Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 14th, 2014

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 14: Kittson County DU Banquet, Hallock City Hall. For info call Rodney Bakken, 218-843-1492.
March 15: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, The Cabbose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.
March 15: Sunrise Gobblers, Cannon Falls NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Cannon Golf Club, Cannon Falls. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.
March 15: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.
March 15: Fosston DU Banquet, Ventures Bar & Grill. For info call Todd Swanson, 218-280-3795.
March 15: Cannon Falls sportsman Club Banquet, noon, Clubhouse. For more info call Bob Schlekewy, 507-263-3710.
March 15: Itasca County TIP Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn, Grand Rapids. For more info call Thomas Sutherland, 218-290-4163.
March 15: Southern Minnesota DU Banquet, Sherburn Community Hall. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.
March 15: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.
March 15: Northern Lights Royal RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Kerry Beckenbach, 320-393-7283.
March 15: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchard Inn, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-233-3900.
March 18: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Banquet Center. For more info call Craig Grivna, 763-360-8567.
March 20: Twin Tom’s NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Richfield American Legion. For more info call Roger, 952-888-0193.
March 20: Carlton County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Four Seasons Sports complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.
March 21: Minnewaska DU Banquet, Minnewaska House. For more info call Josh Wolf, 320-219-3187.
March 21: Red Lake County DU Banquet, American Legion, Plummer. For more info call Dan Konickson, 218-686-2990.
March 21: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.
March 21: West Central MN, Willmar DU Banquet, Peps Sports Bar. For more info call Mike Brown, 320-295-9547.
March 22: Tri County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Jon Leighton, 507-951-4887.
March 22: Pine County Thunderin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hinckley Community Center. For more info call Warren Dufresne, 320-492-7774.
March 22: Wild Sheep Foundation Midwest Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Minneapolis Marriott SW. For more info call Patti Murry, 507-645-8811.
March 22: Struttin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Greenhaven Golf Course. For more info call Jerry Jenkins, 612-875-0648.
March 22: Clay County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center, Dilworth. For more info call  Josh Krieg, 701-541-0388.
March 22: Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hilton, Mpls. For info call Mike Kula, 651-699-1499.
March 22: Dakota Ringnecks PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Crystal Lake Golf Club, Lakeville. For more info call Blake Grolmus, 319-430-1138.
March 22: West Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Osseo American Legion. For more info call Mike Bauer, 612-991-1676.
March 22: Struttin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Green Haven Golf Course. For more info call Tim Ernst, 763-229-9437.
March 22: McLeod County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson. For more info call Virgil Voight, 320-587-0052.
March 22: Let’s Go Fishing Banquet, 5 p.m., Medina Ballroom, Medina. For more info call Sheila M., 320-235-8448.
March 22: Minnesota Outdoor Adventure Foundation Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Marriot Northwest. For more info call Bill Pankonin, 612-414-4022.
March 22: Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Northfield Ballroom. For more info call Bill Mosca, 612-636-9354.
March 22: Dead Moose River NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Jackson’s Hole Bar, Lawler. For more info call Russ Goenner, 612-250-1393.
March 22: Rosemont DU Banquet, Rosemount Community Center. For more info call Tracy Buswitz, 651-470-3272.
March 22: Fishing for Life Banquet, 6 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover Event Center. For more info call Joelle Friesen, 612-987-5466.
March 24: Little Crow, Spicer DU Banquet, Spicer Legion. For info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603.
March 27: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Judy Schulte, 320-894-5964.
March 27: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Dry Dock, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.
March 27: Central Sterns DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Blackberry Golf Course, Sartell. For more info call Mark Haus, 320-249-8204.
March 28: Savage DU Banquet, Neisen’s Event Center. For more info call Kent Reed, 612-501-4215.
March 28: Osakis DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.
March 28: Central Steans Co. DU Banquet, Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. For more info call Mark Haus, 320-203-1942.
March 28: Roseau DU Banquet, Genes Bar & Grill. For more info call Dave Dirks, 218-689-0675.
March 29: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.
March 29: Fergus Falls MDHA Banquet, Eagles Aerie No. 2339. For more info call Mike Robertson, 218-205-9728.
March 29: Rum River Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet Center, Pease. For more info call Dave Totzke, 320-294-5782.
March 29: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Radisson, Roseville. For more info call Terry Johnson, 612-747-6380.
March 29: Green Isle Sportsmen Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.
March 29: Rum River, Mille Lacs Whitetails QDMA Banquet, Armory, Cambridge. For more info call Mac Perry, 763-286-6260.
March 29: Sherburne County Swampbucks MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Marketplace Banquet Center, Buffalo. For more info call Cathie, 763-670-8597.
March 29: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Benson Golf Club. For more info call Craig Schnitzer, 320-567-2168.
March 29: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club. For more info call Doug Malm, 507-665-2653.
March 29: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-774-4590.
March 29: Wheaton DU Banquet, Wheaton American Legion. For more info call Brad Larson, 320-815-4706.
March 31: Watonwan County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, St. James. For more info call Dennis Malmgren, 507-375-8128.

