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Conservation Calendar

Little Crow Archers -- The Little Crow Archers are celebrating its 55th anniversary March 1-2 with a 300 round and 300 Vegas combined points tournament at the indoor range at 435 West Benson Ave. in Willmar. Shooting times will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2. For more information, call 320-366-3651.

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 1, at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center west of Spicer. The cost is $15 per box and a predator guard, wood shavings, poles and all mounting hardware are included. Limit two boxes per family. For more information, call LeRoy Dahlke at 320-796-2787 or Jim and Kay Boyer at 320-214-1497.

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Kandiyohi Chapter meeting -- A meeting to revitalize the Kandiyohi County chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Kandiyohi Entertainment Center in Willmar. The meeting will gauge the interest of the public in restarting a chapter in this area and discuss potential fund raising ideas. For more information, call Joe Cannella at 1-800-450-DEER or email

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

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.

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

The Interpretive Center is open daily. All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office.

Maple syruping demonstration: 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22 and 29. Explore the history of maple syruping, the tools of the trade, sap collection, processing and best of all, tasting. Limit 40. Reservations required. Call 354-2002 or 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.