Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 1: North Metro Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Larry Stcynske, 651-402-7510.

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 3:McLeod Fish & Wildlife Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glenco. For more info call Adam Damman, 320-237-2354.

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 8: Valley Yelpers NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur. For more info call Tom Bender, 507-248-3230.

March 9: NWTF 21st Annual Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House, Lakeville. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.

March 9: Renville DU Banquet, Renville Community Center. For more info call Joe Schlagel, 320-905-8234.

March 10: Bemidji Ladies DU Banquet, Hampton Inn. For more info call 952-820-8174.

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.

March 10: Cloquet DU Banquet, The Buffalo House. For more info call Jake Horn, 218-390-7279.

March 10: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

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.

March 15: Carlton County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Four Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.

March 16: Farm Country QDMA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., DHS Inc., DelaVan. For more info call Scott Lehmann, 507-330-1214.

March 16: Red Lake County DU Banquet, Plummer American Legion. For more info call Diane Kolstoe, 218-689-3458.

March 16; Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.

March 16: Central Stearns DU Banquet, Blackberry Ridge Golf Course. For more info call Nick Anderson, 320-260-4938.

March 17: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

March 17: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Pine City National Guard Armory, Pine City. For more info call Brad Klepsa, 651-246-5201.

March 17: Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers Banquet, Cannon Falls Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-263-2989.

March 17: Southern MN DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall, Sherburn. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

March 17: Shetek Prairie MWA Banquet, 5 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 17: Anoka County NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of Andover, Andover. For more info call Keith Carlson, 763-355-8704.

March 18: Lakeshore Conservation Club Banquet, 3 p.m., Grand View Lodge, Nisswa. For more info call Penny Stumvoll, 218-851-8688.

March 18: Mankato Area DU Banquet, Nicollet Conservation Club. For more info call 507-317-0516

March 19: Little Crow DU Banquet, Spicer Legion. For more info call 320-894-3603.

March 22: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Judy Schulte, 320-894-5964.

March 22: Mankato State DU Banquet, MNSU CSU Ballroom. For more info call Kaylee Mischke, 507-227-8406.

March 22: Minnesota Pheasant Steel County Banquet, 5 p.m., Owatonna Eagles. For more info call Rex Harriman, 507-456-5127.

March 23: Osakis Bluebills DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.

March 23: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pemberton Community Center, Pemberton. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-9954.

March 23: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., VFW of Pelican Rapids. For more info call Gerry Bergquist, 218-849-1308.

March 24: Minnesota South Central WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 24: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.

March 24: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.

March 24: South St. Paul High School Packer Trap Team Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Croatian Hall. For more info call Stan Koich, 651-455-0154.

March 24: Fergus Falls MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW Post 612, Fergus Falls. For more info call Mike Robertson, 218-205-9728.

March 24: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Jon Leighton, 507-951-4887.

March 24: SE MN QF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Good Times Restaurant. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-725-3839.

March 24: Wadena DU Banquet, Elks Club #2386. For more info call James Pirtle, 913-461-7332.

March 24: Minnesota River Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Deb Tribby, 612-723-6057.

March 24: Bemidji Chapter WU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles club. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.

March 24: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Vanelli’s on the Lake. For more info call 952-820-8174.

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

March 29: Roseville DU  Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Aaron Swartz, 651-253-0376

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.

Season Dates

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.

Education/Seminar

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

March 3: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

March 3: Tea Cup Feeders & Backyard Birds, 10-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

March 4: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 10: Tapping into Nature, 10-1 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 10: Maple Syrup Festival & Pancake Brunch, 10-1 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 10: Maple Syrup Time, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

March 11: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 11: Maple Syrup Festival, 3-6 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

March 17: Maple Syrup Fun, 9:30 – noon., Gale Woods Farm.

March 17: Maple Syrup Through History, 10-4 p.m., The landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

March 17: Maple Syrup Festival, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 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.

March 1: Hike by Light of Blue Moon, 6:30-8 p.m.

March 3: Vegetable Growing Basics, 9:30-4 p.m.

March 6: Smartphone Birding, 7-8:15 p.m.

March 30: Hike by Light of Blue Moon, 7-8:30 p.m.

March 9, April 13, May 11: Naturalist Training, 9-10:30 a.m.

March 10: Live Animals, 2-3 p.m.

March 17: Sap into Syrup, 2-3:30 p.m.

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

March 24: Natural Dye Eggs, 1-2:30 p.m.

March 28: Spring to your Senses Puppet Show, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

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

March 31: Snakes Alive, 10-11 a.m.

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

Tournaments/Contests

June 16: Arrows Heart Rescue, Adult Bass Tournament, Youth Fishing Clinic, 8:45-4 p.m., Buffalo Lake, Buffalo. For more info call Steve Krier, 763-898-8703.

Shows

March 9-11: The Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic, Warner Coliseum, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul.  Minnesota’s biggest showcase of trophy bucks with free antler scoring, three days of seminars, celebrity appearances and exhibitors. For more info and to get your $2 off discount coupon, visit www.MNdeershow.com

March 10-11: Wells Gun Traders Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., U.S.C. Public School. For more info call 507-525-0873.

March 17-18: Minnesota Weapons Collectors Assoc., Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Minnesota State Fair Coliseum Bldg. For more info call Matthew, 612-721-8976.

March 22-25: Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call Bonnie Harris, 612-332-8330.

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 8: American Sporting Show, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info www.americansporting.net

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.

Special Events

 

 

 

April 7: Fishing for Life Gala, courtyards of Andover, Anoka. For more info call Tom, 612-987-5466.

Meetings

March 5: North Suburban MDHA, 7 p.m., Kraus Hartig VFW, Spring Lake Park.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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