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Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 20th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 21: Bear Creek NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester Eagles Club. For more info call Jim Peschges, 507-289-9234.
Feb. 21: North Country NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call 218-999-7386.
Feb. 21: East Central Spurs 624 PF, Banquet 5 p.m., American Legion, Pine City. For more info call Brian Sim, 651-485-2960.
Feb. 21: River Valley RMEF Banquet, 4:30 Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.
Feb. 21: Heartland Faribault County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim More, 507-462-3469.
Feb. 26: Rum River MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Links at Northfork, Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524.
Feb. 26: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges, Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Stacy Dvorak, 612-202-6119.
Feb. 26: North Metro Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Ed Rice, 612-379-8595.
Feb. 28: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-341-7386.
Feb. 28: North Metro Muskies Inc, 3:30 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Mike Riha, 763-607-2800.
Feb. 28: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.
Feb. 28: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.
Feb. 28: South Metro MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington Knights of Columbus. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-807-4471.
Feb. 28: Rush Creek NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stumpy’s, Rushford. For more info call Mitch Paulson, 507-459-4931.
Feb. 28: Minnesota River Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Barb Breeggemann, 952-445-4396.
Feb. 28: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Forada Supper Club. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.
Feb. 28: Rich Spring DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Great Blue Heron, Cold Spring. For more info call Chris Hopfer, 320-292-3909.
Feb. 28: Martin Co Conservation Banquet, 5:00 p.m.,  National Guard Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.
Feb. 28: North Country Bowhunters Annual Fundraising Banquet, 1:00 p.m., Nat'l Sports Center/Schwan Center, Blaine. For more info call Cory Kostuchowski, 612-819-2883.

Feb. 28: Aitkin Gobblers Chapter NWTF 17th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Aitkin American Legion. For more info call Dave Engberg, 218-839-1235.
March 5: North Metro Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Brookhall Blainbrook. For more info call Colleen Olsen, 612-201-8999.
March 6: Valley Yelpers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Tom Bender, 507-248-3230.
March 6: Lake Area Gobblers Chapter NWTF 18th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. For more info call Steve Hanson 218-841-4938 or email smhanson@lakesnet.net
March 7: Northeast MN WTU Banquet, Virginia MN Elks Club. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.
March 7: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville American Legion. For more info call Jeramie Winch, 507-421-3665.
March 7: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, Braham Event Center. For more info call Chris, 763-843-6092.
March 7: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Fish Lake Resort, Mora. For more info call Jason Thomson, 320-679-9099.
March 7: Pope County Pheasant Restoration Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Sarah, 320-239-4734.
March 7: McLeod Fish & Wildlife Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom. For more info call Adam Danmann, 320-237-2354.
March 7: Big Ducks MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., Hopkins VFW. For more info call Dick, 763-213-4904.
March 7: Wild River MDHA Banquet, Lent Town Hall, Stacy. For more info call Rick Bruce, 651-257-1351.
March 7:  Des Moines Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Windom Comm. Center. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.
March 12: Twin Tom’s NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Richfield American Legion. For more info call Rich Krossin, 612-861-4455.
March 13: Dakota Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Chart House Restaurant. For more info call Steve Mohr, 719-440-6393.
March 14: WTU Minnesota Lakes Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.
March 14: Wright Sherburne MN Waterfowl Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Dennis Hill, 612-325-8435.
March 14: Upper MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call John Krogstad, 320-226-3369.
March 14: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Gulden’s Restaurant, Maplewood. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 651-644-7366.
March 14: PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Ctr, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

