Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 10, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

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

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

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

Feb. 11: Southeast MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Events by Saker, Kasson. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.

Feb. 11: Itasca County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Sawmill. For more info call Joshua Berg, 952-270-0061.

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

Feb. 18: East Central PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Floppy Crappie Lakeside Pub, Pine City. For more info call Beth Peterson, 651-785-6520.

Feb. 18: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve Building. For more info call Jeff McCann, 763-242-8677.

Feb. 18: River Valley RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.

Feb. 18: South Metro MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-807-4471.

Feb. 18: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve Center. For more info call Jeff McCann, 763-242-8677.

Feb. 23: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. For more info call Erica Krecklau, 952-292-3083.

Feb. 24: Minnewaska DU Banquet, Minnewaska House. For more info call Josh Wolf, 320-219-3187.

Feb. 24: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Judy, 320-894-5964.

Feb. 24: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

Feb. 25: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.

Feb. 25: Bemidji Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.

Feb. 25: North Metro Muskies Inc. Banquet, Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-478-1748.

Feb. 25: Rush Creek NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Stumpy’s, Rushford. For more info call Mitch Paulson. 507-459-4931.

Feb. 25: Martin Co. Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Fairmont Armory. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.

Feb. 25: North Country Spurs NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

Feb. 25: Hearland Fairbault County PF Banquet, DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim More, 507-462-3469.

Feb. 25: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 25: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Litchfield. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-453-7465.

March 2: Turn in Poachers Banquet, 5 p.m., Bemidji Eagles Club. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

March 3: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague Park Ballroom. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 3: North Suburban MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park. For more info call Steve, 612-325-2866.

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

March 4: Snake River MDHA Banquet, Grand Events Center, Mora. For more info call Laura Ambrose, 320-279-2829.

March 4: North Country Bowhunters SCI Banquet, Schwan Center, Blaine. For more info www.scincb.org

March 4: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., B.A.R.C., Windom. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

March 4: Wright County PF Banquet, 5:30 pm., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Melissa Sandquist, 763-354-4090.

March 4: North Country Bowhunters Banquet, 3 p.m., Nat’l Sports Center, Blaine. For more info call Kal Stoks, 651-472-3975.

March 4: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., ElmerZ’s, Sauk Centre. For more info call Chris Denn, 320-761-8695.

March 4: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville Civic Center. For more info call Jermaine Winch, 507-421-3665.

March 4: Timber Toms Winona NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Winona. For more info call Chad Knutson, 507-458-0499.

March 4: Wadena County PF Banquet, Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call Tom Smith, 952-686-4056.

March 9: Rum River MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Links Northfork, Ramsey. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524.

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

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

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

March 11: Rice County PF #821 Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault Eagles Club. For more info call Dean Turek, 507-403-9846.

March 11: Upper MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Sharon Krogstad, 320-564-4063.

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

March 11; Mille Lacs, Benton County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-333-8015.

March 11: McLeod County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds. For more info call Dr. Virgil Voight, 320-583-0979.

March 16: Turn in Poachers Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Event Center. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

March 16: Carlton County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., 4 Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.

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

Now-Feb. 12: LaCross Boat Sports, Travel RV & Hunting Show, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.  & Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m., LaCrosse Auditorium. For more info www.shamrockprod.com

Now-Feb. 12: St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Rivers Edge Convention Center. www.stcloudsportshow.com for more info.

Feb. 15-19: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Wed. & Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11-10 p.m., Sun. 11-5 p.m., DECC. For more info www.shamrockprod.com

Feb. 17-19: Pheasant Fest, Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. www.pheasantsforever.com for more info.

Feb. 24-25: SCI World Hunting Expo., Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m., Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park. For more info call 952-693-1461.

Feb. 24: Sheldon Valley Sportsman Assoc. SE MN Antler Classic, 6-10 p.m., Houston American Legion. For more info call Nick Thesing, 507-896-2056.

March 2-5: Red River Valley Sportsmens Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., FargoDome. www.fargosporshow.com for more info.

March 10-12: Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m., Warner Coliseum, State Fair Grounds. Go to www.mndeershow.com for a $2 discount coupon.

March 11-12: Wells Gun Traders Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., U.S.C. Public School. For more info call 507-525-0873.

March 23-26: Northwest Sportshow, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com

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

Feb. 18-19: Hastings Armory.

