Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — March 3, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 4: McLeod Fish & Wildlife Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. For more info call Adam Dammen, 320-237-2354.

March 4: North Country Bowhunters Banquet, 1 p.m., Schwan Center , Blaine. For more info www.scincb.com.

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

March 9: Valley Yelpers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Tom Bender, 507-248-3230.

March 10: Renville DU Banquet, Renville Community Center. For more info call Joe Schlaget, 320-847-3243.

March 10: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House Restaurant, Lakeville. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.

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 11: SW Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Club, Jordan. For more info call Dave Wagner, 952-873-4534.

March 11: West Metro NWTF Banquet, Osseo American Legion. For more info call Mike Bauer, 612-991-1676.

March 11: Lyon County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., SMSU Conference Center. For more info call Harvey Noyes, 507-537-4155.

March 11: Martin County PF Banquet, Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Maidl, 507-399-1660.

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.

March 17: Red Lake DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-689-3458.

March 17: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Ctr. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.

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

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

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

March 18: Southern MN DU Banquet, Sherburn Community Center. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

March 18: South Central Minnesota PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet, Albert Lea. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.

March 18: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 18: Marsh Madness Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Michael Community Center. For more info call Lance Krupke, 612-760-6357.

March 18: Itasca County Turn in Poachers, 5 p.m., Sawmill Inn. For more info call Pete Sahr, 218-259-9067.

March 18: Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Cannon Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.

March 18: Central Minnesota SCI Banquet, 2-9 p.m., St. Cloud Civic Center. For more info call Rebecca Ramer, 320-217-8925.

March 18: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Tyler Even, 507-951-4887.

March 18: Struttin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Adriyn Torguson, 763-242-1384.

March 18: St. Cloud RMEF Banquet, Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call Jason Hollenkamp, 320-333-6960.

March 18: Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. 5 p.m. Brainderd Armory. For more info call Brett Stark, 218-839-3136.

March 18: Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan, For more info call Dales Tribby 952-737-9029.

March 18: Redwood County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Redwood Area Community Center. For more info call Ray Sweetman 507-626-0422.

March 23: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.

March 24: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chapala Mexican Grill, Cambridge. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

March 25: SouthWestern Prairie Outdoors Club, 5 p.m. , Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller 507-829-6659.

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

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

March 25: SE MN QF Banquet, 5 p.m., Good Times Restaurant, Caledonia. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-725-3839.

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

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 18-19: Lake Region Builders Assoc. Home & Sport Show, Sat. 10-5 p.m., Sun. 11-4 p.m., Kent Freeman Sports Arena. For more info call Vicki Fenske, 218-847-0699.

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. 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.

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

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

Dog Events

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

March 13: Walleye Searchers of Minnesota Seminar, 6 p.m., Eagle’s Club, Rochester. For more info call Steve Gnotke, 651-278-1879.

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

April 29: DNR ATV Safety, 10 a.m., Tracy Veteran’s Memorial Center. 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

March 5: Maple Syrup Time, 1-2:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 5: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 11: Brid Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

March 11: Tappint into Nature, 1-2:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 11: Maple Syrup Time, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

March 12: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 15: Maple Syruping: Tapping into Nature, 4-5:30, Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 18: Maple Syruping: Tapping into Nature, Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 18: Maple Syrup Through History, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

March 18: Make Your Own: Maple Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m., Gale Woods Farm.

March 18: Maple Syrup Festival at Eastman, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

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

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

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

March 31-April 1: NCB/SCI MN NASP State Tournament, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info call Michelle, 218-244-9719.

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

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.

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

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org

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

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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