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.

Shows

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.
April 12: American Sporting Collectibles Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally, 651-771-8926.
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.
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.
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
March 22: Indoor Climbing Wall.
June 8-13, 15-20, July 20-25, Aug. 3-8: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.
July 6-11: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
July 27-Aug. 1: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.
June 30-July 2: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.
July 20-25: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.
July 27-Aug. 1: Izaak Walton League camp, ages 9-16.

Education/Seminar

March 28: Walleye Wisdom, Northwest Sportshow, Mpls Convention Center, 4 p.m. “Tackle Terry” Tuma.
March 29: Crappie Strategies,Northwest Sportshow, Mpls Convention Center, 1 p.m. “Tackle Terry” Tuma.
April 3: Go Solar, Maplewood Nature Center, 6-8 p.m. Maplewood Community Center. For more info call Jan Hayman, 651-249-2170.
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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 15-19: Forkhorn I Camp, 1 p.m., Spicer.
June 22-26: Forkhorn II Camp, 1 p.m., Spicer.
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Cabela’s Schedule of Seminars. Rogers area. For more info call Steve Lonn, 763-493-8600.
March 15: Let’s Talk Turkey, 10 a.m.
March 15: Turkey Gear & Guns, 10:45 a.m.
March 15: Hunting Morel Mushrooms, noon.
March 15: Archery Gear for Turkeys, 1 p.m.
March 15: World’s Slam of Turkey Hunting, 9-4 p.m.
March 16: Let’s Talk Turkey, 10:30 a.m.
March 16: Hunting Morel Mushrooms, 11:15 a.m.
March 16: Fletching Your Own Arrows, noon.
March 16: World’s Slam of Turkey Hunting, 10-4 p.m.

Tournaments/Contests

March 15: Squaw Lake Fire Dept. Fishing Contest, 11-2 p.m., Round Lake. For more info call Jackie Schuemann, 218-659-4256.
April 5: North Country Bowhunters Archery Only Pheasant Hunt, 12 p.m., Wings North, Pine City. For more info call Cory, 612-819-2883.
April 19: Full Throttle Fishing Tournament, Mississippi River Pools, 3, 4, 5. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
May 17: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic, 7 a.m., Lake Vermilion, Fortune Bay Resort. For more info call Jamie Linseth, 218-780-0901.
June 21-22: Fishing for our heroes, Walleye & Bass Fishing Tournament, Cragun’s Resort, Gull Lake. For more info call 651-324-2122.
June 21: Full Throttle Fishing, Bass & Walleye Tournament, Gull Lake. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
July 26: Full Throttle Fishing, Bass & Walleye Tournament, Mille Lacs. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.
Aug. 9: Full Throttle Fishing Bass or Walleye Tournament, Minnetonka. For more info call Mark Schutz, 763-486-7508.

Season Dates

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).
April 12: Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.
April 14: MN/Canada Walleye and sauger seasons ends (border waters)
April 16: Wild turkey spring season opens.
April 19: MN/SD Walleye and northern pike season open (border waters)
April 26: Bowfishing for carp, bullheads and other rough fish season opens.
April 30: Spring light goose season ends.
April 30: Beaver season ends (north & south)

Shooting/Archery

Little Crow Archers 2014 Events. For more info call 320-366-3651.
April 27-June 8: League, Wed. 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.
Arpil 26-27, May 4, 18, 31, June 1: 3D Shoots
June 8: Awards Banquet.
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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.

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 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 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. 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

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