Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 31, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

Sept. 6: Buffalo DU Banquet, Hukkio’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Jesse Neumann, 612-423-1036.

Sept. 6: McLeod County DU Banquet, Crow River Winery. For more info call Jeremy Anfinson, 320-583-1185.

Sept. 6: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Wedgewood Cove. For more info call Sean Brink, 507-383-1335.

Sept. 7: Brainerd MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Legacy Golf Course. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-851-8584.

Sept. 7: Perham DU Banquet, Lakeside Golf Club. For more info call Tony Paul, 218-371-6338.

Sept. 8: Isanti County #334 PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Spirit River Community Center, Isanti. For more info call Brenda Lillion, 763-843-9413.

Sept. 8: Central Chapter MN Deer Hunter’s Assoc., 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

Sept. 8: Evansville Area Sportsmen Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Railroad and 2nd event center. For more info call Dan Evavold, 218-948-2238.                     

Sept. 8: South Metro Flyway DU Banquet, 1-4 p.m., Rack’s Sports Bar & Grill, Burnsville. For more info call Kegan Scherping, 612-644-9665.

Sept. 8: Warroad, NW Angle DU Banquet, 7 p.m., American Legion, Warroad. For more info call 218-386-2974.

Sept. 8: Deer Creek NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Stewartville Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Matt Hill, 507-951-5614.

Sept. 8; Winona DU Banquet, Winona American Legion. For more info call Mike Haney, 507-313-1020.

Sept. 8: Southern Gateway MDHA Banquet, 6 p.m., American Legion, Albert Lea. For more info call Deanne Von Wald, 507-213-0823.

Sept. 8: 1,000 Lakes Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 4 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Kirk Gilbertson, 218-244-7796.

Sept. 12: Adrian DU Banquet, Countryside Inn. For  more info call Roy Honermann, 507-485-2447.

Sept. 13: St. Paul DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Envision Catering, Oakdale. For more info call Walter Rauen,  651-336-7336.

Sept. 13: Fairmont DU Banquet, Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-236-3487.

Sept. 13: Martin County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fairmont. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-236-3487.

Sept. 13: Jackson DU Banquet, National Guard Armory. For more info call Fred Diemer 507-822-4338.

Sept. 14: Morrison County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Scott Luing, 320-360-0437.

Sept. 14: MN Lake DU Banquet, Waldorf Community Center. For more info call Jake Rux, 507-469-0807.

Sept. 14: Tri-County MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Queen Bee’s Bar & Grill, Paynesville. For more info call Bill Legatt, 320-243-4517.

Sept. 14: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, Waldorf Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.

Sept. 14: East Central MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Dave Jackson, 763-227-7048.

Sept. 14: Chain of Lakes DU Banquet, Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Rick Thiery, 320-808-1663.

Sept. 15: Fox Lake Conservation Banquet, 5 p.m., Legion Hall, Welcome. For more info call Nathan Amborn, 507-238-3505.

Sept. 15: Fergus Falls DU Banquet, Big Woods Event Center. For more info call Ben Christensen, 701-388-4440.

Sept. 15: Hardwood Country Sportsmens Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Nordic Lanes, Rushford. For more  info call Butch Johnson, 507-864-2800.

Sept. 15: Buffalo Ridge Gobblers NWTF, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Marshall. For more info call Joe Hasse, 507-530-6299.

Sept. 17: Hiawatha DU Banquet, Red Wing. For more info call Ben Bauer, 952-820-8174.

Sept. 20: Scott-LeSueur MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Myron Tietz, 507-581-4486.

Sept. 22: South Central MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Waseca VFW. For more info call Tim Collins, 507-835-4116.

Special Events

Sept. 8: Prairie Pothole Day, 9-5 p.m., Stoney Ridge Farm, New London. 

Sept. 15: ALS Assoc. Walk, 8-noon, Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul. For more info call Ashley Yoder, 612-672-0484.

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

Sept. 8: Forest Lake Lunker.

Sept. 30: Air Soft Event.

Nov. 12: Muskie Mayhem.

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

Sept. 1: Early Canada goose, mourning dove & crow seasons open.

Sept. 1: Bear season opens.

Sept. 1: Rails and snipe season open.

Sept. 9: Smallmouth bass season closes.

Sept. 10: Smallmouth bass C&R season opens.

