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Minnesota Calendar of Events – May 8th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 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.
May 30: Fishing Challenge, Gull Lake, Brainerd. For more info mntc.org/fishingchallenge or call 218-833-8777.
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.

July 11: Professional Team Bass Tournament, Cabelas North American Bass Circuit, McQuoids Resort, Lake Mille Lacs. For more info call Dan Palmer, 580-716-4291.
July 18-19: Lake Superior Salmon Classic Fishing Contest, Sat. 4 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 4 a.m.-2 p.m., Silver Bay Marina. For more info call Jaime Hipple, 218-226-3121.

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 16-17, 2015: Waconia Ice Arena.
July 18-19, 2015: Brooklyn Park Armory.
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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

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.
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.
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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 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 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.

July 31-Aug. 2: DNR Firearm Safety Training Class, St. George Parish Center. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.
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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 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.
May 17: Women’s Archery, 10-noon, Elm Creek Park Reserve.
May 22: Stand-up Paddle Board, 5-7 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.
May 22: Stand-up Paddleboard, 5-7 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
May 23: Family Canoeing, 1-3 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
May 23: Family Archery Scott County, 9-11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.
May 23: Family Archery Scott County, 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Season Dates

May 23: Largemouth & smallmouth bass opener.
June 6: Muskie season opens.

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.
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.
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.
Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.
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.

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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