Minnesota Calendar of Events – August 1st, 2013

Banquets/Fundraisers

Aug. 10: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Oakview Golf Course. Call Jason Evans, 507-402-1531.
Aug. 11: South Metro DU Banquet, VFW Post 295. For more info call Isaac Mjetich, 651-755-6970.
Aug. 15: Elk River Goldeneyes DU Banquet 5:30 p.m. Rockwoods Event Center, Otsego. For more info call Tim 763-237-4155.
Aug. 16: MDHA McGregor Banquet, 5 p.m., McGregor Community Center. For more info call Robert Dreger, 218-768-4079.
Aug. 21: Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Hibbing Memorial Hockey Arena. For more info call Scott Sterbenz, 218-969-1560.
Aug. 21: Rich-Spring DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Richmond Community Park. For more info call Casey Hopfer, 320-292-5179.
Aug. 22: PF Chapter #844 Banquet, 6 p.m. For more info call Nick, 651-379-0237.
Aug. 22: Twin Cities RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Earl Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center. For more info call Tim Tordoff, 605-670-8360.
Aug. 23: MWA Windy Lake Chapter 5:30 p.m., New York Mills Community Center 48056 110th St Menahga, MN 56464. For more info call Doug Harthan 218-346-3871.
Sept. 6: Perham DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Perham Lakeside Golf Club. For more info call Tony Paul, 218-371-6338.
Sept. 6: Brainerd Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Legacy Golf Course, East Gull Lake. For more info call Jack Britton, 218-829-0203.
Sept. 12: Cedar Creek MWA Banquet, 5:30p.m., St Francis American Legion 22590 Rum River Blvd NW St Francis, MN 55070. For more info call Bill 763-753-3373.
Sept 12: Ducks Unlimited dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. , Dinner at 7. Holiday Inn East, St Paul. For more info call Walter Rauen 651-336-7336.
Sept. 13: Chain-of-Lakes DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom. For more info call Bill Januszewski, 218-329-2373.
Sept. 14: Blue Earth County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. Call John Benson, 507-420-5031.
Sept. 19: Scott-LeSueur MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Myron, 507-581-4486.
Sept. 21: Central Minnesota Sportsmen Alliance Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Brownton Community Center. For more info call Wendy Scheidt, 320-282-3912.
Sept. 25: Central MN Deer Hunter’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge Club. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.
Sept. 27: Morrison County Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Little Falls Ballroom. For more info call Craig Swanson, 320-630-0328.
Oct. 5: Bend of the River Chapter MDHA Banquet. Morson Ario VFW Post 9713. For more info call Bob Blanck, 278-3149.
Oct. 12: Crooked Horn WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Catering 6776 NE Hwy 25, Foley. For more info call Wayne Wilson 320-968-7466
Oct. 12: MDHA Wahoo Valley Banquet, Ted & Gen’s, Aldrich. Call Walt Wiese, 218-640-5423.
Oct. 26: Blue Earth River Valley MDHA Banquet, Hamilton Hall. blueearthrivervalley@mndeerhunters.com for more info.

Shows

Aug. 9-11 & 16-18: Game Fair. Armstrong Ranch Kennels, Ramsey, Fri. & Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m. Go to www.gamefair.com for more info.
Aug. 22-Sept. 2: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair. Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info www.mnstatefair.org
Aug. 24-25: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester. For info call 507-269-3673.
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.
Aug. 10-11: Anoka Ice Arena.
Sept. 7-8: Bloomington Armory.
Sept. 21-22: Anoka Armory.

Season Dates

Aug. 16: Bear baiting season begins.
Aug. 16: Prairie chicken lottery deadline.
Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season opens.
Sept. 1: Bear season opens.
Sept. 1: Mourning dove season opens.
Sept. 1: Rails & snipe season opens.
Sept. 14: Deer season opens – Archery.
Sept. 14: Grouse, gray partridge, rabbit, and squirrel season open.
Sept. 15: Stream trout in SE Streams: C&R through Sept. 30(tentative)
Sept. 20: Early Canada goose season ends.
Sept. 10: Crow season ends.
Sept. 21: Waterfowl season opens(tentative)
Sept. 21: Woodcock season opens.
Sept. 28: Northeast moose season (by lottery) begins.
Sept. 28: Prairie chicken season opens(by permit)
Sept. 30: Lake trout summer season inland waters ends.
Sept. 30: Stream trout in streams season ends.

