DNR's 1998 calendar

January

Jan. 3 - Winter lake trout opener (within BWCA)

Jan. 6 - Furbearer registration

Jan. 13-18 - Minnesota Sportsmen's Show, St. Paul Civic Center

Jan. 10 - Candlelight Ski, Old Mill & St. Croix state parks

Jan. 10 - Snowshoe Hike, Jay Cooke, Fort Snelling & Wild River state parks

Jan. 10-25 - John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Duluth

Jan. 13-18 - Minnesota Sportsmen's Show, St. Paul Civic Center

Jan. 17 - Lake trout winter opener (outside BWCA)

Jan. 20-22 - Tourism Conference, Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes

Jan. 21-25 - Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center

Jan. 24 - MinnAqua Ice Fishing Event, Fort Snelling State Park

Jan. 31 - 16th Annual Volksski Classic Ski Tour/Race, Lake Bemidji State Park

February

Feb. 6 - Entry deadline 1999 Wild Turkey Stamp Contest

Feb. 7 - Candlelight Ski, Mille Lacs Kathio, Old Mill, Rice Lake & Lake Bemidji parks

Feb. 8 - Vasaloppet Cross Country Ski Race, Mora

Feb. 13 - 1999 Turkey Habitat Stamp Contest judging

Feb. 13-15 - International Eelpout Festival, Walker

Feb. 15 - 1998 fish and wildlife licenses go on sale

Feb. 18-22 - Duluth Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Civic Center

Feb. 18-22 - Greater NW Vacation Show, Minneapolis Convention Center

Feb. 28 - Fish houses must be off ice at night, south (see fishing regulations)

Feb. 28 - End of DNR 1997 game and fish license year

March

March 1 - Beginning of DNR 1998 game and fish license year

March 12-15 - St. Cloud Sports and Travel Show, Civic Center

March 13-15 - Minnesota Deer Classic, State Fair Coliseum, St. Paul

March 15 - Fish houses must be off ice at night, north (see fishing regulations)

March 21 - Maple Syruping, Myre Big Island State Park

March 27-April 5 - Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center

April

April 15 - Spring wild turkey hunting opener

April 18 - Trout fishing opener (in streams)

April 19-25 - National Wildlife Week

April 22 - Earth Day

April 24 - Arbor Day

April 25-26 - "March for Parks" (at many state parks)

May

May 1-31 - Arbor Month

May 1 - Bear hunting license application deadline

May 2 - Seegwan: A Celebration of Spring, Wild River State Park

May 3 - 16th Annual Volkslauf/March for Parks, Lake Bemidji State Park

May 9 - Lake trout fishing opener (summer, statewide, lakes)

May 9 - Governor's Walleye/Northern Fishing Opener, Red Wing

May 9-10 - Take a Mom Fishing Weekend

May 16-22 - National Safe Boating Week

May 22 - Daily summer tours begin at Mystery Cave/Forestville State Park, Hill Annex Mine and Soudan Underground Mine state parks

May 23 - Bass fishing opener

June

June 1-7 - National Fishing Week

June 1-30 - American Rivers Month

June 6 - Muskie fishing opener

June 6-7 - Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

June 7 - State Parks Open House, statewide

June 7 - Visitor Center grand opening, Fort Snelling State Park

June 12 - Moose hunt application deadline

June 21 - Rocky Point Sailing Race, Lake Bemidji State Park

June 26 - Fall wild turkey hunt application deadline

July

July 1 - Crow hunting opener

July 3-6 - Water Wise Weekend (boating safety)

July 18 - Miner's Day, Hill Annex Mine State Park

July 26 - Creamery Picnic, Old Mill State Park

August

Aug. 1 - Wacipi event, Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Aug. 1 - 14th Annual Woodcarver's Festival, Lake Bronson State Park

Aug. 7 - Entry deadline 1999 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest

Aug. 7-9 and 14-16 - Game Fair, Anoka

Aug. 8 - Prairie Day, Wild River State Park

Aug. 8-16 - Photo Contest Display, Wild River State Park

Aug. 9 - Prairie Day, Great River Bluff State Park

Aug. 13 - 1999 DNR Trout and Salmon Stamp Design Contest judging

Aug. 15 - Tree seedling sales begin

Aug. 21 - Entry deadline 1999 DNR Waterfowl Stamp Contest

Aug. 27 - 1999 DNR Waterfowl Stamp Contest judging

Aug. 27-Sept. 7 - Minnesota State Fair;

Aug. 30 - Grinding Day, Old Mill State Park

September

Sept. 1 - Bear season opens

Sept. 1 - Snipe and rail hunting opener

Sept. 5-15 - Early Canada goose season

Sept. 7 - Daily tour schedule ends at Mystery Cave/Forestville State Park, Hill Annex and Soudan Underground Mine state parks

Sept. 10 - Anterless permit lottery application deadline

Sept. 11 - Entry deadline 1999 Pheasant Habitat Stamp Contest

Sept. 17 - 1999 Pheasant Habitat Stamp Contest judging

Sept. 19 - Small game opener

Sept. 19 - Badger, opossum trapping opener

Sept. 19 - Deer hunting opener, archery

Sept. 19 (tentative) - Woodcock hunting opener

Sept. 19-20 and Oct. 10-11 - Prairie Seed Collection Weekends, Wild River State Park

Sept. 19 (tentative) - Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Sept. 26 - Voyageur Encampment, William O'Brien State Park

Sept. 26-27 - Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

October

Oct. 1 - 1999 state park vehicle permits go on sale

Oct. 3 - Regular waterfowl hunting opener

Oct. 3 - Northeast moose hunting season opener

To be announced - Northwest moose hunting season opener

Oct. 10 - Pheasant hunting opener

Oct. 14-18 - Fall wild turkey hunt, first season

Oct. 15-16 - Camp Ripley Archery Deer Hunt, first season

Oct. 21-25 - Fall wild turkey hunt, second season

Oct. 24 - Furbearer opener for mink, muskrat, beaver, otter, north zone

Oct. 30 - Trapping tag applications due

Oct. 31 - Furbearer opener for mink, muskrat, beaver, otter, south zone

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 - Camp Ripley Archery Deer Hunt, second season

November

Nov. 7 - Deer hunting opener, firearms

Nov. 28 - Deer hunting opener, muzzleloader

Nov. 28 - Trapping season for fisher, marten, bobcat

December

Dec. 1 - Lake trout winter opener (Lake Superior only)

Dec. 4 - Spring wild turkey hunting applications due for 1999

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