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Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 16, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Feb. 17: St. Cornelius Wild Game Dinner, Metamora Lions Club, 4:30 p.m. For more info call Joe Mindelli, 810-796-2025.

Feb. 22: NWTF Beard & Spurs Banquet, 6 p.m., San Marino Club, Troy. For more info call Steven Nowak, 248-798-3047.

Feb. 24: Washtenaw County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor. For more info call Steve Schneider, 734-646-5710.

Feb. 24: Thumb QDMA Banquet, 4 p.m., Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club. For more info call Mark Lemke, 989-975-8821.

Feb. 24: Wilderness Connection Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Sharon United Methodist Church Hall. For more info call Keith Bennett, 734-358-4480.

Feb. 24: Capital RMEF Banquet, Lansing. For more info call Joshua Korson, 517-282-9523.

Feb. 24: Genesee PF Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Jay Blair, 810-635-7988.

March 3: Flat River NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Josephs Parish Gym, Belding. For more info call Ron Hopkins, 616-822-1310.

March 3: Fellowship Baptist Church Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Whitmore Lake. For more info call Stan Knepp, 734-449-2582.

March 9: Chesaning/Shiawassee River DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Albee Township Community Center, Burt. For more info call Cindy Zietz-Lemaire, 989-865-6883.

March 10: St. Clair PF Banquet, 3 p.m., Perch Point Conservation Club. For more info call Bob Watson, 810-324-2853.

March 10: Timber Ghost NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, Morrice. For more info call Jason DeFrenn 810-625-7567.

March 10: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pinconning Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call Mike Trombley, 989-860-2143.

March 10: Copper Country RMEF Banquet, Houghton. For more info call Bob Boyce, 906-482-6408.

March 10: Big Rapids Elk Camp RMEF Banquet, Big Rapids. For more info call Rick Warchuck, 989-233-8393.

March 15: Michigan Northwest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hagerty Conference Center, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 17: Down on the Farm Auction, Eagle Spirit/Eagle Pride, 4 p.m. For more info call Stephanie Cleeves, 989-335-3321.

March 23: Copper Country Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Michigan Tech University, Houghton. For more info call Ed, 906-231-6004.

March 24: Oakland County RMEF Banquet, Oakland. For more info call Bob Gilboe, 248-779-7915.

March 25: West Walker Friends of NRA & West Walker Sportsman’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Patrick Murray, 616-363-3645.

April 7: Thumb Michigan RMEF Banquet, Ubly. For more info call Alisha Geiger, 989-600-8273.

April 14: Traverse Bay RMEF Banquet, Traverse City. For more info call Bert Richards, 231-218-8224.

April 26: Big Snow Country Friends of NRA, 5 p.m., Aurora Club, Ironwood. For more info call Nicole, 906-364-0905.

May 4: Lakeshore RMEF Banquet, Grand Haven. For more info call Leon Conklin, 231-740-8722.

May 4: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Trillium Event Center. For more info call Dan Grice, 616-581-9798.

May 5: Central U.P. RMEF Banquet, Escanaba. For more info call Carol Swanson, 906-359-4026.

May 11: Bear River RMEF Banquet, Petoskey. For more info call Suzanne Sipe, 231-330-0970.

May 19: Thunder Bay RMEF Banquet, Alpena. For more info call Beckie Thomson, 989-379-3049.

Aug. 3: West MI RMEF Banquet, Hudsonville. For more info call Mark Veenstra, 616-738-1287.

Aug. 18: Erie RMEF Banquet, Tecumseh. For more info call Andy LaRou, 517-902-7470.

Aug. 25: Superior Land RMEF Banquet, Marquette. For more info call Scott Manninen, 906-204-0356.

Shows

Feb. 17-25: Detroit Boat Show, Cobo Center, Detroit. For more info call Liz Szlaga, 734-261-0123.

March 3: Perch Point Conservation Club Show, at the Club, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more info call Harry, 810-278-5630.

March 3: Sportsman’s Swap Meet & Gun Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Perch Point Conservation Club. For more info call Harry Williams, 810-278-5630.

March 15-18: Novi Boat Show, Suburban Collection Showplace. For more info call 734-261-0123.

April 7: Michigan Hunting & Fishing Collectors Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagles Hall, Jackson. For more info www.MHFCC.net or 248-760-7785.

Archery

Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, Clarkston. For more info contact 248-623-0444 or visit ocsclub.org

Monday: FITA, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Indoors, Cricket, 7 p.m.

March 3: Zombie Indoor shoot, 5-8 p.m.

April 8: 3-D Shoot Outdoor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 28: Zombie Shoot, noon-4 p.m.

May 1: 3-D League, 9 a.m. & 4 p.m.

May 2: 3-D League, 4 p.m.

May 3: Field & Hunter League, 9 a.m. & 4 p.m.

