Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 18th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 18: Savage DU Banquet, Niesons in Savage. For more info call Kent Reed, 612-501-4215.

March 18: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, VFW, Pelican Rapids. For more info call Gerald Bergquist, 218-849-1308.

March 18: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.

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 19: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Ctr. For more info call Ben Cade, 612-269-6643.

March 19: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 19: Sherburne County Swampbucks Banquet, Marketplace Banquet Center, Big Lake. For more info call Mark 763-753-2331.

March 19: Redwood County PF Banquet. 5:00 p.m., Redwood Falls Community Center. For more info call Jim Zollner 507-829-6096.

March 19: Stuttin’ Toms 25th Annual NWTF Banquet. 5:30 p.m., Greenhaven Golf Course, Anoka. For more info call Adriyn Torguson 763-242-1384.

March 19: Wheaton DU Banquet, Wheaton Legion Club. For more info call Brad Klarson, 320-815-4706.

March 19:Minnesota River Valley MDHA Banquet,  5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. For more info call Barb Breeggemann, 952-445-4396.

March 21: Little Crow DU Banquet, Spicer Legion. For more info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603.

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 26: Red River Valley PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagle’s Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call Brian, 218-230-4364.

March 28: Watonwan County Chapter 725 14th Annual PF Banquet,  5 p.m., St James American Legion. For more info call Chuck Strenge, 507-351-1639.

March 29: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Vadnais Heights. For more info call Aaron Swartz, 651-253-0376.

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.

March 31: Rum River Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sidelines Sports Grill. For more info call James Govednik 612-282-2349.

March 31: Central Stearns, Sartel DU Banquet, Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. For more info call Mark Haus, 320-203-1942.

April 1: Blue Earth County PF Banquet, Kato Entertainment Center. www.mnpheasants.com for more info.

April 1: Osakis DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.

April 1: Stearns County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Great Blue Heron, Cold Spring. For more info call Jason Stucky, 320-493-1508.

April 1: West Carver DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mayer Community Center, Mayer. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 612-518-1766.

Season Dates

March 31: March crow season ends.

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

April 13: Wild turkey spring season opens.

April 14: MN/Canada Walleye and sauger seasons ends (border waters)

April 15: Catch and release trout season closes in all streams in Houston, Fillmore, Mower, Dodge, Olmsed, Winona, Wabana and Goodhue counties.

April 16: Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.

April 23: MN/SD Walleye and northern pike seasons open (border waters)

April 30: Bowfishing for carp, bullheads and other rough fish season opens.

April 30: Spring light goose season ends.

April 30: Beaver season ends (north & south)

Shooting/Archery

March 20: Bald Eagle Sportmen’s Association Archery-Running Biathlon. 9 a.m., 6557 N 125th St, Hugo. For more info call John Wachlarowiz 651-492-2572.

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.

April 16: RKBA Sportsman Club Game Feed and Gun Raffle, 3 p.m., Pooters Sports Bar, Altura. For more info call Dave Glithero 507-450-1956.

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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.

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

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

Shows

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 18-20: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Fri. 1-7 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., Century College, White Bear Lake. For more info call 612-562-9242.

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

April 9: American Sporting Collectibles, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally, 651-771-8926.

April 30: Women’s Outdoor Expo, 8:45-4 p.m., South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club. For more info www.womenhfs.org

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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.

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

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

April 2-3: Sauk Centre Civic Ice Arena.

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

Education/Seminar

March 19: Turkey Clinic, DNR Safety Instructor, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 30: ATV Hands on, Riding Course DNR Safety Instructor, 10 a.m., Tracy Veterans Memorial Building, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

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

March 19: Minnesota Young Birders Club, 1-3 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 19: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

March 19: Maple Syruping, Tapping into Nature, 9:30-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 19: Make your own Maple Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m., Gale Woods Farm.

March 19: Maple Syrup through History, 10-4 p.m., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

March 19: Maple Syruping Tapping into Nature, 1-2:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 19: Maple Syrup Festival, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 20: Sap to  Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 20: Maple Syrup Festival, 1-4 p.m., French Regional Park.

March 20: Maple Syrup Time, 1-2:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 21: DNR Turkey Hunting Clinic, 6-9 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

March 22: Three Rivers Campground Reservations Open.

March 26: Maple Syrup Festival, 10-1 p.m., French Regional Park.

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

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

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

April 5: Rain Garden Rescue, 6:30-8 p.m.

April 7: Frog Monitor Training, 6:30-7:45 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.

Special Events

April 1: Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame Induction, 7:30 a.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info www.fishinghalloffamemn.com.

April 14-17: MN State Taxidermy Guild Convention & Competition, Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Adam Zuick, 320-333-2886.

April 14-17: Father/Son Adventure Weekend, Camp LuWisoMo, IL. For more info call Dylen Larsen, 815-520-1303.

May 7: MN Kayak Fishing Assoc. Clean Up the Lakes Day. 8 a.m., Lake Rebecca Public boat launch. For more info e-mail grantcarston@yahoo.com

June 12-17 & Aug. 7-12: Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement Forkhorn  I Overnight Camp, Baker. For more info call Ryan Barth, 612-490-2204.

June 18: Support the Troops, Golf Tournament, The Ponds Golf Course, St. Francis. For more info call Katie Ogdahl, 612-804-4916.

July 11-15: Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement Waterfowl Hunting Camp, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, Summer Camp at Baker Park. For more info call Ryan Barth, 612-490-2204.

August 1-5: Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement Turkey Hunting Camp, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, Baker Park, for more info call Ryan Barth, 612-490-2204.

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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 Douglas 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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