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Jan 20 - Sanford Lake Ladies Indoor Fishing Contest and Raffle. Next Chapter Winery, New Prague, MN. Noon to 4. Come fish with us and play raffles to win guns and raffle prizes. Enjoy wine and beer tasting. Ruth Hoefs, 612-756-1500.

Jan 26-28 - South Dakota Ducks Unlimited State Convention. South Dakota Ducks Unlimited will be holding its state convention at the Arrowwood Cedar Shores Resort in Oacoma. The annual event is an opportunity for DU members and volunteers to celebrate the success of DU’s South Dakota habitat conservation and fundraising efforts. Presentations and activities for the entire family are planned during the weekend. Since DU began its conservation work in South Dakota, more than 500,000 acres of important habitat have been conserved, benefiting waterfowl, ring-necked pheasants, white-tailed deer, and hundreds of other species of fish and wildlife. Recently, DU launched a new Soil Health Initiative, an effort to engage with South Dakota landowners to improve soil health on working farms and ranches. Visit www.ducks.org/South-Dakota for more information. To register for the convention, sign up online or call Mary Schneider at (605) 770-7419. 

Feb 28 - 10th Annual Rum River Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Assn 10th Annual Conservation Banquet. 5pm. The Links at Northfork, Ramsey, MN Ticket info: 763-427-6524 or rumrivermwa@yahoo.com Ross Hedin, 763-427-6524

Mar 8 - Twin Toms NWTF Banquet. Richfield, MN American Legion, 5:30 pm. Annual Banquet with great dinner, games, raffles and silent and live auction. Rich Krossin, 612-203-1703.

Mar 10 - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Northern Lights Chapter 28th Annual Banquet. Jack and Jim's in Foley, MN. Doors open at 4 pm for social hour and games, dinner at 6 pm. Auctions, raffles, games, prizes, fun! Please contact Scott Lehmkuhl at 320-248-8163 for registration or mor information. Or visit www.rmef.org/Minnesota

Mar 18 - Cannon Falls Sunrise Gobblers NWTF Banquet. Cannon Golf Club, 5pm. Hunt in the Cannon Falls area or just want to be part of a fun conservation group?  Come join us for prizes, raffles, free corn/soybean seed, and more at our annual banquet! Joel Nelson, 507-298-0293.

Mar 24 - Rum River Chapter MDHA Banquet. The Courtyards of Andover, 13545 Martin Street  N. W. Andover,  MN  55304. Social  Hour: 4.30  PM. Dinner  Hour:   6:00  PM. Program: 6:45  PM. Ron Schleif, 763-753-3254.

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Jan 18-21 - 48th ANNUAL Minnesota BOAT, CAMPING & VACATION SHOW. Minnesota’s favorite Sportsmen’s Show will be back!  January 18-21, 2018 at St. Paul’s RiverCentre you will find the very best in resorts, lodges and camps from the Midwest and Canada. Boat Show pricing on the newest fishing boats and pontoons, tackle and electronics and more! RV Show pricing on the best campers and trailers by the area’s best dealers. Great Hunting and Fishing seminars and great fun for the whole family. See you at the show! Visit our website for $2 OFF COUPON! www.stpaulsportshow.com

MN Sportsmen's Show

Jan 20-28 - Snowmoblie safety awareness week. Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Jan. 20-28 as Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week in Minnesota. This an opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources, volunteer safety instructors, the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA) and its 250 member snowmobile clubs to join together to recognize the importance of safe, responsible snowmobiling. “It’s a fun and exciting activity, but snowmobilers should always remember to make safety a top priority,” said Conservation Officer Bruce Lawrence, DNR recreational vehicle coordinator. “They should also always use common sense and keep a clear head when riding.” Here are some other key safety points:

  • Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix - don’t drink and ride.
  • Smart riders are safe riders – take a snowmobile safety training course.
  • Always wear a helmet and adequate clothing.
  • When night riding slow down – expect the unexpected.
  • Know before the ride  – always check local trail and ice conditions.
  • Cross with care.
  • Know risks and be prepared – make every trip a round trip.
  • One is the loneliest number – never ride alone.
  • Ride safe, stay on the trail – respect private property.

To legally ride a snowmobile in Minnesota, residents born after Dec. 31, 1976 need a valid snowmobile safety certificate. Options for both classroom and online classes can be found at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/snowmobile/index.html
People can find Minnesota snowmobiling events and activities on the MNUSA webpage: https://mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/events.

Jan 26 - Spring Turkey Application Deadline. Spring turkey hunters hoping to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season have until Friday, Jan. 26, to apply for a lottery permit.
The season runs from April 18 to May 31 and is divided into six hunt periods, A through F (see table below). Hunt A and B licenses for firearms hunters age 18 and older are limited in availability and assigned via lottery drawing. Turkey lottery applications cost $5 and can be purchased online at mndnr.gov/licenses, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. Successful applicants will receive a postcard in the mail by mid-February and can purchase their hunting license starting March 1. Firearms licenses for hunts C, D, E and F are not lottery-limited and will be available for purchase over-the-counter beginning March 1. All licensed turkey hunters can participate in Hunt F if they have an unused tag from one of the earlier hunt periods. Archery and youth hunters (under 18) are exempt from the lottery and may purchase a spring turkey license valid during all hunt periods, including hunts A and B. Surplus lottery licenses from hunts A and B, if available, will be sold over-the-counter starting in mid-March. Visit mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey for more information about turkey hunting in Minnesota.
2018 Spring Turkey Hunt Periods
Hunt A:                 April 18 – 24
Hunt B:                 April 25 - May 1
Hunt C:                 May 2 – 8
Hunt D:                 May 9 – 15
Hunt E:                 May 16-22
Hunt F:                 May 23-31

