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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Minnesota Outdoor Calendar

BANQUETS/FUNDRAISERS

MARCH 18: The Snake River MDHA Chapter will hold their 32nd annual banquet, 5:00 p.m. Social and the meal is served at 6:30 p.m., Grand Event Center, Mora. For more information call 612-998-5269.

MARCH 18: Itasca County Turn In Poachers, 5:00 p.m., Timber Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. For more information call Angela Cardwell, 218-969-5219.

MARCH 18: Marsh Madness Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, 5:00 p.m., St. Albert Parish Center, Albertville. For more info call Lance Krupke, 612-760-6357.

MARCH 18: East Medicine Pheasants Forever, 4:30 p.m. crowing hour & 6:15 p.m. dinner at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort, Granite Falls. For more info call Brayden Anderson, 320-979-0363.

MARCH 18: Whitetails Unlimited Minnesota Lakes Deer Camp, 5:00 p.m., Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria. For more info call Steve Jorud, 320-491-7596.

MARCH 18: Brown County Pheasants Forever, Sleepy Eye Event Center, Sleepy Eye. For more info call Tim Kraskey, 612-298-0909.

MARCH 18: Whitetails Unlimited Comfrey Area Chapter Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Comfrey Community Center, Comfrey. For more info call Jen Englin, 320-290-7597.

MARCH 23: West Metro Struttin’ Zone NWTF, 5:30 p.m., Osseo/Maple Grove American Legion. For more info call Doug Stahl, 612-219-6457.

MARCH 24: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5:00 p.m., Holiday Inn, Alexandria. For more info call Chris Klimek, 320-815-2381.

MARCH 24: Pelican Rapids Ducks Unlimited, Doors open 5:00 p.m., VFW, Pelican Rapids. For more info call William David Januszewski, 218-329-2373.

MARCH 25: North Country Pheasants Forever, 4:30 p.m., Dennis Drummond Wine Co., Brainerd. For more info call Jake Granfors, 218-434-0929.

MARCH 25: Wright County Pheasants Forever #95, 5:30 p.m., Monticello Community Center. For more info call Eric Lenneman, 763-807-8191.

MARCH 25: MDHA – Sherburne Cty Swampbucks, 4:30 p.m., “The Buff”, Big Lake. For more info call Larry Gerwing, 763-350-5934.

MARCH 25: MDHA Pomme de Terre Chapter, 5:00 p.m., American Legion, Morris. For more info call Erv, 320-760-6993.

MARCH 25: Southern Ducks Unlimited Chapter Banquet, 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Sherburn Community Hall, Sherburn. For more info call Doug, 507-236-1700.

MARCH 25: Whitetails Unlimited Minnesota South Central Deer Camp, 5:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

MARCH 25: Whitetails Unlimited Bemidji Chapter Banquet, 5:00 p.m, Eagles Club., Bemidji. For more info call Aaron Humeniuk, 218-766-6982.

MARCH 25: Tri-County Pheasants Forever, 5:00 p.m., Rochester International Event Center, Rochester. For more info call Jon Leighton, 507-951-4887.

MARCH 27: Pheasants Forever Banquet – Watonwan County Chapter 725, Social hour 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m., St. James American Legion, St. James. For more information call Ron, 507-380-7713.

MARCH 30: Turn in Poachers, 5:00 p.m. Social – 6:30 p.m. Banquet meal, Mr. Jim’s, Foley. For more info call Phil Ramola, 763-262-7395.

MARCH 31: West Carver Ducks Unlimited, 5:00 p.m., New Germany Hall, New Germany. For more information call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.

APRIL 1: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5:00 p.m. Social – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Backus Community Center, International Falls. For more info call Travis Hjelle, 218-780-9277.

APRIL 1: Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association, 5:00 p.m., VFW Post #612, Fergus Falls. For more info call Mark Stortroenn, 218-731-6315.

APRIL 1: WhiteTails Unlimited Metro Area Chapter, Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Social hour Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Saint Croix Event Center, Oak Park Heights. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-263-3908.

APRIL 1: Pheasants Forever Kandiyohi County Chapter #2, 5:30 p.m., Willmar Conference Center, Willmar. For more info call Kevin L Ochsendorf, 320-212-2412.

APRIL 1: Whitetails Unlimited Bluff Country Deer Camp, 5:30 p.m., Rochester International Event Center, Rochester. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

APRIL 1: Let’s Go Fishing, 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie. For more info call Steve Wilson, 612-805-0762.

APRIL 1: So. Central MN Gobblers – NWTF, 5:30 p.m., Best Western, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

APRIL 1: Whitetails Unlimited Lake of the Woods Chapter Banquet, 5:00 p.m, Moose Club, Baudette. For more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

APRIL 15: Otter Tail County Pheasants Forever, 4:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Fergus Falls. For more information call Jake Nelson 218-234-8487.

