Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events – October 21st, 2016


Oct. 22: Wadena MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Wadena Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call John Edinger, 218-631-1568.

Oct. 22: Lakes & Pines MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Patrick’s Fine Dinning, Longville. For more info call Steve Plante, 218-363-2390.

Oct. 22: Albert Lea Ladies DU Banquet, Albert Lea Eagles Club. For  more info call Karen Sorenson, 507-373-4931.

Oct. 22: North Red River Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Stephen, MN. For more info call Kelly Turgeon, 218-988-2567.

Oct. 25: Richfield, Bloomington DU Banquet, Knights of Columbus. For more info call Gordon Winstanley, 231-642-0052.

Oct. 27: North Suburban DU Banquet, New Brighton Family Services Center. For more info call Peter Belsito, 651-635-0639.

Oct. 27: Mesabi DU Banquet, 5:30, Miners Memorial Building, Virginia, MN. For more info call Alan Heisel, 218-780-5782.

Oct. 27: Roseau DU Banquet, Gene’s Bar. For more info call Dave Dirks, 218-689-0675.

Oct. 28: Ladies of the Lakes DU Banquet, Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Donna Lidberg, 320-762-2747.

Oct. 28: Stewartville Pheasant Habitat Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stewartville Sportman Club. For more info call Rick 507-285-9677.

Oct. 29: Blue Earth River Valley Chapter MDHA Membership Banquet, 5 p.m., Hamilton Hall, Blue Earth, MN. For more info call Rob Wolf, 507-525-0720.

Oct. 29: Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Brainerd. For more info call Pete, 218-839-4152.

Oct. 30: Dalton Free Lutheran Church Wild Game Feed, 5 p.m., Zion/Sarpsborg Church. For more info call Chuck Vukonich, 218-589-8909.

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.


Oct. 28-29: MWCA Gun Show and Sale, MN State Fairgrounds, Sat. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info visit www.MWCA.org.

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Neigels Authentic Arms 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.

Oct. 22-23: National Guard Armory, Fergus Falls.

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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.

Oct. 22-23: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

Nov. 12-13: Hastings Armory.

Nov. 26-27: Brooklyn Park Armory.

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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. 29-30: State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Bldg.

Special Events

Oct. 22-23, 29-30: Monticello Sportsmen Club, Public Rifle Sight-in, 9-4 p.m. For more info call Brian Smith, 763-271-8727.

Nov. 25-27: North Suburban MDHA, 3 Rivers Park & Sherburn County Swamp Buck & Wright County MDHA, Mentored Deer Hunt. For more info call Lloyd Sinclair, 612-819-6420.


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

Oct. 21-22: Saw-whet Owl Banding, 8-11 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Oct. 27: Birds of Legend, 5:30-7 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

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

Oct. 28: Outstanding Owls, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 29: Ojibwe Seasonal Life, 1-3 p.m.

Deep Portage Programs

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

Oct. 22: Sight in your firearm, 10-2 p.m.

Season Dates

Oct. 22: Gray and red fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon season open (South zone)

Oct. 29: Mink, muskrat, otter, and beaver seasons open (North and South)

Oct. 29: Camp Ripley second deer season (10/29-10/30)

Oct. 30: Fall wild turkey season ends.

Oct. 31: Crow season closes.

Oct. 31: Stream trout in lakes (summer) season closes.

Nov. 5: Deer-Firearms season opens.

Nov. 7: Rail, woodcock & snipe season ends.

Nov. 9: Mourning dove season ends.

Nov. 26: Bobcat, fisher and pine marten seasons open.

Nov. 26: Deer-Muzzleloader season opens.


Monticello Rod and Gun Club, 1821 West River Street, Monticello, MN. For more info call Dan,     952-334-8658.

Oct. 22-23, 29-30: Public Rifle Sight In, 10-4 p.m.

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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.

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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.


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

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.

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

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.

Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.

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.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club South meets Gander Mountain, Lakeville, 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

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.

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.

Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.

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.

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.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club North meets Thorne Bros, Blaine, 4th Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club West meets at Cabela’s, Rogers, 2nd Tues. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club East meets at Cabela’s Woodbury, 4th Tues. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meets 1st Thurs of the month, 7 p.m., Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Dana Hanson, 651-895-0643.

Minnesota Decoy and Wildfowl Carving Club. Meets 1st Tues of every month, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, Mpls. For more info call Phillip Nelson, 763-226-7619.


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. www.perm.org

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