Minnesota Calendar of Events – April 1st, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 6: DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Whiskey River, St. Peter. For more info call Adam Peters, 320-226-1237.

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

April 7: Clearwater, Big River DU Banquet, Clearwater Legion. For more info call Andy Koshiol, 320-534-8892.

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 Heron, 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 9: Wadena DU Banquet, Elks Lodge 2386. For more info call Todd Larson, 218-640-1289.’

April 9: Cuyuna Range MDHA Banquet, Hallett Community Center. For more info call Brian Blom, 218-534-4848.

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 Sebrand, 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.

Season Dates

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.

Shows

Now-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.

* * *

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.

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

April 8: SCI Hunting Archery Series, Part 2, A1 Archery Shop, Hudson. For more info call Linda Bylander, 218-203-4347.

* * *

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

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.

* * *

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

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

April 16: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

April 16: Allina Health Trail Mix Race, 8-3 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.

* * *

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

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 2: Bemidji Cass Lake #46 Lure Auction, Keg & Cork, Bemidji. For more info call Brandon Halstad, 218-686-3223.

April 2: North American Tournament Hunting Assoc. U.S. Open Pheasant Championship, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Erik Goettl, 952-994-9027.

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.

            * * *

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

April 8: Wine for the Wolves.

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.

June 11: Side by Side Shoot, 9 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.

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

 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

Categories: Import, Minnesota Events

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *