Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 23, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 23: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Hall at Spirit River. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

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 24: Marsh Madness Delta Waterfowl Banquet, St. Michael Community Center, St. Michael. For more info call Lance Krupke, 612-760-6357.

March 24: Sherburne County MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Marketplace Banquet Center, Buffalo. For more info call Larry Gerwing, 612-486-9836.

March 24: East Otter Tail MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Playtime sports Bar Ballroom. For more info call 218-298-0428.

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 26: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Jesse Neumann, 612-423-1036.

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

March 31: Dakota Ringnecks Banquet, 5 p.m., Crystal Lake Golf Club, Lakeville. For more info call Jerry Wicklund, 612-384-4584.

March 31: Champlin Park NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Sundance Golf & Bowl, Maple Grove. For more info call Damon Schleif, 612-432-1442.

April 3: Lake Louise DU Banquet, Travel Lanes. For more info call Edward Kellogg, 507-440-5355.

April 4-7: Lake Superior Banquet, Grand Casino, Hinckley. For more info lsscichapter@gmail.com

April 5: Capital City Strutters NWTF Banquet, Tinucci’s Banquet Center, Newport. For more info call Jim Peiffer, 651-459-5772.

April 5: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.

April 6: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc Banquet, Kato Ballroom. For more info call 507-387-9011.

April 6: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884.

April 6: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peters on Lake Ripley. For more info call Scott Chritensen, 320-221-0164.

April 6: South of the River RMEF Banquet, 6 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Jesse Schneider, 612-386-6490.

April 6: Watonwan River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James VFW. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.

April 6: Roseau DU Banquet, Gene’s Sports Bar. For more info call Dave Dirks,  218-689-0675.

April 7: Rum River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet Ctr, Pease. For more info call Holly Altenhofen, 763-856-3568.

April 7: Cuyuna Range MDHA Banquet, Hallett Center, John Spalj Arena. For more info call Carrie Hofmann, 218-839-6898.

April 7: Kandiyohi PF Banquet, Willmar Convention Center. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.

April 7: South Central NWTF Banquet, Hamilton Hall, Blue Earth. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

April 7: Otter Tail County PF, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For more info call Doug Wells, 218-731-5594.

April 7: Crow River MDHA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds, Admin Bldg, Hutchinson. For more info call 320-583-5890.

April 7: Windom DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call Jason Kloss, 507-822-1529.

April 7: Main Street DU Banquet, Sauk Centre. For more info call Nick Hoffman, 320-424-0558.

April 7: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call Mike Hedlund, 701-215-2373.

April 7: Lake of the Woods WU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408

April 7: Bluewater MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Breezy Point Resort Convention Center. For more info call Brian Evenson, 218-851-4156.

April 7: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.

April 7: South Western Prairie Outdoors Club, 5 p.m., Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller, 507-829-6659.

April 7: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Danvers City Hall. For more info call Lori Schnitzer, 320-808-8194.

April 7: Madison Lake DU Banquet, Point Pleasant. For more info call Tim Austad, 507-381-8625.

April 7: Wright County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Jeff Nylund, 763-807-8191

April 7: St. Croix Valley MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., The Heights Hall & Club, Stillwater. For more info call Mark Scioli, 651-706-2404.

April 7: Stillwater Greenwings DU Banquet, Heights Hall & Club. For more info call Deb Manley, 952-Manley, 952-820-8174.

April 9: Crow River DU Banquet, Blue Note Ballroom. For more info call Rodney Werner, 320-543-3576.

April 12: Clearwater DU Banquet, Clearwater American Legion. For more info call Gary Tehaar, 320-492-7293.

April 12: Vikingland DU Banquet, Arrowwood Resort. For more info call Richard Hardine, 320-766-1795.

April 13: United Northern Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, AAD Shrine Convention & Meeting Facility, Duluth. For more info call, Duane Lasley, 218-310-4273.

April 13: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, Lake Crystal American Legion. For more info call 507-382-8439.

April 13: Koronis, Paynesville DU Banquet, Paynesville American Legion. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 13: Maine Prairie DU Banquet, Generations Ballroom. For more info call Ron Winter, 320-492-8179.

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

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

March 24: Today’s Walleye Tactics, noon, Northwest Sportshow. “Tackle Terry” Tuma.

March 29: Spring Hunting Outdoor Forum, 7:30-9:30 p.m., BARC Building, Windom. For more info call Ron Kuecker, 507-822-2252.

March 31: Today’s Walleye Tactics 11 a.m., Cabela’s, Owatonna. “Tackle Terry” Tuma. For more info call 507-451-4545.

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 24: Maple Syruping Festival 10-1 p.m., French Regional Park.

March 24: Maple Syrup Time, 1-2:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 24: Maple Syrup Time, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

March 25: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 27: Maple Syruping Tour, 5-6:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

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

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

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

April 5: Native Plants, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 7: Frog Monitor Volunteer Training, 10-11:30 a.m.

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

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

April 27: Edgerton Community Garden Open House. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

April 28: Service Project Day, 10-2 p.m.

May 5: Trees for Bees, 1-4 p.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

Now-March 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

April 7-8, 2018: Hastings Armory.

April 14-15, 2018: Cambridge Armory.

April 28-29, 2018: Bloomington Armory.

Season Dates

March 31: March crow season ends.

April 1: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends (all waters)

April 1: Flathead catfish season opens.

April 13: Stream trout C&R season (in southeast MN) closes.

April 14: Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.

April 14: MN/Canada walleye & sauger season closes (border waters)

April 14: Lake/shovelnose sturgeon season closes.

April 18: Turkey season (spring) opens.

April 21: MN/SD walleye and northern pike season open (border waters)

April 27: Bowfishing early season closes.

April 28: MN/WI & MN/Iowa walleye and northern pike season open (border waters).

April 28: Bowfishing season opens.

April 30: Spring light goose season closes.

Shooting/Archery

April 8: Rapids Archery Club 3D shoot, 8-2 p.m., Andover. For more info call Jeff Bauman, 763-258-3345.

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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.

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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Mike, 715-308-5437.

April 28-29, July 21-22, Aug. 25-26: 3D Shoots.

July 28-29: Traditional Only.

Special Events

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

April 7: Litchfield Wetland Management Dist.,  Habitat Day, noon-4 p.m. For more info call Marsha Barnes, 320-693-2849.

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Fishing for Life Events. For more info call Vaughn Blackburn, 763-308-5434. www.fishingforlife.org

Now-March 25: NW Sports Show, Convention Center.

April 7: Banquet.

April 20: Blaine Ice Show.

April 21: Crow River Canoe Trip.

Meetings

South Forty Archers meets on the 2nd Tues of the month all Summer, 7 p.m., Club House Ritter Park, Lakeville. For more info call David Anderson, 612-860-3909

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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