winter workshopJan 26-28 - Women can learn outdoor skills at DNR winter workshop. A supportive environment of fellow women is the backdrop for a workshop that embraces cold and snow this January with classes about sled dog mushing, dark house fishing, birding, archery hunting and other ways to get outdoors. The winter workshop is Friday, Jan. 26, to Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, and organized by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This annual event is a fun way to try winter activities,” said Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator. “We’ve also expanded course options so women can begin the process of learning how to archery hunt or bow fish with help from experienced instructors.”  The archery classes are the first in a series of classes that continue later in the year designed for women who want to improve their archery skills and learn how to hunt. Winter workshop participants only interested in the archery classes can attend for a single day for $20. “Not only can women learn the basic skills of archery hunting, but they have guidance about where to hunt and opportunity to go on mentored hunts available for women who attend the series,” Bylander said. To host the archery series, the BOW program is teaming up with A-1 Archery, Chilakoot Bowhunters, Safari Club International and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota. Participants can choose from a variety of activities to learn about and experience during the weekend. Youth age 14 or older can attend with a guardian. Lodging, meals, instruction, equipment and evening entertainment are included in the workshop fee, which varies depending on activities chosen. A winter workshop schedule with a registration form is available at mndnr.gov/bow.

Jan 27 - Candlelight Ski at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Are you looking for a fun way to get outside this winter? On Saturday, January 27, 2018 the Friends of Crane Meadows NWR in collaboration with Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, will host its sixth annual candlelight ski event. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. as the moon begins to rise. The night’s activities will include skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking the Platte River Trail, 1 mile of which will be lit with luminaries. When you need to warm up, join us at the bonfire and enjoy hot drinks and refreshments provided by the Friends of Crane Meadows NWR. This program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants must bring their own skis, but snowshoes will be provided free of charge. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended. Please note that the refuge is normally open to visitors during daylight hours only. Access is being provided after dark for this evening only. Crane Meadows Refuge is part of Sherburne NWR Complex which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and is located near the cities of Little Falls, Royalton, and Pierz, in central Minnesota. For more information visit http://www.fws.gov

Fishing for Life

Jan 27, Feb 3 - Fishing For Life Holes 4 Heroes Armed Forces Multi-Species Ice Fishing Festival. 2 GREAT EVENTS! Saturday, Jan. 27, - Medicine Lake. Saturday, Feb. 3, White Bear Lake. 1:00-4:00 PM, BOTH EVENTS. Free entry for all Veterans and immediate family! Over $5,000 in prizes and giveaways! Non-Veteran Tickets, $10 registration until 1/26. $15 tickets at the door. Prizes Sponsored by: Clam, Frabill, Rapala,Aqua Vu, Dick’s, Cabela’s, and More! Register online at www.fishingforlife.org. Serving youth, familes, Veterans and communities through fishing and outdoor programs. Presenting Sponsor: Timber Ghost Realty.

Jan 31 - Comment Deadline. DNR seeks comments on EAW for Star of The North Walking Trail. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released and is accepting comments on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed hunter walking trail in Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties.  The DNR is proposing construction and designation of the Star of the North Walking Trail. The project would link about 29.5 miles of existing routes with 27.5 miles of new trail development to create a 57-mile loop system of signed and maintained natural surface walking trail corridor. Hunter walking trails provide comparatively easy access to grouse and woodcock areas in Minnesota’s primary grouse range. These trails wind their way through wildlife management areas, connecting with some state forests and other public hunting lands. The agency will take comments during a 30-day public review period from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31. A copy of the EAW is available online on the Star of the North Walking Trail page.  A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5115. The EAW is available for public review at:

  • DNR Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155.
  • DNR Northwest Region Headquarters, 2115 Birchmont Beach Rd. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601.
  • Minneapolis Central Library, Government Documents, 2nd Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall.
  • Roseau Public Library, 121 Center Street, Suite 100, Roseau, MN  56751.
  • Warroad City Library, 202 North Main Ave., Warroad, MN  56763.
  • Williams Public Library, 250 Main St., Williams, MN  56686.
  • Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN  56601.

The EAW notice was published in the Jan. 1 EQB Monitor. Written comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, to the attention of Cynthia Novak-Krebs EAW project manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Ecological and Water Resources Division, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025.  Electronic or email comments may be sent to environmentalrev.dnr@state.mn.us with “Star of the North Trail EAW” in the subject line.  If submitting comments electronically, include name and mailing address. Written comments may also be sent by fax to 651-296-1811. Names and addresses will be published as part of the EAW record.

Feb 2, 11 - Free Winter Events at Sherburne NWR. Are you tired of sitting indoors this winter? Are you looking for an outdoor adventure that the whole family will enjoy? In February, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge invites people of all ages to join us for two FREE winter recreation events. The Sherburne Refuge and Friends of Sherburne will offer a Moonlight Ski/Hike on Friday, February 2nd, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and an Afternoon Snowshoe/Hike on Sunday, February 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both events will be held at the Refuge’s Oak Savanna Learning Center located just south of Sherburne County Road 9. In the event of inadequate snow levels, both events will still be held, but will be hiking events only. Feb 2 -
Feb 2 - Moonlight Ski/Hike: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sherburne NWR. Bring your sense of adventure for this rare opportunity to experience the refuge at night on Friday, February 2nd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.! A (nearly) full moon and luminaries will light the way for the 1.5 mile ski loop and a short hiking loop. During the event, refuge volunteers will greet and orient you to the trails that pass through wintery prairies, woods, and wetlands. Participants can warm up by a bonfire and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of Sherburne NWR. If skiing, participants must bring their own skis/equipment. Grooming is dependent on snow levels and trails will be classic ski only. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended. Please note that the refuge is normally open to visitors during daylight hours only. Access is being provided after dark for this evening only.
Feb 11 - Afternoon Snowshoe/Hike: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sherburne NWR. Borrow our snowshoes, or bring your own, and join us for a fun-filled snowshoe hike on Sunday, February 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.! The Sherburne Refuge will provide adult and child size snowshoes to use while exploring the oak savanna and prairie habitat. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and our refuge volunteers will assist you. You can explore independently or join volunteer-led guided hikes. There will also be a bonfire, so participants can gather for warmth and fellowship, while enjoying refreshments provided by the Friends of Sherburne NWR.
These events may be cancelled due to unsafe trail, weather, or road conditions. For this reason, pre-registration is requested so that you can be notified. To register or for more information, please contact the Refuge at 763-389-3323 or Sherburne@fws.gov and provide your name, telephone number, and how many participants are in your party. Please dress warmly for the event. Both events are held at the Oak Savanna Learning Center, which is located off of Country Road 9, approximately 5 miles west of Highway 169 at 16797 289th Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN, 55398. For more information visit http://www.fws.gov

