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Dave S

Anyone going to Ottertail this weekend?

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Dave S

Just checking in to see if anyone else is heading up to Thumper Pond in Ottertail this weekend for the NWTF State Awards banquet.

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MJCatfish

LEP7MM,

Being that I'm a local committee (Ottertail Lakes Chapter) member and live about 8 miles from Thumper, I'll be there! grin.gif

We're definitely excited about having the state convention this far north. (The farthest north it's ever been is St. Cloud.)

Come and enjoy the fun. Here is a quick synopsis of the goings on.

MINNESOTA STATE CONVENTION

JANUARY 18 – 19 – 20 2008

AGENDA

FRIDAY

STATE AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING – Red Pine Restaurant 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BOARD MEETING – Board Room 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Water Park 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

WELCOME PARTY – Main Ballroom 6:00 PM

Jimmy Buffet Party food served at 7:30 PM

Dress in you favorite Parrot-head or Beachwear

SNOWMOBILING – on your own

BONFIRE – outside hotel 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Karaoke in the Eagle View Lounge 9:00 PM to Close

SATURDAY

ICE FISHING on a local lake (FREE) (Map at Registration) 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

– HOSTED BY OTTER TAIL CHAPTER

– Bait will be provided on the lake – waxies and crappie minnows

– Free jig sticks provided for the first 100 people at the lake

– Prizes given out every ½ hour for the first 5 fish caught

LEADERSHIP LUNCH & MEETING – Eagle View Lounge 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

In Eagle View Lounge – ticket required

HAY RIDES – wait by bonfire for hay wagon 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bonfire, Hot Chocolate, and Hot apple cider 1:00 PM– 4:00 PM

SEMINARS - Main Floor of Golf Club House 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dave Neu, NWTF Biologist & Eric Dunton, DNR Biologist 10:00-10:30 AM

Attracting turkeys to Your Land

Darrel Hein & Tim Foster – Turkey Tactics 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Manufacturers of the Turkey Sled

Mike Foster – Primos Calls 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Total game calling

Lance Tangen – Hunters Specialties 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Pro-hunter and caller

Steve Merten – Quaker Boy Game Calls 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Beginning calling and Turkey calling Q&A

Preston Pittman – Pittman Game Calls 3:00 PM – 4:30PM

World Champion Caller

TRADE SHOW – Above Golf Pro Shoppe 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WATER PARK 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

The Water Park is also available for non-hotel guests for $10.00

CALLING CONTEST in EagleView Lounge upstairs

Register by 12:30 PM

Contest Starts at 1:00 PM

CUSTOM CALL CONTEST – Upstairs Lobby 9:00 – 5:00 PM

YOUTH ART CONTEST – Upstairs Lobby 9:00 – 5:00 PM

STATE AWARDS DINNER – Main Ballro0m DOORS OPEN 5:30

YOUTH PIZZA PARTY – Board Room Starts at 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SNOWMOBILING After Awards Dinner

SUNDAY

TURKEY CLINIC INSTRUCTOR CLASS – Board Room 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

SNOWMOBILNG Trail Ride & Poker Run (free) 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Prize will be awarded to highest poker hand – last card drawn back at Thumper Pond

Hope to see you all there!

MJ

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Dave S

Thanks for the info MJ. My in-laws live on Silver Lake just down 78.

I was thinking about fishing Saturday morning, but with temps getting down to -15 for a low, that rules me out.

I may come early enough to see the rep's from Primos, H.S., and Quaker Boy.

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brittman

Too bad it is competing with PF event is St Paul. Combination NWTF convention and a little ice fishing (burr this weekend) would be fun.

If there are any custum turkey call makers in MN, it woud be nice to get them some exposure on this site or a NWTF web site.

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Dave S

MJCatfish,

this may be a stupid qiestion, but I would assume taht we can purchase tickets to the banquet at the door for those of us who have a bad habit of procrastinating?

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MJCatfish

Yes, the tickets are $10 more at the door, but as far as I know, you'll be able to buy them then and there.

MJ

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Dave S

 Originally Posted By: MJCatfish
Yes, the tickets are $10 more at the door, but as far as I know, you'll be able to buy them then and there.

MJ

Thanks grin.gif

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HateHumminbird

Say hello to Eric Linder for me when you're up there. Hopefully you guys do some good up there ice fishing!

Joel

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Dave S

Eric was at our meeting for the Valley Yelpers a couple weeks back. Great guy. This spring is going to be nuts between our banquet March 13th, my oldest son graduating, hopefully turkey hunting, turkey clinics, ATV clinics, and the list goes on and on.

As far as the fishing goes, I'm not so sure I'll be participating at the fishing event this weekend, but I'll be getting out possibly on Sunday while I'm up there (in a nice warm fish house grin.gif)

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8point

Who ever going I entered a custom pot call I made in the contest. Its the Walnut and Maple Laminated call

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