Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 2, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

Feb. 3: Crow River Cutters NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod county Fairgrounds. For more info call Michael Loe, 320-583-1375.

Feb. 3: Fishing for a Cure, reg. 11 a.m., East Side Lake. 2 p.m., Eagles, Austin. For more info call Haley Newman, 507-438-0313.

Feb. 3: Heartland  Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Freeport Community Ctr. For more info call 320-249-5019.

Feb. 3: Southeast MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Dave Peterson, 507-365-8875.

Feb. 3: Itasca County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Timberlake Lodge. For more info call Joshua Berg, 952-270-0061.

Feb. 3: Winona/Root River PF Banquet, Witoka Ballroom. For more info call Bryan Dulas, 507-429-7813.

Feb. 3: Pheasants Forever Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Wheaton. For more info call DeWayne Groneberg, 320-563-8446.

Feb. 10: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-606-3065.

Feb. 10: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Golden Valley Country Club. For more info call Hannah Hegman, 612-293-9420.

Feb. 10: North Star RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Double Tree Park Place, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.

Feb. 10: Sibley County PF, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-237-5679.

Feb. 16: Ottertail DU Banquet, Otter Supper Club. For more info call Dwayne Augustus, 218-367-2555.

Feb. 17: East Central Spurs PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Floppy Crappie Lakeside Pub, Pine City. For more info call Kenny Reed, 612-759-4709.

Feb. 17: Isanti County MNDA Banquet, 4 p.m., Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve Center. For more info call Jeff McCann, 763-242-8677.

Feb. 17: MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bloomington Knights of Columbus. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-807-4471.

Feb. 17: Brainerd Lakes Muskies Inc., Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd National Guard Armory. For more info call Brett Stark, 218-839-3136.

Feb. 17: Outdoor Adventure Foundation, 5-10 p.m., Embassy Suites, Bloomington. For more info call Dan Oliver, 612-716-3811.

Feb. 20: Southern Dakota County Sportmans Club, Wild Game Dinner, 5 p.m., Rosemount Legion Club, Rosemount. For more info call Pete Bohlig, 612-217-2582.

Feb. 21: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

Feb. 22: Scott Co. PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Colin Krecklau, 952-807-3877.

Feb. 23: Minnewaska DU Banquet, Minnewaska House. For more info call Josh Wolf, 320-219-3187.

Feb. 24: Southwest Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 24: NWTF Banquet, Stumpy’s Restaurant & Bar. For more info call Mitch Paulson, 507-459-4931.

Feb. 24: MDHA Habitat Banquet, Timberlodge Hotel, Grand Rapids. For more info call Steve 612-325-2866.

Feb. 24: North Country NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

Feb. 24: North Metro Muskies Inc Banquet, 3 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Jason Wegwerth, 763-478-1748.

Feb. 24: Heartland PF Banquet, 5 p.m., DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim Moore, 507-462-3469.

Feb. 24: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Litchfield Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-260-0600.

Feb. 25: New Brighton Sportmen’s Club, Banquet, 1-3 p.m., New Brighton Eagles Club, New Brighton. For more info call Chuck Hauble, 651-633-1802.

Feb. 28: Rum River Minnesota Waterfowl Assn Banquet, 5 p.m., Links at Northfork. For more info call Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524.

March 1: River Valley Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Kilkarney Hills Golf Course, River Falls. For more info call Tom, 715-222-9822.

March 2: Minnesota Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hibbing Elks Lodge, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 2: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague Park Ballroom. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 3: Minnesota Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 3: South Central PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Vern Eide Chevrolet. For more info call Greg Posthumus, 507-383-4458.

March 3: Pope County Pheasant Restoration Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Bob Tirevold, 320-333-1267.

March 3: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Civic Center, Stewartville. For more info call Matt Hill, 507-951-5614.

March 3: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Elmer Z’s, Sauk Center. For more info call Chris Denn, 320-761-8695.

March 8: Pheasants Forever #844 Banquet, 4:30 p.m. For more info call John Swanson, 651-324-3648.

March 8: Twin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Richfield. For more info call Rich Krossin, 612-203-1703.

March 10: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 10: Martin County PF Banquet, Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Maidl, 507-399-1660.

March 10: Eden Prairie Let’s Go Fishing Banquet, 4 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie. For more info call Steve Wilson, 612-805-0762.

