Minnesota Calendar of Events, April 29th, 2016


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: South Metro Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Brackett’s Crossing, Lakeville. For more info call Leroy Van Brunt, 651-402-0368.

April 29: Martin County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Maidl, 507-399-1600.

April 29: St. Cloud Muskies Inc, Youth Events, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Waite Park Legion. For more info call Ken Schmitt, 320-290-6272.

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

May 2: Wright County DU, 5 p.m., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Rob Kopff, 763-464-8674.

May 5: Jackson Sponsor DU Banquet, Hilo Supper Club. For more info call Tim Marker, 507-841-0681.

May 5: St. Croix Valley DU Banquet, Heights Harold Events. For more info call Mike Dvorak, 651-439-1881.

May 6: East Side DU Banquet, American Legion Club. For more info call Michael Hedlund, 701-215-2373.

May 7: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Ray Priem, 218-849-1230.

May 7: Headwaters, Park Rapids DU Banquet, Park Rapids American Legion. For more info call Darrin Hoverson, 218-252-8488.

May 11: West Hennepin DU Banquet, Rush Creek Golf, Maple Grove. For more info call Dennis Vee, 612-247-4007.

May 14: Southern Minnesota DU Banquet, Legends II. For more info call Brooke Eisenmenger, 507-848-1871.

May 14: Southern MN GW DU Banquet, MCW Jr. High School. For more info call Kirk Yahnke, 507-381-2168.

May 21: St. Charles WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, St. Charles. For more info call Alison Streiff, 507-201-0039.

Season Dates

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.


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.


April 30: Lions Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest for Children Diabetes, Bayview Events Center & Bayside Bar & Grill. For more info call 763-253-0230.

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 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.

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

May 20-22: Adult Wingshooting School.

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


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

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

May 7: Lawn Chair Birding, 9-11 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

May 7: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

May 7: Birding by Canoe, 9:30-noon, Elm Creek Park Reserve.

May 7: Beginning Birding, 10-noon, Sochacki Park.

May 10: Morning Spring Bird Walk, 7-9 a.m., Lowry Nature Center.

May 11: Fly Fishing Basics for Women, 6-8 p.m., Silverwood Park.

May 11: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

May 14: Family Fishing on the Opener, 10-noon, Bryant Lake Regional Park.

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

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.

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

May 9-13, Aug. 1-5: Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, 8-4:30 p.m.

May 14: Boulder Birding Big Day, 6:30-11 a.m.

June 25: Black Ash Basket Making Workshop, 8-4 p.m.

June 25-26: Willow Basket Making Workshop, 9-4 p.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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