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Conservation Calendar


Sno-Skippers Speed/Radar Runs -- The Sno-Skippers Snowmobile Club will host speed/radar run today at the Saulsbury Beach access on Green Lake in Spicer. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $15 per racer per class for three runs, then $5 per run thereafter. Radar runs are open to all classes. For more information, contact Joe at 320-979-4953 or John at 320-444-0104.

Wood Duck Habitat Day -- The Prairie Pothole Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association will hold its annual Wood Duck Habitat Day from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 5 at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near New London. The cost is $10 per house, with includes instructions, predator guard and pole. Prairie Pothole Chapter members will be available to help with construction.

NWTF 13th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet -- The North Fork Crow River Double Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 13th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet Friday, March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sportsman's Den in Lake Henry. For more information, contact Randy Albright at 320-243-4726 or Bill Ryan at 320-260-8612.


Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club -- Indoor range open to public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 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

Black Powder Shoots -- The Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club will host black powder shoots once per month in February and March at the Willmar Indoor Range. The events run from 6-9 p.m., and are organized into shooting games, novelty targets and paper targets. The black powder shoots are open to traditional and inline black powder shooters. For more information, contact Dean Eichelberger at 320-235-6367.

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.