Minnesota Calendar of Events – November 20th, 2015


Nov. 21: Maidens of the Marshes Ladies DU Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Fergus Falls VFW Post 612. For more info call Melissa Davis, 218-589-7787.

Dec. 2: Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Hibbing Moose Club. For more info call 218-254-3640.

Dec. 5: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion Hall. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-320-2223.

Dec. 5: Buffalo Sponsor DU Banquet, Huikko’s Bowling & Entertainment Center, For more info call Dale Lusti, 763-682-3468.

Dec. 14: North Suburban Venison Feed, 6 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park. For more info call Steve, 612-325-2866.

Jan. 30, 2016: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-467-7427.

Special Events

Now-Dec.:MDHA Hides for Habitat. Locations statewide. http://mndeerhunters.com/habitat/hides-for-habitat/ for more info.

Nov. 28: RRV PF Raffle, 7 p.m., Charlie’s Brown’s Bar. For more info call Brian Nelson, 218-230-4364.

Dec. 5: Wild Game Feed, Gun Raffle, Geneva Bar & Grill, 10 a.m. For more info call Steven Bailey, 507-383-9203.


Nov. 20-22: Hardwater Ice Fishing Expo, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., National Sports Center, Blaine. www.nscsports.org for more info.

Dec. 4-6: Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 8-7 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., St. Paul RiverCentre. www.gsevents.com for more info.

Dec. 11-13: Arrowhead Ice Fishing Snowmobile & Holiday Show, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 9-8 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. www.shamrockprod.com for more info.

Jan. 21-24, 2016: Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call 612-332-8330.

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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info call 763-754-7140  or www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com

Jan. 2-3, 2016: Bloomington.

Jan. 30-31, 2016: Anoka.

Feb. 6, 7, 2016: Duluth.

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Minnesota Weapons Collectors, Gun Shows. Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. www.mwca.org or call 612-721-8976 for more info.

Dec. 12-13: RiverCentre, St. Paul

Dec. 11-13: Shamrock Productions. Arrowhead Ice Fishing, Snowmobile & Holiday Show. Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info. call Chris Navratil 952-431-9630.


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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.

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Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc, 10917 Duffield Ave. NW, Maple Lake. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

Every Tues. Starting May: Weekly Trap Shooting, 6:30 p.m.

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Little Crow Archers 2015 Events. For more info call 320-366-3651.

Dec. 4: Open House, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

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

Nov. 14: Breads, Pizza, noon-4 p.m.


Jan. 23, 2016: Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing contest, noon-3 p.m., Gull Lake. For more info call Angie Nelson, 218-330-6692.

Season Dates

Nov. 28: Bobcat, fisher and pine marten seasons open.

Nov. 28: Deer – Muzzleloader season opens.

Nov. 30: Sharp-tailed grouse season ends.

Dec. 1: Muskie season ends.

Dec. 1: Lake trout (Lake Superior) season opens.

Dec. 3: Fisher and marten season ends.

Dec. 13: Deer – Muzzleloader season ends.

Dec. 31: Deer season ends – Archery.


Nov. 21: Ice Formulas for Sunfish & Crappies. “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 10 a.m., Gander Mountain, Forest Lake.

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Three Rivers Park District, 2015 Schedule of Events. For more info call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Nov. 21: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Nov. 21: Young Birder, 1-3 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

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Maplewood Nature Center Schedule of Events. For more info call Karen Wachal, 651-249-2170.

Nov. 21: Wiggly Snake, Slippery Salamander, 10-11:30 a.m.

Nov. 25: Turkey Tales. 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 5: Naturalist Activities for Webelos Scouts. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Dec. 12: Meet the Animals. 2-3 p.m.

Dec. 30: Build a Birdfeeder, 10-11 a.m. or 11-noon.

Jan. 2, 2016: Snowflake Wonders, 1-3 p.m.

Jan. 16, 2016: Winter Open House, Snowshoes & Tracks, 10-3 p.m.

Jan. 30, 2016: Fur Trade Heritage, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Feb. 13, 2016: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

Feb. 20, 2016: Animal Tracks in the Snow.


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

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

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.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org

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.

Sheldon 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 James Legg 507-665-6300.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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., Coon 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 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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