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outdoors Willmar,Minnesota 56201
West Central Tribune
Conservation Calendar
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201


Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day -- The annual Praire Pothole Chapter youth wood duck box building day will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 6, at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The cost is $10 per box and a predator guard, wood shavings, poles and all mounting hardware are included. Limit two boxes per family. For more information, call 320-235-7287 or 320-214-1497.


Kandiyohi County Pheasants Forever Banquet -- The Kandiyohi County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its annual banquet March 27 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Willmar. Proceeds from the banquet will be used for habitat and youth education projects. For tickets or more information, call Brad Hanson at 320-212-4983 or email The doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $55. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. through April. Located in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium. $1.50 per half-hour. Targets on sale. Rimfire rifles, rimfire or centerfire handguns only. No high-power/magnum loads. For more information, email

Prairie Woods ELC

The following activities are offered by Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Register by calling PWELC, 354-5894 or e-mail at Discount available on all classes for members.

Beginner Archery Class -- All equipment provided or you can bring your own. 4 p.m. April 6. Ages 10 and older. Fee is $10 per person.

Advanced Archery Class -- All equipment provided or you can bring your own. 4 p.m. April 13. Ages 10 and older. Fee is $10 per person.

Open Climbing -- Indoor rock climbing wall. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Reservations required, please call by Thursday.

Sibley State Park

The Interpretive Center's hours vary. Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002. For current information on trail condition visit the DNR Web site at

Maple syruping, from tree to taste: 2 p.m., March 13, 20 and 27. Explore the history of maple syruping, the tools of the trade, sap collection, processing and best of all, tasting. Limit 40. Reservations required, call 354-2055.

To get your outdoors activity in the Conservation Calendar, mail a copy of a flier or handout to West Central Tribune, c/o Outdoors, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201; fax to 320-235-6769; or email and put "Conservation Calendar" in the subject line. Submissions must be received by Wednesday to be published in the following weekend edition. No phone calls, please.