March 14: Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club, 5 p.m., Northfield Ballroom. For more info call Bill Mosca, 612-636-9354.
March 14: Sunrise Gobblers, NWTF, 5 p.m., Cannon Falls Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.
March 14: Northland Ridge Runner's NWTF 12th Annual Banquet, 5:00 p.m., Patrick's in Longville. For more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2950.
March 18: Gustavus Adolphus DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Adam Peters, 320-226-1237.
March 19: Carlton County NWTF Banquet, Four Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.
March 19: Renville County PF Annual Banquet, 5 p.m., The Island Ballroom in Bird Island, MN. For more info call Judy Schulte, 320-894-5964.
March 20: Jackson County Conservation League Banquet, 6 p.m., Horse Barn & Hunt Club, Lakefield. For more info call Albert Henning, 507-220-4444.
March 21: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call Ray Priem, 218-849-1230.
March 21: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchard Inn, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-233-3900.
March 21: Cuyuna Range MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m. for more info call Greg Steinke, 218-838-4156.
March 21: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Hinckley Community Center. For more info call Warren Dufresne, 320-492-7774.
March 21: East Central Spurs 624 Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Pine City. For more info call Brian Sim, 651-485-2960.
March 21: SE MN QF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Good Times Restaurant, Caledonia. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-259-9570.
March 21: Southern MN DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.
March 21: Struttin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Green Haven Golf Course, Anoka. For more info call Tim Ernst, 763-229-9437.
March 21: Redwood County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Redwood Falls Community Center. For more info call Jim Zollner, 507-829-6096.
March 21: Whitetails Unlimited Metro Area MN Chapter Annual Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall and Club (formerly the VFW), Oak Park Heights, MN. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-263-3908.
March 21: Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Sportsmen's Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd National Guard Armory. For more info Brett Stark, 
218-839-3136.
March 23: Buffalo DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Huikko's Entertainment Center. For more info call Ben Cade, (612) 269 – 6643.
March 24: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Banquet Center. For more info call Bob Wewers, 651-356-5014.
March 26: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation – Head of the Lakes Big Game Banquet,  5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works Duluth MN. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.
March 27: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Banquet, Kato Entertainment Center. For more info www.mnpheasants.com
March 28: Sherburne County Swampbucks MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Marketplace Banquet Center. For more info call Larry Gerwing, 612-486-9836.
March 28: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.
March 28: So. Central Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.
March 28: Minnesota Deer Hunters #10B Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Mike Robertson, 218-205-9728.
March 28: LeSueur County #214 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 79, Montgomery. For more info call Ken Mader, 507-744-5126.
March 30: Watonwan County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James American Legion. For more info call Dennis Malmgren, 507-375-8128.
April 4: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.
April 4: Crow River Area Chapter MDHA 21st Annual Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds Administartion Building. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.
April 8: Capital City Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jim Peiffer, 651-459-5772.
April 9: Viking Sportsmen Inc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call Roger Wittmer, 320-760-9096.

Shows

Feb. 18-22: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, D.E.C.C, Wed. & Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m. For more info www.shamrockprod.com
Visit the Outdoor News Booth #148
Feb. 21-22: Pine Technical College Shooters Assoc., Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m. For more info call Joseph Mumm, 800-521-7463 ext. 572.
Feb. 27-March 1: St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat, Expo, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum. www.shamrockprod.com for more info.
March 5-8: Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, FargoDome. www.fargosportshow.com
March 6-8: Minnesota Deer Classic, National Sports Center, Blaine, Fri. 1-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m. www.nscsports.org for more info.
Visit the Outdoor News Booth #28 & 29
March 6-7: SCI Minnesota World Hunting Expo, Bloomington Doubletree Hotel. For more info www.minnesotasci.com
March 12-15: Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, Sioux Falls Arena & Convention Center. For more info call Nick Cenaiko, 763-755-8111.
Visit the Outdoor News Booth #014
March 14-15: Wells Gun Traders Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., New U.S.C. Public School, Wells. For more info call Jim Moll, 507-553-5479.
March 20-21: Butler Harmon American Legion Post 80, Gun Show, Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Ready Randy’s, New Richmond, WI. For more info call Bob Willet, 715-607-0379.
March 25-29: Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center, Wed. & Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m. www.northwestsportshow.com for more info.
Visit the Outdoor News Booth #53 & 54
March 28-29: Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Kyle Carlson, 320-212-6958.
March 28-29: Bemidji, 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. 21-22, 2015: Hastings Armory.
Feb. 28-March 1: Mankato NG Training Ctr.
March 28-29, 2015: Brooklyn Park Armory.
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Neigels Authentic Arms 2015 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 11-12: Sauk Centre, MN Civic Ice Arena.
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Minnesota Weapons Collectors Assoc. 2015 schedule. Call 612-721-8976 for more info or tables. Sat. shows 8-5 p.m., & Sun. 9-3 p.m., Adm. $5.
March 14-15: State Fair Grounds, Coliseum Bldg.
April 18-19: State Fair Grounds, Education Bldg.

