Minnesota Calendar of Events – March 24th, 2017


March 24: Rum River RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Chapala Mexican Grill, Cambridge. For more info call James Govednik, 612-282-2349.

March 24: Savage DU Banquet, Neisen’s. For more info call John Marks, 612-418-8964.

March 25: SouthWestern Prairie Outdoors Club, 5 p.m. , Wood Lake Community Center. For more info call Keith Mueller 507-829-6659.

March 25: Minnesota South Central Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256.

March 25: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, St. Cloud. For more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

March 25: SE MN QF Banquet, 5 p.m., Good Times Restaurant, Caledonia. For more info call Kris Wedl, 507-725-3839.

March 25: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Center. For more info call Jesse Neumann, 612-423-1306.

March 25: Rich Spring DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Blue Heron. For more info call Dave Kurilla, 320-249-6542.

March 25: Forest Lake DU Banquet, Vanellis. For more info call Ken Huntington, 612-490-2482.

March 25: Cannon Falls Sportman’s Club Booya Feed, noon-9 p.m. For more info call Tom, 651-410-0030.

March 25: Vikingland Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Forada Supper Club. For more info call Katee Campion, 320-293-7910.

March 25: South St. Paul High School Packer Trap Team Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Croatian Hall, So. St. Paul. For more info call Stan Koich, 651-353-0154.

March 25: Champlin Park NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Willy McCoys, Champlin. For more info call Damon Schleif, 612-432-1442.

March 25: Rum River MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Courtyards of Andover. For more info call Ron Schlief, 763-753-3254.

March 25: Ramsey County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, St. Paul East. For more info call Daniel Jambor, 763-228-4958.

March 25: Twin Toms NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Richfield American Legion. For more info call Rich Krossen, 612-203-1703.

March 25: Clay County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center. For more info call Ryan Kappes, 701-219-9778.

March 25: Green Isle Sportsmen’s Club Father/Son Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Green Isle Sportsmen’s Park. For more info call Bob Kauffmann, 507-326-7011.

March 25: Northland Ridge Runner’s NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Patrick’s, Longville. For more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2950. Days.

March 25: Sherburne County Swampbucks MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Marketplace Banquet Center, Buffalo. For more info call Cathie, 763-670-8597.

March 25: Wadena DU Banquet, Elks Lodge. For more info call Todd Larson, 218-640-1289.

March 27: New London DU Banquet, New London Legion. For more info call Brian Ziemer, 320-894-3603.

March 28: Park High River Valley Roosters Youth Chapter Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Pete Soukup, 651-329-8133.

March 28: Park High River Valley PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Tinucci’s Restaurant, Newport. For more info call Pete Soukop, 651-329-8133.

March 30: Roseville DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s Event Center, Vadnais Heights. For more info call Aaron Swartz, 651-253-0376.

March 31: Central Stearn DU Banquet, Blackberry Ridge Golf Course. For more info call Mark Haus, 320-203-1942.

March 31: Osakis DU Banquet, Osakis VFW. For more info call Jason Schultz, 320-491-8476.

March 31: Rum River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet Center, Pease. For more info call Holly Altenhofen, 763-856-3568.

March 31: Lost Marsh DU Banquet, Pemberton Community Plaza. For more info call Mark Jenzen, 507-995-4296.

March 31: West Carver DU Banquets, 5 p.m., Mayer Community Center. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220.

March 31: 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 1: Cannon Falls WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rhino’s Archery, Cannon Falls. For more info call 507-298-3123.

April 1: So. Central NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fairmont. For more info call Joe Dubke, 507-238-4959.

April 1: Cuyuna Range Whiteails MDHA Banquet, Hallett Center. For more info call Grant Gibson, 218-820-3142.

April 1: Windom DU Banquet, Windom Community Center. For more info call Ryan Knigge, 507-822-3283.

April 1: Crow River MDHA Banquet, 3:30 p.m., McLeod County Fair Grounds Admin Building. For more info call Bob Hall, 320-587-3824.

April 1: LeSueur County PF #214 Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 79, Montgomery. For more info call Gary Novak, 507-744-5126.

April 1: East Medicine PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. For more info call Scott Santjer, 320-981-1061.

April 1: LeSueur Valley DU Chapter Banquet, 5:30  p.m., Caribou Gun Club, LeSueur. For more info call Doug Malm 507-665-2653.

April 1: Lake Traverse DU Banquet, Wheaton American Legion. For more info call Brad Larson, 320-815-4706.

April 1: Golden Ducks DU Banquet, Eagles Club, Crookston. For more info call  Ethan Nagel, 763-438-1827.

April 1: Prairie Benson DU Banquet, Danver City Hall. For more info call Lori Schnitzler, 320-808-8194.

April 1: LeSueur Valley DU Banquet, Caribou Gun Club. For more info call LeRoy May, 612-756-2157.

April 1: Metro Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Heights Hall & Club, Oak Park Heights. For more info call Lindell Blanchette, 651-263-3908.

April 3: Thief River Falls MDHA Banquet, Eagles Club. For more info call Alan Newton, 218-681-1237.

April 4: Lake Louise DU Banquet, Travel Lanes, LeRoy. For more info call Edward Kellogg, 507-440-5355.

April 6: Viking Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn. e-mail vikingsportsman@gmail.com for more info.

April 7: Faribault DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Faribault American Legion. For more info call Dustin Dienst 507-332-9884.

April 7: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc, Kato Entertainment Center, Mankato. For more info call 507-387-9011.