APRIL 15: Lake Superior Steelhead Association, 5:00 p.m., Clearwater Grille, Duluth. For more information call Kevin J Bovee, 218-525-5960.

APRIL 15: MDHA Rum River Chapter, 2:00 p.m., Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Darrell Healy, 763-425-7506.

APRIL 15: Whitetails Unlimited North Woods Chapter Banquet, 5:00 p.m, AAD Shrine, Hermantown. For more info call Matt Erjavec, 218-464-8908.

APRIL 20: Washington County Pheasants Forever, 5:00 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more information call Jared Wiklund, 651-788-3038.

APRIL 22: Martin County Pheasants Forever, 5:00 p.m. social 7:00 p.m. dinner. Martin County Fairgrounds Arena. For more info call L.J.Maidl, 507-399-9717.

APRIL 22: Whitetails Unlimited Finland Cabin Fever Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clair Nelson Community Center, Finland. For more info call Dick Krech Jr., 218-226-8177.

APRIL 22: Bassinators Junior Fishing Club, 4:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m., Banquets of Minnesota, Fridley. For more info call Adam Harvey, 320-282-2349.

APRIL 28: Pheasants Forever, 5:00 p.m., AAD Shrine Event Center, Hermantown. For more information call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

APRIL 29: Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club, 5:00 p.m., Wadena County Fairgrounds / 4-H Building, Wadena. For more info call Brad Ellingworth, 218-639-4766.

APRIL 29: Disabled Outdoorsmen USA of MN, 10:00 a.m., Wings North, Pine City. For more info call Darren Dorn, 763-301-0538.

APRIL 29: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Red River Chapter, 5:00 p.m., The Alerus Center, Grand Forks, N.D. For more information call Carol Jean Winkels, 701-741-2091.

MAY 5: NWTF banquet Dakota Strutters, 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Steve Mohr, 612-910-1161.

MAY 6: Clays for a Cause/Metro Pheasants Forever, 9:00 a.m., Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For more info call Denise Bornhausen, 612-578-3816.

SHOWS

MARCH 18: Christian Deer Hunters Association, 9:00 a. m. – 5:30 p.m., Hutchinson Minn. For more information call Dr. Tom Rakow, 320-583-3236.

MARCH 18: Rudy Zweig’s Decoy & Sportsman ShowMid-State Chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Runestone Community Center, Alexandria. For more info call Barby Lundeen, 320-266-5129.

MARCH 30-APRIL 2: Arrowhead Home & Builders Show, Thur. 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri .10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., DECC, Duluth. For more info call Chris Navratil, 952-431-9630.

APRIL 2: Minnesota Sporting Collectibles, 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Dale Eggert, 612-272-0536.

EDUCATION/SEMINAR

DNR Volunteer Safety Instructor: For more info call Steven D Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

APRIL 1: 10:00 a.m., Mankato Motorsports, Mankato

MAY 6: 10:00 a.m., Redwood River Sportsman Club, Marshall

MAY 7: 10:00 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy

JULY 8: 8:30 a.m., Mankato Motorsports, Mankato

JULY 8: 1:30 p.m., Nicollet Conservation Club, Nicollet

AUG. 6: 10:00 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette

SEPT. 9: 10:00 a.m., Ted Schotzko Wildlife Habitat Acres, Tracy

Maplewood Nature Center: For more info call Karen Wachal, 651-249-2170.

NRA Certified Handloading Class: Text 612-759-2124 with name for class info.

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited: Monthly meeting/speaker schedule. All meetings held at Bloomington Knights of Columbus, 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR MEDIA

• WCCO Outdoors: Hosted by Outdoor News Publisher and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein. Sundays at 5 p.m. on WCCO Newstalk AM830. Special guests on hunting, fishing, conservation, adventure outdoors. Podcasted at www.audacy.com/wccoradio/podcasts

• 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

• Outdoornews.com: Outdoor news from around the country along with local photos, fishing reports and more.

• 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.

• 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.

• Writeoutdoors.com: Seasonal fishing and hunting tips from Outdoor News Writer Ron Hustvedt.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAY 20: Osakis Lake Association Spring Event, Community Center, Osakis. For more info visit www.osakislakeassociation.org

AUG. 25-26: Gordon MacQuarrie Pilgrimage Barnes, Wis. Town Hall, Barnes, Wis., For more info call Steve Kleist, 218-355-0107 or bahamuseum.org

SHOOTING/ARCHERY

Bald Eagle Sportsman’s Association: 6557 125th, Hugo. For more info call Todd Gallaty, 651-373-4204.

Byron Sportsmen’s & Conservation Club: 902 2nd Ave. NW, Byron 55920. Every Thurs.: Non Competitive Sporting Clay Course, 5-7 p.m. For more info call Mark Clark, 507-993-1152.

