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Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 13th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

March 13: Dakota Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Chart House Restaurant. For more info call Steve Mohr, 719-440-6393.
March 13: Kittson County DU Banquet, Karlstad Eagles. For more info call Rodney Bakken, 218-843-1492.
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: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Gulden’s Restaurant, Maplewood. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 651-644-7366.
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: 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 14: Pengilly DU Banquet, Lone Pine Hall. For more info call Jason Fillman, 218-969-0855.
March 14: West Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Osseo American Legion. For more info call Paul Hecht, 763-258-3985.
March 14: Itasca County Turn in Poachers, Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn, Grand Rapids. For more info call Thomas Sutherland, 218-290-4163.
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 20: Rosemount DU Banquet, Shenanigan’s. For more info call Tim Lombard, 651-460-4576.
March 20: Red Lake DU Banquet, Plummer American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-681-8264.
March 20: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.
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: Metro WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club, Oak Park Heights. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-263-3908.
March 21: Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd National Guard Armory. For more info Brett Stark, 
218-839-3136.
March 21: South Central PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet, Albert Lea. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.
March 21: Rosemount DU Banquet, Rosemount Community Center. For more info call Tim Lombard, 651-460-4576.
March 21: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Tyler Even, 507-261-2207.
March 21: St. Cloud RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Event Center, Duelm. For more info call Joan Larson, 320-393-7283.
March 21: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club. For more info call Doug Malm, 507-665-2653.
March 21: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover, Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.
March 21: Clay County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center. For more info call Josh Krieg, 701-541-0388.
March 23: Buffalo DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Huikko's Entertainment Center. For more info call Ben Cade, 612-269 – 6643.
March 23: New London DU Banquet, New London Legion. For more info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603.
March 23: Buffalo DU Banquet, 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 24: Roseville DU Banquet,  Jimmy’s, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Aaron Swartz, 651-253-0376.
March 26: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet,  5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.
March 26: Vermillion NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Celts Pub, Farmington. For more info call Bob Thompson, 651-503-6346.
March 27: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Banquet, Kato Entertainment Center. For more info www.mnpheasants.com
March 27: Osakis DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.
March 27: Savage Area DU Banquet, Neisens Event Center. For more info call Kent Reed, 612-501-4215.
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: MDHA #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 28: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.
March 28: Stevens County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Old #1. For more info call Gabe, 320-815-6067.
March 28: Cannon Falls Sportsman Club Banquet, noon-10 p.m. For more info call Bob, 507-263-3710.
March 28: Canby Area DU Banquet, Schott’s Bldg. For more info call Justin Hart, 507-530-3500.
March 28: Twin Cities Muskies Inc Banquet, 5 p.m., MN Valley Country Club, Bloomington. For more info call Eric Bakke, 612-202-7169.
March 28: Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota Banquets, 5 p.m., Northwest Sportshow. For more info call Mavis Buker, 320-616-2011.
March 28: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Taners Brook. For more info call Ken Huntington, 612-369-7093.
March 28: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.
March 30: Watonwan County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James American Legion. For more info call Dennis Malmgren, 507-375-8128.
April 2: East Metro Full NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Oak Marsh Golf Club, Oakdale. For more info call John Johnson, 651-777-8224.
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 Administration Building. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.
April 7: LeRoy, Lake Louise DU Banquet, Travel Lanes. For more info call Edward Kellogg, 502-440-5355.
April 8: Capital City Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jim Peiffer, 651-459-5772.
April 8: Mankato State University DU Banquet, Country Inn Suites. For more info call Tyler Stolee, 952-465-2876.
April 9: Clearwater, Clear Lake DU Banquet, Eagle Trace Golf. For more info call Mark Frahm, 320-253-1675.
April 9: Mille Lacs, Princeton DU Banquet, Stevens Restaurant. For more info call Jon Conway, 763-389-1652.
April 9: Viking Sportsmen Inc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call Roger Wittmer, 320-760-9096.

Shows

Now-March 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 14: Arcadia sport Shot & Antler Expo, 9 a.m., Value Implement, Arcadia. For more info call Pat Rohn, 715-896-9007.
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 20-22: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Schwan Center, National Sports Center. For more info call Zach Barrett, 763-792-7338.
March 21: Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo & Auction, 9-5:30 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds, Commercial Bldg. www.christiandeerhunters.org for more info.
March 21: Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show, 9 a.m., Double Tree, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis. For more info call Dean Soderbeck, 612-567-3305.
March 21: Minnesota State NASP Tournament, Outdoor Expo. 7:30 a.m., Champlin Park High School. For more info call Barry Boevers, 763-439-6236.
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: Bemidji, Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.
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.
April 4: Military Gun Show, 9-4 p.m., Armed Forces Center, Rochester. For more info call Ralph 507-289-2520.
April 11: Fishing & Hunting Collectibles Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally Wegleitner, 651-771-8926.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
March 28-29, 2015: Brooklyn Park Armory.
April 11-12, 2015: Anoka Armory.
April 25-26, 2015: Hastings 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

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 14: MN/Canada, Walleye and sauger seasons ends (border waters)
April 15: Wild turkey spring season opens.
April 18: MN/SD, Walleye and northern pike seasons open (border waters)
April 18; Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.
April 25: Bowfishing for carp, bullheads and other rough fish season opens.
April 30: Spring light goose season ends.
April 30: Beaver season ends (north & south)

Education/Seminar

March 16: Advanced Hunter Ed., 6 p.m., Cabela’s, Rogers. For more info call Marv Ziner, 612-382-0093.
March 16: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota Seminar, 6 p.m., Eagles Club 917. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.
March 17: Walleye Wisdom “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Waseca Public Library, 7 p.m.
March 18: Walleye Wisdom, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Waterville Public Library, 5 p.m.
March 21: DNR Wildlife Species, Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
March 24: Walleye Wisdom, “Tackle Terry”  Tuma, LeCenter Public Library 3 p.m. & Montgomery Public Library 7 p.m.
March 26: Crappie Strategies, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center. 5 p.m.
March 28: Fishing Beyond Basics, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1 p.m.
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
Now-May 21: GreenFit Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
March 14: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
March 14: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

March 17: Lakeshore Management, 7-9 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.
March 21: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.
March 23: DNR Turkey Hunting Clinic, 6-9 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.
March 28: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.
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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.

Special Events

Now-June 1: Youth J.A.K.E.S. Day, Stearns County NWTF. For more info call Jim Linn, 320-237-1961.
March 26: Cottonwood County Game & Fish, Spring Hunting & Outdoor Forum, 7:30-9:30 p.m., PJ’s II Bingham Lake. For more info call Ron Kuecker, 507-831-4363.
April 11: Bluebird Recovery Program Expo. 8-4 p.m., Northfield Middle School, Northfield. For more info call Jenean Mortenson, 507-332-7003.

Deep Portage Programs

2015 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
June 7-12, 14-19, 28-July 3, Aug. 2-7: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp. Ages 11-16.
July 5-10: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp. Ages 12-16.
July 26-31: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp. Ages 13-16.
June 28-July 3: Izaak Walton League camp, Ages 9-16.
July 19-21: Mini Camp. Ages 9-16.
July 19-24: Upland Bird Hunting Camp. Ages 12-16.
July 22-24: Fishing Camp. Ages 10-14.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
Wright County PF meets 1st Mon. of every month, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Legion, Buffalo. For more info call Mellissa Sandquist, 763-354-4090.
Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.

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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