Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — April 7, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

April 7: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst 507-332-9884.

April 7: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Kato Entertainment Center, Mankato. For more info call 507-387-9011.

April 7: Paynesville DU Banquet, American Legion 281. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 7: Watonwan River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James American Legion. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.

April 7: Koronis DU Banquet, Paynesville American Legion. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 8: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Ray Priem, 218-849-1230.

April 8: Fox River Walleyes for Tomorrow Banquet, 4:30 p.m., City Inn, Berlin. For more info call Emil, 920-361-3354.

April 8: St. Croix Valley MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., The Heights Hall & Club, Stillwater. For more info call Mark Scioli, 651-706-2404.

April 8: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, Willmar Convention Center. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2418.

April 8: Sauk Center DU Banquet, Diamond Point, Sauk Centre. For more info call Nick Hoffman, 320-424-0559.

April 8: Otter Tail County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles, Fergus Falls. For more info call Doug Wells, 218-731-5594.

April 8: Bluewater MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Breezy Point Resort. Brian Evenson, 218-851-4156.

April 8: Chisago County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Guy Rotter, 651-338-6757.

April 8: McLeod County DU Banquet, Lordy Lodge. For more info call Jeremy Anfinson, 320-683-1185.

April 8: Freeborn County DU Banquet, City Arena. For more info call Nate Kuiper, 507-318-8185.

April 8: Gobblers of Glacial Ridge Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Bob Jacobs, 320-805-0460.

April 15: RKBA Sportsman Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Pooters Sports Bar, Altura. For more info call Sheldon Goree, 507-429-5789.

April 15: Southern Gateway MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Albert Lea. For more info call Deanne Von Wald, 507-213-0823.

April 18: Madison Lake DU Banquet, Point Pleasant. For more info call Terry Weston, 507-381-8625.

April 19: North Crow Wing County DU Banquet, Breezy Point. For more info call Joby Goerges, 218-251-6735.

April 20: Full Choke DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Crown Room, Rogers. For more info call Doug Claseman, 763-772-7972.

April 20: St. Cloud SP DU Banquet, Marriott Courtyard. For more info call Stephen Upgren, 320-250-1185.

April 20: Arlington DU Banquet, Main Street Hall. For more info all John Schanere, 507-380-3200.

April 20: Lake Superior MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Shriners Building, Hermantown. For more info call Tom Harvey, 218-345-6259.

April 21: United Northern Sportsmen Conservation Club Banquet, AAD Shrine Convention & Meeting Facility. For more info call Chuck Cieluch, 218-525-5547.

April 21: Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jim Kelley, 218-327-0317.

April 21: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, Grandview Lodge, Brainerd. For more info call Jake Huser, 218-330-9848.

April 21: Rum River DU Banquet, Chapalas. For more info call Bryan Sorenson, 763-242-0486.

April 21: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peters on Lake Ripley. For more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164.

April 21: Eden Prairie DU Banquet, Bearpath. For more info call Greg Hunsaker, 612-770-2987.

5:15 p.m., Clearwater Grille, Duluth. For more info call Kevin Bovee, 218-525-5960.

April 22: Finland WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center, Finland. For more info call Al Klotzbach, 218-226-3820.

April 22: Buffalo Ridge DU Banquet, Hadley Community Center. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.

April 22: Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. Banquet, May 1: Wright County DU Banquet, River Dity Extreme. For more info call Mike Kloubec, 763-271-7526.

April 25: 3M Ducks Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-492-6709.

April 27: Zimmerman DU Banquet, American Legion Post 560. For more info call Wayne Gilbertson, 763-458-4061.

April 28: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

April 28: Upper Root River #084 DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville sportsman Club, Stewartville. For more info call Brenda Hawkins, 507-273-4370.

April 28: Miesville DU Banquet, Wiederholts Supper Club. For more info call John Wiederholt, 952-820-8174.

April 28: Morrison County DU Banquet, Falls Ballroom. For more info call Jay Brezinka, 320-630-0353.

April 28: Alexandria Lakes Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing Banquet, 4 p.m., Alexandria Elks Lodge. For more info call Dave Morgan, 320-766-6335.

April 28: Carver County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lake Waconia Event Center. For more info call Steven Leonard, 612-751-9139.

April 28: St. Cloud Muskies Inc Banquet, American Legion, Waite Park. For more info call Ken Schmitt, 320-290-6272.

April 29: Jim Jordan MDHA Banquet, Grand Casino, Hinckley. For more info call Gary Thompson, 320-384-6860.

