Minnesota Calendar of Events – September 20th, 2013


Sept. 21: Central Minnesota Sportsmen Alliance Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Brownton Community Center. For more info call Wendy Scheidt, 320-282-3912.
Sept. 21: North Heron Lake Game Producers Banquet, 5 p.m., Heron Lake Community Center. For more info call 507-840-0055.
Sept. 21: Freeborn county Pheasant & Habitat Club Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Freeborn County Fairgrounds, Albert Lea. For more info call Irene Jones, 507-438-8493.
Sept. 24: Metro QF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Rick Pike, 612-839-2861.
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. 26: Paynesville DU Banquet, Paynesville Legion. For more info call Donna Herzberg, 320-243-3972.
Sept. 26: Hopkins DU Banquet, Hopkins VFW. For more info call Barb McCartney, 612-703-5144.
Sept. 26: DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Jack and Jims Event Center, Duelm. For more info call Chris Scharber, 612-221-4015.
Sept. 27: Morrison County Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Little Falls Ballroom. For more info call Craig Swanson, 320-630-0328.
Sept. 28: MDHA South Central Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Waseca VFW. For more info call Tim Collins, 507-835-4116.
Oct. 3: Steele County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ritchie Brothers Auction Facility, Medford. For more info call Bob Hoen, 507-456-5046.
Oct. 5: Bend of the River Chapter MDHA Banquet. Morson Ario VFW Post 9713. For more info call Bob Blanck, 278-3149.
Oct. 5: Sauk River Phantom Buck MDHA Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Melrose American Legion. For more info call Mike Zierden, 320-256-7107.
Oct. 11: Glacial Ridge PF Chapter 758 Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Barry Bartles, 605-999-9802.
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. For more info call Walt Wiese, 218-640-5423.
Oct. 14: Ladies of Wright County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Huikkos, Buffalo. For more info call Tracy Madsen, 952-250-3443.
Oct. 19: Martin County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fairmont Armory. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-235-9030.
Oct. 19: Longville Lakes and Pines MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Patricks Fine Dinning. For more info call Steve Plante, 218-363-2390.
Oct. 24: New Brighton DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Brighton Family Service Center. For more info call Les Nyberg, 651-636-3847.
Oct. 26: Blue Earth River Valley MDHA Banquet, Hamilton Hall. blueearthrivervalley@mndeerhunters.com for more info.
Nov. 1: Wadena MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Wadena Elks Lodge. For more info call John Edinger, 218-631-1568.
Nov. 21: Mesabi DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Virginia Elks Club. For more info call Alan Heisel, 218-780-5782.


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.
Oct. 3-26: Hautman Brothers Wildlife Art Exhibit, Minnetonka Center for the Arts. For more info call Sara 952-473-7361 ext. 12.
Oct. 5-6: St. Cloud Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Cindy, 218-232-1270 evenings.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
Sept. 21-22: Anoka Armory.
Oct. 12-13: Stillwater Armory.
Oct. 19-20: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

Season Dates

Sept. 20: Early Canada goose season ends.
Sept. 20: Crow season ends.
Sept. 21: Waterfowl season opens(tentative)
Sept. 21: Woodcock season opens.
Sept. 21-22: Take a Kid Hunting Weekend.
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.
Oct. 6: Lake trout summer season on Lake Superior closes.
Oct. 12: Pheasant season opens.
Oct. 13: Bear season ends.
Oct. 19: Gray and red fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon seasons open.
Oct. 26: Mink, muskrat, otter, and beaver seasons open (North zone)
Oct. 26-27: Camp Ripley first deer season.
Oct. 27: Fall wild turkey season ends.
Oct. 30: Mourning dove season ends.
Oct. 31: Stream trout in lakes (summer) season closes.

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.

Special Event

Sept. 21: Winona DU “Greenwings” Field Day, Michael La Canne Memorial Park. For more info call Jerry Cordes, 507-459-4554.


Sept. 22: Precision Plus Firearms Permit to Carry Training, 12 p.m., Dodge Center. For more info call Chris Marquette, 507-533-5774.
Oct. 19: Women on Target, Trap & Bow Clinic, 8-4 p.m., Crow River Sportsman Club. For more info call Wendy Brown, 612-859-6717.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2013 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Sept. 21: Adaptive Recreation Demo Day, 1-4 p.m., French Regional Park.
Sept. 26: The Art & Sport of Falconry, 10-noon, Kroening Interpretive Center.
Sept. 28: Women’s Archery, 1-4 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.
Sept. 29: Fall Colors Kayak Tour, 9-noon, Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.
Sept. 29: Fall Colors Kayak Tour for Women, 1-4 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.
Oct. 1: Youth Archery, 4:30-6 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Oct. 5: Women’s Canoeing & Photography, 9-11:30 p.m., Silverwood 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
Oct. 15: Deadline for Critter Art Contest.


Sept. 28: Central Minnesota Safari Club 3 Skills Shoot Contest, 12-4 p.m. Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club. For more info call Randy Luth, 320-251-9873.
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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.* * *
Monticello Rod and Gun Club, 2013 Schedule of Events, 1821 West River Street, Monticello, MN. For more info call Dan 763-878-2659.
Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 26-27: Public Rifle Sight in.
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Ahlman’s 2013 Schedule of Events. 9525 230th Street West, Morristown, MN 55052. For more info call 507-685-4243.
Now-Sept. 21: Gunsmoke 05,


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.
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.
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.
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.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.
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
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.
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.
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.


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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