Minnesota Calendar of Events – January 29th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 29: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Ulm Country Club. For more info call Doug Lund, 507-766-5622.

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

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

Jan. 30: New Market Sportsman’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Ken Rued, 952-240-6969.

Jan. 30: Arhart’s Mallards DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tanker Bay Sports Bar, Winthrop. For more info call, Isaac Hahn, 320-583-9839.

Jan. 30: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

Feb. 5: Morrison County Wild NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Herman Wisneski, 218-839-8503.

Feb. 5: Chippewa Valley MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., McKinney’s, Benson. For more info call Darin Staton, 320-760-3949.

Feb. 6: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

Feb. 6: Crow River Cutter NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds. For more info call Mike Loe, 320-583-1375.

Feb. 6: Winona, Root River PF Banquet, Witoka Ballroom. For more info call John Linder, 507-864-2064.

Feb. 6: MWA Conservation & Waterfowl HOF Banquet, 5 p.m., MOA Ramada Hotel, Bloomington. For more info call Andy Fondrick 952-767-0320.

Feb. 6: Wadena County PF Banquet, Wadena Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call Jason Merickel, 218-639-1265.

Feb. 6: MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Event’s Kass on MN. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.

Feb. 6: Traverse County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Wheaton American Legion. For more info call Dewayne Gronrberg, 320-563-8446. 

Feb. 6: Der Deutsche NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Ulm Country Club, New Ulm. For more info call Don Wendel, 507-359-2252.

Feb. 6: WRCC Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Twin Valley Community Center. For more info call Tim Tjon, 218-556-0669.

Feb. 13: North Metro Muskies Inc. Banquet, 4 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-607-2800.

Feb. 13: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Andrea Harbarth, 507-237-5679.

Feb. 13: Minnesota Outdoor Adventure Foundation Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park. For more info call Bill Pankonin, 612-414-4022.

Feb. 19: North Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Black Woods Banquet Center, Proctor. For more info call Matt Erjavec, 218-464-8908.

Feb. 20: East Central Spurs PF Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion #51. Pine City. For more info call Brian Sims, 651-485-2960.

Feb. 20: Rush Creek NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stumpy’s, Rushford. For more info call Mitch Paulson, 507-459-4931.

Feb. 20: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.

Feb. 20: South Metro  MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Bloomington. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-807-4471.

Feb. 20: Hartland PF Banquet, 6 p.m. Devalan DHS Hall. For more info call Jim More, 507-525-1989.

Feb. 20: Brainerd Turn In Poachers Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Legacy at Craguns. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-829-0203.

Feb. 25: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. For more info call Erica Krecklace, 952-292-3083.

Feb. 27: Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Assn. Banquet, 6 p.m., American Jane’s Grill & Bar, Cambridge. For more info call 320-224-5355.

 

Feb. 27: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.

Feb. 27: MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call 218-327-1103.

Feb. 27: North Star RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.

Feb. 27: MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call 800-450-Deer.

Feb. 27: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Litchfield Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-453-7465.

Shooting/Archery

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: Archery Biathlon (Ski or Snowshoe), 9 a.m.

Shows

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

Feb. 5-7: 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: 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.

Feb. 11-14: La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, La Crosse Center. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 12: Men’s Wild Game Dinner & Expo, 4 p.m., Maranatha Assembly of God Church, Forest Lake. For more info call Jordan Savageau, 651-706-3826.

Feb. 17-21: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 17-21: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 26-28: Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Show, Warner Coliseum, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Fri. 2-9 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m. www.mndeershow.com for more info.

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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.

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

March 19-20, Oct. 29-30: State Fairgrounds Coliseuim, Bldg.

April 16-17, Oct. 1-2: State Fairgrounds Education Bldg.

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

Jan. 30-31: Anoka.

Feb. 6, 7: Duluth.

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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.

Feb. 20-21: Fergus Falls National Guard Armory.

April 2-3: Sauk Centre Civic Ice Arena.

April 23-24: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.

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

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

May 20-22: Adult Wingshooting School.

June 12-17, 19-24, July 31-Aug. 5, Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.

