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Minnesota Calendar of Events – April 10th, 2015


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 10: Rum River NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Ballroom Pease. For more info call Dave Totzke, 320-294-5782.
April 10: United Northern Sportsmen Club Banquet, Spirit Mountain Chalet. For more info call Chuck Cieluch, 218-525-5547.
April 10: Watonwan River Longbeards Banquet, St. James VFW. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.
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.
April 13: Crow River DU Banquet, Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted. For more info call Scott Schmidt, 612-875-8158.
April 13: Thief River Falls MDHA Banquet, Eagles Club.  thiefriverfalls@mndeer e-mail for more info.
April 16: MN Waterfowl East Metro MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, Maplewood. For more info call Jim Wrich, 651-497-1882.
April 16:  RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Coates Hotel Virginia. For more info call Deanna Mickelson, 218-780-5782.
April 17: Maine Prairie DU Sportsmans Night Out, 5:30 p.m., Powder Ridge, Kimball. For more info call Gary Grossing, 320-398-6705.
April 17: Eden Prairie DU Banquet, Bearpath Country Club. For more info call Greg Hunsaker, 612-770-2937.
April 17: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peter’s on Lake Ripley. For  more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164.
April 18: Central Minnesota SCI Expo, 2-10 p.m., St. Cloud Civic Center, Terry Haus Rm. For more info call Doug Brown, 612-414-7461.
April 18: Finland WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center. For more info call Al Klotzbach, 218-226-3820.
April 18: Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Mr. D’s Bar & Grill, Duluth. For more info call Kevin Bovee, 218-525-5960.
April 18: Otter Tail County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Mick Siems, 218-205-7345.
April 18: Finland WTU Cabin Fever Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center. For more info call Al Klotzbach, 218-226-3820.
April 18: Albert Lea DU Banquet, Albert Lea Arena. For more info call Jason Evans, 507-402-1531.
April 18: Marsh Lake, Appleton DU Banquet, Appleton Armory. For more info call Wade Schmidt, 320-289-1454.
April 18: Buffalo Ridge, Slayton DU Banquet, Hadley Community Ctr. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.
April 18: Chisago Lakes DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Guy Rotter, 651-328-6757.
April 18: Detroit Lakes Ladies DU Banquet, Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Melanie Pihlja, 218-252-2160.
April 18: Blackduck, Northwoods DU Banquet, Pour Willies. For more info call Nick Ronning, 952-820-8174.
April 20: Missi-Croix RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Point, Hastings. For more info call Mike Brown, 612-850-9288.
April 22: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, The Commander Bar. For more info call Dan Yantes, 612-597-0599.
April 23: Full Choke DU Banquet/Fundraiser, 5 p.m., The Crown Room, Rogers. For more info call Doug Claseman, 763-772-7972.
April 23: Rum River Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Jane’s Grill, Cambridge. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.
April 23: 3M DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Machine Shed, Lake Elmo. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-454-6223.

April 23: Battle Lake DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stub’s Dining. For more info call Larry Doss, 320-886-5334.
April 23: Lake Minnetonka DU Banquet, Lafayette Club. For more info call Cory Ziegler, 612-581-1339.
April 23: St. Cloud DU Banquet, The Grands at Mulligans, Sartell. For more info call Herman Roerick, 320-250-1601.
April 23: Lake Superior MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., AAD Shrine, Hermantown. For more info call Wayne Suronen, 218-389-6246.


April 10-12: Minnesota Whitetail Expo, Starbuck, Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-1 p.m. for more info 
April 11: Fishing & Hunting Collectibles Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally Wegleitner, 651-771-8926.
April 18-19: Worthington Chamber of Commerce Gun Show, Sat. 8:30-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Worthington Arena, Nobles County Fairgrounds. For more info call Randy Thompson, 507-372-2919.
April 18: Outdoor Family Expo, 10-1 p.m., Maplewood Community Center. For more info call Karen Wachal, 651-249-2170.
April 21-25: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info or call 763-754-7140.
April 11-12: Anoka Armory.
April 25-26: Hastings Armory.
May 2-3, 2015: Champlin Ice Arena.
May 16-17, 2015: Waconia Ice Arena.
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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.
April 25-26: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.
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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.

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.
• Sportsman’s Journal. Saturday at noon. Fox Sports. During Regular 13 week season. Sportsman’s Notebook WDIO TV channels 10 and 13. Sundays 10:30 p.m.


April 11: Buffalo Youth Shooting Sports, BBGun Tournament, 10-2 p.m., Buffalo Middle School, 952-250-3443.
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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 15: Warm up.
April 22: League Starting.

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, e-mail:
April 26: Fun Shoot, 10 a.m.

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 11: Bluebird Recovery Program Expo. 8-4 p.m., Northfield Middle School, Northfield. For more info call Jenean Mortenson, 507-332-7003.


April 10-12: DNR Firearm Safety Training Class, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
April 18: Fishing Beyond the Basics, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 10 a.m., Cabela’s, Rogers. For more info call 763-493-8600.
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
Now-May 21: GreenFit Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
April 11: Orienteering Skills Development Clinic, noon-3:30 p.m., French Regional Park.
April 21: Aquatic Invasive Species, 7-9 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.
April 25: Family Archery, 1-3 p.m., Cleary lake Regional Park.
April 25: Recurve Archery, 1-3 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.
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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.

Season Dates

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)
May 2: MN/Iowa border waters walleye and northern pike season opens.
May 2: MN/WI border St. Croix River walleye and northern pike season opens.
May 9: Walleye, sauger and northern pike season opens.
May 9: Lake trout summer season inland waters opens.
May 9: Stream trout summer season in lakes opens.
May 9: MN/Canada walleye and sauger seasons open (boarder waters)
May 9: MN/WI border St. Louis River walleye and northern pike season opens.
May 23: Largemouth & smallmouth bass opener.


April 25: Lions Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest, Bayview Events Center, Excelsior. For more info
April 25: Sheldon Valley Sportsmans Club, Youth Trout Fishing Derby, 7:30 a.m., Schech’s Mill, Houston. For more info call Neil, 507-450-8422.
April 21: Park Sportsmens Club, Sign-Up for Trapshooting League, Orono. For more info call Kristie Vice, 952-594-1948.
April 25: Frankies Friends Clay Shoot, 12:30-7 p.m., MN Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Andrea Kish-Bailey, 763-227-5585.
April 25-26: YESS4MN Shooting Event, 9-4 p.m., South St. Paul Gun Club. For more info call Dan Richmond, 612-819-8837.


Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. for more info.
Seldon Valley Sportsmans Club meets the 2nd Wed. of the Month, American Legion Club 8, Houston. For more info call Neil, 507-450-8422.


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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