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

March 4-5, 2017: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

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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.

March 18-19, 2017: MN State Fairgrounds, Coliseum Bldg.

April 22-23: MN State Fairgrounds, Education Bldg.

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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.

Feb. 18-19: Fergus Falls, National Guard Armory.

April 8-9: Sauk Centre, Civic Ice Arena.

April 29-30: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.

Dog Events

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

Education/Seminar

Feb. 11: DNR Snowmobile Safety, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School AG Rm, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

March 25: DNR Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayett Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

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

Now-Feb. 21: Cross-country Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Now-Feb. 22: Cross-country Ski Club, 10-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Now-Feb. 22: Adapted Cross-country Ski Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Now-Feb. 23: Cross-country Ski Club 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Full Moon Snowshoe, 6-7:30 p.m., Court Square Park.

Feb. 10: Raccoon Moon, 6:30-8 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Feb. 10: Snow Moon, 7-8:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

Feb. 11: Kids Classic ages 6-8, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Kids Classic, ages 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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

Feb. 11: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 12: Ski-skating I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 12: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 12: Kids Classic ages 6-8, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 12: Kids Classic ages 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Nordic Ski Along, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 15: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 16: Ski-skating I, Basics, 7-8:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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

Feb. 18: Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 18: Classic Beginner I, Basics, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 18: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 18: Ski Jumping 70 Meter Distance Competition, 6-9:30 p.m., Bush Lake Ski Jump.

Feb. 18: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Feb. 18: Young Birders Club, 1-3 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

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

Feb. 11: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

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

March 3:  Snowshoe Moon Walk, Prairie Farm Preserve, 6:30-8 p.m.

March 4: Snakes Alive, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

March 11: Prunning Shrubs in Rain Garden, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 18: SAP into Syrup, 2-3:30 p.m.

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

April 1: Its the Bomb, 2-3:45 p.m.

April 8: Vegetable Growing Basics, 9:30-4 p.m.

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

April 29: Service Project, 10-2 p.m.

May 6: Trees for the Bees, 1-4 p.m.

May 12: Birds & Blooms of Fish Creek, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Fish Creek.

Season Dates

Feb. 19: Spearing for bullheads, redhorse, sand other rough fish season closes.

Feb. 26: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass seasons close.

Feb. 26: Bowfishing and darkhouse spearing season closes.

Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye and northern pike closes.

Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat (north & south) seasons close.

Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

March 1: Spring light goose season opens.

March 1: March crow season opens.

March 1: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike seasons close.

March 15: Fox, badger, opossum and raccoon seasons close (statewide)

March 31: March crow season ends.

March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends (all waters).

Shooting/Archery

Feb. 25: Prairie Archers Archery Club Winter Outdoor 3D Shoot, Lester Prairie. For more info call Monty Klatt, 612-636-7214.

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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.

March 5: 3D shoot (40 targets)

April 2, May 7, June 4: 3D shoot (50 targets)

April 23: Running Biathlon.

May 21: Traditional shoot.

June 4: NASP tournament.

July 8-9: 3D Shoot (80 targets)

July 16: JOAD Achievement Shoot.

Sept. 3: 3D Shoot (40 targets, Bow Hunter’s Challenge)

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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.

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Schmidty, 715-308-2280.

March 11-12, April 22-23, July 22-23 Aug. 19-20: 3D shoot.

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 10-11: Redwood County PF Coyote Hunt, 6 p.m., Roadhouse, Wabasso. For more info call Ray Sweetman, 507-626-0422.

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

Feb. 11: Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Kid’s Ice Fishing, 10-noon, McNally Boat Landing, Winona. For more info call Ed Lagace, 507-494-6236.

Feb. 11: New Richland Area Sportsmens Club, Ice Fishing Contest, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Olaf Lake. For more info call Lee Mendenhall, 507-475-1444.

Feb. 12: Princeton Lions Ice Fishing Contest, 1-4 p.m., Green Lake. www.e-Clubhouse.org/sites/princetonmn for more info.

Feb. 12: New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen Ice Fishing Contest, Clear Lake, New Ulm. For more info call 507-381-2041.

Feb. 18: Lake City Sportsmans Club, Ice Fishing Contest, at the Club. For more info call 651-564-1082.

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

Meetings

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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