Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 7th, 2014

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 8: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.
Feb. 8: Crow River Chapter of Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Spicer American Legion. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588.
Feb. 8: TIP Banquet, 3 p.m., Pierz Ballroom. For more info call Doug Bermel, 612-750-2826.
Feb. 8: Wadena County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Wadena Elks Lodge. For more info call Steve, 218-849-2238.
Feb. 8: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., American Jane’s, Cambridge. For more info call Chris Barnes, 763-843-6092.
Feb. 8: North Metro Muskies Inc. Banquet, 4 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-607-2800.
Feb. 8: Southeast Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Event’s Kasson. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.
Feb. 8: Lake Christina DU Banquet, Evansville. For more info call Ron Wilcox, 763-370-3036.
Feb. 15: East Central Spurs Chapter PF #624, 4 p.m., Pine City American Legion. For more info call Brian Sim, 651-485-2960.
Feb. 15: Hunting Friends Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tanker Bay Sports Bar, Winthrop. For more info call Linda Sjogren, 507-276-5476.
Feb. 15: Heartland Faribault County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim More, 462-3469.
Feb. 22: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.
Feb. 22: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m, Lent Town Hall. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.
Feb. 22: Bemidji WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info cal Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.
Feb. 22: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Forada Supper Club, Forada. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.
Feb. 22: Martin Co. Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.
Feb. 27: Scott County PF Chapter #125 Banquet, Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Stacy Dvorak, 612-202-6119.
Feb. 27: Rum River Chapter MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Links at Northfork, Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-267-3704.
Feb. 27: North West Metro Friends of the NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Blainebrook Hall. For more info call Colleen Olsen, 612-201-8999.
March 1: Pope County Pheasant Restoration Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call 320-239-4734.
March 1: Winona Chapter NWTF Banquet, Winona Elks Lodge. For more info call Scott Schindeldecker, 507-429-6386.
March 1: Waseca County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Starfire Event Center, Waseca. For more info call Ed Roozen, 507-317-8282.
March 1: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Fish Lake Resort, Mora. For more info call Jason Thomson, 320-679-9099.
March 1: Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd Armory. For more info call Brett Stark, 218-851-5005.
March 1: Deer Creek Long Spurs NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville American Legion. For more info call Jeramie Winch, 507-421-3665.
March 1: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

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.

Shows

Now-Feb. 9,: LaCrosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, La Crosse Convention Center. For more info www.shamrockprod.com
Feb. 7-9: St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Civic Center, St. Cloud. www.stcloudsportshow.com for more info.
Feb. 12-16: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info www.shamrockprod.com
Feb. 12-16: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info www.shamrockprod.com
Feb. 14-16: Pheasant Fest, Fri. 1-8:30 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Wisconsin Center. For more info www.pheasantfest.org
Feb. 22: Big Lake Jaycees Ice Fishing Contes, Big Lake, noon-3 p.m. For more info call, 612-345-0617.
Feb. 27-March 2: Sioux Falls Sportsmen’s Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m. www.siouxfallssportshow.com for more info.
Feb. 28-March 1: American Legion Post 80 & SCV Shriners, Gun Show, New Richmond, Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m. For more info call Bob Willert, 715-607-0379.
March 6-9: St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & boat Expo, MN State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum, St. Paul. www.shamrockprod.com for more info.
March 7-9: Minnesota Deer Classic, Fri. 1-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., National Sports Center, Blaine. www.nscsports.org for more info.
March 8-9: Wells Gun Traders show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., U.S.C Public High School. For more info call Jim Moll, 507-553-5479.
March 15: Christian Deer Hunters Assoc. Hunting & Fishing Expo, 9-5:30 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds Agribition Center. For more info call Tom Rakow, 320-327-2266.
March 26-30: Northwest Sportshow, Wed. & Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center.
March 28-29: International Falls Outdoor Expo, Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Tom Holt, 218-283-9985.
March 29-30: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

June 21-22: Brainerd Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
Feb. 22-23, Oct. 11-12: Mankato NG Training Ctr.
March 29-30: Bloomington Armory.
April 5-6, Nov. 29-30: Brooklyn Park Armory.
April 26-27: Hastings Armory.
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Neigels Authentic Arms 2014 Shows. Call 218-736-2133 or neigel@prtel.com for more info or tables. Sat. shows 9-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $4. Open to the public.
Feb. 15-16: Fergus Falls National Guard Armory.
April 12-13: Sauk Centre Civic Ice Irena.
April 26-27: Detroit Lakes National Guard Armory.
May 31-June 1: Wadena National Guard Armory.
Oct. 18-19: Fergus Falls National Guard Armory.

