822-0286.
April 6: East Sid DU Banquet, American Legion Club. For more info call Michael Hedlund, 701-215-2373.
April 6: Prairie Benson/Benson DU Banquet, Benson. For more info call Greg Lee, 320-843-4424.
April 6: Mahnomen County DU Banquet, Pinehurst Resort, Naytauwaush. For more info call Douglas McArther, 218-473-3102.
April 11: MWA East Metro Chapter Banquet, 6 p.m., Maplewood Moose Lodge. For more info call John, 651-426-0974.
April 11: MN Waterfowl East Metro Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, Maplewood. For more info call John Molkenbur, 651-426-0974.
April 11: Vermillion River NWTF Banquet, Celts Pub, Farmington. For more info call Jeff Kraus, 612-749-9662.
April 11: Prior Lake DU Banquet, The Wild Golf Club. For more info call Michael Abbott, 952-994-6557.
April 12: Zimmerman Chapter DU Banquet, Zimmerman Legion. For more info call Dave Nicolai, 763-227-8265.
April 12: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pemberton Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.
April 12: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884.
April 12: Watonwan River Longbeards, Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James VFW. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.
April 12: East Range/Hoyt Lakes DU Banquet, Hoyt Lakes Arena. For more info cal Steven Stoks, 218-248-0473.
April 12: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Todd Sittig, 507-726-2799.
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 13: East Central RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Stars & Strikes Ent. Center, Wyoming. For more info call Larry Wallin, 763-464-4456.
April 13: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club. For more info call Doug Malm, 507-665-2653.
April 13: LeSueur County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Montgomery. For more info call Ken Mader, 507-744-5126.
April 13: Isanti County PF Youth Banquet, Pheasants Ridge Shooting Preserve, Ogilvie. For more info call 763-843-9417.
April 13: Northwoods DU Banquet, 4 p.m., Tower Civic Center. For more info call Lars Koski, 218-248-0361.
April 13: Red River Valley PF Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW East Grand Forks. For more info call Brian Nelson, 218-230-4364.
April 13: Albert Lea DU Banquet, Albert Lea City Arena. For more info call Jason Evans, 507-402-1531.
April 13: Buffalo Ridge/Slayton DU Banquet, Hadley Community Center. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.
April 15: Crow River DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Bluenote Ballroom, Winsted. For more info call Scott Schmidt, 612-875-8158.
April 18: 3M DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Woodbury. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-454-6223.
April 18: Full Choke DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., the Crown Room Rogers. For more info call Doug Claseman, 763-772-7972.
April 18: Lake Minnetonka DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Dave Pichota, 612-508-8948.
April 19: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Madden’s Townhall. For more info call Todd Berghius, 218-330-7386.
April 19: St Cloud Chapter Muskies Inc. Banquet, Waite Park Legion. For more info call Ken Schmitt, 320-251-3322.
April 19: Morrison County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Dion Plante, 320-630-6426.
April 19: Koronis DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Paynesville American Legion. For more info call Greg Hansen, 320-250-3907.
April 20: Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Mr. D’s Bar, Duluth. For more info call Kevin Bovee, 218-525-5960.
April 20: Northwoods DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pour Willie’s, Tenstrike. For more info call Nick Ronning, 218-556-6895.
April 20: Chisago Co. DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Gail Sabinash, 651-257-2266.
April 20: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Dellwood Hills Golf Club. For more info call Terry Johnson, 612-747-6380.
April 24: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Commander Bar, Breezy Point. For more info call Dan Yantes, 612-597-0599.
April 25: South Metro Friends of the NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Lakeville. For more info call Leroy Van Brunt, 651-402-0368.
April 25: RGS Banquet, Coates Plaza Hotel. For more info call Bernie Knutson, 218-741-9115.
April 26: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-319-6126.
April 26: Rum River DU Banquet, 7 p.m., Cambridge American Legion. For more info call Mike Lindell, 612-369-0644.
April 26: Buffalo Ridge NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Landmark Mercantile, Marshall. For more info call Ty Brouwer, 507-430-6473.
April 26: Let’s Go Fishing Banquet, 6 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center. For more info call 320-235-8448.
April 26: Carver County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lake Waconia Event Center. For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9139.
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.
April 27:  Eden Prairie DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Bearpath Country Club. For more info call Bard Knudsen, 612-805-4641.

Shows

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 13: American Sporting Collectibles Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center. For more info call Walley, 651-771-8926.
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.
April 6-7: Brooklyn Park Armory.
April 13-14: Hastings Armory.

