Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers

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

March 8: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chart House Restaurant, Lakeville. For more info call John Spelman, 719-440-6393.

March 8: Lake Area NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. For more info call Steven Hanson, 218-841-4938.

March 8: New Prague/Tri County DU Banquet, Park Ballroom. For more info call Jeff Hlavac, 952-758-2521.

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 9: McLeod County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., McLeod County Fairgrounds. For more info call 320-583-0979.

March 9: SW Metro NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Club, Jordan. For more info reubenkelzenberg@hotmail.com

March 9: Rosemount DU Banquet, Rosemount Community Center. For more info call Tracy Busswitz, 651-470-3272.

March 9: West Metro NWTF Banquet, Osseo Legion, Osseo. For more info call Doug Stahl, 612-219-6457.

March 14: TIP Banquet, 5 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Event Center, Duelm. For more info call Jim Persson, 218-326-8477.

March 14: NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. For more info call Corey Schneberger, 218-390-0443.

March 14: Twin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Richfield American Legion. For more info call Rich Krossin, 612-861-4455.

March 15: Red Lake Country DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-689-3458.

March 15: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Center. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962.

March 15: Bear Creek NWTF Banquet, Rochester Eagles Club. For more info call Jim Peschges, 507-289-9234.

March 15: MSU DU Banquet, Mankato. For more info call Kaylee Mischke, 507-227-8406.

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

March 16: TIP Banquet, 5 p.m., Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more info call Pete Sahr, 218-259-9067.

March 16: Dodge County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Events by Saker, Kasson. For more info call Tim Miller, 507-951-9879.

March 16: Minnesota Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

March 16: Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Michael Community Center. For more info call Greg Gulden, 612-760-6357.

March 16: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Pine City National Guard Armory, Pine City. For more info call Brad Klepsa, 651-246-5201.

March 16: DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall Downtown Sherburn. For more info call Doug Hartke, 507-236-1700.

March 16: Wabasha County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Lake City Sportsman’s Club. For more info call 320-760-9844.

March 16: Northern Lights RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Jack & Jim’s, Duelm. For more info call Scott Lehmkuhl, 320-248-8163.

March 16: Let’s Go Fishing-Eden Prairie Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie. For more info call Steve Wilson, 612-805-0762.

March 16: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Paul Anderson, 763-242-9359.

March 16: Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers banquet, Cannon Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.

March 16: Shetek Prairie Minnesota Waterfowl Assoc. Banquet, 5 p.m., The Caboose, Tracy. For more info call Mark Evers, 507-629-7020.

March 20: Wheaton DU Banquet, Wheaton American Legion. For more info call Brad Larson, 320-815-4706.

March 21: Steele county Minnesota Pheasants Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Owatonna Eagles Club. For more info call Rex Harriman, 507-456-5127.

March 21: Carver County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Chaska Event Center, Chaska. For more info call Randy Wendland, 612-518-4759.

March 21: Park High River Valley PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s, Newport. For more info call Pete Soukup, 651-329-8133.

March 22: New London DU Banquet, Spicer Legion. For more info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603.

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 22: West Carver DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mayer Community Center, Mayer. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.

March 22: Osakis Bluebills DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schulktz, 320-491-8476.

March 23: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper 320-248-9990.

March 23: Tri-County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Tyler Even, 507-951-4887.

March 23: Northwest Minnesota Elk Country RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls. For more info call Cheryl, 218-386-1986.

March 23: Fergus Falls MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW Post #612, Fergus Falls. For more info call Phil Samuelson, 707-803-8510.

March 23: Clay County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott. For more info call Nick Hanson, 701-219-1957.

March 23: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club, Oak Park Heights. For more info call Lindell, 651-263-3908.

March 23: East Medicine PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.

March 23: Anoka County NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Jill Carlson, 612-280-4222.

March 23: Rich Spring DU Banquet, Great Blue Heron. For more info call Dave Karilla, 320-249-6542.

March 25: Fulton Flyway DU Banquet, Fulton. For more info call Ryan Petz, 612-876-0904.

March 26: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s, Vadnais Htgs. For more info call Aaron Swartz, 651-253-0376.

March 26: U of M DU Banquet, Minneapolis. Fro more info call Andrew Burkhart, 952-933-2332.

March 28: Head of the Lakes RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth. For more info call Mike Hoops, 218-391-4003.

March 29: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst, 507-332-9884.

March 29: Pelican Rapids DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., VFW of Pelican Rapids. For more info call Gerry Bergquist, 218-329-2373.

March 30: Lily Creek WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Mike Thompson, 507-236-5421.

March 30: North Country PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Cragun’s Legacy Golf Course. For more info call Steven Burdick, 701-200-3588.

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

March 30: South St. Paul High School Trap Team Fundraiser, noon-5 p.m., Croatian Hall. For more info call Stan Koich, 651-455-0154.

March 30: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, Willmar Convention Center. For more info call 320-212-2412.

March 30: Rum River NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet Ctr. Pease. For more info call Dave Totzke, 320-362-0568.

March 30: SE MN QF Banquet, 4 p.m., Four Seasons Community Center. For more info call Paul Schutte, 612-968-3034.

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.

March 30: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Main Street Plaza, Pemberton. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.

March 30: Mahnomen County DU Banquet, Shooting Star Casino. For more info call Douglas McArthur, 218-204-1007.

March 30: Twin Cities Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington. For more info call Denise Olson, 612-804-4687.

March 30: Wadena Area DU Banquet, Elks Club. For more info call Bob Dow, 218-298-2195.

Special Events

March 20-21: Red River Watershed Management Board & Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Work Group Conference, Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Moorhead. For more info call Robert Sip, 218-784-9501.

Tournaments/Contests

March 16: Meeker Sportsman’s Club, Pheasant Hunt, at the Club. For more info call Pat, 320-699-0490.

Season Dates

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)

April 1: Flathead catfish season opens.

April 12: Stream trout C&R season (in Southeast MN) closes.

April 13: 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 17: Turkey season (spring) opens.

April 20: MN/SD walleye and northern pike seasons open (border waters)

April 26: Bowfishing early season closes.

April 27: Bowfishing season opens.

April 30: Spring light goose 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.

Education/Seminar 

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

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.

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

March 9: Maple Syrup Time, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

March 10: Maple Syruping Festival, 1-4 p.m., French Regional Park.

March 10: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 10: Family Maple Syrup, 3-5 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

March 16: Maple Syrup Fun, 9:30-noon, Gale Woods Farm.

March 16: Maple Syrup Through History, 10-2 p.m., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park.

March  16: Maple Syruping-Tapping into Nature, 10-1 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

March 16: Maple Syrup Festival, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

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

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.

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

March 30-31, April 27-28, July 20-21, Aug. 24-25: Open 3D Shoot.

July 27-28: Traditional Only Shoot.

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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.

Shows

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, State Fair Grounds, St. Paul. For more info https://mndeerclassic.com

March 9-10: Wells Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 8-4 p.m., U.S.C. Public High School, Wells. For more info call 507-995-1153.

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.

March 21-24: Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info call Darren Envall, 612-332-1811.

March 23-24, 2019: Gun Show, National Guard Armory, Bemidji, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

March 30-31: Willmar Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. 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.

March 23-24: Anoka Armory, Anoka.

March 30-31: 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.

March 16-17: 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.

April 13-14: Sauk Centre Civic Ice Arena.

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., KAXE Radio Station, 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.

 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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