Minnesota Chapter Rendezvous
Sep 28 - Sep 30
Starting at 5pm
Sand Dunes State Forest - Ann Lake Campground
Big Lake, MN









19 Attending

Minnesota Chapter Rendezvous

Join the Minnesota chapter for a weekend long celebration of public lands and waters, at the Minnesota Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers State Rendezvous!


Friday, 9/28

6:00- 10:00 Members arrive.Get to know other members. No events planned


Saturday, 9/29

7:00-9:00- Hike to Hunt/ Morning Group hunt

 10-11- Hans Erdman - Hans is our Habitat Watchman and a Board member with  BHA. He is very active in Trout Unlimited and served Park Ranger at Sand Dunes State Forest where the Rendezvous is being held. He will share his knowledge of the area, natural history of trout, and tactics for fly fishing around the state. 

11-12- Jamie Carlson - Jamie will talk about rabbit and squirrel hunting, comparing it to deer hunt, from tracking, sitting quietly, listening, and woodsmanship, and how effective small game can be as a gateway into larger game hunting for new 

12-1- lunch

1-2- Joe Lang - Western Hunting on the Cheap. As public land advocates many of us aspire to chase game on the vast stretches of federal land in the western US. But where to start? Joe has traveled out west hunting with bows and rifles, applied for tags, scouted for wildlife, and solo hunted from Utah to Montana and is well versed in what it takes to be successful on the frontier. 

2-3- Tom Witbeck and Eli Mansfield - Wild Game cooking and Field Game Care. Tom and Eli are teaming up to lead this discussion on the importance of clean and efficient care of your meat once it is on the ground, and well as teaching us a few lesser known recipes, including Antelope Tenderloins, Fancy Venison Meatloaf, and Tongue Tacos. 

3:00-4:00- Panel Discussion on Policy & Ethics w/ MN Board

4:00-5:00- Board Meeting (open to all members)

5:00-7:00- Chapter Cookoff  *Competitors Needed*

7:00-?- Chapter Bonfire & Campout


Sunday, 9/30

             8:00 AM- Morning Coffee/ Camp Clean up


First 25 tickets purchase come with an OnX hunt premium app membership


If interested in competing in the cookoff please respond to this email.

further ticket sales will be on site 

September 28, 2018 at 5:00pm - September 30, 2018
Sand Dunes State Forest - Ann Lake Campground
16800 253rd Ave NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
United States
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Jason Meekhof ·