Minnesota Calendar of Events, April 8th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

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.

April 15: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peters on Lake Ripley. For more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164.

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.

April 19: Park High River Valley PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Pete Soukup, 651-329-8133.

April 20: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, The Commander Bar. For more info call Dan Yantes, 612-597-0599.

April 21: RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Coates Hotel, Virginia. For more info call Deanna Mickelson, 218-410-0930.

April 21: Full Choke DU Banquet/Fund Raiser, 5:30 p.m., The Crown Room, Rogers. For more info call Douglas Claseman 763-772-7972.

April 21: Zimmerman DU Banquet, American Legion Post 560. For more info call Wayne Gilbertson, 763-458-4061.

April 21: Bemidji TIP Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Bemidji Eagles Club. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

April 21: Lake Superior MDHA Banquet, AAD Shrine, Hermantown. For more info call Tom Harvey, 218-389-6246.

April 21: Battle Lake DU Banquet, Stu’s Dining & Saloon. For more info call Rollie Mann, 218-864-5533.

April 21: St. Cloud DU Banquet, Regency Plaza, For more info call Herman Roerick, 320-250-1601.

April 22: Paynesville DU Banquet, American Legion #271. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 22: Brainerd DU Banquet, Maddens on Gull Lake. For more info call Aaron Peterson, 218-831-0434.

April 22: Morrison County DU Banquet, Falls Ballroom. For more info call Dwayne Marzolf, 320-232-9903.

April 22: Rum River DU Banquet, El Loro Restaurant, Cambridge. For more info call Bryan Sorenson, 763-242-0486.

April 22: Eden Prairie DU Banquet, Bear Path Country Club. For more info call Gred Hunsaker, 612-770-2937.

April 23: Finland WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center, Finland. For more info call Al Klotzbach, 218-220-7904.

Aprl 23: Buffalo Ridge, Slayton DU Banquet, Hadley Community Center. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.

April 23: Northwoods Area DU Banquet, Tower Civic Center. For more info call Detten Koski, 218-280-8306.

April 23: South Metro DU Banquet, B52 Bar & Grill. For more info call Chad Clemens, 612-270-6844.

April 25: Twin Cities TU Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Surly Brewing. For more info call Dan Callahan, 651-238-2111.

April 27: Western MN Ladies DU Banquet, Old #1, South Side, Morris. For more info call Judy Johnson, 320-287-1431.

April 27: Washington County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jared Wiklund, 651-788-3038.

April 28: 3M DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Machine Shed, Lake Elmo. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-492-6709.

April 28: Lake Minnetonka DU Banquet, Lafayette Club, Minnetonka Beach. For more info call Mike Lehtola, 320-224-8194.

April 28: Vikingland Sponsor DU Banquet, Arrowood Resort. For more info call Richard Hardine, 320-766-1797.

April 29: PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge Duluth. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

April 29: Upper Root River Chapter #084 DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville Sportsman Club, Cty Rd 6, Stewartville. For more info call Brenda Hawkins, 507-273-4370.

April 29: Cannon Flyway DU Banquet, Northfield Ballroom. For more info call Scott Norkunas, 507-645-0170.

April 29: Carver County DU Banquet, Lake Waconia Event Center. For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9139.

April 29: Upper Root River DU Banquet, Stewartville Sportsmans Club. For more info call Lynn Duncan, 507-280-6347.

April 30: NWTF Banquet, Faribault Elks Club. For more info call Todd Rost, 507-339-3695.

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.

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)

May 7: MN/WI border St. Croix River walleye and northern pike season opens.

May 14: Walleye, sauger and northern pike season opens.

May 14: Lake trout summer season inland waters and stream trout in lakes opens.

May 14: Catch and release season for largemouth and smallmouth bass opens.

May 14: MN/Canada walleye and sauger seasons open (border waters)

May 14: MN/WI border St. Louis River walleye and northern pike season opens.

May 28: Largemouth & smallmouth bass opener.

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.

Shows

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

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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.

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.

Shooting/Archery

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.

April 22-24: YESS4MN Youth Education in shooting Sports, 8-6 p.m., S. St. Paul Rod & Gun Club. For more info call Dan Richmond, 612-819-8837.

April 23: Clays for a Cause, James Meger Memorial, 9-2 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Kristi Palmer, 612-423-4402.

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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.

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

Education/Seminar

April 16: Walleye Wisdom, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 10 a.m., Cabela’s, Owatonna. For more info call 507-451-4545.

April 19: Crappie Strategies, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Joe’s Sporting Goods, St. Paul, 6 p.m. For more info call 651-209-7800.

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

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.

April 19: Prairie Restoration & Management, 7-9 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

April 19: Fly Fishing Basics for Women, 6-8 p.m., French Regional Park.

April 20: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 23: Family Archery, 10-noon, Carver Park Reserve.

April 23: Archery, 1-3 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.

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

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.

May 3: Spring Chores in the Rain Garden, 6-7 p.m.

May 7: Trees for the Bees, 1-4 p.m.

Special Events

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.

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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.

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

May 5: Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, 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.

June 25-26: Daniel Drevnick Memorial Fund, Fishing for our Heroes Tournament, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. For more info call Ken 651-324-2122.

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.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

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.

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.

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.

 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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