Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 17, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers

Aug. 17: Morrison County DU Banquet, Little Falls Country Club. For more info call Jeff Gulth, 320-360-6352.

Aug. 19: Freeborn County DU Banquet, Freeborn County Fairgrounds. For more info call Eagan Mattson, 507-377-0032.

Aug. 22: West Central DU Banquet, The Oaks in Willmar. For more info call Travis Michelson, 320-905-2959.

Aug. 23: West Metro Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Shakopee Ballroom. For info call Eric Noyes, 612-387-1067.

Aug. 24: Northwest DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena, Imperial Rm. For more info call Rick, 218-686-4707.

Aug. 25: Forest Lake DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Vanelli’s by the Lake. For more info call Matthew Polansky, 763-286-6458.

Aug. 25: Lakes Area Archers Shoot & Fundraiser, Shoot 11-5 p.m., Banquet, 6-8 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Rob, 218-205-5197.

Aug. 25: Wabasha DU Banquet, Yahooligan’s Bar & Grill. For more info call Jim Nordstrom, 651-565-3604.

Sept. 6: Buffalo DU Banquet, Hukkio’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Jesse Neumann, 612-423-1036.

Sept. 6: McLeod County DU Banquet, Crow River Winery. For more info call Jeremy Anfinson, 320-583-1185.

Sept. 7: Brainerd MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Legacy Golf Course. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-851-8584.

Sept. 7: Perham DU Banquet, Lakeside Golf Club. For more info call Tony Paul, 218-371-6338.

Sept. 8: Isanti County #334 PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Spirit River Community Center, Isanti. For more info call Brenda Lillion, 763-843-9413.

Sept. 8: Central Chapter MN Deer Hunter’s Assoc., 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet Center, Foley. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

Sept. 8: Evansville Area Sportsmen Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Railroad and 2nd event center. For more info call Dan Evavold, 218-948-2238.                     

Sept. 8: South Metro Flyway DU Banquet, 1-4 p.m., Rack’s Sports Bar & Grill, Burnsville. For more info call Kegan Scherping, 612-644-9665.

Sept. 8: Warroad, NW Angle DU Banquet, 7 p.m., American Legion, Warroad. For more info call 218-386-2974.

Sept. 13: St. Paul DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Envision Catering, Oakdale. For more info call Walter Rauen,  651-336-7336.

Sept. 13: Fairmont DU Banquet, Eagles Club. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-236-3487.

Sept. 13: Martin County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, Fairmont. For more info call Gary Hamman, 507-236-3487.

Sept. 14: Morrison County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Falls Ballroom, Little Falls. For more info call Scott Luing, 320-360-0437.

Sept. 14: MN Lake DU Banquet, Waldorf Community Center. For more info call Jake Rux, 507-469-0807.

Sept. 14: Tri-County MDHA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Queen Bee’s Bar & Grill, Paynesville. For more info call Bill Legatt, 320-243-4517.

Sept. 14: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, Waldorf Community Center. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.

Sept. 20: Scott-LeSueur MWA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Myron Tietz, 507-581-4486.

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.

Season Dates

Aug. 17: Bear baiting season begins.

Sept. 1: Early Canada goose, mourning dove & crow seasons open.

Sept. 1: Bear season opens.

Sept. 1: Rails and snipe season open.

Sept. 9: Smallmouth bass season closes.

Sept. 10: Smallmouth bass C&R season opens.

Sept. 15: Ruffed & sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, sandhill crane, rabbit & squirrel seasons open.

Sept. 15: Deer archery season opens.

Sept. 15: Trout season (southeast, C&R) opens.

Sept. 16: Early Canada goose season closes.

Sept. 22: Woodcock season opens.

Sept. 22: Waterfowl season opens(tentative).

Sept. 29: Turkey season (fall) opens.

Sept. 29: Prairie chicken season opens.

Sept. 30: Lake trout (summer, inland waters) and stream trout (summer, in streams, except southeast) seasons close.

Special Events

Aug: 25 & 26: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors Annual Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester.

Sept. 8: Prairie Pothole Day, 9-5 p.m., Stoney Ridge Farm, New London. 

Sept. 15: ALS Assoc. Walk, 8-noon, Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul. For more info call Ashley Yoder, 612-672-0484.

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Fishing for Life Events. For more info call Vaughn Blackburn, 763-308-5434. www.fishingforlife.org

Now-Aug. 10: High C’s Fishing Camp, Sand Haven.

Aug. 17-26: Dark County Fair Trout Pond.

