Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – March 29, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers

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.

April 1: Thief River Falls MDHA Banquet, Eagles Club. For more info call Alan Newton, 218-681-1237.

April 1: Zimmerman DU Banquet, American Legion Post 560. For more info call Wayne Gilbertson, 763-458-4061.

April 2: Lake Louise DU Banquet, Travel Lanes, LeRoy. For more info call Edward Kellogg, 507-440-5355.

April 4: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Island Ballroom, Bird Island. For more info call Judy Schulte, 320-522-2574.

April 4: Capital City Strutters NWTF Banquet, Tinucci’s Banquet Center. For more info call Jim Peiffer, 651-459-5772.

April 4: Viking Sportsmen Inc. Banquet, Holiday Inn, Alexandria. For more info call Gene Sullivan, 320-808-1431.

April 4: Clearwater DU Banquet, Clearwater American Legion. For more info call Gary Terhaar, 320-492-7293.

April 5: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Kato Ballroom. For more info call 507-479-1232.

April 5: South of the River RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Jesse Schneider, 612-386-6490.

April 5: Central Stears DU Banquet, Blackberry city Golf course. For more info call Nick Anderson, 320-260-4938.

April 5: Roseau DU Banquet, Gene’s Bar & Grill. For more info call Dave Dirks, 218-689-0675.

April 5: Watonwan River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James American Legion. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.

April 6: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 6: Cuyuna Range MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Hallett Center, John Spajl Arena. For more info call Pete Landren, 218-839-6898.

April 6: S. Central NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

April 6: PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more info call Doug Wells, 218-731-5594.

April 6: Windom DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call Jason Kloss, 507-822-1529.

April 6: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.

April 6: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Vanelli’s on the Lake. For more info call Matt Polansky, 763-286-6458.

April 6: St. Croix Valley MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., The Heights Hall & Club, Stillwater. For more info call Mark Scioli, 651-706-2404.

April 6: Glacial Ridge NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Minnewaska House, Glenwood. For more info call Robert Jacobs, 320-766-4442.

April 6: Bluewater MDHA Banquet, Breezy Point Resort. For more info call Brian Evenson, 218-851-4156.

April 6: Madison Lake DU Banquet, Point Pleasant. For more info call Tim Austad, 507-381-8625.

April 6: Kimball DU Banquet, Powder Ridge. For more info call Ron Winter, 320-492-8719.

April 6: Wright County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., River City Extreme, Monticello. For more info call Jeff Nylund, 763-807-8191.

April 6: Fishing for Life Fundraising Gala. For more info http://one.bidpal.net/gethookedgala2019/welcome

April 6: Fishing for Life Banquet, 4 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Carri Anderson, 612-987-5466.

April 6: Cuyuna Range WTU Banquet, Hallett Community Center. For more info call Carrie Hofmann, 218-839-6898.

April 8: Crow River DU Banquet, Blue Note Ballroom. For more info call Scott Schmidt, 612-875-8158.

April 11: Arlington DU Banquet, Arlington Main Street Hall. For more info call Jeremy Otto, 507-720-3096.

April 12: Koronis DU Banquet, Paynesville American Legion. For more info call tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 12: Lake Crystal DU Banquet, Lake Crystal American Legion. For more info call Brian Isebrand, 507-382-8439.

April 12: Meeker County DU Banquet, Peter’s on the Lake. For more info call Scott Chritensen, 320-221-0164.

April 13: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call Ray Priem, 218-849-1230.

April 13: Forest Lake DU Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Mathew Polansky, 763-286-6458.

April 13: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Double Tree by Hilton St. Paul East. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 763-228-4958.

April 13: Buffalo Ridge DU Banquet, Hadley Community Center. For more info call Wendy Krueger, 507-220-3408.

April 13: Martin County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Martin County Arena. For more info call Josh Nutt, 507-236-9675.

April 13: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Albert Lea City Arena. For more info call Rod Eisenmenger, 507-383-6762.

April 13: Minnesota Trail Hound Assoc. Banquet, 10:30 a.m. Fort Ripley. For more info call Chad Klug, 763-486-2970.

April 13: United Northern Sportsmen Banquet, AAD Shrine Convention & Meeting Facility. For more info call Eric Hansen, 218-831-8646.

April 13: South-Western Prairie Outdoors Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller, 507-829-6659.

April 14: Foley DU Banquet, Jack & Tim’s Event Center. For more info call Peter Eigen, 320-257-1922.

April 15: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Ctr. For more info call Jesse Newman, 612-423-1036.

April 17: North Crow Wing DU Banquet, Commander Restaurant & Bar. For more info call Joby Georges, 218-251-6735.

April 18: Full Choke DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Crown Room, Rogers. For more info call Doug Claseman, 763-772-7972.

April 20: Faribault NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault Elk’s Club. For more info call Todd Rost, 507-339-3695.

April 20: East Side DU Banquet, Eagles Club in EGF. For more info call Michael Hedlund, 701-215-2373.

April 23: 3M Club DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Jeff Hagman, 651-492-6709.

Special Events

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.

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.

Shows

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

April 8: Deer Habitat Workshop for Woodland Owners, 6-9:30 p.m., Surly Brewery. For more info call Joe Duggan, 651-331-9734.

April 9: Deer Habitat Workshop for Woodland Owners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cabela’s in Rogers. For more info call Joe Duggan, 651-331-9734.

April 14: ATV Safety Training Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School. For more info call Steve Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

April 26-28: Firearm Safety Training Class, Tracy Ambulance Garage. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

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

April 28: Youth Firearm Safety on-line Field Day. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

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

March 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 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.

April 10: Woodcocks Dusk Sky Dancers, 6:45-9 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

April 13: Bird Banding, 9-noon, Eastman Nature Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rapids Archery Club meets the 2nd Mon. of each month at the archery building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For more info call Dan, 763-427-0808.

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.

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.

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.

Rapids Archery Club meets the 2nd Mon. of each month at the archery building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For more info call Dan, 763-427-0808.

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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