Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 9, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

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

Feb. 17: MN Outdoor Adventure Foundation’s Banquet, 5 p.m., Embassy Suites, Bloomington. For more info www.mnnoaf.org

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. 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. 23: MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel. For more info call Garry Barnett, 507-779-5509.

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. 24: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

Feb. 24: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 24: River Valley RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-248-9622.

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 2: Kittson County DU Banquet, Lancaster Muni. For more info call Brian Lane, 763-232-0516.

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 3: Vickingland Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Foradoa Supper Club. For more info call Katee Campion, 320-293-7910.

March 3: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Grand Events Center, Mora. For more info call 320-279-2829.

March 3: Wadena County PF Banquet, Wadena Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call Tom Smith, 952-686-4056.

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 10: West Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Osseo American Legion, Osseo. For more info call Paul Hecht, 763-258-3985.

March 10: Rosemount DU Banquet, Rosemount Community Ctr. For more info call Tracy Busswitz, 651-470-3272.

March 10: Southwest Metro NWTF Banquet, Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan. For more info call Angie, 262-960-6448.

March 10: St. Cloud Northern Lights RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call Scott Lehmkuhl, 320-248-8163.

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. 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.

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

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.

Feb. 17: Ski-skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 17: Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 17: Classic Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 17: Family Classic, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 17: Snowshoeing Day Date, 2-4 p.m., noon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Feb. 17: Snowshoe When the sun is Shining, noon-3 p.m., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Feb. 17: Beginner Ice Fishing, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Cedar lake Farm Regional Park.

Feb. 17: 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.

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.

March 1: March crow & spring light goose season opens.

March 1: MN/WI St. Croix and St. Louis rivers walleye and pike seasons close.

March 15: Fox, badger, opossum, and raccoon seasons close (statewide)

March 31: March crow season ends.

Tournaments/Contests

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

Now-Feb. 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.

Now-Feb. 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

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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

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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