Aug. 20-24: LOTW Pay it Forward Trip.

Aug. 21: Pastor’s Tournament.

Sept. 8: Forest Lake Lunker.

Sept. 30: Air Soft Event.

Nov. 12: Muskie Mayhem.

Shows

Aug. 17-19: Game Fair Armstrong Kennels, Ramsey, Fri. & Sat. 9-6 p.m., Sun. 9-5 p.m., Visit the Outdoor News Booth. www.gamefair.com for more info.

Aug. 23 thru Sept. 3: Outdoor News at Minnesota State Fair. Corner of Judson & Nelson. For more info www.mnstatefair.org

Sept. 8-9: Bemidji Gun Show, Sat. 9-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., National Guard Armory. For more info call Russ, 218-845-2530.

Sept. 29-30: MWCA Gun Show, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., State Fair Education Building. For more info call Matthew, 612-721-8976.

Education/Seminar 

Now-Aug. 18: Firearms Safety, Kraus Hartig VFW. For more info call Bill Larson, 763-218-1421.

Now-Aug. 19: DNR Hunter Safety, 7 p.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Aug. 19: DNR Hunter Safety, 8-3:30 p.m., St. George Parish Center, New Ulm. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 9: DNR Hunter Safety, 10 a.m., Ted Schotzko Wildlife Habitat Acres, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

Sept. 12: Brainerd Firearm Safety Instr. 5:30 p.m., Turn in Poachers office. For more info call Diane Britton, 218-851-8584.

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

Aug.18: Magnificent Monarchs, 1-2:30 p.m.

Aug. 20: Phenology Walk, 9-10:30 a.m.

Aug. 25: S’more Fun in the Sun, 1-3 p.m.

Sept. 8: Buckthorn Removal Demo & Removal, Applewood Preserve, 10-noon

Sept. 15: Sneaky Squirrel Mystery, 1-2:30 p.m.

Sept. 18: Crafty Bees & Butterflies, 4-5:30 p.m.

Sept. 22: Home for a Bunny, Fun with ECFE, 10-11:30 a.m.

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

Now-Aug. 21: Paddling Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Aug. 18: Family Kayaking, 9-11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Aug. 18: Family Rafting, 9-noon, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Aug. 18: Family Stand-Up Paddleboarding, 1-2:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

Aug. 19: Family Fishing, 2-4 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park.

Aug. 26: Walk when the moon is full, 8-9:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center & Lowry Nature Center.

Aug. 27: Dirt Cup Mountain Bike Sprint Race, 6-8 p.m., Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.

Aug. 28: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.

Aug. 30: Prairie Seed Collection, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Eastman Nature Center.

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Bills Gun Shop & Range, Hunting Seminars. 6:30-9 p.m. www.billsgs.com for more info.

Aug. 23, Sept. 19: The right gun for the right hunt.

Aug. 29, Sept. 25: Youth in the woods.

Sept. 5, Oct. 11: Sighting in Rifle basics/optics 101.

Sept. 12, Oct. 17: Hunting whitetails 101.

Tournaments/Contests

Aug. 25-26: Fishing for our Heroes, Arrowwood Resort, Darling Lake. www.HeroAtHome.org for more info.

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Upper Mississippi Bass Challenge. For more info call Rick Nemitz, 608-386-2733.

Sept. 8: Fountain City, WI, Pool 5 & 5a, boat landing.

Shooting/Archery

Aug. 25: Turn in Poachers Trap Shoot, 10 a.m., Lakeshore Conservation Club & Hunts Point, Lakeshore. For more info call Dennis Mackedanz, 218-326-8477.

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

Aug. 25-26: 3D Shoots.

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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.

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Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. Schedule of shoots. For more info call Todd Gallaty, 651-373-4204.

Sept. 2: Archery 3D Courses, 8-2 p.m.

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South Forty Archers, Schedule. Ritter Farm Park, Lakeville. All shoots are 7-2 p.m. For more info call Dave, 612-860-3909.

Sept. 8-9: Reinhart 3D Targets.

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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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Hibbing Trap Club, 3927 Marksmanship Rd, Hibbing, MN. For more info call Jodi Olson, 218-966-7817.

Now-Mid Sept.: Mon. & Wed., 4 p.m. til dusk.

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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.

Meetings

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.

Fur Fin and Feather Club meets every Weds. at Osseo American Legion. For more info call Lloyd 763-473-4103.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meets the 1st Thurs of the Month, 7 p.m., Bloomington Events Center. For more info call Joe Roach, 612-440-7171.

 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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