Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 12th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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. 20: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Cambridge AFRC Building. For more info call Chris Barnes, 763-843-6092.

Feb. 20: Martin Co. Conservation Club, 5 p.m., Fairmont Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.

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. 26: Minnewaska DU Banquet, Minnewaska House. For more info call Josh Wolf, 320-219-3187.

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.

Feb. 27: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Ryan Harmesen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 27: North Country Spurs NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

March 3: Rum River MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., Links at Northfork, Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-267-3704.

March 4: Minnesota Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 4: Tri County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague. For more info call Steven Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 5: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault Eagles Club. For more info call Dean Turek, 507-403-9846.

March 5: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Club, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 5: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Fish Lake Resort Pavilion. For more info call Jason Thomson, 320-679-9099.

March 5: North Country SCI Bowhunters Banquet, National Sports Center, Blaine. www.scincb.org for more info.

March 5: Pope Co Pheasant Restoration Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call 320-287-1982.

Shooting/Archery

March 5: SCI Hunting Archery Series, Part 1, 2-4:30 p.m., Schwan’s Center, Blaine. For more info call Linda Bylander, 218-203-4347.

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2016 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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Twin City Muzzle Loading Club, Count Rd 15, Mound, MN 55364. Minnetonka Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Bill Young, 612-879-9695.

Feb. 27, March 26: Winter Shoots, 9-4 p.m.

April 16: Blanket Shoot, 9-4 p.m.

Shows

Now-Feb. 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. Stop by the Outdoor News Booth. 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. Stop by the Outdoor News Booth. www.mndeershow.com for more info.

March 3-6: Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Fargodome, Fargo. Stop by the Outdoor News Booth. For more info www.fargosportshow.com

March 10-13: Sioux Falls Sportsmen’s Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Sioux Falls Arena & CC. Stop by the Outdoor News Booth. www.siouxfallssportshow.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.

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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.

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.

Tournaments/Contest

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

Education/Seminar

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

Feb. 12: Victorian Valentine’s Dinner, 6-9 p.m., The Landing, Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Feb. 13: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 13: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 13: Kids Classic, Ages 6-8, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Kids Classic, Ages 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Lovebirds Dinner & Sleigh Rides, 5-11 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.

Feb. 13: Candlelight & Chocolate, 6-9 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

Feb. 13: Valentine’s Dinner & Candlelit Walk, 6-9 p.m., Lowry Nature Center. 

Feb. 13: Valentines Dinner, 6:30-10 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Feb. 13: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 13: Snowshoeing Day Date, 2-4 p.m., Kroening Interpretive Center.

Feb. 13: Women’s Snowshoeing, 3-4:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Breakfast, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

Feb. 14: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 14: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 14: Ski-skating II, Intermediate, 9:30-11 a.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 14: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 14: Valentine Snowshoe, 3-4:30 pm., New Prague Golf Course.

Feb. 15: Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa, 10-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 15: Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa, 1-2:30 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

Feb. 20: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 20: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Ski-skating II, Intermediate, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Women’s Snowshoeing, 3-4:30 P.M., French Regional Park.

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

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.

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.

Special Events

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

March 5: Lutsen Trail Breakers, Vintage Snowmobile Rally, 11 a.m., Cascade Lodge & Restaurant. For more info call Larry McNeally, 218-370-9268.

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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

April 7: Twin Cities Walleye Club,  7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington. For more info call Dana Hansen, 651-731-3211.

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.

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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