Feb 3 - Candlelight events at Minnesota state parks and trails. Winter lit from the ground up. Care to see winter soften before your very eyes? Candlelight has that effect. Each year staff at Minnesota state parks and trails place lanterns, candles and other luminaries along short trails and invite the public in for a candle-lit walk. In some cases, visitors can also snowshoe or cross-country ski over a trail glowing with soft light. The evening wraps up with a steaming cup of cocoa or cider near a crackling bonfire. More than 30 candlelight events are scheduled at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, starting on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Zippel Bay State Park on the Canadian border and continuing through the end of February. The three candlelight events taking place closest to the Twin Cities include:

  • 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Afton State Park in Hastings.
  • 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at William O’Brien State Park near Stillwater.

Other candlelight events are scattered throughout the state, offering a variety of terrain and scenery. For the complete schedule—including dates, times and other details—visit www.mndnr.gov/candlelight. “Candlelight brings out winter’s soft side,” said Erika Rivers, director of the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “The flickering light against snow creates an unforgettable experience. An evening walk becomes so much more on a candle-lit trail aided by light from stars and a full moon.” Snowshoes and skis can be rented or checked out at some parks. Call in advance to confirm the availability of equipment and to reserve what you will need. The candlelight events are free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter a state park ($7 for a one-day permit or $35 for a year-round permit). Those who don’t already have a vehicle permit can purchase one at the park on the night of the event, but getting one online in advance will save time. Skiers age 16 and older also need the Great Minnesota Ski Pass to participate in the candle-lit ski events. The ski pass ($6/one-day pass, $20/single-season pass, and $55/three-season pass) allows access to hundreds of miles of trails in state parks, state forests, city parks and other public lands throughout Minnesota (visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/skiing/skipass/list.html for a complete list and map). Note that events may be changed or canceled due to weather. For information on cancellations, call the park office phone number listed on the park website or send an email to info.dnr@state.mn.us. For more ideas on what to do at state parks this winter, pick up a copy of the new winter Programs and Events brochure at the nearest state park or request one from the DNR Information Center. Online resources include the “Winter Activities Guide” page at www.mndnr.gov/winterguide and the calendar of events at www.mndnr.gov/parks. For more information, email info.dnr@state.mn.us or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Feb 3 - Darkhouse Spearfishing Workshop (ND). Individuals interested in darkhouse spearfishing can sign up for a workshop offered Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge office northwest of Minot. Sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, participants will learn about ice safety, the tradition of darkhouse spearfishing and required gear. In addition, there will be time spent on the ice for spearfishing with a mentor. Registration is limited to 18 participants, with a minimum age of 12. Cost of the workshop is $25, and all equipment is provided. For more information or to register, contact Game and Fish Department education coordinator Brian Schaffer at 701-328-6312. Online registration is not available.

Feb 7, 8 - Public Meetings. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has opened a public comment and objection period on a draft permit to mine for the proposed Poly Met Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project. Following review of PolyMet’s permit to mine application, the DNR has prepared draft special conditions for the NorthMet project. Together, the application and the draft special conditions are considered the draft permit to mine. The draft permit to mine and several related fact sheets are posted on the DNR’s permit to mine webpage for the NorthMet project: www.dnr.state.mn.us/polymet/permitting/ptm.html.
Submitting Public Comments and Objections - The DNR will now accept comments and written objections on the draft permit to mine through Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  Written comments and objections may be submitted via the state’s portal for the project: polymet.mn.gov/.
Or by U.S. Mail to:
MN Department of Natural Resources
Division of Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road N, Box 45
St. Paul, MN 55155-4045
Objection Process - Minnesota Rules allow qualifying individuals or entities to submit formal written objections to a draft permit to mine. An individual or entity submitting a written objection must meet specific criteria and include all information outlined in Minnesota Rules 6132.4000 subp. 2. See DNR Formal Objections and Petitions for Contested Case Hearing fact sheet for more detail on the objection process. This fact sheet also describes the contested case petition process under Minnesota Statutes 93.483 subd.1-2.  Both the objection and petition processes are distinct from the general public’s ability to submit any and all comments concerning the draft permit. 
Comments, written objections, and petitions will all be fully considered by the DNR prior to making a final decision.  They will become part of the official record and as such, may be made available for public examination. A timeline of the permitting process is available from the DNR’s PolyMet webpage.
Public Meetings - As part of the draft permit to mine comment and objection process, the DNR will hold two public meetings jointly with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The MPCA will be making its draft air quality permit, draft water quality permit, and draft 401 certification available for public review and comment in advance of these public meetings.
Public meetings will be held on:

  1. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
    Mesabi East (Aurora-Hoyt) High School
    601 N 1st St W, Aurora, MN 55705
    4:00-9:00 p.m.  Open house
    6:00-9:00 p.m.  Public comment forum
  2. Thursday,  Feb. 8, 2018
    DECC - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
    350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
    1:00-9:00 p.m.  Open house
    6:00-9:00 p.m.  Public comment forum


