Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers

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

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

Feb. 9: Itasca County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., TimberLake Lodge. For more info call Josh Berg, 952-270-0061.

Feb. 9: Fishing for a Cure Banquet, noon-2 p.m., East Side Lake, The Eagle’s, Austin. For more info austinfishingforacure@gmail.com

Feb. 9: Sibley County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Arlington Community Center. For more info call Jon Harbarth, 507-381-2545.

Feb. 9: Vikingland Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Forada Supper Club. For more info call Katee Campion, 320-293-7910.

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

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

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

Feb. 16: Crow River NWTF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds. For more info call Mike Loe, 320-583-1375.

Feb. 16: Des Moines Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., BARC, Windom. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015.

Feb. 16: Isanti County MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve Center. For more info call Jeff McCann, 763-242-8677.

Feb. 16: Northwest Suburban PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Golden Valley Country Club. For more info call Molly Davis, 763-550-9000.

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

Feb. 23: Pine to Prairie PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cormorant Town Hall, Pelican Rapids. For more info call David Blomseth, 218-849-0278.

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

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

Feb. 23: Legacy Fishing Retreat Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Michael’s City Hall. For more info call Rob Watlov, 612-860-2727.

Feb. 23: Martin County Conservation Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Martin Luther High School, Northrop. For more info call Justin Sommer, 507-236-8086.

Feb. 23: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall, Stacy. For more info call Tim Kane,

Feb. 23: Heartland-Faribault PF Banquet, DHS, Delavan. For more info call Jim More, 507-462-3469.

Feb. 23: North Metro Muskies Inc, Banquet, 3 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call Mike Riha, 763-607-2800.

Feb. 23: Prairie Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Willmar. For more info call Brandon Ball, 320-221-0104.

Feb. 23: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Dean Krebs, 320-763-4122.

Feb. 23: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino. For more info call Larry, 651-380-1035.

Feb. 23: North Country Spurs NWTF banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Scott Winter, 218-999-7386.

Feb. 23: Meeker County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Litchfield Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Duncomb, 320-453-7465.

Feb. 28: SE Metro Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Cottage Grove VFW, Cottage Grove. For more info call John Wester, 612-770-6214.

Feb. 28: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges of Sand Creek, Jordan. For more info call Erica Krecklau, 952-292-3083.

March 2: Twin Cities WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Roseville. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 2: Northeast WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge, Virginia. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399.

March 2: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234.

March 2: SCI North Country Bowhunter, 5 p.m., Wings North, Pine City. For more info call Kal Stoks, 651-472-3975.

March 2: Stearns County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, St. Cloud. For more info call Mike Windschitl, 320-248-1116.

March 2: Snake River MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Jason Thomson, 320-679-9099.

March 2: Pope County Pheasant Restoration Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Michael Nemmers, 320-424-0368.

March 8: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Prague. For more info call Steve Smisek, 952-403-1661.

March 9: Upper MN River Valley NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino & Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Sharon Krogstad, 320-564-4063.

March 9: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault Eagles Club. For more info call Scott Allen, 507-317-1909.

March 9: Wadena County PF Banquet, Wadena Elks Lodge, Wadena. For more info call Tom Smith, 952-686-4056.

March 16: Northland Ridge Runners NWTF Banquet, Patrick’s Fine Dinning, Longville. For more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2950.

March 22: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5 p.m., The Hall at Spirit River, Isanti. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

March 30: Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steve Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

March 30: Bemidji WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humerniuk, 218-766-6982.

Season Dates

Feb. 25: Bowfishing early season opens.

Feb. 28: MN/SD border waters walleye and northern pike seasons close.

Feb. 28: Mink, muskrat (north & south), rabbit, and squirrel seasons close.

March 1: March crow & spring light goose seasons open.

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.

March 31: Winter Lake trout and stream trout season ends (all waters)

Shows

Now-Feb. 10: 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. 8-10: St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., St. Cloud river’s Edge Convention Center. Visit us at the Outdoor News Booth. For more info www.stcloudsportshow.com

Feb. 13-17: 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: 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.