Deep Portage Programs

2014 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. 8, 15: Naturalist Guided Snowshoe Hikes.
Feb. 21-23: Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Workshop.
March 1, 22: Indoor Climbing Wall.

Education/Seminar

March 10: Walleye Searchers Spring Seminar, 6 p.m., Elk’s Club, Rochester. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2013 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Now-Feb. 25: Evening Nordic Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Now-Feb. 26: Morning Traveling Ski Club, 10-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 8: Classic Beginner I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 8: Family Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.
Feb. 8: Classic Beginner for Kids, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 8: Classic Beginner I Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 8: Ski-Skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 8: Beginner Ice Fishing, 9-11 a.m., French Regional Park.
Feb. 8: Beginner Ice Fishing, 10-noon, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
Feb. 9, 15: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 9, 15: Classic Beginner I Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb 9: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., French Regional Park.
Feb. 9, 15: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 9, 15: Classic Beginner I Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 15: Adaptive Skiing Open House, 6-8 p.m, Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Beginner Snowshoeing, noon-1:30 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.
Feb. 16: Women’s Snowshoeing, 2-3:30 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.
Feb. 16: Ski-Skating 1 Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Classic Beginner I Basics, noon-1:30 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Ski-Skating I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 16: Classic Beginner I Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 17: Family Snowshoeing, Ages 4+, 10-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.
Feb. 22: Take a Kid Ice Fishing, 10-2 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
Feb. 22: Classic Beginner I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Feb. 22: Family Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 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. 8: Firearm Safety at Home & in the Field, 10-5 p.m.
Feb. 8: Shotguns for Defense
Feb. 8: AR Demo, noon.
Feb. 8: Self Defense Ammunition, 9-4 p.m.
Feb. 8: Mini Corn Dog Demo, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 9: Firearm Safety at Home & in the Field, 10-5 p.m.
Feb. 9: Shotguns for Defense
Feb. 9: Self Defense Ammunition, 9-4 p.m.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 8: Alexandria Ice Fishing Challenge, noon-3 p.m., Lake Le Homme Dieu. For more info www.icefishingchallenge.org
Feb. 8: Ice Castle Classic, Lac Qui Parle Lake. www.icecastleclassic.com for more info.
Feb. 8: Ice Castle Classic, Lac Qui Parle. For more info call Karen Bogan, 320-269-5428.
Feb. 9: Ice Fishing Contest, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Olaf Lake, New Richland. For more info call Lee Mendenhall, 507-475-1444.
Feb. 15: Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Fishing Contest, 1:30-4 p.m., on Ice in Front of Club. For more info call Mandy Edelbach, 651-564-1082.
Feb. 15: Vermillion Community College Law Enforcement Club, Ice Fishing Contest, Shagawa Lake, Ely. For more info call Ryan Frederick, 507-380-4512.
Feb. 22: Mille Lacs Lake Perch Extravaganza, Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort, 8-2 p.m. For more info www.perchextravaganza.com
Feb. 22: Big Lake Area Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m., Big Lake. For more info call 612-345-0617.
Feb. 22: Kiwanis Club of Cloquet, “Last Chance” Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m., Fish Lake. For more info call Brian Haluptzok, 218-390-7556.

Special Events

Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester. For more info call Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581.
Feb. 15: Take a Kid Ice Fishing, Chester Woods.
March 3: Foster Arends.

Season Dates

Feb. 16: MN/IA Walleye, northern pike, bass, and catfish seasons end (border waters)
Feb. 23: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends.
Feb. 23: Bowfishing season for carp, bullheads and other rough fish ends (Season remains open year-round on certain waters south of Hwy 210)
Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye, sauger, bass, and northern pike closes.
Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat seasons close.
Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.
March 1: Spring light goose opener.
March 1: March crow season opens.
March 2: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike season ends.
March 15: Red and gray fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon seasons end.
March 31: March crow season ends.
March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends (all lakes).

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.

Meetings

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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

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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