Feb 8-11- 41ST ANNUAL LA CROSSE BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL, RV & HUNTING SHOW. La Crosse Convention Center in La Crosse, WI. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever and will now occupy the entire Center on two floors. More to see. More to do. More fun for the entire family. This much anticipated once-a-year, one of a kind show treats attendees to a showcase of the widest variety of outdoor recreation equipment and activities all assembled in one place. Virtually every make and model of the newest 2018 boats will be on display along with the motors to power them with and the trailers to haul them on. Also, to care for your boat while you are on shore there will be docks and lifts from a variety of manufacturers. All displays will be manned by well-informed representatives who are eager to show you the advantages of their product and often offering discounts available only at the show. To keep you safe and comfortable while you are at that favorite hunting or fishing spot you will want to check out the awesome display of RV’s, Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers. Again, nearly every make and model will be represented with friendly, knowledgeable personnel available to be sure you choose the unit that best fits your needs. If camping out in an RV or trailer isn’t your thing you may want to check out the many Resorts and Lodges that will be present. They will represent everything from bare-bones shelter to luxury vacationing with all the amenities. Guide services will also be at the show. These experienced professionals can show you where the best fishing spots are and give you information on what bait, lures and fishing techniques to help you get the most from your fishing excursion. If it is hunting that catches your fancy you won’t be disappointed. Hunting destinations from around the United States and Canada will be well represented as well as Safari’s from as far away as Africa. Also, be sure to check out the hunting equipment and accessories on display and consult with the staff to find the items that are just right for you. Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young will also be on hand and will measure your trophy racks for free while explaining the methods used to determine each measurement. Entertainment has always been a major part of THE LA CROSSE BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL, RV & HUNTING SHOW and this year will be no exception. Be sure to make your way through the wonderful display of RV’s Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels to the back of South Hall where you will find The Great American Duck Races. Young and old alike will enjoy cheering on their favorite as they race toward the finish line. See your Show Program for times of the races. Back in the Arena cast a line into the ever-popular Rainbow Trout Pond where, for decades, fishing enthusiasts of all ages have come in search of the elusive “Big One”. You will also have the opportunity to see the Nordic Bungalow a shipping container turned into a beautifully finished and decorated living space. Perhaps you have seen these conversions on HGTV and wondered what your next cabin could look like. Upstairs in the ballroom Mac and The Big Cheese will amuse and entertain you with cooking techniques & tips creating delicious and easy recipes for ultimate outdoor cooking. They will be performing daily thru the run of the show. While upstairs kids of all ages will be able to interact with the friendly, colorful birds at the Parakeet Landing as Parakeets fly around their enclosure landing on arms, hands, shoulders and heads. The young ones are especially amazed as they can see the birds up close. You will want to have a camera ready to capture the looks of joy on their faces as they interact with these friendly birds. Hunting and Fishing seminars will be conducted throughout the entire run of the show. These interesting and informative seminars are given by top professionals in their fields. Consult your show program for times and locations of the seminars or click the seminar schedule tab on the left-hand side of this page. If you have little ones along bring them over to the main deli where you will find Cherri Meri Muffin. She will bring smiles to their faces as she treats them to free face painting and balloon animals. With so much to see and do why not make your plans now to attend the 41st ANNUAL LA CROSSE BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL, RV & HUNTING SHOW. You and your family are sure to have a wonderful time. There is truly something for everyone at this 41st Anniversary celebration! www.shamrockprod.com

Feb  9-10 - 41st Annual MN Decoy Collectors Assoc. Decoy Show. Members Day Friday 2/9, 11-7 with $20 Family Membership fee. 7-9 PM Decoy Auction. Saturday 9am-3 pm, open to public! $5 admission and vintage decoy competion. For more information: www.mndecoycollectors.com

St Cloud Sportsmen's Show

Feb 9-11 - St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show. Central Minnesota’s favorite Sportsmen’s Show is back at St. Clouds River’s Edge Convention Center where you will find the very best in resorts, lodges and camps from the Midwest and Canada. Boat Show pricing on the newest fishing boats and pontoons, tackle and electronics and more! RV Show pricing on the best campers and trailers by the area’s best dealers. Great Hunting and Fishing seminars and great fun for the whole family. www.stcloudsportshow.com

Feb 9-15 - Second Annual Hygge Festival. Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communities. 12 am - 12 am. In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival Feb. 9-15, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so visitors can drop by to warm their fingers and toes, and possibly enjoy a warm or cold beverage. A dozen or more fireplaces will be featured on the tour, including wood, gas, outdoor hearths and fire pits. The second annual festival will feature some new events: Fat tire biking demonstrations, Knitting lessons, Cross-country skiing tour at twilight, and Fireplace tour featuring some of the most historic fireplaces in Cook County. Favorite events from last year will also be back: Hygge themed menus, Bonfires with live music, Mukluk ball https://www.visitcookcounty.com/event/hygge-festival/ 


