Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers.

March 17: Bay County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., LFA Hall, Bay City. For more info call Bryan Schulz, 989-326-3561.

March 18: Sunrise Side WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Posen Community Center. For more info call Mark Lewandowki, 989-766-9254.

March 18: Decatur WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW 6248, Decatur. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 18: Michigan Bear Hunters Association Convention, Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. For more info call Trent Vruggink, 906-287-0120.

March 18: Fairview Schools Eagle Spirit/Eagle Pride Ahoy Auction Fundraiser, 4 p.m. For more info call Angie Sheffer, 989-335-3321.

March 21: Dundee WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Mill, Dundee. For more info call Scott Heck, 734-216-5601.

March 23: Michigan Northwest WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hagerty Conference Center, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

March 23: Mecosta County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2335, Big Rapids. For more info call Randy LaPreze, 231-349-1395.

March 25: Shiawassee WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., ZCBJ/WFLA Hall, Owosso. For more info call Doug Allie, 989-666-4066.

March 25: Mason-Manistee Friends of the NRA Banquet, Lincoln Hills Golf Club. For more info call Stan Bennette, 231-690-1190.

March 25: Friends of West Walker and West Walker Sportsman’s Club, 5 p.m., West Walker Sportsman’s Club, Grand Rapids. For more info call Patrick Murray, 616-363-3645.

March 31: Calhoun County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Cedar Crest Banquet Center, Marshall. For more info call Jan Barnes, 269-963-3188.

April 1: West Huron WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Pigeon. For more info call Jim Gilbert, 989-550-4828.

April 8: Lenawee County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Hudson. For more info call John Ofchar, 517-547-5055.

April 8: Stockbridge WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion #510, Stockbridge. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

April 8: Michigan Bow Hunters Banquet, Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Big Rapids. For more info call Julie Miller, 616-299-5295.

April 13: Grand Haven Steelheaders Spring Event, 6 p.m., Grand Haven VFW Hall. For more info call Rich Wilson, 517-676-2920.

April 14: St. Clair WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, St. Clair. For more info call Fred Webber, 989-619-3481.

April 14: Ravenna Conservation Club Banquet, Clubhouse. For more info call Ken Borgman, 231-750-3600.

April 15 Shelby Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Shelby Optimist Club, Shelby. For more info call Dustin Waller, 231-861-5599.

April 15: Tustin Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Kettunen Center. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515.

Tournament/Contests

March 25: Ingham County PF Youth Hunt & Hunters Safety, 8:30 a.m., Woodland Acres Pheasant Preserve. For more info call Warren Patton, 517-223-7566.

April 2: Ingham County PF Novice Women Hunt, 8:30 a.m., Woodland Acres Pheasant Reserve. For more info call Warren Patton, 517-223-7566.

Shows

Now-March 19: Ultimate Sport Show, Thursday, 1-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Devos Place in Grand Rapids. www.showspan.com for more info.

Now-March 19: Novi Boat Show, Suburban Collection Showplace. For more info call Liz Szlaga, 734-261-0123.

April 1: Michigan Hunting & Fishing Collectors Club Sporting Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagles Hall, Jackson. www.MHFCC.net for more info.

Season Dates

March 31: Permanent ice shanties must be removed from U.P. lakes

March 31: Rabbit & hare hunting season ends

March 31: Fishing licenses expire

March 31: Crow season ends

April 15: Dog training season ends

April 17: Spring turkey season opens

April 29: Trout season opens

April 29: Pike, muskie sauger and walleye seasons open in the L.P.

May 15: Walleye, pike, sauger, & muskie seasons open in the U.P.

May 27: Catch and keep bass season opens statewide except on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers.

Education/Seminar

April 25-27, 29: Frankenmuth Conservation Club, Hunter Ed Class. For more info call Bill Schultz, 989-777-2780.

Shooting Sports

White River Muzzleloaders Shoots. 12200 Lakeshore, Grand Haven. For more info call Jerry Kooi, 231-894-8353.

