Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 22, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers

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 23: Minnesota River Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, Jordan. For more info call Deb Tribby, 612-723-6057.

March 23: Hermantown DU Banquet, Cast Iron Bar & Grill. For more info call Lee Mahnke, 218-310-0230.

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 28: Spring Hunting Outdoor Forum, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Windom Country Club, Windom. For more info call Ron Kuecker, 507-822-2252.

April 6: Litchfield Wetland Management Dist. “Habitat Day”, noon-4 p.m. For more info call Marsha Barnes, 320-693-2849.

April 13: Harvest Church, Special Event, 1-6 p.m., Frazee High School. For more info call Ryan, 218-334-3101.

Season Dates

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.

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

Now-March 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.

April 6-7, 2019: Brooklyn Park Armory.

April 13-14, 2019: 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.

May 4-5: State Fair Education 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.

Education/Seminar 

March 23: Walleye Techniques Exposed “Tackle Terry” Tuma, noon, Northwest Sportshow, Mpls Convention Center.

March 30: Slab Crappie Magic “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., LaCunnes Marine, Faribault. For more info call 507-334-6415.

April 26-28: Lutsen Resort, fly fishing on the North Shore, Lutsen Resort, Lake Superior, For more info call 800-258-8736.            

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

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

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

March 24: Sap to Syrup, 1-4 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

March 26: Maple Syrup Tour, 5-6:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

March 31: Family Maple Syrup, 3-5 p.m., Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.

April 6: Family Archery, 1-3 p.m., Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

April 6: Orienteering Skills Clinic, noon-3 p.m., French Regional Park.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Brown County PF meets the quarterly, 8 p.m., Serviceman’s Club, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Tim Kraskey, 612-298-0909.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org

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.

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.

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.

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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