Education/Seminar

April 6: DNR Youth Firearms Safety & Hunter Ed Class, Cripple Creek Outdoors. For more info call Dave Mahady, 320-532-5555.
April 13: Hot Walleye Tactics, noon, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Cabela’s, Rogers. For more info call 763-493-8600.
Now-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.
April 20: Slab Crappie Secrets, 11 a.m., “Tackle Terry” Tuma, RJ Sport & Cycle, Duluth. For more info call 218-729-5150.
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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.
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Cabela’s 2013 Schedule of Seminars. East Grand Forks, MN. For more info call Sarah Prout, 218-773-0282.
April 6: Ladies Day Out, 1 p.m.
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Cabela’s Schedule of seminars. Rogers area. For more info call Steve Lonn, 763-493-8600.
April 6: First Step NRA Pistol Class, 9 a.m.
April 6: Personal Protection, Conceal & Carry Ammo, 9:30 a.m.
April 6: Personal Gun Storage Cases, 10:30 a.m.
April 6: Walleye Fishing Tips, 11 a.m.
April 6: Morel Mushrooming, 12 p.m.
April 6: Learn how to back up a boat trailer, 10 a.m.
April 6: Ladies Casual & Camo Clothing Demo, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Shore Lunch Soups, 9-11 a.m.
April 6: Dehydrated Fruits, 11-1 p.m.
April 6: Fly Tied & Spinner Earrings, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Finding the Perfect Footwear, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Free Square of Fudge, For Ladies 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Free cheesecake Snack & Coffee or Soda, for Ladies, Deli, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Custom Framing & Matting, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: Meet Karen McQuoid, 9-1 p.m.
April 6: DNR becoming an Outdoors Woman Program, 9-1 p.m.
April 13-14: Walleye Classic Events, Seminars & Demonstrations Various Times all day.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2013 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
April 9: Advanced Archery Training for Teachers & Coaches.

Season Dates

April: 13: Stream trout in streams(summer) season opens.
April 17: Wild turkey spring season opens.
April 20: MN/SD Walleye and northern pike seasons open(border waters).
April 30: Spring light goose season ends.
April 30: Beaver season ends (north & south)

May 1: Bowfishing for bullheads, suckers, redhorse and other roughfish season opens.
May 4: MN/Iowa border waters walleye and norther pike season opens.
May 4: MN/WI St. Croix River walleye and northern pike season opens.
May 11: Walleye, sauger and northern pike season opens.
May 11: Lake trout summer season inland waters opens.
May 11: Stream trout summer season in lakes opens.
May 25: Largemouth & smallmouth bass opener.

Special Event

April 5: Fishing with the Pros, 5 p.m., Falls Ballroom. For more info call 320-616-2011.
April 13: Turn in Poachers Inc, Open House, 1-5 p.m., Brainerd. For more info call Peter Lodermeier, 218-330-6441.
April 20: Wright & Sherburne County MDHA Kid’s Carnival, 1-5 p.m., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Al Weller, 763-370-1206.
April 24: Northland Arboretum, Brainerd. Ding Darling & his Legacy. For more info e-mail pkperry@brainerd.net

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
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 in Science Camp, ages 12-16.
July 21-26: Upland Bird Hunting 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.

Dog Events

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

April 15: Full Throttle Fishing, Contest, Red Wing. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
May 18: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic, Fishing Tournament, 7 a.m., Lake Vermilion, Fortune Bay Resort. For more info call Jamie Lindseth, 218-780-0901.
May 18: Lake Sheteck Walleye Fishing Tournament, 7:30-3 p.m. For more info call Joe, 507-829-5281.
May 18: Paul Koval Memorial Walleye Classic, 7-2:30 p.m., St. Croix River, Stillwater Bridge to south Prescott Bridge North. For more info call Kenny Lundgren, 612-963-6013.
June 1: Traverse County Sportsman’s Club Inc, Walleye Tournament, 8-4:30 p.m., Lake Traverse. For more info call Lyle LeCuyer, 320-815-1042.
June 22: Full Throttle Fishing, Contest, Gull Lake. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
July 27: Full Throttle Fishing, Contest, Mille Lacs Lake. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
Aug. 10: Full Throttle Fishing, Contest, Lake Minnetonka. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.

Shooting/Archery

April 6: Canby Sportsmans Club, Youth Shooting, 5 p.m. For more info call Al Livermore, 507-223-5721.
April 20: Rice County Republicans, Sporting Clay shoots, 8:30 a.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt. For more info call Scott Quiring, 952-200-4823.
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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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Straight River Archery Club 2013 Schedule. Sat 8-3 p.m., Sun 8-2 p.m. For info call Rod 507-451-8358 or www.straighriverarcheryclub.org
April 20-21, May 18-19, June 22-23, Aug. 24-25: 3D Archery Shoot, “20” Rifle & Pistol Club.
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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2013 Schedule of Shoots. For more info  chilakootbowhunter.org
April 21: Bowhunter Challenge.
May 19: Outdoor 3D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m.
June 8-9: Anniversary Extravaganza.
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Warm-up.
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Broken Arrow Archery Club, 30649 380th St. Le Sueur, MN 56058. For more info call Dan Casey, 507-720-3061.
April 13-14, May 4-5, July 27-28: 30 Target Fun Shoot, 8-2 p.m.
May 25: Tournament of Champions.
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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2013 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.
May 5: Spring Fever Shoot.
June 9, July 14: 40 Target Shoot.
Aug. 11: Bow Hunter 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
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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