Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – April 13, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

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, 320-492-8719.

April 14: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

April 14: Nicollet County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Nicollet County Fairgrounds. For more info call Jeremy Haggenmiller 507-381-7170.

April 14: Fun Spring Hunt. Isanti County PF Fundraiser. For more info call Eric 651-491-8293.

April 14: North Woods WU Banquet, 5 p.m., AAD Shrine, Hermantown. For more info call Matt Erjavec, 218-464-8908.

April 14: Buffalo Ridge DU Banquet, Hadley Community Center. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.

April 14: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, Caribou Gun Club. For more info call LeRoy May, 612-756-2157.

April 14: Freeborn County DU Banquet, City Arena. For more info call Nate Kuiper, 507-318-8185.

April 14: RKBA Sportsman Club Banquet, 3 p.m., Pooters Sports Bar, Altura. For more info call Dave Gilthero, 507-689-2250.

April 14: Chisago County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Dusty Dircks, 651-207-3829.

April 14: Lindstrom DU Banquet, Lindstrom community Center. For more info call Guy Rotter, 651-338-6757.

April 15: Mission Creek DU Banquet, Wings North, Pine City. For more info call Ross McHugh, 320-309-4144.

April 16: Fulton Flyway DU Banquet, Fulton Brewing Co. For more info call Ryan Petz, 612-876-0904.

April 18: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, The Commander Bar. For more info call Joby Goerges, 218-251-6735.

April 19: Zimmerman DU Banquet, American Legion Post 560. For more info call Wayne Gilbertson, 763-458-4061.

April 19: St. Cloud SP DU Banquet, Marriott Courtyard. For more info call Stephen Upgren, 320-250-1185.

April 19: East Metro MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, Maplewood. For more info call John Molkenbur, 651-387-6407.

April 19: High Island DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Arlington. For more info call Chad Carpenter, 507-380-3200.

April 19: Arlington DU Banquet, Main Street Hall. For more info call Jeremy Otto, 507-720-3096.

April 19: Spring Migratic DU Banquet, Stub’s Dining Hall. For more info call Rollie Mann, 218-720-7265.

April 20: Rum River DU Banquet, Chapalas, Cambridge. For more info call Bryan Sorenson, 763-242-0486.

April 20: West Carver DU Banquet, Mayer Community Center. For more info call Chad Wachhotz, 952-442-2220.

April 20: Paul Bunyan DU Banquet, Grand View Lodge. For more info call Jake Huser, 218-330-9848.

April 20: Eden Prairie DU Banquet, Bearpath Country Club. For more info call Greg Hunsaker, 612-770-2937.

April 21: Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Clearwater Grille, Duluth. For more info call Kevin Bovee, 218-525-5960.

April 21: Finland Cabin Fever WU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center, Finland. For more info call Al Klotzbach, 218-226-3820.

April 21: Faribault NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault Elks. For more info call Todd Rost, 507-339-3695.

April 21: Southern MN DU Banquet, Aardvark’s Bar & Grill. For more info call Dough Hartke, 507-236-1700.

April 22: Garrison DU Banquet, Lonesome Pines. For more info call Paul Erickson, 218-343-6419.

April 23: Miesville DU Banquet, Wiederholt’s Supper Club. For more info call Jon Wiederholt, 952-820-8174.

April 24: 3M DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-492-6709.

April 25: Capital DU Banquet, Best Western, Capital Ridge. For more info call Kimberly Scott, 612-799-5166.

April 26: Full Choke DU Banquet, Crown Room, Rogers. For more info call Douglas Claseman, 763-772-7972.

April 26: Tri County MN Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Cloud East Side VFW. For more info call Tom Kowal, 320-333-6216.

April 27: PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

April 27: Upper Root River DU Banquet, Stewartville Sportsmans Club. For more info call Lynn Duncan, 507-280-6347.

April 27: Morrison Co. DU Banquet, Falls Ballroom. For more info call Jay Baezinka, 320-630-6426.

April 27: Carver County DU Banquet, Waconia Event Center. For more info call Steve Leonard, 612-751-9134.

April 28: Western Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Prairies’s Edge Casino Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

April 28: Marsh Lake DU Banquet, Appleton Armory. For more info call Wade Schmidt, 320-289-1454.

April 28: New Market, Elko, Webster DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Creeks Bend Golf Course, New Prague. For more info call Tiffany Kniefel, 952-843-3598.

April 28: Jim Jordan MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Grand Casino, Hinckley. For more info call Gary Thompson, 320-384-6860.

April 28;: N.E.W. DU Banquet, Creeks Bend Golf Course. For more info call Shane Murphy, 612-226-7984.

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.

Special Events

April 14: Harvest Church Wild Game Feed, 1-7 p.m., Frazee Event Center. For more info call Ryan, 218-334-3101.

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

April 20: Blaine Ice Show.

April 21: Crow River Canoe Trip.

May 5: Ron Schara Crappie Contest.

May 10-13: Governor’s Fishing Opener, Green Lake, Spicer.

Education/Seminar

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

April 28: Rod Building Skills & & Learn to make Custom Built Fishing Rods, Oxbow Park, Byron. For more info call Archie, 507-876-2441.

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

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.

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

April 19: Sprig Bird Hike, 6-7:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 21: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

April 22: Family Fun Day, Earth Day River Clean Up, 1-3 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

April 22: Earth Day Trail Hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

April 22: Laura’s Adventures, Spring Visit, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

April 22: Family Fun Day, Digital Scavenger Hunt, 3-4 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

April 22: Culinary Mushroom Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Gale Woods Farm.

April 22: Family Archery, 1-2:30 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

April 23: Preschool, Baby Snakes, 1-3-p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

April 23: Preschool, Puppet Escapades, 10-11 a.m., Lowry Nature Center.

April 23: Preschool, Kits and Cubs, 1-3 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

April 24: Preschool, Doodlebugs, 1-3 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 26-June 7: Spring Fishing Club, 4-6 p.m., French Regional Park.

April 26: Fly Fishing Basics, 4-6 p.m., Silverwood Park.

April 28: Saturday mornings on the Farm, 10-noon, Gale Woods Farm.

April 28: Preschool, Tyke Hike, 10-11:30 a.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

April 28: Family Archery, 10-noon Carver Park Reserve.

April 28: Women’s Archery, 1-3 p.m., Carver Park Reserve.

Tournaments/Contests

April 21: Memories Made Crappie tournament, 7-2 p.m., Lord Fletchers, Lake Minnetonka. For more info call Mike, 952-992-0083.

Shows

April 14-15: Wilmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Wilmar 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.

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Minnesota Weapons Collectors Assoc. Schedule. Call 612-721-8976 for more info or tables. Sat. shows 8-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $5.

April 21-22: State Fair Education Building.

Season Dates

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.

May 12: Walleye & pike fishing seasons open.

May 12: Bass C&R season opens.

May 12: Bass season opens in NE Zone.

May 12: Summer lake trout (inland waters) & stream trout (in lakes) seasons open.

May 12: MN/WI border waters walleye/pike (St. Louis River) & MN/Canada border waters walleye/sauger opener.

May 15: Beaver season closes (north & south)

May 26: Largemouth and smallmouth bass opener.

Shooting/Archery

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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.

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. Schedule of shoots. For more info call Todd Gallaty, 651-373-4204.

April 25-July 18: 3D Archery League Outdoors.

April 28-29: Money Shoot.

May 27: 3D Shoot Outdoors.

Deep Portage Programs

Schedule for upcoming events at Deep Portage which offers a variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor education programs for adults & youth. For more info or to register 888-280-9908 or 218-682-2325. Or via on the internet at www.deep-portage.org, e-mail: portage@uslink.net

April 29: Fun Shoot. 10 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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