Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 18, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

Aug. 18: WTU Team 200 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Randy Baker, 507-951-2848.

Aug. 18: Morrison County DU Banquet, Little Falls Country Club. For more info call Jay Brezinka, 320-630-9353.

Aug. 19: Turn in Poachers Inc Banquet, 6 p.m., Brainerd Eagles Club. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

Aug. 20: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Freeborn County Fairgrounds. For more info call Egan Mattson, 507-383-9520.

Aug. 23: Twin Cities RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Earle Brown Heritage Center. For more info call Dave Johnson, 715-492-5858.

Aug. 23: West Central DU Banquet, Oaks Restaurant. For more info call Travis Micxhelson, 320-905-2959.

Aug. 23: Pine Island, Whistling Wings DU Banquet, Zumbrota VFW. For more info call Jerry Weltzin, 507-753-2397.

Aug. 24: West Metro Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Shakopee Ballroom. For more info call Eric Noyes, 612-387-1067.

Aug. 25: Windy Lake MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New York Mills City Hall Banquet room. For more info call Douglas Harthan, 218-640-3163.

Aug. 26: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Vanelli’s on the Lake, Forest Lake. For more info call Matthew Polansky, 763-286-6458.

Sept. 7: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Wedgewood Cove. For more info call Sean Brink, 507-383-1335.

Sept. 7: DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Crow River Winery. For more info call Jeremy Anfinson, 320-583-1185.

Sept. 7: Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Jeff Beddow, 218-256-8417.

Sept. 8: Chain of Lakes DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Bill Januszewski, 218-329-2373.

Sept. 8: East Central MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Dave Jackson, 763-389-1772.

Sept. 8: Perham DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Perham Lakeside Golf Club. For more info call Tony Paul, 218-371-6338.

Sept. 9: Warroad/NW Angle DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Tony Krahn, 218-386-2974.

Sept. 9: Martin County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fairmont. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-235-9030.

Sept. 9: Adrian DU Banquet, Country Side Inn. For more info call Roy Honermsnn, 507-483-2447.

Sept. 9: Meeker County DU Banquet, Litchfield Eagles Club. For more info call Scott Christensen, 320-221-0164.

Sept. 12: Heart of the Lakes DU Banquet, Maple Lake Legion. For more info call Ben Wandmacher, 763-670-8221.

Sept. 12: Central Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

Sept. 13: Mankato Area DU Banquet, Rounders Sports Bar. For more info call Ian Carlestrom, 507-317-0516.

Sept. 15: Morrison County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Scott Luining, 320-360-0165.

Sept. 16: Hardwood Country Sportsmens Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Nordic Lanes, Rushford. For more info call Butch Johnson, 507-864-2800.

Sept. 16: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, Woldorf Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.

Sept. 20: LeSueur County DU Banquet, Lake Front Bar & Grill. For more info call Grad Collins, 507-351-4747.

Sept. 21: Delano DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., B’s on the River, Watertown. For more info call Cory Cederberg, 763-370-8086.

Sept. 21: Scott-LeSueur MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom New Prague. For more info call Myron Tietz, 507-581-4486.

Sept. 22: Morrison County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Craig Swanson, 320-630-0328.

Sept. 23: Isle Sportsman Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wahkon Inn, Wahkon. For more info call Ron Mehlhop, 320-537-1066.

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

Sept. 30: Quad River MDHA Banquet, Doc’s Bar & Grill Pavilion Building. For more info call Donna Cronin, 320-233-6487.

Oct. 4: Hibbing, Chisholm MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., Hibbing Memorial Building. For more info call Cathy Daniels, 218-231-2551.

Oct. 5: Steele County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ritchie Brothers Auction Facility, Owatonna. For more info call Bob Hoen, 507-456-5046.

Oct 7: Lake Region DU Banquet, Morristown Community Center. For more info call Jake Duncan, 507-661-0819.

Oct. 14: Crooked Horn WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Wayne Wilson, 320-968-7466.

Oct. 27: Fillmore County WTU Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Mabel Community Center, Mabel. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

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.

