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Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 1, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers

Dec. 2: Delano Snowstormers Snowmobile Club Annual Silent Auction at the Delano American Legion Post 377. For more info: www.delanosnowstormers.com

Dec. 2: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223.

Dec. 3: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Dale Lusti, 612-723-6668.

Dec. 4: Venison Feed, 5:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW. For more info call Steve 612-325-2866.

Dec. 6: MN Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Hibbing Elks Club. For more info call 218-254-3640.

Dec. 7: PERM’s Banquet, Blainbrook Entertainment Center. For more info call 763-843-1039.

Jan. 27, 2018: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-464-7427.

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.

Education/Seminar

Dec. 1: Noon Ice Formulas for Crappies & Sunfish by “Tackle Terry” tuma, St. Paul Ice Fishing Show, St. Paul River Centre.

Dec. 2: Walleyes on Ice “Tackle Terry” Tuma, St. Paul Ice Fishing Show, noon. St. Paul River Centre.

Dec. 6: Harvesting Timber for Wildlife, 6-9:45 p.m., U of M Continuing Education & Conference Center. For more info harvest4habitateventbrite.com

Dec. 9: Walleyes on Ice “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Cabela’s, Owatonna. 11 a.m. For more info call 507-451-4545.

Dec. 13: Stop by & visit “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Lonsdale Hardware, 4-7 p.m. For more info call 507-744-2373.

Jan. 12-14, 2018: Minnesota Ice Fishing School, Bug-Bee Hive Resort, Lake Koronis, Paynesville. For more info call 320-291-0708.

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

Dec. 9: Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener, 9-4 p.m., Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.

Dec. 12: Citizen Racer Cross-Country Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake.

Dec. 16: Audubon Christmas Bird Count, 9-4:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

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

Dec. 2: Meet the Animals, 2-3 p.m.

Dec. 9: Winter Wisdom, 1-3 p.m.

Dec. 30: S’More Nature Fun, 1:30-3 p.m.

Jan. 6, 2018: Snow Flake Wonders, 1-3 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2018: Snowshoes & Tracks, 10-3 p.m.

Jan. 27, 2018: Fur Trade Heritage, 1:30-2:30 p.m

Shows

Dec. 1-3: St Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, River Centre, St. Paul. Visit the Outdoor News Booth. www.stpaulicefishingshow.com for more info.

Dec. 8-10: Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show, Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. Visit the Outdoor News Booth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Jan. 11-14, 2018: Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call Bonnie Harris, 612-332-8330.

Feb. 2-4, 2018: Rochester Outdoor Recreation & Vacation Show, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester. For more info www.rochestermnshows.com

Feb. 8-11, 2018: La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., La Crosse Center, La Crosse. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 9-10, 2018: Minnesota Decoy Collectors Assoc. Show, Fri. 11-7 p.m., Sat. 9-3 p.m., Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel. For more info www.mndecoycollectors.com

Feb. 14-18, 2018: Duluth, Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 14-18, 2018: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Wed. 5-9 p.m., Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 10-6 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

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

March 24-25, 2018: Lake Region Builders Assoc. Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 11-4 p.m., Kent Freeman Arena, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Vicki Fenske, 218-847-0699.

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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.

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

Dec. 30-31: Bloomington Armory.

Season Dates

Dec. 1: Muskie season closes.

Dec. 1: Lake Superior lake trout season opens.

Dec. 10: Deer muzzleloader season closes.

Dec. 14: Crow season opens.

Dec. 31: Deer archery season closes.

Jan. 1, 2018: Pheasant, ruffed grouse, and Hungarian partridge seasons close.

Jan. 1, 2018: Stream trout C&R season (in southeast MN, see DNR regs) opens.

Jan. 6, 2018: January deer hunt-permit areas 346, 348, and 349 (tentative), and the CWD area 603 (1/6-1/14)

Jan 7, 2018: Otter season (north & south) closes.

Jan. 7, 2018: Bobcat season closes.

Jan. 13, 2018: Winter lake trout and stream trout season opens (lakes outside or partially within BWCAW)

Jan. 15, 2018: Crow season closes.

Shooting/Archery

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.

Special Events

Dec. 4: North Suburban MDHA Venison Feed, 5:30 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW. For more info call 612-325-2866.

Jan. 20, 2018: City of Faribault Parks & Rec Dept.  Indoor Winter Fish Camp. For more info call Brad Phenow, 507-384-0516.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meets the 1st Thurs of the Month, 7 p.m., Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Joe Roach, 612-440-7171.

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

sFishers 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Monticello Rod & Gun Club. Meets last Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.

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.

Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter #125 meets 2nd Thurs. of each month, Oct.-April, 7 p.m., No meeting in March,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.

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.

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.

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.

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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