April 29: Marsh Lake DU Banquet, Appleton. For more info call Wade Schmidt, 320-289-1454.

April 29: N.E.W. DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Creeks Bend Golf Course, New Prague. For more info call Tiffany Kniefel, 952-843-3598.

April 29: Faribault NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault Elks Club. For more info call Todd Rost, 507-339-3695.

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.

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

April 30: Fun Shoot, 10 a.m.

Shows

April 7-8: Outdoor Living Expo, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Tim burns, 320-235-1340.

April 8: American Sporting Collectibles, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally, 651-387-2338.

April 22, 23, 2017: Gun Show, Bemidji Curling Club, Bemidji, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

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

April 8-9: Stillwater Armory.

April 29-30: Champlin Ice Arena.

July 8-9: Bloomington 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.

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.

Education/Seminar

April 8: Walleye Wisdom, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., Cabela’s, Owatonna.

April 19: Walleye Wisdom “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 6 p.m., Joe’s  Sporting Goods, St. Paul. For more info call 651-209-7800.

April 22: DNR Youth Firearms Online Field Day, 8 a.m., Rochester SMSC. For more info call Dave Paxton, 507-280-0160.

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

April 8: Orienteering Skills Clinic, noon-3 p.m., French Regional Park.

April 11: Full Moon Woodcock Stalk, 6:45-9 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

April 15: Bird Banding, 8-11 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

April 16: Raptors in the Yard, 2-4 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

April 18: Fly Fishing Basics for Women, 6-8 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.

April 19: Peregrine Falcons’ Road to Recovery, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

April 20: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 22: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

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

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.

Special Events

April 21: Red Wing Environmental Learning Center Community Celebration, 5 p.m., Red Wing Armory. For more info www.RedWingELC.com

Season Dates

April 12: Turkey season (spring) opens.

April 14: Stream trout catch-and-release season (in southeast MN) closes.

April 14: MN/Canada walleye and sauger seasons close (border waters)

April 15: Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.

April 22: MN/SD walleye and northern pike season open (border waters)

April 29: MN/WI walleye and northern pike seasons open (border waters)

April 30: Bowfising and rough fish spearing opens.

April 30: Spring light goose season closes.

Shooting/Archery

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2016 Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

1st Sun. of the Month: 3D Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m.

Now-May 23: 8 Week High School Scholastic 3D Archery League.

April 23: Running Biathlon.

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

June 11: Traditional shoot.

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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.

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

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.

Dog Events

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

Meetings

Will Dilg Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. of the month, 7 p.m., Betty Jo’s Restaurant, Winona. For more info call Michael Kennedy, 507-452-6642.

Austin Izaak Walton League meets 1st Mon. of the month, 7 p.m., Todd Park, Austin. For more info call Barbara Owens, 507-433-2735.

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.

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

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.

Cass County Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m., Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Hackensack. For more info call Jerry Lamon, 218-947-3870.

Bush Lake Izaak Walton League meets quarterly, west Bush Lake Park Bloomington. For more info call Gregg Thopson, 612-618-8616.

Owatonna Valley Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Owatonna. For more info call Ted Mittelstadt, 507-451-7946.

Prairie Woods Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Dean Hendrickson, 218-439-6303.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Ulm #79 Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Tues. of the month 7 p.m., Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. For more info call Tom Wilfahrt, 507-276-1858.

New London Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Tues. of the month, 6:30 p.m., McKale’s Family Restaurant, New London. For more info call Kevin Fasen, 320-354-4708.

Minnesota Valley Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Bloomington. For more info call John Crampton, 952-884-6704.

Jaques Izaak Walton League meets 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi. For more info call John Siekmeier, 651-291-1829.

Walter J. Breckenridge Izaak Walton League meets 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park. For more info call Mary Ellen Vetter, 763-561-1761.

Wapashaw Izaak Walton League meets 4th Weds. of the month, 6:30 p.m., VFW Club Wabasha. For more info call Eleanor Groby, 651-565-2380.

Wes Libbey-Northern Lakes Izaak Walton League meets 4th Weds. of the month, 7 p.m., Central Square Mall, Grand Rapids. For more info call Marcia Anderson, 218-301-6786.

Rochester Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tues. of the month, 7 p.m., Izaak Walton Cabin, Rochester. For more info e-mail rochesterikes@gmail.com

W.J. McCabe Izaak Walton League meets 1st Weds. of the month, 7 p.m., Hartley Nature Center, Duluth. For more info call Martha Minchak, 218-628-3462.

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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