Sept. 15: Ruffed & sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, sandhill crane, rabbit & squirrel seasons open.

Sept. 15: Deer archery season opens.

Sept. 15: Trout season (southeast, C&R) opens.

Sept. 16: Early Canada goose season closes.

Sept. 22: Woodcock season opens.

Sept. 22: Waterfowl season opens(tentative).

Sept. 29: Turkey season (fall) opens.

Sept. 29: Prairie chicken season opens.

Sept. 30: Lake trout (summer, inland waters) and stream trout (summer, in streams, except southeast) seasons close.

Shows

Now-Sept. 3: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair. Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info www.mnstatefair.org

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.

Sept. 22-23: Hutchinson Elks Gun Show, Sat. 9-3 p.m., Sun. 8-5 p.m.,  Hutchinson Fairgrounds. For more info call Dale Harbarth, 320-587-8989.

Sept. 29-30: MWCA Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., State Fair Education Building. For more info call Matthew, 612-721-8976.

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

Oct. 6-7: Bloomington Armory.

Oct. 20-21: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

Nov. 10-11: Hastings Armory

Nov. 24-25: Cambridge AFRC Armory

Dec. 1-2: Sillwater Armory.

Dec. 29-30: Bloomington Armory.

Education/Seminar 

Sept. 9: DNR Hunter Safety, 10 a.m., Ted Schotzko Wildlife Habitat Acres, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 12: Brainerd Firearm Safety Instr. 5:30 p.m., Turn in Poachers office. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-851-8584.

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

Sept. 8: Buckthorn Removal Demo & Removal, Applewood Preserve, 10-noon

Sept. 15: Sneaky Squirrel Mystery, 1-2:30 p.m.

Sept. 18: Crafty Bees & Butterflies, 4-5:30 p.m.

Sept. 22: Home for a Bunny, Fun with ECFE, 10-11:30 a.m.

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

Sept. 4: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park.

Sept. 6: Green Fit Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Sept. 8: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

Sept. 8: Family Fishing, 1-3 p.m., Lake Minnetonka Regional Park.

Sept. 8: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

Sept. 9: Family Archery, 3-4:30 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

Sept. 9: Canoe with a Naturalist, 1-2:30 p.m., Silverwood Park.

Sept. 11: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.

Sept. 15: Family Archery, 9-11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Sept. 15: Family Archery, 1-3 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Sept. 15: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Sept. 15: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park.

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Bills Gun Shop & Range, Hunting Seminars. 6:30-9 p.m. www.billsgs.com for more info.

Sept. 5, Oct. 11: Sighting in Rifle basics/optics 101.

Sept. 12, Oct. 17: Hunting whitetails 101.

Sept. 19: The right gun for the right hunt.

Sept. 25: Youth in the woods.

Tournaments/Contests

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Upper Mississippi Bass Challenge. For more info call Rick Nemitz, 608-386-2733.

Sept. 8: Fountain City, WI, Pool 5 & 5a, boat landing.

Shooting/Archery

Sept. 15: Shooters Sporting Clays Fundraiser, 8 a.m. For more info call Nate Petersen, 507-336-2638.

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Monticello Rod and Gun Club, 1821 West River Street, Monticello, MN. For more info call Dan, 952-334-8658. 

Tues.: 6 p.m., 3 Gun, Till Labor Day.

Wed.: 5:30 p.m., Trap, Till Labor Day

Thurs.:6 p.m., Defensive pistol & carbine. Till Labor Day.

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

Sept. 2: Archery 3D Courses, 8-2 p.m.

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South Forty Archers, Schedule. Ritter Farm Park, Lakeville. All shoots are 7-2 p.m. For more info call Dave, 612-860-3909.

Sept. 8-9: Reinhart 3D Targets.

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Byron Sportsmen’s & Conservation Club, 902 2nd Ave. NW, Byron 55920. For more info call Mark Clark, 507-993-1152.

Thurs.: Non competitive Sporting Clay Course, 5-7 p.m.

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Hibbing Trap Club, 3927 Marksmanship Rd, Hibbing, MN. For more info call Jodi Olson, 218-966-7817.

Now-Mid Sept.: Mon. & Wed., 4 p.m. til dusk.

Meetings

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sheldon Valley Sportsmans Club meets the 2nd Wed. of the Month, American Legion Club 8, Houston. For more info call Neil, 507-450-8422.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 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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