April 7: Paynesville DU Banquet, American Legion 281. For more info call Tony Flannigan, 320-333-3531.

April 7: Watonwan River Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., St. James American Legion. For more info call Jerry Krebs, 507-375-5789.

April 8: Detroit Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. For more info call Ray Priem, 218-849-1230.

April 8: Fox River Walleyes for Tomorrow Banquet, 4:30 p.m., City Inn, Berlin. For more info call Emil, 920-361-3354.

April 8: St. Croix Valley MDHA Banquet, 4 p.m., The Heights Hall & Club, Stillwater. For more info call Mark Scioli, 651-706-2404.

April 8: Kandiyohi County PF Banquet, Willmar Convention Center. For more info call Kevin Ochsendorf, 320-212-2418.

April 8: Sauk Center DU Banquet, Diamond Point, Sauk Centre. For more info call Nick Hoffman, 320-424-0559.

April 8: Otter Tail County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles, Fergus Falls. For more info call Doug Wells, 218-731-5594.

April 8: Bluewater MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Breezy Point Resort. Brian Evenson, 218-851-4156.

April 8: Chisago County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lindstrom Community Center. For more info call Guy Rotter, 651-338-6757.

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• 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.


Now-March 26: Northwest Sportshow, Thurs. 1-9 p.m., Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-8 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com

March 25: Heritage Arms Society’s Antique Arms Collectors Show, 9-3 p.m., Eagan Civic Arena. For more info call 651-260-4532 eves.

March 31-April 2: Bills Gun Shop & Range, Shooter’s Show, 10-8 p.m., Robbinsdale. For more info call Nate Stone, 763-533-9594.

April 1-2: Wilmar Rifle & Pistol Club, Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Donovan Kuehl, 320-212-7460.

April 7-8: Outdoor Living Expo, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m., Willmar Civic Center. For more info call Tim burns, 320-235-1340.

April 8: American Sporting Collectibles, 9-2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, Medina. For more info call Wally, 651-387-2338.

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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.

March 25-26: Anoka Armory.

April 1-2, July 8-9: Bloomington Armory

April 8-9: Stillwater Armory.

April 29-30: Champlin Ice Arena.

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Minnesota Weapons Collectors, Gun Shows. Sat. 8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-3 p.m. www.mwca.org or call 612-721-8976 for more info.

April 22-23: MN State Fairgrounds, 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 8-9: Sauk Centre, Civic Ice Arena.

April 29-30: Detroit Lakes, National Guard Armory.

Dog Events

April 16: CMRC Informal Trial & Hunt test for all retrievers puppy & up. Reg. 8-8:30 a.m. For more info www.cmrcmn.org


March 25: DNR Turkey Clinic, 10 a.m., Lafayette Community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521.

March 25: Walleye Wisdom “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., Northwest Sportshow. For more info www.northwestsportshow.com

April 8: Walleye Wisdom, “Tackle Terry” Tuma, 11 a.m., Cabela’s, Owatonna.

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

March 24: Tapping into Nature, 4-5:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

March 25: Maple Syrup Festival & Pancake Brunch, 10-1 p.m., Lowry Nature Center.

March 25: Maple Syruping Festival, 10-1 p.m., French Regional Park.

March 25: Tapping into Nature, 1-2:30 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

March 25: Maple Syrup Time, 2-3:30 p.m., Richardson Nature Center.

April 8: Orienteering Skills Clinic, noon-3 p.m., French Regional Park.

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

March 25, 2017: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Maple Sap into Syrup, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 1: Its the Bomb, 2-3:45 p.m.

April 8: Vegetable Growing Basics, 9:30-4 p.m.

April 22: Nature Family Fun ECFE, Honk & Quack Parade, 10-11:30 a.m.

April 29: Service Project, 10-2 p.m.

May 6: Trees for the Bees, 1-4 p.m.

May 12: Birds & Blooms of Fish Creek, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Fish Creek.

Special Events

March 30-April 2: MN Taxidermy Guild Convention & Competition, Sat. noon-4 p.m., Sun. 9-noon, Rochester International Event Center. For more info call Adam Zwick, 320-333-2886.

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: Turkey season (spring) opens.

April 14: Stream trout catch-and-release season (in southeast MN) closes.

April 14: MN/Canada walleye and sauger seasons close (border waters)

April 15: Stream trout in streams (summer) season opens.

April 22: MN/SD walleye and northern pike season open (border waters)

April 29: MN/WI walleye and northern pike seasons open (border waters)

April 30: Bowfising and rough fish spearing opens.

April 30: Spring light goose season closes.

Deep Portage Programs

Schedule for upcoming events at Deep Portage which offers a variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor education programs for adults & youth. For more info or to register 888-280-9908 or 218-682-2325. Or via on the internet at www.deep-portage.org, e-mail: portage@uslink.net

April 30: Fun Shoot, 10 a.m.


Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association. 2016 Schedule of shoots. For more info call John Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

1st Sun. of the Month: 3D Archery Shoot, 8-2 p.m.

March 28-May 23: 8 Week High School Scholastic 3D Archery League.

April 2, May 7, June 4: 3D shoot (50 targets)

April 23: Running Biathlon.

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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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Menomonie Archery Club, Shoot Schedule, 608 Crestview Ct. Menomonie, WI. For more info call Schmidty, 715-308-2280.

April 22-23, July 22-23 Aug. 19-20: 3D shoot.

July 29-30: Traditional Only 3D Shoot.


March 31-April 1: NCB/SCI MN NASP State Tournament, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. For more info call Michelle, 218-244-9719.


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.

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.


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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