Special Events

Aug. 20: Turn in Poachers Event, noon-6 p.m., McQuoids Inn, Isle. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

Aug. 27: Douglas County PF, Vikingland Sportsmen & Muskies Inc, Youth Outdoor Activity Day, 11-4 p.m., Alexandria Shooting Park. For more info call Gene, 320-808-1431.

Sept. 30: Crow River Cutters NWTF Gun Blast, 1-4 p.m., Cactus Jack’s, Stewart. For more info call Mike Loe, 320-583-1375.

Education/Seminar

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

Sept. 9: Ramsey County PF Youth Learn to Hunt Event, 8 a.m., Sand Pine Pheasants, Avon. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 763-228-4958.

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.

Oct. 14: Commercial Trappers of Minnesota Education, Spang Townhall, Hill City. For more info call Bob Mochinski, 612-210-9729.

* * *

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

Now-Aug. 22: Archery Club, 6-7:30 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

Aug. 19: Family Kayaking, 9-11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Aug. 19: Family Fishing, 2-4 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Aug. 19: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Aug. 19: Family Archery, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Archery Park.

Aug. 20: Raptors in the Yard, 2-4 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Aug. 20: Monarch Tagging, 1-3 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Aug. 22: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.

Aug. 24: Stress Relief Rafting, 6-9 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Family Archery, 10-noon, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Birding by Canoe, 8-10 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Family Rafting on the River, 9-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Family Stand-up Paddleboarding, 2-3:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Birding by Canoe, 8-10 a.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Monarch Tagging, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

* * *

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

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. 9: Bee-come a bee monitor, 10-5 p.m.

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

Sept. 16: Bluff tops, birding & bagles hike, 8-10 a.m.

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

Sept. 23: Buckthorn removal Demonstration, Applewood Park, 10-noon.

Shows

Aug. 18-20: Game Fair, Armstrong Kennels, Ramsey, Fri. & Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m. Visit the Outdoor News Booth, www.gamefair.com for more info.

Aug. 24-Sept. 4: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair. Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info www.mnstatefair.org

Aug. 26-27: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors, Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Graham Arena, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester. For more info call 507-269-3673.

Sept. 9-10: Gun show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Bemidji Curling Club. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530 or Cindy, 218-232-1270.

March 9-11, 2018: Deer & Turkey Classic, Warner Coliseum, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul. For more info www.MNdeershow.com

* * *

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.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Minnesota State Fair Education Bldg.

Oct. 28-29: Minnesota State Fair Coliseum Bldg.

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

* * *

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

Sept. 23-24: Anoka Armory.

Oct. 7-8: Bloomington Armory.

Oct. 21-22: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

Nov. 11-12: Cambridge Armory.

Nov. 25-26: Stillwater Armory.

Dec. 30-31: Bloomington Armory.

Season Dates

Sept. 1: Crow season opens.

Sept. 1: Bear season opens.

Sept. 1: Mourning dove season opens.

Sept. 1: Rails and snipe seasons open.

Sept. 2: Early Canada goose season opens.

Sept. 10: Smallmouth bass season closes.

Sept. 11: Smallmouth bass catch and release season opens.

Sept. 15: Trout season (southeast) closes.

Sept. 16: Sharp-tailed grouse, rabbit, & squirrel seasons open

Sept. 16: Deer Archery season opens.

Sept. 16: Catch-and-release southeast trout season opens.

Sept. 17: Early Canada goose season closes.

Sept. 23; Woodcock season opens.

Sept. 23: Waterfowl season opens (tentative)

Sept. 30: turkey season (fall) opens.

Sept. 30: Prairie chicken season opens.

Sept. 30: Lake trout (summer, inland waters) season closes.

Sept. 30: Stream trout (summer, in streams) season closes.

Shooting/Archery

Aug. 26: Lakes Area Archer, 11-8 p.m., 3D Fun Shoot, Clubhouse. For more info call Todd, 218-731-4148.

* * *

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.

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

* * *

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.

* * *

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

Aug. 19-20: 3D shoot.

Meetings

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Dakota County Sportsman’s Club meets every 3rd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Rosemount American Legion. For more info call Jerry Wicklund, 612-384-4584.

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.

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.

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

Share on Social

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles