Minnesota Calendar of Events – February 19th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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. 20: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

Feb. 20: Garrison DU Fishing Event, Lake Mille Lacs. For more info call Paul Erickson, 218-678-2495.

Feb. 20: Todd County NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clarissa Ballroom. For more info call James Olson, 320-732-6903.

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

March 5: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville American Legion. For more info call Chad Thompson, 507-273-2202.

March 5: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., National Guard Armory, Jackson. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

March 5: North Country Bowhunters SCI Banquet, National Sports Center, Blaine. For more info call Linda Bylander, 218-203-4347.

March 5: Clay County DU Banquet, Hjemromst Center. For more info call Travis Boland, 952-820-8174.

March 5: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. For more info call Chris Denn, 320-761-8695.

March 7: Lion Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Lake Elmo Event Center. For more info call Alex Rogosheske, 651-451-6411.

March 10: Valley Yelpers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Tom Bender, 507-248-3230.

March 10: Twin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Richfield American Legion. For more info call Rich Krosslin, 612-861-4455.

March 11: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.

March 11: Dakota Strutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Chart House Restaurant. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.

March 12: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 12: Upper Minnesota River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge, Granite Falls. For more info call John Krogstad, 320-564-4063.

March 12: Cannon Falls Sunrise NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Cannon Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 612-625-9235.

March 12: South St. Paul Packer Trap Team, Taco Feed, noon-4 p.m., Croatian Hall. For more info call Stan Koich, 651-455-0154.

March 12: West Metro NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Osseo American Legion. For more info call Paul Hecht, 763-258-3985.

March 12: Mille Lacs, Benton PF Banquet, Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

March 12: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Gulden’s Restaurant, Maplewood. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 651-644-7366.

March 12: Red Rock Ringbills DU Banquet, Lone Pine Hall. For more info call Jason Fillman, 218-969-0855.

March 17: Carlton County Cutters NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Four Seasons, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.

March 18: Kittson County DU Banquet, Hallock City Hall. For more info call Rodney Bakken, 218-843-1492.

 

 

March 18: Red Lake County DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-681-8264.

March 19: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

March 19: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Hinckley Community Center. For more info call Warren Dufresne, 320-492-7774.

March 19: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchard Inn, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-240-0096.

March 19: Clay County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center. For more info call Josh Krieg, 701-541-0388.

March 19: SE MN QF Banquet, 5 p.m., Good Times Restaurant. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-725-3839.

March 19: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.

March 19: South Central MN PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.

March 19: Fergus Falls DU Banquet, Pebble Lake Golf Club. For more info call Tom Brimhall, 218-205-2551.

March 19: Southern MN DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall, Sherburn. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

March 19: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Tyler Even, 507-261-2207.

March 19: Rosemount DU Banquet, Rosemount Community Center. For more info call Tracy Busswitz, 651-470-3272.

March 19: Sherburne County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Friendly Buffalo, Marketplace Banquet Center. For more info call Mark Burley, 763-753-2331.

March 19: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club. For more info call Lendell Blanchette, 651-774-4590.

March 19: Northern Lights Royal RMEF Banquet, Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call Les Larson, 320-743-5717.

March 26: Champlin Park Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 7 p.m., Willy McCoys, Champlin. For more info call Damon Schleif, 612-432-1442. 

March 26: North Suburban MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park. For more info call Stephen Ranallo, 612-325-2866.

March 31-April 2: Lake Superior SCI Banquet, Grand Casino, Hinckley. For more info call Cindy Boyce, 651-248-3968.

March 31: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.

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.

March 30-31 or April 8: SCI Hunting Archery Series, Part 2, A1 Archery Shop, Hudson. 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.

Tournaments/Contest

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

Shows

Now-Feb. 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.

Now-Feb. 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.

March 12: Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show, 9-5 p.m., Ramada Hotel, Bloomington. For more info call Dan Soderbeck, 612-567-3305.

March 12-13: Wells Rifle & Pistol Club, Gun Show. United South Central High School, Wells. For more info call Michelle Gottberg, 507-525-0873. 

March 18-19: Butler Harmon American Legion Gun Show, Ready Randy’s Banquet Center, New Richmond, WI. For more info call Bob W., 715-607-0379.

March 26: Heritage Arms Society’s Collectors Show, 9-3 p.m., Eagan Civic Arena, Eagan. For more info call John Burleigh, 651-260-4532.

March 30-April 3: Northwest Sportshow, Wed. 1-9 p.m., Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. Stop by the Outdoor News Booth.  www.northwestsportshow.com

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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.

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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.

March 15: Red and gray fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon seasons end.

March 31: March crow season ends.

March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends (all lakes)

Education/Seminar

March 14: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota, Seminar, 6 p.m., Eagles Club, Rochester. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.

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

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.

Feb. 27: Ski-skating II, Intermediate, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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

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

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

Feb. 27: Winter Exploration Snowshoe Hike, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

Feb. 28: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 28: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

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

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

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

March 1: Solar Power Hour, 7-8 p.m.

March 12: SAP into Syrup, 2-3:30 p.m.

March 19: Selecting Native Trees & Shrubs for Pollinators, 10-11:15 a.m.

April 2: Citizen Science Day, No Fooling, 10-noon.

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

Now-Feb. 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.

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.

May 6: Osakis Lake Assoc. Meeting. For more info call Doulas Schmidt, 320-760-5424.

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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