Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — May 12, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

May 20: Southern MN DU Greenwing Banquet, Martin County West High School, Sherburn. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

Aug. 17: Elk River Goldeneyes DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rockwoods Entertainment Center, Otsego. For more info call Tim Oie, 763-237-4155.

Sept. 30: South Metro WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington VFW Post 1296. For more info call Jodi Paul, 612-790-3215.

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

May 19-21: Adult Wingshooting School.

June 10: Side by Side Shoot, 9 a.m.

June 18-23, July 2-7, July 30-Aug. 4, Aug. 6-11: Forkhorn I Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.

July 5-7: All-girls Upland Bird Hunting Camp, Ages 12-16.

July 9-14: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 16-18: Mini Camp, ages 9-16.

July 16-21: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 19-21: Aquatics, Fishing Camp, ages 10-14.

July 23-28: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.

July 30-Aug. 4: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

Education/Seminar

May 20: Minnesota Steelheader’s Women on the Fly, 9:45-12:45 p.m., Baptism River, Tettegouche State Park. For more info call Lisa Murphy, 320-241-8453.

May 21: Youth Firearm Safety On-Line Field Day, 8 a.m., Redwood River Sportsmen Club, Marshall. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

May 29, 21: Firearm Safety Class, 7 p.m., Tracy Ambulance Garage. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

June 2: DNR Firearms Safety, 7 p.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

June 4: DNR Firearms Safety, 8 a.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

July 8: Off Road Ed. 10 a.m., Nicollet Conservation Club, Nicollet. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

June 18: ATV Safety Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

July 21: DNR Firearms Safety, 7 p.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

July 23: DNR Firearms Safety, 8 a.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 9: Hunter Safety Ed, 10 a.m., Ted Schotzko Wildlife Acres, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 23: DNR Firearms Safety, 10 a.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. for more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 24: DNR ATV Safety, 10 a.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Oct. 6-8: DNR Hunter Ed, 7 p.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Oct. 8: DNR Hunter Ed, 8 a.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. 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

May 12: Walk When the Moon is Full, Frog Moon, 8-9:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

May 13: Canoe When the Moon is Full, 8-10 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.

May 13: Family Fishing on the Opener, 1-4 p.m., Bryant Lake Regional Park.

May 13: Spring Bird Hike, 8-10 a.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

May 13: Amazing Migrants, 10-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

May 17: Bluebirds Bounce Back, 9:30-11 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

May 18: Spring Bird Hikes, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

May 20: Family Canoeing, 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

May 20: Family SUP Lesson, 4-6 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

May 20: Family SUP Lesson, 4-6 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

May 20: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

May 20: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

May 20: Minnesota Young Birders Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

May 21: Canoe with a Naturalist, noon-1:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

May 21: Women’s Archery, 1-3 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

May 21: Adapted Recreation Demo Day, 1-4 p.m., Fish Lake Regional Park.

May 27: Stand-up Paddleboard, 9-11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

May 27: Stand-up Paddleboard, 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

May 27: Family Canoeing, 1-3 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

May 27: Family Fishing, 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

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

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

May 19: Frogs & Flowers, 7:30-9 p.m.

May 20: Migration Sensation, 7-9 a.m.

May 27: Making Twine from Basswood, 10-11:30 a.m.

May 27: Peer into the Pond Family, 2-3:15 p.m.

June 3: Waterfest, Make Waves, 11-4 p.m.

June 9: Frog Moon Hike, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

June 10: Native Plants for Pollinators, 10-11:30 a.m.

June 10: New Volunteer Orientation, 2-3 p.m.

June 15: Turtle Picnic, 10:30-12:30 p.m.

June 17: Fantastic Fish, 10-11:30 a.m.

June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2: Junior Volunteers, 9:30-11:15 a.m.

June 22: Fish Creek Trail Grand Opening, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

July 6: Firefly Magic Night Hike, 8:30-10 p.m.

July 8: Native Butterflies in Watercolor, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

July 13: Bat Survey, 8:30-10 p.m.

July 15: Native Bees in Watercolor, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

July 18: Garden Tour, Native Plants for Pollinators, 7-8 p.m.

July 22: Meet the Animals, 2-3 p.m.

July 29: Build a Bat House, 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 5: Dazzling Dragonflies & Damselflies, 10-11 a.m.

Aug. 12: Tasty Treats From the Bees, 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 19: bumble Bee Safari at Fish Creek, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Monarchs in the Prairie, 1-3 p.m.

Sept. 16: Buckthorn Removal Demonstration, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sept. 22: Super Spiders Night Hike, 7-8:30 p.m.

Season Dates

May 13: Walleye, sauger, & pike fishing season open.

May 13: Bass catch-and-release season opens.

May 13: Summer lake trout (inland waters) & stream trout (in lakes) seasons open.

May 13: MN/WI border waters walleye/pike (St. Louis River) & MN/Canada border waters walleye/sauger opener.

May 15: Beaver season closes (north & south)

June 3: Muskie season opens.

Shows

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

July 8-9: Bloomington Armory

July 29-30: Hastings Armory

Aug. 5-6: Anoka Ice Arena.

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Minnesota Weapons Collectors Assoc. Schedule. Call 612-721-8976 for more info or tables. Sat. shows 8-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $5.

Dec. 9-10: RiverCentre, St. Paul.

Tournaments/Contests

July 15-16: William M Kelley High School. Fishing Contest, Sat. 4-6 p.m., Sun. 4-2 p.m., Silver Bay Marina. For more info call Amy Johnson, 218-226-4437.

Shooting/Archery

June 3: Women Hunting & Fishing, 10 a.m., Bald Eagles Sportsmens Assoc. For more info www.womenhfs@gmail.com 

June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern S x S Classic Shoot, 8 a.m. each day, Medford, WI. For more info call Gary Kapfhamer, 715-965-7613.

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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.

May 21: Traditional shoot.

June 4: NASP tournament.

June 4: 3D shoot (50 targets)

June 11: Traditional Shoot.

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.

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

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.

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Isanti County Sportsman Club, Cambridge, MN. 3-D Shoot dates. For more info call the Club 763-691-1604.

June 11, July 9: 40 Target Shoot

Aug. 13: Bow Hunter Warm-up, 50 Target Shoot.

Tournaments/Contests

June 2-4: Western Lake Superior Trolling Assoc. JAWS Fishing Derby, Barkers Island, Superior, WI. For more info call Jim Vanlandschoot, 218-591-0295.

June 3: Women Anglers of Minnesota Fishing Contest. Lake Osakis. For more info call Julie Lane, 612-390-2808.

June 24-25: Fishing for Heros Fishing Tournament, Le Homme Dieu Chain of Lakes, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. For more info call 651-324-2122.

Special Events

June 10: Brainerd Lakes Area Outdoor Youth Expo., 10 a.m., Lakeshore Gun Club, Lakeshore. For more info call Amy Odegard, 218-820-9215.

Dog Events

May 26-28, June 16-18, Aug. 4-7, 2017: AKC Licensed Field Trial, Martens Meadows.www.cmrcmn.org for more info.

June 23-25, 2017: March & Meadows Hunting Retrieve Club, Licensed Hunt Test, Martens Meadows. www.cmrcmn.org for more info.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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