Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar of Events — December 16, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 21, 2017: St. Charles-Dover-Eyota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 551, Eyota. For more info call Alison Johnson, 608-849-5011.

Jan. 21, 2017: Turn in Poachers Inc, 4:30 p.m., Legacy Golf Course, East Gull Lake. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-829-0203.

Jan. 21, 2017: Southern Dakota County Sportsman’s Club, 5 p.m., Rosemount American Legion. For more info call Peter Bohlig, 612-207-0822.

Jan. 28, 2017: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-464-7427.

Feb. 4, 2017: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

Feb. 11, 2017: Houston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fest Building, Spring Grove. For more info call Christopher Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 11, 2017: Fishing for a Cure Banquet, noon-2 p.m., East Side Lake. For more info call Hayley Newman, 507-438-0313.

Feb. 11, 2017: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.

Feb. 17, 2017: North Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Black Woods Banquet Center, Proctor. For more info call Matt Erjavec, 218-464-8908.

March 4, 2017: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 11, 2017: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 11, 2017: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

March 11, 2017: PF Chapter 844 Banquet, 4 p.m. For more info call John Swanson, 651-324-3648.

March 18, 2017: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Hinckley Community Center, Hinckley. For more info call Brad Klepsa, 651-246-5201.

March 18, 2017: Brown County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Jeremy Berg, 507-240-0096.

March 18, 2017: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

March 25, 2017: Minnesota South Central Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 25, 2017: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

March 31, 2017: Rum River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet Center, Pease. For more info call Holly Altenhofen, 763-856-3568.

April 1, 2017: Cannon Falls WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rhino’s Archery, Cannon Falls. For more info call 507-298-3123.

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

Dec. 17-18: Gun Show, National Guard Armory, Brainerd. Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

Jan. 19-22, 2017: Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, Thurs. 2-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call 612-332-8330.

Jan. 21-22, 2017: Gun Show, National Guard Armory, St. Cloud, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

Feb. 3-4, 2017: Minnesota Decoy Collectors Assoc. Show, Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9-4 p.m., Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel. For more info call 651-455-7114.

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

Jan. 21-22, 2017: Brooklyn Park Armory

Jan. 28-29, 2017: Duluth Convention Center DECC

Feb. 18-19, 2017: Hastings Armory.

Feb. 25-26, March 25-26, 2017: Anoka 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.

Jan. 14-15, 2017: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester.

Feb. 4-5, 2017: Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton.

Education/Seminar

Dec. 17: Ice Formulas for Crappies & Sunfish, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., LaCannes Marine, Faribault. For more info call 507-334-6415.

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

Dec. 16: Headlamp Cross-country Ski, 6:30-8 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 17: Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 17: Classic Beginner I – Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 17: Ski-skating I – Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 17: Classic Beginner I – Basics,   noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 17: Audubon Christmas Bird Count, 9-5 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Dec. 18: Ski-skating I Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 18: Classic Beginner I-Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 21: Classic Beginner I-Basics, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 22: Ski-Skating I-Basics, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 23: Beginner Snowshoeing, 3-4:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 24: Quick Escape Snowshoe Hike, 10-11:30 a.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Dec. 26-28: Pocket Monster Winter Survival Camp, Silverwood Park.

Dec. 28: Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 28: Ski-skating I-Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 28: Classic Beginner I-Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 28: Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 28: Snow Shelters, 9-11 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 28: Winter Survival 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 29: Ski-skating I-Basics, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 29: Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 29: Classic Beginner I-Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 29: Cross-country Ski Tour, 1-3 p.m., New Prague Golf course.

Dec. 31: Family Snowshoeing, 10-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.

Dec. 31: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

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

Dec. 17: Winter bird open house, 10-3 p.m.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Day Nature Chill-Out, 1-3 p.m.

Jan. 7, 2017: Snow Flake Wonders, 1-3 p.m.

Jan. 14, 2017: Winter Open House, Snowshoes & Tracks, 10-3 p.m.

Jan. 28, 2017: Fur Trade Heritage, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Feb. 11, 2017: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

Feb. 25, 2017: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Animal Tracks, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 25, 2017: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Maple Sap into Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 22, 2017: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Honk & Quack Parade, 10-11:30 a.m.

Special Events

Jan. 13, 2017: Maranatha Church Wild Game Dinner, 4 p.m., Maranatha Church Forest Lake. For more info call Chris Knutson, 651-464-3131.

Jan. 21, 2017: Sanborn Lake Ladies DU, Wine & Beer Tasting, 11-3 p.m., Next Chapter Winery, New Prague. For more info call Ruth Hoefs, 612-756-1500.

Season Dates

Dec. 31: Deer season ends – Archery.

Dec. 31: Crow season Closes.

Jan. 1, 2017: Pheasant, ruffed grouse and gray partridge seasons close.

Jan. 1, 2017:  stream trout catch-and-release season (in southeast MN, see DNR regs) opens

Jan. 8, 2017: Otter season (north & south) closes

Jan. 8, 2017: Bobcat season closes

Jan. 14, 2017: Winter lake trout and stream trout season opens (lakes outside or partially within BWCAW)

Jan. 15, 2017: Crow season closes.

Shooting/Archery

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.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 13-14, 2017: Save the Birds Coyote Hunting Tournament, Pre-register by 12-30-16. For more info call 507-591-2385.

Feb. 4, 2017: Holes 4 Heroes Ice Fishing Tournament, Medicine Lake, Plymouth. www.fishingforlife.org for more info.

Feb. 4, 2017: Anoka County PF Ice Fishing Derby, 11-2 p.m., Lake George Regional Park. For more info www.anokapf.org

Feb. 4, 2017: Park Rapids American Legion Contest, 1 p.m., Park Rapids, Fish Hook Lake. For more info call Jerry Benham, 218-732-9657.

Feb. 11, 2017: Ice Castle Classic, Lac Qui Parle Lake, Watson. www.icecastleclassic.com for more info.

Feb. 25, 2017: Norris Lake Ice Fishing Contest, 10-noon, Norris Lake, St. Francis. For more info call Carol Novak, 612-242-9542.

Dog Events

Dec. 18: CMRC Informal Trial & Hunt Test for all Retrievers puppy & up. Reg. 8-8:30 a.m. For more info www.cmrcmn.org

Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, 2017: CMRC Informal Trial & Hunt test for all Retrievers puppy & up. Reg. 8-8:30 a.m. For more info www.cmrcmn.org

Meetings

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Central Minnesota Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.cmrcmn.org for more info.

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. www.perm.org

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