March 10: Rice County PF Banquet, Faribault Eagles Club. For more info call Scott Allen, 507-317-1909.

March 10: McLeod County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds. For more info call Mitch Fabel, 320-587-3229.

March 10: Upper MN River Valley Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Sharon Krogstad, 320-564-4063.

March 10: TIP Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Pete Sahr, 218-259-9067.

March 11: Bella’s Smile, 10-4 p.m., roger Marten Community Center, Mondovi. For more info call Denise Marsolek, 715-926-4964.

March 15: TIP Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Event Center, Duelm. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

Special Events

Feb. 8: Rum River RGS Birs’s & Brew, 5:30 p.m., Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, Cambridge. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

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

Feb. 3: Youth Snowmobile On Line Field Day, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Feb. 9-10: NRA Range Safety Officer Training Course, Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 8-1 p.m., Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club, Hudson, WI. For more info e-mail irwin.tom@sbcglobal.net

Feb. 10: Turn in Poachers Inc, 4:30 p.m., Legacy courses, Cragun’s. For more info call Diane Brilton, 218-829-0203.

March 10: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club, Carry Class for The Deaf. For more info call Bob Amey, 651-336-8380.

March 24: Wildlife Species Clinic Turkey, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 27-29: Firearm Safety Training Class, 7 p.m., Tracy Ambulance Garage, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 29: 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 19: ATV Safety Training Class, 10 a.m., Tracy High School. 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

Feb. 2: Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa, 4-5:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Feb. 2: Full Moon Snowshoes with S’mores, 6-8 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 3: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 3: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 3: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 3: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 3: Snowshoeing Basics, 1-3 p.m., Sochacki Park.

Feb. 4:Guided Showshoe Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Feb. 4: Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 4: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 4: Ski-skate Intermediate, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 4: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 8: Ski-skate Beginner, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Northern Pike Palooza, 9-noon, Kingswood Park.

Feb. 10: Family snowshoeing with S’mores, 9-10:30 a.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Snowshoeing Along the Mississippi, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Feb. 10: Kids Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Kids Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Kids Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 11: Beginner Ice Fishing, noon-2 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Feb. 14: Classic Beginner, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 14: Snowshoeing Along the Mississippi for Adults, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

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

Feb. 10: Snowshoe Hike, 10-noon.

Feb. 24: ECFE Owl Hoot-Along, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 17: ECFE Maple Sap info Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 30: New Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m.

April 14: ECFE Spring Pond Creatures, 10-11:30 a.m.

Season Dates

Feb. 18: Spearing for bullheads, redhorse, and other rough fish season closes.

Feb. 25: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass seasons close.

Feb. 25: Bowfishing and darkhouse spearing season closes.

Feb. 26: Bowfishing early season opens.

Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye and northern pike closes.

Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat (north & south) seasons close.

Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 3: Park Rapids American Legion Fishing Derby, 1-3:30 p.m., Fish Hook Lake, Park Rapids. For more info call Jerry Benham, 218-732-3360.

Feb. 3: Anoka County PF, Pheasants on Ice  Fishing Derby, 11-2 p.m., Lake George Regional Park. For more info call John Newpower, 651-983-5904.

Feb. 4: Sleepy Eye Sportmen’s Club, Fishing Derby, Sleepy Eye Lake. For more info call Lynn Krenz, 507-920-0459.

Feb. 10: Big Lake Lions Club Contest, noon-3 p.m., Big Lake. For more info call Samantha VanSteenwyk, 612-865-6897.

Feb. 11: Princeton Lions Ice Fishing contest, Green Lake, 1-4 p.m. www.eclubhouse.org/sites/princetonmn for more info.

Feb. 17: Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Ice Fishing Contest. For more info call 651-564-1082.

Feb. 17: Garrison Fishing Contest, Lake Mille Lacs. For more info call Paul Erickson, 218-343-6419.

Shows

Feb. 8-11: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Feb. 23-24: Minnesota SCI Show, Fri. 2-10- p.m., Sat. 10-3 p.m. For more info call Don Christner, 612-483-8415.

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

March 24-25: 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.

March 24-25, Sept. 8-9: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

April 14-15: Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Donovan Kuehl, 320-212-7460.

June 16-17, Dec. 15-16: Brainerd Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. 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.

Feb. 24-25: Stillwater Armory.

March 3-4, 2018: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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