Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 21, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin Conference Center. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Jan. 12, 2019: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Spicer American Legion. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588.

Jan. 12, 2019: RMEF Gun Raffle Bonanza, 4 p.m., Chops Bar & Grill, Hanover. For more info call Jon Sillerud, 612-220-0033.

Jan. 19, 2019: St. Charles-Dover-Eyota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 551, Eyota. For more info call Alison Johnson, 507-201-0039.

Jan. 25, 2019: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Ulm Event Center. For more info call Doug Lund, 507-766-5622.

Jan. 26, 2019: South Central WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Jan. 26, 2019: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-464-7427.

Feb. 2, 2019: Houston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fest Building, Spring Grove. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 2, 2019: Struttin Blackbeards NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clarissa Ballroom, Clarissa. For more info call James Olson, 320-732-6903.

Feb. 9, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Feb. 9, 2019: North Star RMEF Banquet, Double Tree Inn, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609.

Feb. 16, 2019: Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Park Hotel, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

Feb. 16, 2019: Southwest WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 16, 2019: Pine County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tobies Banquet Hall, Hinckley. For more info call Kenny Reed, 612-759-4709.

Feb. 23, 2019: Western WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

Feb. 23, 2019: Wood City WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Dry Dock Bar & Restaurant, Duluth. For more info call Greg Nimm, 218-591-3500.

Feb. 23, 2019: River Valley RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, St. Peter. For more info call Bob Halquist, 507-469-2005.

Season Dates

Dec. 29: Lake trout (winter, inside BWCAW) season opens.

Dec. 31: Deer archery season closes.

Jan. 1, 2019: Pheasant, ruffed grouse, and Hungarian partridge season close.

Jan. 1, 2019: Stream trout C&R season (in southeast MN, us DNR regs) opens.

Jan. 6, 2019: Otter season (north & south) closes.

Jan. 6, 2019: Bobcat season closes.

Jan. 12, 2019: Winter lake trout and stream trout season, opens (lakes outside or partially outside BWCAW)

Jan. 15, 2019: Crow season closes.

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.

Shows

Jan. 11-13, 2019: Rochester RV, Boat, Hunting, Vacation & Home Show, Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 10-3 p.m., Mayo Civic Center. For more info www.rochesteroutdoorandhomeshow.com

Jan. 19-20, 2019: Gun Show, St. Cloud National Guard Armory, St. Cloud. Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

Jan. 24-27, 2019: Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, Thurs. 2-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call 612-332-1811.

Feb. 1-2, 2019: MN Decoy Collectors Assoc. Show, Mpls Airport Marriott Hotel. For more info call JIm, 622-325-3557.

Feb. 7-10, 2019: La Crosse, Boat, Sports, Travel, RV & Hunting Show, Thur. 5-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., La Crosse Center, La Crosse. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 13-17, 2019: Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show, Wed. & Thur. 5-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

Feb. 13-17, 2019: Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Wed. & Thur. 5-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-4 p.m., DECC Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

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

Dec. 29-30: Bloomington Armory.

Jan. 5-6, 2019: Military Collectibles-Gun, Brooklyn Park Armory.

Feb. 2-3, 2019: Duluth Conv. Ctr. (DECC)

Feb. 16-17, 2019: Stillwater Armory.

Feb. 23-24, 2019: Cambridge AFRC (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.

Jan. 19-20, 2019: Rochester Mayo Civic Center.

Education/Seminar 

Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Jan. 12, 2019: Crappies & Sunfish on Ice, 11 a.m., Walleye Techniques Exposed 2 p.m. “Tackle Terry” Tuma, Rochester RV, Boat Vacation Outdoor & Home Show, Rochester Mayo Civic Center. For more info call 507-286-1010.

Feb. 9, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Feb. 26, 2019: Steelhead Seminar, 6 p.m., Summit Brewing Co. Tap Room. For more info call Davin Brandt, 651-247-5121.

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

Now-Feb. 19, 2019: Greenfit Club, Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 22: Full Moon Snowshoe, 6-8 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Dec. 22: Full Moon Snowshoe with S’mores, 6-8 p.m., French Regional Park.

Dec. 22: Walk When the Moon is Full, 6:30-8 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

Dec. 23: Cross-Country Ski Lessons, Teens Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 26: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner I, Basics, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 26: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 27: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Family Classic, 9:30-11 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Dec. 29: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Skate Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Dec. 29: Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa, 10-11:30 a.m., French Regional Park.

Dec. 29: Beginner Snowshoeing, 1-2:30 p.m., French Regional Park.

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

Dec. 22: Nature Hangout, 1-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 29: S’more Nature Fun, 1:30-3 p.m.

Jan. 5, 2019: Snowflake Wonders, 1:30-3 p.m.

Jan. 12, 2019: Winter open House, Snowshoes & Tracks, 10:30-3 p.m.

Jan. 22, 2019; Ice Moon Walk When the Moon is Full, 6:30-8 p.m.

Jan. 26, 2019: Meet the Animals, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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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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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.

Tournaments/Contests

Jan. 18-19, 2019: Buffalo Ridge Coyote Hunting Tournament, Fri. 7 pm., Brau Bros, Marshall. For more info call 507-476-7000.

Jan. 19, 2019: Menahga Civic & commerce Family Fishing Derby, noon-2 p.m., Spirit Lake, Menahga. For more info call Dave Treinen, 218-255-0706

Jan. 25-26, 2019: Canby Fire Sportman’s Ice Fishing contest, 4 p.m. For more info call Casey Namken, 507-829-0276.

Feb. 2, 2019: Anoka County PF Ice Derby, 11-2 p.m., Lake George Regional Park, Oak Grove. For more info call John Newpower, 651-983-5904.

Feb. 16, 2019: Southwest Minnesota State University Ice Fishing Contest, 9 a.m., Lake Sarah, Murray County. Michael Van Drehle, 507-537-6266.

Special Events

Jan. 24-27, 2019: North American Versatile Hunting Dog Assoc., Hilton Hotel, Bloomington, MN. For more info call Polly Norman, 847-253-6488.

Meetings

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.

Jan. 24-27, 2019: NAVHDA 50th Anniversary, St. Croix Chapter will be hosting the meeting, Hilton Minneapolis, Bloomington. For more info www.navhda.org/news-events/annual-meeting.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

 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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