Feb. 23 & 24: 36th Annual Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., Pine Technical & Community College, For more info call Christopher Keeler, 1-800-521-7463.

March 8-10: Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, Fri. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9-7 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Warner Coliseum, MN State Fair Grounds, St. Paul.  Free Parking. Free Antler Scoring. Family Friendly Activities. Seminars. For more info https://mndeerclassic.com

March 16: Rudy Zwieg Decoy & Sportsman Show, 9-4 p.m., Runestone Community Center, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria. For more info call Barb Lundeen, 320-266-5129.

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

Feb. 16-17: Stillwater Armory.

Feb. 23-24: Cambridge AFRC (Armory)

March 2-3, 2019: NG Training Ctr.

March 23-24, 2019: Anoka Armory, Anoka.

March 30-31-2019: Hastings 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.

Feb. 9-10: Jackpot Junction Casino.

March 16-17, 2019: State Fair Coliseum Bldg.

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Neigels Authentic Arms Shows. Call 218-736-2133 or neigel@prtel.com for more info or tables. Sat. shows 9-5 p.m. & Sun. 9-3 p.m. Adm. $4. Open to the public.

Feb. 16-17, 2019: Fergus Falls National Guard Armory.

April 13-14, 2019: Sauk Centre Civic Ice Arena.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 9: Battle Lake Sporting Club Contest, noon-3, West Battle Lake West Side. For more info call Cole, 218-282-0168.

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

Feb. 16: Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Ice Fishing, 10:30-7 p.m., Lake Pepin. For more info call Amy Brinkman, 651-764-5754.

March 2: Women Anglers of Minnesota Contest, 11-3 p.m., McQuoid’s Inn, Mille Lacs Lake. For more info call Britane Peterson, 320-412-6370.

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 

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

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

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

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

Now-Feb. 20: Cross-country Ski Club, 10-11:30 a.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Now-Feb. 21: Cross-country Ski Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Now-Feb. 27: Adapted Cross-country Ski Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 9: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Kids Classic, ages 9-12, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyland lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Master Naturalist Advanced Training, 3-6- p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

Feb. 10: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 10: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 13: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Feb. 16: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Lowry Nature Center.

Feb. 16: Snowshoe When the Sun is Shining, noon-3 p.m., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Feb. 16: Full Moon Snowshoe with S’Mores, 6-8 p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 16: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Skate Beginner, 9:30-11 a.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Feb. 16: Cross-country Ski Lessons, Classic Beginner, noon-1:30 p.m., Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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

Feb. 9: Winter Woodpecker Walk, 10 a.m.

Feb. 19: Snowshoe by the Light of the Moon, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Native Seed Treatments for Beginners, 2 p.m.

Feb. 23: Owl Hoot-Along, Nature Family Fun With ECFE, 10 a.m.

Feb. 27: Edgerton Community Garden Plot Reg. Returning Gardeners.

March 2: Vegetable Growing Basics, 9:30-4 p.m.

March 5: World Series to State of Wonders, 7-8:45 p.m.

March 8, April 12, May 10: Spring Phenology Walks, 9-10:30 a.m.

March 9: Invasive Plant Patrol/Gledn Training, 9:30-12:30 p.m.

March 16: Tap and Sap Family Event, 1:30-3 p.m.

March 20: Edgerton Community Garden Plot Reg. New Gardeners.

March 23: Sap into Syrup Family Event 1:30-3 p.m.

March 23: Maple Sap into Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

March 27, 30, April 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20: Beginning Bird Identification Classes for Adults.

April 4: Native Plants do Double Duty, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 6: Frog Monitor Volunteer Training & Refresher, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 13: Its the Bomb, 1:30-3 p.m.

April 20: Just Ducky, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 27: Service Project Day for Groups & Individuals, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 27: Nesting & Overwintering Habitat for Bees, 1-4 p.m.

May 3: Edgerton community Garden Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

May 4: Tree-Mendous Arbor Day Celebration, 1-3 p.m.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Central Minnesota Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.cmrcmn.org for more info.

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.

Minnesota Valley Izaak Walton League meets 2nd Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Bloomington. For more info call John Crampton, 952-884-6704.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 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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