July 14-16: Annual Shoot.

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Every Tuesday: Livingston County Wildlife Conservation Club, Trap Shoots, 4 p.m.-dusk. For more info call 810-231-1811.

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Four Square Conservation Club & Sportsman’s Association,  6777 Cline Road. For more info call 810-327-6859 or www.foursquaresportsman.com

Every Thursday Night: Indoor Pistol Shoot.

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Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township. For more info call Pete Cesaro, 248-363-9109.

Sporting Clays:

Thursday: 3 p.m.-dusk.

Saturday: 10 a.m-3 p.m.

Sunday: noon-dusk

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Chesaning Area Conservation Club, 13750 Baldwin Rd., Chesaning. For more info call Duane Moore, 989-865-6940.

Every Wednesday: Trap, 6:30-10 p.m.

Rockford Sportsman Club, 11115 Northland Drive. For more info call 616-866-4273 or checkout www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com

First Saturday: Cowboy Action Shoot except November.

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West Walker Sportsman Club, 0-601 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids. For more info call Patrick Murray, 616-453-5081.

All Year: Open 7 days a week.

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Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club, 8888 Dexter Townhall Rd. Dexter.

Tuesday: Trap Shooting, 4 p.m.

Archery

Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, Clarkston. For more info contact 248-623-0444 or visit ocsclub.org

Monday: FITA, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Indoors, Cricket, 7 p.m.

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Dundee Sportsman’s Club, 2300 Plank Road, Dundee. For more info call 734-777-2719.

Sunday: 4th Sunday, 3-D Archery.

Special Events

March 18: Great Lakes Bay Region Steelheaders Auction, Preview 11 a.m., Auction noon, Midland VFW. For more info call Dave Rummel, 989-205-5984.

May 6: Morenci Sportsman Club, Smelt Supper & Raffle, 4 p.m. For more info call Orville Metcalf, 517-458-6841.

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Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township. For more info call Glenn Kruckenberg, 248-363-9109 or www.multilakes.com

Sunday: Country breakfast, 2nd Sunday of every month, 9 a.m.-noon.

Tuesday: Bingo, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m.

Dog Events

March-Oct.:”Puppy Fair” Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, Commerce Township, 2nd Sunday every month, 8:30-2:30 p.m. For more info call Dave Elam, 248-624-0944.

Meetings

Huron Valley Sportfishing Club meets on the 3rd Thurs of every month, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 200. For more info call Richard Montre, 734-847-7814.

Post 46 Hunting & Fishing Club meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Club. For more info call John Wilde, 734-646-6132.

Flat Rock Chapter NWTF meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m., Flat Rock Youth Center. For more info call 734-654-8108.

Metro-West Steelheaders meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Livonia Senior Citizens Activity Center. For more info call Bill King, 734-420-4481.

Mid-Michigan United Sportsman Alliance meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Twin Ponds Sport Shop, Stanton. For more info call Dave Bean, 989-831-4890.

Downriver Walleye Federation meets 3rd Monday of every month, except December, 7:30 p.m., Westfield Center. For more info call Terry Pickard, 248-520-0116.

Huron Valley Steelheaders meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. American Legion Post #200 For more info call Carroll White, 734-626-3112.

Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club meets 2nd Sunday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For more info call 248-321-9503.

Mulit-Lakes Conservation Association meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month except November, 8 p.m., at the Clubhouse. For info call Sam Mullins, 248-363-9109.

Wayne County Quail Forever meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Flat Rock Rec. Center, I-75 & Gibraltar Rd. For more info call Ed Moore, 734-782-0329 or 734-771-5607.

Detroit Area Steelheaders meets the last Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., Polish/American Hall. For more info call Bob Mitchell, 586-524-8887.

Freeland Conservation Club meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Ken Balden, 989-695-2641.

Dwight Lydell Chapter Izaak Walton League meets 1st Tuesday 7 p.m., Belmont. For more info contact Tom Watson, twwatson@comcast.net

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