Feb 14-18 - 2018 NORTHLAND OUTDOORS DULUTH DEER CLASSIC. Lake Superior Ballroom of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). On the same dates and at the same times, the entire downstairs portion of the DECC will be transformed into the 2018 Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show. What is so great about this is that one admission will gain you access to both of these great shows. Where else can you get this kind of experience and this much entertainment value? What a great opportunity to escape the long Winter drudgery and celebrate the coming Spring with your family and friends who are also sure to be there. If you are a gun enthusiast, you will want to be sure to stop by the impressive display of fine weaponry and safes with knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you. If you can’t find it they don’t make it! If it is archery you are interested in stop in take a look at the huge variety of Archery equipment showcasing the newest lines on the market. Resorts, lodges, campgrounds and safaris will also be well represented. They can help you plan your next big hunting adventure whether it be in North America or even as far away as Africa. Guides and Outfitters will also be present to help insure that your hunt is a successful one. Seminars have always been an important part of the show and this year will be no exception. Experts in their fields will be there to present interesting and informative talks on a variety of subjects. At least one of these seminars is sure to be of interest to you so either click on the “Seminar” tab on this website or, if you are at the show, consult your program for dates and times of each seminar. If you are in possession of a prized rack of any kind and have always wondered how it stacks up against others of its kind bring it to the show. The Minnesota Official Measurers (Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young) will be there. Just take your rack to their booth and they will be glad to measure it for FREE while giving you information on the procedures they use and what they look for when measuring and scoring a rack. You will want to be sure to check out the Great American Duck Races. While these “quackers” are not available to be hunted you are sure to enjoy watching them race to the finish line. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Live Deer Exhibit where you will be given the opportunity to feed these wonderful animals. Again, no hunting allowed but you are sure to enjoy interacting with them. Royalty British Kennels will be back with their British Labrador Puppies. These adorable, playful pups are always a big hit and their breeder/trainer will be on hand to explain why these dogs make great hunting dogs as well as wonderful family pets. Also, be sure to visit the Pheasant Forever Youth Village Display where you will have the opportunity to test your shooting skills at the Laser Shot or Safe Archery zone as well as the Indoor Sling Shot center while learning valuable information on firearms safety. The ever-popular silent auction presented by Ducks Unlimited will also be at the show. Don’t forget to come and bid on your favorite item. Bring the kids for a true treasure hunt. Downstairs on the main level of the DECC you will find even more attractions in addition to the great selection of vendors present. In the main Arena will be the ever-popular Rainbow Trout Pond where, for decades fishermen of all ages have come to cast their line with the hope of reeling in the ever elusive “big one”. Grandparents who fished here as kids are now bringing their grandchildren to experience the wonderful thrill of fishing. Over in Paulucci Hall you won’t want to miss Mac and the Big Cheese. These two gurus will entertain you while showing you recipes and techniques to create the ultimate outdoor cooking experience. Stroll back into the Connector between the Arena and Pioneer Hall and you will find the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s traveling conservation exhibit showcasing some of the Largest Bull Elk from across North America with World – Class taxidermy. This is one exhibit you won’t want to miss! Continue to the back of Pioneer Hall and experience the thrill of riding Jack Link’s Mechanical Bull. If you dare don’t miss this chance to find out how good of an “Urban Cowboy or Cowgirl” you are. If you have little ones along bring them over to the main deli where you will find Cherri Meri Muffin. She will bring smiles to their faces as she treats them to free face painting and balloon animals. Back by popular demand is the Lowrance Marine University. Attend workshops and learn from the experts. Pre-registration is required. With so much to see and do why not make your plans now to attend the NORTHLAND OUTDOORS DULUTH DEER CLASSIC and while you are there take advantage of all the attractions and vendors downstairs in the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show. There truly is something for everyone at these shows and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience this great winter escape. www.shamrockprod.com

Feb 14-18 - 52nd ANNUAL DULUTH BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL & RV SHOW. Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). The Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic will be happening on the same dates and the same times upstairs in the Lake Superior Ballroom and your admission will gain you access to both of these great shows. This is definitely the best entertainment value in town. Virtually every make and model of boat, pontoon and RV will be on display as well as docks and lifts. Camping equipment is also well represented as are a variety of campgrounds, lodges and resorts from all over North America and safaris as far away as Africa. Many of the boat, dock and RV dealers will be there showcasing their 2018 models and offering discounts which will only be available during the show. If you are looking to acquire the latest in fishing gear from rods and reels to the newest high-tech electronic devices this is the place to be. Manufacturers’ representatives and retailers will be there to help you select the gear that is just right for you. Regardless of what you are looking for to enhance your enjoyment of the upcoming summer season you are sure to find it here. Interesting and educational seminars have always been a big part of the show and this year will be no exception. Experts in their fields will conduct seminars on a variety of fishing and hunting topics throughout the show. Consult the “Seminars” page on this website or, if you are at the show, check your show program for dates, times and locations. You are sure to find at least one that will interest you. Entertainment is another aspect of the show which attendees look forward to every year. 2018 will offer an exceptional variety of attractions for young and old alike. In the Lake Superior Ballroom (upstairs) you will find The Great American Duck Races. Come cheer on your favorite “quacker” as they streak to the finish line. Be sure to stop by the live Deer exhibit where you will have a chance to hand feed them. The ever-popular British Lab Puppies will also be a part of the show. These playful puppies are sure to win your heart and their breeder/trainer will be there to tell you why they make such great hunting and family dogs. Make your way over to the Pheasant Forever Youth Village Display where you will have the opportunity to use a laser shot, Indoor Sling Shot or Safe Archery Zone. Ducks Unlimited will be back with their silent auction display where you can bid on your favorite item and new this year stop by the Ducks Unlimited booth to pick up a treasure hunt map for the kids to participate in. The Minnesota Official Measurers (Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young) will also be there. Just take your rack to their booth and they will be glad to measure it for FREE while giving you information on the procedures they use and what they look for when measuring and scoring a rack. Downstairs in the main arena you will find the Rainbow Trout Pond where for decades kids and their parents and grandparents have come to cast a line in hopes of hooking that ever elusive “big one”. Wander over into Paulucci Hall and you will find Mac and the Big Cheese who will amuse and amaze you with cooking techniques & tips creating delicious & easy recipes for ultimate outdoor cooking. Stroll back into the Connector between the Arena and Pioneer Hall and you will find the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations traveling conservation exhibit showcasing some of the Largest Bull Elk from across North America with World – Class taxidermy – this is one exhibit you won’t want to miss! Keep going back into Pioneer Hall and you will find Jack Link’s Mechanical Bull. If you are brave enough to climb on you can find out if you are a real Urban Cowboy. If you are looking to learn from the experts make sure you attend and pre-register for the Lowrance Marine University. All these attractions and more are there for you to enjoy as you make your way through the hundreds of vendors displaying their goods and services. Along the way you are sure to find something you want or need from a small fishing lure to a magnificent RV ready to take you and your family on that trip you have dreamed about for so long. For the younger children in your group you will want to stop by the Leinie Lounge just off of Fitzgerald Hall and see Cherri Merri Muffin. She will delight them with free face painting and balloon animals. While there satisfy that hunger and thirst you have built up with the great selection of food and drinks available. The DULUTH BOAT, SPORTS, TRAVEL & RV SHOW in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic is a once-a-year, one-of-a-kind show that truly has something for everybody. In addition to the great vendors and wonderful entertainment it is also chance to cure that cabin fever that has been building up all winter and get out and reconnect with friends and family who will also be there. Mark your calendars now so that you won’t miss this great show. www.shamrockprod.com

Pheasant Fest

Feb 16-18 - 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Denny Sanford PREMIER Center| Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Whatever your passion - whether it's pheasants or quail, conservation, bird dogs, shooting, cooking wild game, or passing on our hunting heritage to the next generation, 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic has something for you! www.pheasantfest.org

Feb 28, March 30 - Application Deadlines. DNR solicits 2018 park and trail grant applications. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is accepting applications for the following grant programs: outdoor recreation, natural and scenic areas, regional trails, local trail connections and federal recreational trails. These grants help local governments throughout the state create partnerships with the DNR to fund projects such as local parks, regional trails and trail connections. The application due dates are Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the Federal Recreational Trail Grant Program and Friday, March 30, for the other programs. The DNR anticipates that both federal and state funding will be available during 2018 for these programs. For information about eligible projects and how to apply for a grant, visit the recreation grants page of the DNR website at www.mndnr.gov. For more information: Contact the grants staff listed online. Contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 888-646-6367 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday).