Fertile Community Conservation Club: Agassiz Dunes Bowhunter 3D Shoot, April 22-23, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fertile Nature Center, Fertile. For more info call Lesl Krogstad, 218-289-5685.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc: 10917 Duffield Ave. NW, Maple Lake. Every Tues. Starting in May: Weekly Trap Shooting, 6:30 p.m. For more info call David Larsen, 763-370-0870.

Minnesota Centershots Junior Rifle Club: 2023 Minnesota Airgun State Championship April 30 at American Legion in Anoka, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. American Legion Post 102, Anoka. Air rifle and air pistol competition open to all ages. For information email mncentershots10.9@gmail.com also check out minnesotacentershots.com and Minnesota Rifle and Revolver Association website: MRRA.org

Monticello Rod & Gun Club: 1821 W. River St, Monticello. For more info call 763-220-0901.

Rochester Archery Club: 697 75th St. NW Rochester. For more info call 507-273-9124. www.rochesterarcheryclub.com

Suburban Sportsman Club MN: 6976 Canby Trail, Northfield, MN. Public Events. For more info call Gerald Buffington, 612-861-6405.

Wealthwood Gun Club: Mille Lacs Lake, Aitkin. Open Shooting or League Shooting. For more info call 218-678-2281 or info@wealthwoodgunclub.org

MEETINGS

Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc.: 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 p.m, Nisswa American Legion. For more information go to www.brainerdmuskies.com

Cass County Izaak Walton League: 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m., Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Hackensack. For more info call Jerry Lamon, 218-947-3870.

Crow River Sportsman’s Club: March thru Nov.: 3rd Thurs. of every month, 7 p.m, at the Club. For more info call Scott Berning, 763-242-1306.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club East: Cabela’s Woodbury, 4th Tues. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club North: Thorne Bros, Blaine, 4th Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club South: Gander Mountain, Lakeville, 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Deep C’s Men’s Christian Fishing Club West: 2nd Tues. of the month, at Cabela’s, Rogers, 6 p.m. For more info call 763-228-1193.

Fishers of Men Twin Cities: 1st Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m., www.fishersofmentc.org for more info.

Fur Fin and Feather Club: Every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call John 763-464-8317.

Jaques Izaak Walton League: 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi. For more info call John Siekmeier, 651-291-1829.

Minnesota Decoy and Wildfowl Carving Club.: 1st Tues of every month, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, Mpls. For more info call Phillip Nelson, 763-226-7619.

Minnesota Valley In-Fisherman Club: 4th Tues. of each month, 7 p.m. at Apple Valley American Legion club, 14521 Granada Dr., Apple Valley. Gary, 952-423-3662.

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

Mississippi Longtails PF: 1st 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.

Monticello Rod & Gun Club.: 4th Thurs. of the Month, 7 p.m. www.monticellorodandgun.org for more info.

New London Izaak Walton League: 3rd Tues. of the month, 6:30 p.m., McKale’s Family Restaurant, New London. For more info call Kevin Fasen, 320-354-4708.

New Ulm #79 Izaak Walton League: 3rd Tues. of the month 7 p.m., Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. For more info call Tom Wilfahrt, 507-276-1858.

North Country Pheasants Forever: 1st Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Harpos, Merrifield. For more info call John Navin, 218-537-3195.

North Metro Chapter Muskies Inc.: 3rd Wed. of every month, 7 p.m., Coon Rapids VFW. For more info call 612-916-7426 or www.northmetromuskie.com

Owatonna Valley Izaak Walton League: 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m., Owatonna. For more info call Ted Mittelstadt, 507-451-7946.

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

Prairie Woods Izaak Walton League: 3rd Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Dean Hendrickson, 218-439-6303.

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

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

Rochester Izaak Walton League: 1st Tues. of the month, 7 p.m., Izaak Walton Cabin, Rochester. For more info e-mail rochesterikes@gmail.com

Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter #125: 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.

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

St. Cloud Chapter of Muskie’s Inc.: 3rd Tues. of each month. 7:30 p.m., Waite Park American Legion. For more info call Ken Schmitt, 320-290-6272.

Twin Cities Chapter Muskies Inc.: 2nd Tues. of the Month, 7 p.m., KC Hall, Bloomington. For more info call Denise Olson, 612-804-4687.

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited: 2022/2023 Monthly meeting/speaker schedule. All meetings held at Bloomington Knights of Columbus, 1st Thurs. of the Month, 7:00 p.m. Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Joe Roach, 612-440-717 or visit www.tcwalleyes.com

APRIL 6: Tyler & Sara Trampe – Hosts of Sportman Journal TV.

MAY 4: Brad Hawthorne – Guide & Educator

W.J. McCabe Izaak Walton League: 1st Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Hartley Nature Center, Duluth. For more info call Martha Minchak, 218-628-3462.

Walter J. Breckenridge Izaak Walton League: 4th Tues. of the month, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park. For more info call Mary Ellen Vetter, 763-561-1761.

Wes Libbey-Northern Lakes Izaak Walton League: 4th Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., via Zoom. For more info call Marcia Anderson, 218-301-6786.

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