June 10, July 8, Aug. 12: 3-D Shoot, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 23-24: IBO, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 31: Broadhead League, 4 p.m.

Aug. 1: Broadhead League, 9 a.m.

Aug. 2: Broadhead League, 4 p.m.

June 9, July 7, Aug. 11: 3-D Shoot, 4-7 p.m.

Sept. 8: Flashlight Shoot, Dark.

Sept. 8-9: Bowhunter Jamboree, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sept. 13: Youth League, 10 wks, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 25: Flint Round, 10 wks, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3: Instructional/Township, 4-8 p.m.

Dec. 2: FITA League, 6 p.m.

Dec. 3: Traditional League, 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Dec. 4: Animal League, 7 p.m.

Dec. 5:  NFAA League, 9:30 a.m.

Dec. 6: NFAA League, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: NFAA, 8 p.m.

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Dundee Sportsman’s Club, 2300 Plank Road, Dundee,. For more info call 734-777-2719.

Sunday: 4th Sunday, 3-D Archery

Season Dates

Feb. 24: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from Lake St. Clair.

March 1: Squirrel (fox and Gray) statewide; bobcat (Units A, B, C) & fox (gray and red) statewide hunting seasons end.

March 1: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from southern LP lakes.

March 1: Muskrat, mink, and fox trapping seasons end.

March 15: Pike, muskie, & walleye seasons end (except on LP Great Lakes and connecting waters)

March 15: Permanent ice shanty removal deadline, northern LP lakes.

March 15: Pike and muskie spearing season ends.

March 31: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from UP lakes.

March 31: Rabbit & hare hunting season ends.

March 31: Fishing licenses expire.

March 31: Crow season ends.

Shooting Sports

Multi-Lakes Conservation Association 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township. For more info call Pete Cesaro, 248-363-9109.

Sporting Clays:

Thursday: 3 p.m.-dusk.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday: Noon-dusk

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Every Tuesday: Livingston County Wildlife Conservation Club, Trap Shoots, 4 p.m.-dusk. For more info call 810-231-1811.

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Four Square Conservation Club & Sportsman’s Association,  6777 Cline Road. For more info call 810-327-6859 or www.foursquaresportsman.com

Every Thursday Night: Indoor Pistol Shoot.

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Chesaning Area Conservation Club, 13750 Baldwin Rd., Chesaning. For more info call Duane Moore, 989-865-6940.

Wednesday: Trap, 6:30-10 p.m.

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Rockford Sportsman’s Club, 11115 Northland Drive. For more info call 616-866-4273 or checkout www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com

First Saturday of each month: Cowboy Action Shoot except November.

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West Walker Sportsman Club, 0-601 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids. For more info call Patrick Murray, 616-453-5081.

All Year: Open 7 days a week.

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Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club, 8888 Dexter Townhall Rd. Dexter.

Tuesday: Trap Shooting, 4 p.m.

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Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club, Open to Public. For more info call Dale Statson, 248-321-9503.

Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m-9 p.m.

Special Events

March 24: Great Lakes Bay Steelheaders Auction, 11 a.m., Midland VFW Hall. For more info call Dave Rummel, 989-205-5984.

Aug. 4-5, 2018: Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bay City State Park. For more info call Summer Richard, 989-667-0717.

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Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township. For more info call Glenn Kruckenberg, 248-363-9109 or www.multilakes.com

2nd Sunday: Country breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon.

Tuesday: Bingo, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m.

\Meetings

Huron Valley Sportfishing Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 200. For more info call Richard Montre, 734-847-7814.

Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Club. For more info call John Wilde, 734-646-6132.

Flat Rock Chapter NWTF meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m., Flat Rock Youth Center. For more info call 734-654-8108.

Metro-West Steelheaders meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Livonia Senior Citizens Activity Center. For more info call Bill King, 734-420-4481.

Mid-Michigan United Sportsman Alliance meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Twin Ponds Sport Shop, Stanton. For more info call Dave Bean, 989-831-4890.

Downriver Walleye Federation meets 3rd Monday of every month, except December, 7:30 p.m., Westfield Center. For more info call Terry Pickard, 248-520-0116.

Huron Valley Steelheaders meets 3rd Thursday of every month. American Legion Post #200 For more info call Carroll White, 734-626-3112.

Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club meets 2nd Sunday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For more info call 248-321-9503.

Mulit-Lakes Conservation Association meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month except November, 8 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For more info call Sam Mullins, 248-363-9109.

Wayne County Quail Forever meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Flat Rock Rec. Center, I-75 & Gibraltar Rd. For more info call Ed Moore, 734-782-0329 or 734-771-5607.

Detroit Area Steelheaders meets the last Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m., Polish/American Hall. For more info call Bob Mitchell, 586-524-8887.

Freeland Conservation Club meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Club. For info call Ken Balden, 989-695-2641.

Dwight Lydell Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m., Belmont. For more info contact Tom Watson, twwatson@comcast.net

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