Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 25th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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.

April 1: Hawley Area DU Banquet, Hawley Community Center. For more info call Andy Guck, 218-486-5122.

April 2: Bemidji WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6892.

April 2: Crow River MDHA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.

April 2: LeSueur County PF #214, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 79, Montgomery. For more info call Ken Mader, 507-661-4841.

April 2: MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call AJ Lunde, 218-770-6112.

April 2: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Willmar. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.

April 2: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.

April 2: Windom, Des Moines DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call Ryan Knigge, 507-822-3283.

April 2: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.

April 2 :Northland Ridge Runner’s NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Patrick’s, Longville. For more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2950.

April 2: Renville County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., The Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Mark Thiesse, 320-523-1409.

April 2: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Danvers City Hall. For more info call Craig Schnitzler, 320-808-8194.

April 2: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Vennellis. For more info call Kevin Prouty, 612-369-7093.

April 2: Fishing For Life Banquet, 6 p.m., Courtyards of Andover, Andover. For more info call Tom Goodrich, 612-987-5466.

April 5: Lake Louise Puddle Jumper DU Banquet, Travel Lanes, LeRoy. For more info call Edward Kellogg, 507-440-5355.

April 6: Capital City NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tinucci’s Banquet Center. For more info call Jim Peiffer, 651-459-5772.

April 7: Viking Sportsmen Inc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Alexandria. www.vikingsportsmen@gmail.com For more info.

April 7: Vikings Sportsmen Club Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Alexandria. For more info call Roger Wittmer, 320-760-9096.

April 8: Houston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fest Building, Spring Grove. For more info call Christopher Petersen, 507-450-6256.

April 8: Faribault DU Banquet, Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884.

April 9: Rum River NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Norhern Lights Banquet Ctr, Pease. For more info call David Totzke, 320-294-5782.

April 9: Rich Spring DU Banquet, Blue Aeron, Cold Spring. For more info call Casey Hofer, 320-292-5179.

April 9: Otter Tail County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Aaron Larsen, 507-430-1961.

April 9: Freeborn Co., Albert Lea DU Banquet, City Arena, Albert Lea. For more info call Jason Evans, 507-402-1531.

April 9: N.E.W., New Prague DU Banquet, Creeks Bend Golf Course. For more info call Tiffany Kniefel, 952-843-3598.

April 9: Cannon Falls Sportsman Club Banquet, 11 a.m. For more info call Bob, 651-253-1026.

April 9: South Central NWTF Banquet, Hamilton Hall, Blue Earth. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

April 9: Glacial Ridge NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Steve Pauly, 320-283-6175.

April 9: Southwestern Prairie Outdoors Club, Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller, 507-829-6659.

April 9: Bluewater MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Breezy Point Resort. For more info call Brian Evenson, 218-851-4156.

April 9: Madison Lake DU Banquet, Point Pleasant. For more info call Tim Austad, 507-381-8625.

April 11: Crow River DU Banquet, Blue Note Ballroom. For more info call Rod Werner, 320-543-3576.

April 13: Mississippi Longtails PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Hastings Green Mill. For more info call Dave Benkufsky, 651-271-4939.

April 14: East Metro MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, Maplewood. For more info call Jim Wrich, 651-497-1882.

April 14: Mille Lacs, Princeton DU Banquet, Steven’s Restaurant & Catering. For more info call Jon Conway, 763-389-1652.

April 15: Lost Marsh Minnesota DU Banquet, Pemberton Community Center. For more info call Jamie Durfee, 507-456-9413.

April 15: Itasca County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Timber Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jim Kelley, 218-259-0317.

April 15: Roseau DU Banquet, Gene’s Sports Bar. For more info call Dave Dirks, 218-689-0675.

April 15: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, Lake Crystal American Legion. For more info call Brian Isebrand, 507-382-8439.

April 15: South of the River RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Jesse Schneider, 612-386-6490.

April 16: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 16: Marsh Lake, Appleton DU Banquet, Appleton Armory. For more info call Wade Schmidt, 320-289-1454.

April 16: Sauk Centre, Main Street DU Banquet, Diamond Point Steakhouse. For more info call Chad Beste, 320-352-2420.

April 16: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, Caribou Gun Club. For more info call LeRoy May, 612-756-2157.

April 16: Duelm TIP Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

April 16: Chisago Lakes DU Banquet, Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Guy Rotter, 651-338-6757.

April 16: Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. Banquet, Mr. D’s Bar & Grill, Duluth. For more info call Kevin Bovee, 218-525-5960.

April 16: Mainstreet DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Diamond Point Steak House. For more info call Chad Beste, 320-266-1727.

 

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)

 

Shows

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 9: Minnesota Sporting Collectors Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally, 651-771-8926.

April 9-10: Willmar Rifle & Pistol & Willmar Trap Club, Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Donovan Kuehl, 320-212-7460.

April 16: Maplewood Nature Center Expo, 10-2 p.m., Maplewood Community Center. For more info call Karen Wachal, 651-249-2170.

April 16-17: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Bemidji Curling Club. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

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

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.

Oct. 29-30: State Fairgrounds Coliseuim, Bldg.

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

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.

 

Shooting/Archery

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.

April 16: SCI Hunting Archery Series, Part 3, 3D Archery Shoot, 11-1 p.m. or 2-4 p.m., Chilakoot Archery Club, Stillwater. For more info call Linda Bylander, 218-203-4347.

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.

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.

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.

 

Education/Seminar

April 4: Crappie Strategies, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 6:30 p.m., St. James Public Library, St. James. For more info call 507-375-1278.

April 4: Walleye Wisdom “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 2 p.m., American Legion, Lewisville. For more info call 507-375-1278.

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.

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

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

April 9: Orienteering Skills Clinic, noon-3:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

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.

April 16: Outdoor Family Expo, 10-2 p.m.

April 23: Frog Leap. 10-11:30 a.m.

April 23: No-Dig Gardening Methods, 2-3 p.m.

April 30: Bird Banding Day, 9:30-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

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.

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

April 8: Wine for the Wolves.

 

Tournaments/Contests

May 21: Lake Shetek Walleye Fishing tournament, 7:30-3 p.m., Lake Shetek, Slayton. For more info call Steve Illg, 507-220-5232.

June 4: Women Anglers of MN Fishing tournament, Lake Osakis, Osakis. For more info call Erin Murray, 612-670-4321.

 

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

April 24: Fun Shoot, 10 a.m.

 

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.

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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