April 14-15 - WRPC Willmar Gun Show. Saturday, 8-5; Sunday, 9-3.Willmar Civic Center  - 2707 Arena Drive, Willmar MN 56201. Admission - $5.00, Women & Children, Current Military are FREE! Vendor Tables - $25.00, Set up 1-8 Friday. Email contact : Info@WillmarRifleAndPistolClub.com Donovan Kuehl, 320-212-7460

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To view the Official Ice Fishing Tournament Guide visit www.icefishingtournamentguide.com

Jan 20 - Sanford Lake Ladies Indoor Fishing Contest and Raffle. Next Chapter Winery, New Prague, MN. Noon to 4. Come fish with us and play raffles to win guns and raffle prizes. Enjoy wine and beer tasting. Ruth Hoefs, 612-756-1500.

Fishing for Life

Jan 27, Feb 3 - Fishing For Life Holes 4 Heroes Armed Forces Multi-Species Ice Fishing Festival. 2 GREAT EVENTS! Saturday, Jan. 27, - Medicine Lake. Saturday, Feb. 3, White Bear Lake. 1:00-4:00 PM, BOTH EVENTS. Free entry for all Veterans and immediate family! Over $5,000 in prizes and giveaways! Non-Veteran Tickets, $10 registration until 1/26. $15 tickets at the door. Prizes Sponsored by: Clam, Frabill, Rapala, Aqua Vu, Dick’s, Cabela’s, and More! Register online at www.fishingforlife.org. Serving youth, familes, Veterans and communities through fishing and outdoor programs. Presenting Sponsor: Timber Ghost Realty.

Feb 4 - 44th Annual Fish Lake Sportsmen Club Ice Fishing Contest. Please join us for the 44th Annual Fish Lake Sportsmen Club Ice Fishing Contest on Sunday Feb 4th, 2018 from 1-3 pm.  Fish Lake is located on Scott County Road 10 east of HWY 13 between Prior Lake and New Prague.  Ice holes will be drilled and minnows furnished on the lake sponsored by Prior Lake Bait and Tackle!!  Cash Prizes for the largest fish as well as continues prize drawings on the lake.  Drawing for cash prize at 3 pm (winner need not be present).  Special Auger and Vexilar drawing during the contest as well.  Food, coffee and hot chocolate will be available for purchase as well.  Tickets are one dollar and available for purchase the day of the event.  Event will be held snow or sun and temperature or ice conditions will not stop us. For info: www.fishlakesportsmensclub.org - click on Events!

Feb 10 - 34th Annual Fontenac Sportsman's Ice Fishing Contest. Fontenac Pond, Frontenac, MN. Kid's Contest 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Main Contest 1 pm to 4 pm. $5.00 entry fee. Holes will be drilled. MN @ WI border regulations. Raffle and contest ticket can be bought on the ice. Contact Fronenac Sportsman at frontenacsportman@mchsi.com

Out of State Tournaments

January 20-21 - Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby - WYOMING. Get Hooked! at the annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby.  January will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000.00 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby.  Prove your skills at Saratoga Lake in Saratoga, Wyoming while competing for over $6000.00 in guaranteed cash prizes and up to $35,000 in additional prize money.  The big prize money is $2000 for first place, $1000 for second and $500 for third. Registered fishermen have more opportunities to win catch one of only three Trophy Trout during the Derby and it could be worth $20,000 or $10,000 or $5,000!  Keep your eyes open for the many Bounty Fish-- a fish with a pink tag behind the dorsal fin the first Bounty Fish to be caught and verified during the derby and is worth $500!  Stacy Crimmins. 307-326-8855.

February 10 - 5th Annual JIG'S UP Blugold Ice Fishing Contest - WISCONSIN. Weigh-in locations at The Edge Pub & Eatery and The View on Lake Wissota.  Prize distribution will take place at The View starting at 3pm. 7am-2pm, no pre-registration. Over $80,000 in cash and prizes including a 2017 Ice Castle Scout, win a Ford F150 Truck if you catch and register the tagged fish!   Prizes awarded to the top 25 fish by weight and every 5th place thereafter to 300th place so even a small fish can win big!  Each participant may register one fish per ticket; tickets are $25 with no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase.  Raffle prizes include a 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450 4-wheeler, raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20!  Prizes for the top fish by weight in each category: northern, walleye, and pan fish.  All state regulations and bag limits apply and no person may bring in more than the legal limit of fish allowed, which for this contest includes northern, walleye, and pan fish (perch, bluegills, crappies). Purchase tickets at the following locations: Online at jigsup.org - Scheels - Mega Holiday Stations - Eau Claire Ford - UWEC Recreation - The Edge - The View. For contest rules and additional information, visit jigsup.org or contact UWEC Recreation at 715-836-3377.

