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Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 27th, 2015


March 27: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Banquet, Kato Entertainment Center. For more info
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.


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. 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 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 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
• 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.
•, Seasonal fishing and hunting tips from Outdoor News Writer Ron Hustvedt.
•, outdoor news from around the country along with local photos, fishing reports and more.


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.


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
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.


Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. for more info.


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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