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Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 27th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 2: Mower County DU Banquet, Austin Holiday Inn. For more info call Nick Roth, 952-820-8174.
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 MDHA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds Admin. 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 8: Capitol Chapter DU Banquet, Capitol Ridge Hotel. For more info call Scott Moen, 612-669-9662.
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.
April 10: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club Banquet, 5 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Mike Cravens, 651-308-7083.
April 10: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Todd Sittig, 507-726-2799.
April 10: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Pemberton Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.
April 10: West Carver DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mayer Community Center, Mayer. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.
April 10: Paynesville DU Banquet, American Legion #271. For more info call Casey Meagher, 320-493-1834.
April 10: Faribault DU Banquet, Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884.
April 10: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pelican Rapids VFW. For more info call Gerry Bergquist, 218-849-1308.
April 10: Roseau DU Banquet, Gene’s Bar & Grill. For more info call Dave Dirks, 218-689-0675.
April 11: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.
April 11: Chippewa County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., TAAC Center, Montevideo. For more info call Jerry Ryer, 320-841-1477.
April 11: St. Croix Valley MDHA Banquet, noon, JJ’s Bierstube Restaurant, White Bear Lake. For more info call Harriette Wock 651-439-1808.
April 11: Kandiyohi County Chapter #2 PF Banquet, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Willmar. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.
April 11: Windom DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call Ryan Knigge, 507-822-3283.
April 11: Northwoods DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Tower Civic Center. For more info call Dawn, 920-915-0733.
April 11: Fergus Falls DU Banquet, Fergus Falls VFW. For more info call Tom Brimhall, 218-739-3331.
April 11: North Suburban MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park. For more info call Steve Ranallo, 612-325-2866.
April 11: Southwestern Prairie Outdoors Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wood Lake community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller, 507-829-6659.
April 11: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Benson Golf Club. For more info call Craig Schitzler, 320-287-1915.
April 11: Northwoods, Tower DU Banquet, Tower Civic Center. For more info call Virgil Roggenbuck, 218-780-0708.
April 11: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, Willmar Conference Center. For more info call Greg Kamrowski, 320-212-3505.

Shows

Now-March 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 10-12: Minnesota Whitetail Expo, Fri. 3-7p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-1 p.m., Kruger Farms Pro Shop, Starbuck. For more info call 877-631-0490.
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: Brooklyn Park Armory.
April 11-12: Anoka Armory.
April 25-26: 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.
April 18-19: State Fair Grounds, Education Bldg.

Season Dates

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)

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.
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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.
April 7: Mini 3 Gun, 5:30 p.m.-Sunset.
April 15: Warm up.
April 22: League Starting.

Special Events

Now-June 1: Youth J.A.K.E.S. Day, Stearns County NWTF. For more info call Jim Linn, 320-237-1961.
April 4: Fishing Klinics for Kids, 2-5 p.m., Buffalo American Legion. For more info call 763-538-0311.
April 11: Bluebird Recovery Program Expo. 8-4 p.m., Northfield Middle School, Northfield. For more info call Jenean Mortenson, 507-332-7003.

Education/Seminar

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.
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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 28: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.
April 11: Orienteering Skills Development Clinic, noon-3:30 p.m., French Regional Park.
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Preston City of Tourism, 2015 Schedule of Events. For more info call Sarah, 507-765-2153.
April 18: National Trout Center Opens.

Meetings

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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