July 3-8, Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 24-29: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.

July 31-Aug. 5: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

July 17-19: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.

July 20-22: Aquatics, Fishing Camp, ages 10-14.

July 17-22: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

Tournaments/Contest

Jan. 31: Prior Lake Sportsmens Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m. For more info call Fred Prindle, 952-447-5984.

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

Feb. 6: 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.

Feb. 6: US Fish & Wildlife Service & Friends of the Refuge, Kid’s Ice Fishing Event, 10-noon, McNally Boat Landing. For more info call Ed Lagace, 507-494-6236.

Feb. 6: Fishing for Life, Holes 4 Hero’s Armed Forces Ice Fishing Festival, Medicine Lake, Plymouth, 1-4 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Feb. 7: Sleepy Eye Sportsmans Club, Fishing Derby, Sleepy Eye Lake. For more info call Lynn Krenz, 507-920-0459.

Feb. 7: Fish Lake Sportsmen Club Ice Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., Fish Lake. For more info call Lance Schmitt, 612-790-3061.

Feb. 13: Anoka PF, Pheasants on Ice Derby, 10-2 p.m., Lake George Regional Park. For more info www.anokapf.org/events/475-pheasants-on-ice/

Feb. 14: New Market Sportsman’s Club, Fishing Contest, 1-3 p.m., McMahn (Carl’s) Lake. For more info call Ken Rued, 952-240-6969.

Feb. 14: Princeton Lions Ice Fishing Contest, 1-4 p.m., Green Lake. www.e-Clubhouse.org/sites/princetonmn for more info.

Feb. 20: Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Ice Fishing Contest. For more info call 651-380-7843.

Feb. 27: Crappie Flop Ice Fishing Tournament, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Excelsior Bay, Lake Minnetonka. For more info www.crappieflop.com

Feb. 27: Perch Extravaganza, 8-2 p.m., Lake Mille Lacs, Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort. For more info www.perchextravaganza.com

Season Dates

Feb. 28: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends.

Feb. 28: Bowfishing season for carp, bullheads and other rough fish ends (season remains open year-round on certain waters south of Hwy 210)

Feb. 29: MN/SD border waters walleye, sauger, bass, and northern pike closes.

Feb. 29: Mink and muskrat seasons close.

Feb. 29: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

March 1: Spring light goose opener.

March 1: March crow season opens.

March 1: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike season ends.

 

Education/Seminar

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

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

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

Jan. 30: Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 pm., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Jan. 31: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., French Regional Park.

Jan. 31: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

Jan. 31: Ski-skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 31: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Jan. 31: Taylors Woods Snowshoe Hike, 1-3:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Feb. 5: Beginner Snowshoeing, 2-3:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 6: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 6: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 6: Snowshoe Along the Mississippi, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Feb. 6: Snowshoe Photography, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Feb. 6: Beginner Ice Fishing, 10:30-12:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Feb. 6: Beginner Ice Fishing, noon-2 p.m., French Regional Park.

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

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

Feb. 10: Bears- Black, Brown & Polar, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

Feb. 20: Animal tracks in the Snow. 10-11:30 a.m.

Feb. 27: Snakes Alive, 10-11 a.m.

March 12: Sap Into Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

Special Events

Feb. 5: Big Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce, Glow in the Dark Party, 5:30 p.m., Ortonville VFW. For more info call 320-839-3284.

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

Feb. 6: Farm Country Whitetails QDMA Winter Whitetail Educational Event, 5 p.m., Johny M’s Tavern, Delavan. For more info call Zach Krause, 507-383-1004.

Feb. 18-21: International Eelpout Festival, Walker. For more info www.eelpoutfestival.com

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Wildlife Science Center Events. 5463 West Broadway, Columbus, MN 55025. For more info call 651-464-3993.

Feb. 13: Winter Festival, Dog Sledding.

April 8: Wine for the Wolves.

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 Berning, 763-242-1306.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Brown County PF meets the 2nd Tues of every month, 8 p.m., Serviceman’s Club, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-240-0096.

 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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