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Minnesota Calendar of Events – April 17th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 18: N.E.W., Elko DU Banquet, Lonsdale American Legion. For more info call Neil Halvorson, 952-843-3587.
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 24: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.
April 24: Upper Root River Chapter #084 of DU Annual Membership Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stewartville Sportsman Club. For info call Brenda Hawkins, 507-273-4370.
April 24: Zimmerman DU Banquet, Wigeon Chapter MNDU. For more info call Wayne Gilbertson, 763-856-2131.

April 24: Carver County DU Banquet, Waconia Event Center. For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9139.
April 24: Morrison County DU Banquet, Falls Ballroom. For more info call Dwayne Marzolf, 952-820-8174.
April 24: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Madden’s Town Hall. For more info call Paul Cullen, 763-221-9357.
April 24: Knob Hill Sportsman Club Banquet, Elks Club, Wadena. For more info call John Finnegan, 218-631-2918.
April 24: Lions Banquet, 6 p.m., Bayview Event Center, Excelsior. www.oronolions.org for more info.
April 24: Itasca County Friends of NRA Banquet,  5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jim Kelley, 218-259-0317.
April 24: Stewartville, Upper Root River DU Banquet, Stewartville Sportsmans Club. For more info call Lynn Duncan, 507-280-6347.
April 24: South Metro Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Brackett’s Crossing, Lakeville. For more info call Leroy Van Brunt, 651-402-0368.
April 24: Rum River DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Jane’s, Cambridge. For more info call Mike Lindell, 612-369-0644.
April 25: Sauk River Phantom Buck Chapter Sportsmen/Women Family Appreciation Night, 6:30 p.m. Greenwald Pub. For more info call Mike Zierden, 320-256-7780.
April 25: Main Street, Sauk Center DU Banquet, Diamond Point Super Club. For more info call Chad Beste, 320-266-1727
April 29: Vikingland, Alexandria  DU Banquet, Arrowwood Resort. For more info call Richard Hardine, 320-766-1797.
April 29: Tri County MN Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet, Westside Event Center, Sartell. For more info call Tom, 320-333-6216.

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.
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 30: Minnesota Fishing Challenge, Cragun’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd. For more info call 218-833-8764.

Shows

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 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 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

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 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.
June 6: Side by Side Shoot, 8 a.m.
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.

Special Events

Now-June 1: Youth J.A.K.E.S. Day, Stearns County NWTF. For more info call Jim Linn, 320-237-1961.
Now-April 19: Taxidermy Convention & Competition, AmericInn Hotel & Suites, Rochester. For more info call 320-333-2886.

Education/Seminar

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 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.
April 26: Family Archery, 1-3 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.
April 29: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:39 p.m., Silverwood Park.
May 2: Spring Birding Along the Mississippi, 9-11 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
May 2: Family Bird Hike, 10-11:30 a.m., Richardson Nature Center.
May 2: Canoe Across Lake Auburn, 1-3 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

May 2: Family Archery, 2-4 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm 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.

Season Dates

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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