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Minnesota Calendar of Events – April 10th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 hunters.com 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.

Shows

April 10-12: Minnesota Whitetail Expo, Krugerfarms.com Starbuck, Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-1 p.m. www.krugerfarms.com 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 www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com 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 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.
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 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.
• 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.

Shooting/Archery

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 www.deep-portage.org, e-mail: portage@uslink.net
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.

Education/Seminar

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 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
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.

Tournaments/Contests

April 25: Lions Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest, Bayview Events Center, Excelsior. For more info www.LionsCrappieContest.org
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.

Meetings

Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org 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

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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