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Minnesota Calendar of Events – May 1st, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

May 1: St. Louis Bay, Duluth DU Banquet, Dry Dock Bar & Restaurant. For more info call Matthew Schwab, 218-626-5494.
May 1: Cannon Flyway, Northfield. Northfield Ballroom. For more info call Todd Sleeth, 507-649-1092.
May 2: Headwaters Park Rapids DU Banquet, Park Rapids American Legion. For more info call Darrin Hoverson, 218-252-8488.
May 4: Wright County DU Banquet, River City Extreme. For more info call Mike Kloubec, 763-295-3275.
May 6: West Hennepin DU Banquet, Rush Creek Golf Course. For more info call Dennis Vee, 612-247-4007.
May 19: Jackson County DU Banquet, HiLo Supper Club. For more info call Tim Marker, 507-841-0681.
June 18: Isle Royale Boaters Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Clearwater Grille, Duluth. For more info call Dwain Moe, 218-834-3663.
Aug. 14: McGregor MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., McGregor Community Center. For more info call Bob Dreger, 218-768-4079.

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.

Tournaments/Contests

May 2: Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest, Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park. For more info call 651-779-8216.
May 8: Fishing for Life, Minnesota Bound, 8-noon. Lord Fletchers, Lake Minnetonka. For more info call Tom Goodrich, 612-987-5466.
May 15-16: Professional Team Walley Tournament, Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit, Big Stone Lake Ortonville. For more info call Dan Palmer, 580-716-4291.
May 16-17: Twin Ports Walleye Assoc. Walleye Fishing Tournament, St. Louis River, Rice’s Point public boat access. For more info call Dave Nelson, 218-391-6874 or www.twinportswalleye.com
May 16: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic, 7 a.m., Lake Vermilion, Fortune Bay Resort. For more info call Jamie Lindseth, 218-780-0901.
June 6: Women Anglers of Minnesota Fishing Tournament, 5:30 a.m., Woman Lake Lodge, Hackensack. For more info call Kristen Merwin, 763-226-7660.
June 12: Phoenix Celebrity Bass Tournament, 8-2 p.m., Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park. For more info call 651-779-9216.
June 20-21: Walleye & Bass Fishing Tournament, Fishing for our Heros, Gull Lake & Gull Chain of Lakes, Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd. For more info www.heroathome.org
June 20: Confidence Learning Center, Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m., Madden’s Lagoon, Fishing Gull Lake Chain. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-828-2344.
June 20: Manitou Day’s Kids Fishing Contest, 8-11 a.m., White Bear Lake. For more info call 651-779-8216.

Shows

June 20-21: Brainerd, Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.
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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.
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.
May 30-31: Community Center, Staples.

Shooting/Archery

May 1-3: Minnesota State FITASC Championship, 8:30-3:15 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Jim Ingvasion, 507-665-3796.
May 3: Doug Seward Memorial Shoot, 9-3:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call 507-665-3796.
June 18-21: MRC Sportsman’s Club, Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic, 8:30 a.m. each day, at the Club. For more info call Jim Bauer, 715-785-8002.
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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2012 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.
May 3: Spring Fever Shoot.
June 14, July 12: 40 Target Shoot.
Aug. 9: Bow Hunter Warm-up.
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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2015 Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.
Every Sat.: 3D Archery Shoots, 10-5 p.m.
1st Sun. of the Month: 3D Archery Shoot, 9-3 p.m.
Now-May 30: 3D Archery Shoot, 10-5 p.m. Sat.
May 3: 3D Archery, 8-3 p.m.
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3M Club Archery Club Public Shoots, Tartan Park, Lake Elmo. For more info call Brent Thompson, 612-309-8039 or Kathy Rustin-Westphal, 651-733-8954.
June 6-7, July 25-26, Sept. 12: 8-2 p.m.

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
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.
May 2: Deer River Sportsmen’s Club, Youth Day, 9-2:30 p.m., Deer River Club’s Range. For more info call John Tornes, 218-246-2335.
May 16: Take Aim at Summer Fun, 11-3 p.m., DNR Central Region Headquarters, St. Paul. For more info call 651-779-8216.
June 7: National Get Outdoors, Take a Kid Fishing, noon-4 p.m., Thompson County Park, W. St. Paul. For more info call 651-779-8216.

June 13: National Get Outdoors, Take a Kid Fishing, noon-4 p.m., Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis. For more info call 651-779-8216.
June 17, July 15, Sept. 17: Family Fishing Night, 6-8:30 p.m., Lake Harriet Pier, East of the Band Shell, Minneapolis. For more info call 651-779-8216.

Education/Seminar

May 1-3: DNR Youth Firearms Safety Training, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
May 3: DNR Youth Firearm Safety On-Line Field Day, 8:30 a.m., Redwood River Sportsman Club, Marshall. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
May 31: DNR ATV Safety Training CD Based Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
June 5-7: DNR Youth Firearms Safety Training, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
June 14: Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Forkhorn Camp, Firearm Safety, 3 p.m., at the Center. For more info Kory Klebe, 320-354-5894.
June 21-25: Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Forkhorn II Camp, Bow Safety, 3 p.m. at the Center. For more info call Kory Klebe, 320-354-5894.
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Three Rivers Park District, 2015 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.
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.
May 3: Family Archery, 3-6 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.
May 5: Fly Fishing Basics, 6-8 p.m., Silverwood Park.
May 12: Fly Fishing Basics for Women, 6-8 p.m., Silverwood Park.
May 13: Archery, 6-8 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.
May 15: Family Archery, 4-6 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Season Dates

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.

Dog Events

May 2-3: Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club, Informal Hunt Test & Health Clinic, 9 a.m. For more info call Penny Uber, 218-865-6680.

Meetings

May 11: Minnesota SCI Meeting, Jax Cafe, 6 p.m. For more info call 952-693-1461.
May 11: North Suburban MDHA Meeting, 7 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW. For more info call Steve Ranallo, 612-325-2866.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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