Minnesota Calendar of Events, April 22nd, 2016


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.

April 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 23: Itasca County TIP Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn, Grand Rapids. For more info call Tom Sutherland, 218-290-4163.

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.

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.


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.

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 23-24: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.


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


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.

April 23: Meeker Sportsman Club, Pheasant Hunt,  8 a.m.-Sundown, Shamrock Preserve, Litchfield. For more info call Pat, 320-699-0490.

April 30-May 1: Lakes Area Archers 3D Shoot, 8-3 p.m. For more info call Todd, 218-731-4148.

May 13-15: SCI Hunting Archery Series, Part 4, (optional) Archery Turkey Hunt. For more info call Linda Bylander, 218-203-4347.

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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 2016 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.

May 8: Spring Fever Shoot.

June 12, July 10: 40 Target Shoot.

Aug. 14: Bow Hunter Warm-up.

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Little Crow Archers 2016 Events. For more info call Dennis Winzenburg, 320-212-4715..

April 23-24: 3D Archery Shoot.

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 3D Archery Shoot, 9-2 p.m.

Special Events

May 7: Wright County MDHA Kids Carnival, 10-2 p.m., Runnings, Monticello. For more info call Al Weller, 763-370-1206.

May 7: Deer River Sportsmens Club, Youth Day Outdoors, 9-2 p.m., at the Club. For more info call John Tornes, 218-246-2335.

May 14: Southern MN DU Greenwing Event, 10 a.m., Martin County West Jr. High School, Trimont. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

May 20-22: Get Hooked on Preston, Trout Days. For more info call 507-421-8911.


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.

May 13-15: Youth Firearms Safety, DNR Safety Instructor, 7 p.m., Tracy Ambulance Garage, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

May 15: Hunters Trail, Field Day, DNR Safety Instructor, 8 a.m., Redwood River Sportsman Club, Marshall. 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 23: Family Archery, 10-noon, Carver Park Reserve.

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

April 24: Community Outreach, Family Archery, 10-noon, Sochacki Park.

April 24: Family Archery, 1-3 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

April 26: Woodcocks. Sky Dancers, 7:15-9:30 p.m. Eastman Nature Center.

April 27: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 30: Family Archery, 9-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

May 4: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

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

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.

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Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth MN 55803. For more info call John Geissler, 218-721-3731.

April 28-29: Paddle Making Workshop, 1-3 p.m.

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.

May 20-22: Adult Wingshooting School.

June 11: Side by Side Shoot, 9 a.m.


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.

Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Bertha Lions Building.

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.


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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