Outdoor Media

• Minnesota Outdoor News Radio hosted by Rob Drieslein and Tim Lesmeister. Special guests and current hunting and fishing related news – airs Saturdays and Sundays on the MNN stations or www.outdoornews.com
• 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.
Shooting/Archery
March 28: Scott County PF #125, Charlie’sHereos Hunt & Clay Shoot, Caribou Gun Club & Hunting Preserve, Le Sueur. For more info call Stacy Dvorak 612-202-6119.
June 18-21: MRC Sportsman’s Club, Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic, 8:30 a.m. each day, at the Club. For more info call Jim Bauer, 715-785-8002.
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Monticello Rod and Gun Club, 1821 West River Street, Monticello, MN. For more info call Dan,     952-334-8658. 
Every Wednesday: Starting April 15 – August 12: Trap leagues and open trap shooting, 5 p.m.
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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.

Season Dates

Feb. 22: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends.
Feb. 22: 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.

Special Events

Feb. 21: Family Snowshoe Treks at Sherburne 
NWR, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting at the south side County Road 9, just west of the river. To 
register, please contact Michelle Garcia at Michelle_Garcia@fws.go or 763-389-3323 xt 13.
Feb. 28:  Get’em Hooked Ice Fishing Derby, 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., The Water's Edge on Pleasant Lake, St. Cloud MN.
March 1-June 1: Youth J.A.K.E.S. Day, Stearns County NWTF. For more info call Jim Linn, 320-237-1961.

Education/Seminar

Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16: Advanced Hunter Ed., 6 p.m., Cabela’s, Rogers. For more info call Marv Ziner, 612-382-0093.
Feb. 25: Kennedy Community School, Hunting & Fishing Seminar, 9 a.m. at the School. For more info call Tim Radunz, 320-241-0083.
March 16: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota Seminar, 6 p.m., Eagles Club 917. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.
March 21: DNR Wildlife Species, Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
April 10-12: DNR Firearm Safety Training Class, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
April 25: DNR ATV Safety Training CD Based Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Veteran’s Memorial Bldg, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2014 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Feb. 21: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
March 2-May 21: GreenFit Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
March 7: Cross-country Ski Lessons: Ski-skating I – Basics, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve. 
March 7: Cross-country Ski Lessons: Classic Beginner I – Basics, noon–1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.
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Preston City of Tourism, 2015 Schedule of Events. For more info call Sarah, 507-765-2153.
March 13: National Trout Centers Fly Tying Class, 5-7 p.m.
April 18: National Trout Center Opens.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 21: Lake City Sportsman’s Club Fishing Contest, 1-3:30 p.m., on ice in front of Club. For more info call Mandy, 651-564-1082.
Feb. 21: Johnson's Portside Perch Extravaganza, Mille Lacs Lake, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., contest is held out of Nitt's Hunters Point Resort. For more information visit www.johnsonsportside.com.
Feb. 21: The 4th Annual Crappie Flop Ice Fishing Tournament, check-in will start at 10:30am at the Bayside Grille in Excelsior,  tournament will take place on Excelsior Bay from 12:00-3pm. For more info  call Kyle Rooney at 312-933-4068 or kyrooney@gmail.com
Feb. 21: Sobieski & Swanville Lions Clubs, ice fishing contest, noon-3 p.m., Long Lake Swanville. For more info call Dean Beckman, 320-547-2293.

Meetings

Four Points Retriever Club. Meets on 2nd Tues of each Month. 6 p.m., Latuff Pizzarea, Plymouth. For more info call Terry Strege, 763-682-5624.
Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.
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.
Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Twin Cities Chapter Muskies Inc. Meets every 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m., KC Hall, Bloomington. For more info call Denise Olson, 612-804-4687.
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.
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.

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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