Minnesota Calendar of Events – December 25th, 2015

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 16, 2016: Carver County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamburg Community Hall, Hamburg. For more info call Randy Wendland, 612-518-4759.

Jan. 23, 2016: Green Isle Conservation Partners of America Banquet, 4:30 p.m. Hamburg Community Hall. For more info call Joel Wentzlaff, 507-964-5263.

Jan. 23, 2016: Southern Dakota Co. Sportsmans Club, Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Rosemount. For more info call Jerry Wicklund, 612-384-4584.

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.

Jan. 30, 2016: Marsh Madness Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Michael Community Center. For more info call Lance Krupke, 612-760-6357.

Shows

Jan. 14-17, 2016: Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat & Vacation Show, Thurs. 2-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., St. Paul RiverCentre. www.stpaulsportshow.com for more info.

Jan. 21-24, 2016: Minneapolis Boat Show Thurs. 2-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info www.minneapolisboatshow.com

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

Feb. 4-7, 2016: All-Canada Show, Canterbury Park, Shakopee. For more info call Steve Cegielski, 920-362-0966.

Feb. 5-7, 2016: St Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., St Cloud River’s Edge CC. For more info www.stcloudsportshow.com

Feb. 5-6, 2016: Minnesota Decoy Collectors Assoc., Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Ramada Bloomington Airport. For more info call John Southworth, 651-445-7114.

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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.

Jan. 16-17, 2016: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester.

Feb. 27-28, 2016: River Centre, St. Paul.

Shooting/Archery

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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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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2016 Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

Jan. 31, 2016: Archery Biathlon (Ski or Snowshoe), 9 a.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.

Tournaments/Contest

Jan. 16, 2016: Menahga Civic & Commerce Assoc. Family Fishing Derby, noon-2 p.m., Spirit Lake, Menahga. For more info call Dave Treinen, 218-255-0706. 

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

 

 

Feb. 6, 2016: Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby, 1-3 p.m., Maple Lake Wright County. For more info www.maplelakefishingderby.com

Feb. 6, 2016: Park Rapids American Legion Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3:30 p.m., Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids. For more info call Jerry Benham, 218-732-5238.

Season Dates

Dec. 31: Deer season ends – Archery.

Jan. 1, 2016: Crow season opens.

Jan. 1, 2016: Lake trout winter season opens (lakes entirely within BWCAW)

Jan. 1, 2016: Stream trout (winter) season opens lakes entirely within (BWCAW)

Jan. 1, 2016: Catch and release trout season opens in all streams in Houston, Fillmore, Mower, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Wabasha, and Goodhue counties.

Jan. 3, 2016: Pheasant, ruffed grouse and gray partridge seasons end.

Jan. 3, 2016: Otter season ends.

Jan. 3, 2016: Bobcat season ends.

Jan. 15, 2016: Crow season ends.

Jan. 16, 2016: Lake trout winter season opens (lakes outside BWCAW)

Jan. 16, 2016: Stream trout (winter) season opens (lakes outside BWCAW)

Education/Seminar

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

Dec. 26: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 26: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 26: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 26: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 28: Tree Troll Tales Camp, 9-3 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Dec. 28: Winter Adventures Day Camp, 9-3 p.m., New Prague Golf Club.

Dec. 29: Winter Adventures Day Camp, 9-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, 5:30-7 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Snowshoe & S’mores, 6-7:30 p.m., Sochacki Park.

Jan. 1, 2016: Guided Cross-Country Ski Tour, 10:30-noon, New Prague Golf Club.

Jan. 1, 2016: New Year’s Snowshoe Hike, 9:30-11 a.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Jan. 1, 2016: New Year’s Snowshoe Hike with Hot Cocoa, 1-3 p.m., Kroening Interpretive Center.

Jan. 2, 2016: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Jan. 2, 2016: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Jan. 2, 2016: Kids Classic, ages 6-8, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 2, 2016: Kids Classic, ages 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 2, 2016: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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

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.

Deep Portage Programs

2016 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

Jan. 23, 2016: Winter Rendezvous, reg. 9:30 a.m.

Special Events

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

Feb. 6, 2016: Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium, 9-4 p.m., MOA Ramada Hotel, Bloomington. For more info call Andy Fondrick, 952-767-0320.

Meetings

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.

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.

Sheldon Valley Sportsmans Club meets the 2nd Wed. of the Month, American Legion Club 8, Houston. For more info call Neil, 507-450-8422.

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.

 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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