Education/Seminar

Aug. 22: Waterfowling Junkies, Free Seminar, 6 p.m., Bearz Sport Bait & Tackle. For more info call John Molkenbur, 651-387-6407.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2013 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Aug. 2: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials 5-8 p.m., Cleary Regional Park.
Aug. 2: Canoeing Essentials for Women 6-8 p.m., French Regional Park.
Aug. 3: Kayaking 200: Beyond the Basics 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 3: KidSplash: Intro to Kayaking 10 a.m.-noon, French Regional Park.
Aug. 4: Family Canoeing, 10-noon, Baker Park Reserve.
Aug. 7: Adapted Kayak Lessons, 3-5 p.m., French Regional Park.
Aug. 9: SUP 200 Beyond the Basics, 6-8 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 10: KidSplash, Kayaking Adventures, Mississippi River, 9-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
Aug. 10: Canoe & Kayak Demos, 10-noon Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
Aug. 10: River Fishing on the Mississippi, 7-11 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
Aug. 10: Minnesota River Canoe Trip, 9-3 p.m., The Landing, Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Aug. 11: Canoe & Kayak Demos, 10-noon. Cleary Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 16: River Rafting, 3-7 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
Aug. 17: Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson, 9-11 a.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.
Aug. 17: KidSplash, Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding, 9-11 a.m., French Regional Park.
Aug. 17: Flatwater Kayaking Essentials, 1-4 p.m., French Regional Park.

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
Aug. 7: Family Archery.
July 26, Aug. 4-9: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.
July 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.

Special Event

Aug. 24: Casting for a Cure, Blue Line Sports Bar, Sartell. For more info call Joe Schulte, 320-250-1010.
Aug. 24: Youth Fall Outdoor Expo, 9-3:30 p.m., Duluth Retriever Club. For more info call 724-6735.
Sept. 16: 2nd Annual Sports Persons nite out. 5:30 p.m., Crow River Sportsmans Club. St Michael City Hall 11800 Town Ctr Dr. For more info call Scott Martinson 763-498-9327.

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 with local photos, fishing reports and more.

Tournaments/Contests

Aug. 10: Full Throttle Fishing, Contest, Lake Minnetonka. Call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.

Shooting/Archery

Aug. 18: Trap Shoot CrowRIver Sportsman Club Rogers. For more info Call Ralph Berning 763-286-7981 or Scott Martinson 763-498-9327.
Aug. 10-11: West Central Bowhunter 60. Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Spicer, MN. For more info www.littlecrowarchers.com
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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
Aug. 24-25: 3D Archery Shoot, “20” Rifle & Pistol Club.
Aug. 24-25: 3D Shoot, Cabela’s Gift Card Shoot.
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Chilakoot Bowhunters 2013 Schedule of Shoots. For more info  chilakootbowhunter.org
Aug. 18: Bowhunter Warm-up.
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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2013 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.
Aug. 11: Bow Hunter Warm-up.
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South Forty Archers, 2013 Schedule. Ritter FarmPark, Lakeville. All shoots are 8-2 p.m. For more info call Bryan, 952-270-0750.
Aug. 10-11, Sept. 7-8: Archery 3D Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
Aug. 3: Youth Archery 3D Shoot, 7-2 p.m.
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Dakota County Gun Club, 17501 Station Trail, Rosemount, 55068. 2011 Events. For more info call Bruce 952-452-3527 or www.dakotacountygunclub.org
Aug. 3, 17: Youth Shoots, 10-2 p.m.
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Monticello Rod and Gun Club, 2013 Schedule of Events, 1821 West River Street, Monticello, MN. For more info call Dan 763-878-2659.
April-Aug.:Trap Leagues, Wed. 5 p.m.
Aug. 24: Meat Shoot, noon-5 p.m.
Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 26-27: Public Rifle Sight in.

Dog Events

Sept. 7-8: Land of Lakes Hunting Retriever Club. HRC Licensed Fall Hunt Test. Kelley Land & Cattle-15170 Manning Trail N, Marine on the St Croix, Mn. For more info www.llhrc.org or contact Rich Lemmer 612-275-5952 lemrl@aol.com.

Meetings

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.
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.
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
Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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.
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. Call Stacy Dvorak 612-202-6119.
Lake Superior Chapter of Muskies Inc. meets 2nd Tues. of every month Oct. thru May. 7 p.m., Mr. D’s Bar & Grill. For more info call 218-273-6389.
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.

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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