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Conservation Calendar


Prairie Pothole Spring Banquet -- The Minnesota Waterfowl Association's Prairie Pothole chapter will hold its annual Spring Banquet Friday, Jan. 29 at the Kandiyohi Entertainment Center in Willmar. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event help support area events, including the Annual Youth Shoot, the MWA Woodie Camp and Family Habitat Day. For more information or to order tickets, call Jim or Kay Boyer at 320-235-7287, Troy Heck at 320-235-0560, Dave Larson at 320-214-1497 or Curt Mackedanz at 320-796-6416. Information is also available on the Internet at


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

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.