Frankie's Tuesday Night Bass League
For more information or to signup please go to our website at www.frankies.net click on tournaments button or email Don Knutson at don@frankiesboats.com  

Ultimate Panfish League. Rochester, MN area lakes
Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581 http://tylerholmoutdoors.com/uplr/
Please see all the information at the following link: UPLR News and Schedule

Ice Duels - MN, SD and WI. Combining elements from sports tournaments, ice fishing derbies and professional ice fishing circuits, Ice Duels rewards your ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and opponents. Ice Duels are held on pre-assigned courts in a designated area for 30 minute rounds. On one court you may be fishing crappies in 11 feet of water and in the next round,and on another court, yellow perch in 22 feet. It’s fast, it’s unique and it’s likely the most challenging fishing conditions you have ever faced. Do you have what it takes? Find out at www.iceduels.com . Sign up, sit down, catch fish.

The Twin Ports Walleye Association (TPWA) Walleye Fishing Tournaments
The TPWA is made up of walleye anglers, both men and women, who share their enthusiasm for recreational as well as competitive walleye fishing in and around the Twin Ports (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The TPWA’s main focuses are education and protection of our fishing resources. In addition, the TPWA promotes safe, ethical and enjoyment of the sport of walleye fishing. The TPWA has partnered with other local organizations such as, Take a Kid Fishing, Courage Center Duluth, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 137 and the Duluth areas Fishery Biologist supporting their clean-up efforts. Dave Nelson, president TPWA at 218-391-6874

Chilakoot Bowhunters Public 3D Shoots
Somerset, WI - A club for the whole family, dedicated to the sport of archery!

Full Throttle Bass and Walleye
Join Full Throttle Fishing group page on Facebook for timely updates, tournament information, photo's, and tips at http://www.facebook.com/groups/FTfishing/ For more information, standings, results, and rules and entry forms go to our website at  http://ftfishing.com

Wings North 
Call to book your next outing!  320-629-4868.

Ultimate Panfish League, Rochester, MN
Contact Tyler Holm, 605-216-2581, http://tylerholmoutdoors.com

The Ultimate Panfish League - Rochester is an event for locals to join in some semi-competitive fishing fun. Individuals compete with others seeking panfish in a 100% payback league that is fun for all ages. No "year-round" standings and no obligations, this is an event-by-event league.

Fishing For Life
For info: Visit www.fishingforlife.org

B-DAWGIN BASS SERIES. MN Metro Area Bass Series. Facebook- Twin City Fishing. Website-www.twincityfishing.com Tom Conboy, 651-336-0585.

Fishers of Men
Team bass tournaments in the MN area. For more information go to www.MNFOM.com or contact NaCole Schutz, 763-566-9141.

Ultimate Angler Challenge
For more information: www.ultimateanglerchallenge.com or call Doug at 218-390-9973.

Super Slam Bass Tour
MN bass tour featuring huge payouts.
Contact Brenda Halstead at Kasten4bass@hotmail.com or 320-679-2207

Northstar Walleye Classic, Wigwam Resort, Lake of the Woods
Kevin Olmstead at 218-634-9457 or Wigwam Resort at 218-634-2168

NORTH DAKOTA: A list of permitted fishing tournaments can now be viewed on the Department’s webpage www.gf.nd.gov This list will be updated each Monday.  For future, please refer to the Department’s website for tournament information.

To view the Official Ice Fishing Tournament Guide visit www.icefishingtournamentguide.com

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Classes & Training

Sign up for a hunter safety course
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that it is never too early to sign up for a hunter safety course. In general, anyone born after Dec. 31, 1979, needs a firearms certificate to hunt game with a firearm in Minnesota.“Many people fail to consider enrolling in a course until the weather turns cool in late September,” said Acting Capt. Jon Paurus, DNR education program coordinator. “Unfortunately, most courses have either begun or are full by then, and the opportunity to hunt during the fall may be diminished.” Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting or online. The firearms safety classroom course includes at least 12 hours of classroom instruction and a field day, which teaches the safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility. The field day allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and handling of firearms. It includes live fire on a rifle range. The online course is not intended to replace traditional classroom instruction, but does give another option for students. It provides the same information as the classroom course for youth and adults interested in learning more about hunting. “Today’s students are computer savvy, so online training is just part of the DNR’s evolving firearms safety education program,” Paurus said. Once the online examination is passed, students attend a field day where they apply what they have learned in a series of hunting scenarios testing firearms safety, safe hunting skills and tree stand safety. “It’s online training, but the course still heavily depends on the human interaction and guidance provided by dedicated, experienced volunteer instructors during the field day,” Paurus said. Field days are limited and hunter safety classes fill-up fast. Find a class by visiting http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html, or by calling 651-296-6157 or

Online firearms safety hunter course available for adults
Minnesota residents 18 and older can now take the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ firearms (DNR) safety hunter education course online. The new training option includes a virtual field day that emphasizes responsible gun handling and hunting safety. Students who complete the course are issued a voucher that they can use to complete their certification immediately or attend an instructor led field day. http://www.huntercourse.com/usa/minnesota

Hunter safety courses
Minnesota hunters born after Dec. 31, 1979, must take a DNR hunter education firearms safety training course and receive a certificate of completion before buying a license for big or small game. Classes are taught by DNR certified volunteers in their local communities. Students, depending on their age, have a few options to become certified. Regardless of which option they choose the course provides them with basic safe firearms handling skills, wildlife identification, outdoor skills and responsibility that accompanies hunting and firearms use. Classes fill-up fast. To find a class, visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html, 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.

DNR Safety Training Events




See website www.permittocarry.org - Laura Ramirez, 218-252-1631

Sign Up for Winter BOW
More information is available by contacting Nancy Boldt at (701) 328-6312, Brittany Fish at (701) 527-3075, or email ndgf@nd.gov.

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Minnesota DNR Events

Archery in the Parks
Trained archery instructors will provide an introduction to archery, along with assistance in shooting a bow in a safe, supervised and supportive setting at these free programs. No experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided. For program dates, times, locations and other information, visit dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/archeryintheparks.html

DNR archery series for women
BOW offers a wide ranges of outdoor skill classes in fishing, hunting and outdoor recreational activities. Visit www.mndnr.gov/bow on the DNR website to see list of 2014 BOW classes or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.

Minnesota state parks and trails to host winter candlelight events for all ages
Additional information can be found at www.mndnr.gov/candlelight.          


DNR Information Center at (651) 296-6157 or toll-free 1-888-MINNDNR (646-6367) or visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html

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School of Fish
School of Fish, including an information packet, can be secured by contacting Mike Frisch by email at mf4389533@gmail.com or by phone, (218) 731-8141. www.fishingthemidwest.com

Latest Newsletter from School of Fish

School of Fish announces “Walleye Schools”
(Elbow Lake, MN)   School of Fish, one of the Midwest’s leaders in fishing education announced the addition of a class offering, Walleye Schools, to their already popular School of Fish and School of Fish ON ICE classes. 
“School of Fish and ON ICE are geared towards kids and an adult partner and have proven to be very popular amongst class attendees and host groups” said Mike Frisch, co-founder of School of Fish and co-host of the popular Fishing the Midwest TV series.  “We have also had numerous requests from host groups asking for fishing education for adults and, since our classes are held in the Midwest where the walleye is king, we thought Walleye Schools was a natural addition,” Frisch added.
Walleye School students will learn the basics of finding walleyes by season during the open water year.  Included in that discussion will be instruction in the use of sonar and GPS technologies.  After walleye location is discussed, jigging and live bait rigging presentations, two of the most common Midwestern walleye fishing tactics, will be taught.   Class participants will be given detailed instruction on what equipment to use and provided hands-on instruction on how to fish those presentations. 
The class will conclude with a question and answer session and class sizes will be limited to 30 students to insure that class students receive top instruction. 
“Our goal with Walleye Schools is to show class students in a small group setting the specifics of how to find walleyes and how to catch them using some basic, but very productive walleye fishing techniques,” Frisch stated.  “Ultimately, we want graduates to catch more walleyes!” he concluded.
School of Fish was started in 2013 in Alexandria, MN and has hosted 85 schools to date and graduated over 1,800 “water ready” kids and adults to date.  More information about School of Fish, including how to host a class, can be obtained by calling (218) 731-8141, via email at schooloffish@outlook.com, or by visiting the www.fishingthemidwest.com website and clicking on the School of Fish icon.                               

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FISHING THE MIDWEST ON ICE. Fishing the Midwest is sponsored by the most progressive fishing equipment and marine suppliers in the world. To find out where you can see Fishing the Midwest ON ICE and Fishing the Midwest, go to fishingthemidwest.com

EPISODE #1 - The Anchovy Kid and the season preview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR8Yj8xUYc8

EPISODE #2 -  "Poundin' the Rock"  - Big Stone Lake bluegills, bass, and ice time perch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY0v8WC5G-c

Outdoor Adventures on www.twincitiesnewstalk.com (iheart Radio)
Fishing reports from Chris Kuduk
and Stan!

Babe Winkelman Outdoor Secrets
For schedule: www.winkelman.com


In the Outdoors Radio, Jerry Carlson
WJON 1240 AM, Thurs 8:35 am, Sun 7:15 am
WWJO (98 Country) 98.1 FM, Sundays, 8:50 am

Mike Frisch and Bob Jensen of Fishing Midwest Television
Fishing the Midwest Radio is available on radio stations across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Go to www.fishingthemidwest.com for station and time information. Fishing the Midwest Radio will also be available as a podcast on fishingthemidwest.com.
For more information on Fishing the Midwest, including how radio stations can join the Fishing the Midwest network,  go to www.fishingthemidwest.com

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Second Monday of each month - MDHA North Suburban Chapter's Monthly Meeting. Kraus Hartig VFW, 8100 Pleasant View Drive, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432. 7:00 pm. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month except for June and July. MDHA - today helping the hunters of tomorrow. Steve Ranallo, 612-325-2866.

2nd Thursday of each Month (October - April). Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter Meeting. Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. 7:30pm. Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter Meeting - meets the 2nd Thursday of each Month (Oct. - April) @ 7:30pm - Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course; Jordan, MN. Stacy Dvorak, 612.202.6119.

Tuesday Nights - Weekly Trap Shooting. Starting at 6:30 pm at the Hasty - Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club Inc. 10917 Duffield Ave NW, Maple Lake. Contact Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club Monthly Meeting. Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen's Club. Open to the public on the second Wednesday of the month at 8 pm. Looking for new members. Contact: Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

MN Duck & Goose Caller Association meets the last Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Cabela's Meeting Room, Rogers. For more info call John Molkenbur, 651-426-0974.

Minnesota Valley In-Fisherman Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion club, 14521 Granada Dr., Apple Valley. Gary, 952-423-3662.

Fishers of Men Twin Cities meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of The Master, 1200-69 Ave N. Brooklyn Center. For more info contact John Cummins, 612-670-0707 or www.fishfair.com

Lake Country Retriever Club. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club Restaurant, Prior Lake. For more info www.lcretrieverclub.org or Larry Miller 763-571-7087.

Mississippi Longtails PF meets first Tuesday 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.

Minnesota Pole Benders Fishing Club meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St., Lakeville. For more info call Dale, 952-469-4786 or www.minnpolebenders.com

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

St. Cloud Fly Anglers Club meets the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Waite Park Gander Mtn. store. Call Dave Kollmann, 320-252-5906 or Tom Clapp, 320-685-3960 for more info.

Muskies Inc. Southern Crossroads Chapter 54. Meets 2nd Wed. of every month. 7 p.m., Eagles Club, Owatonna. For more info call Jake Loper 507-373-1818.

Four Points Retriever Club meets the third Thursday of the month, Gander Mountain, Maple Grove, MN. For more info call Travis J. Lund, 320-968-7016.

Muskies, Inc. Twin Cities Chapter No. 1 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., KC Hall, 1114 West 79th St. Bloomington, MN. For more info call George Selcke, 952-933-2608.

Muskies Inc. North Metro Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. 7:30 p.m., KC Hall in Fridley. For more info call 952-469-2155 or www.northmetromuskie.com

West Hennepin Pheasants Forever meets second Monday of every month. 6:30 p.m., at Loree's Bar & Grill in Maple Plain. For more info call Dave Schindler, 952-495-1019.

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