Drayton Catfish Tournament, Fosston-Lengby Snowmobile Club Exchange Meeting, Upcoming on the Outdoor Calendar – Grand Forks Herald | Gmx Pharm

To get an event on the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or email to


. The closing date for entries is Wednesday at 5 p.m.

  • 12-13 August: First Annual Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Snowmobile Club Exchange Meeting, Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Clubhouse, 42582 360th Ave. SE, Fosston, Minnesota (2 miles east of Fosston on US Highway 2 or 16 miles west of Bagley on Highway 2 and then one-quarter mile south). Gates open at 7am and close at 7pm both days; Entry fee of $5, free for children under 14 years old. About: Russ Sultvedt, (218) 766-6282; or Kim Anderson, (218) 232-5353.
  • 13-14 August: Fertile Conservation Club Bowhunter 3-D Shoot, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota Admission fee $20 adult, $10 youth, free for under 12s. Info: Les Krogstad, (218) 945-6213, kph@gvtel.com or online at fertileconservationclub.com.
  • 13 August: Know Your Refuge Event, The Colors of Summer, 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, North Dakota, 12 miles south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57. Meet at the visitor center. About: (701) 766-7272.
  • August 14:

    Lake Bemidji State Park Spring Summer Fun Walk, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Check in at the park picnic shelter anytime between 8:00am and 1:00pm, finish the tour by 3:00pm. Sponsored by North Star Trail Travelers, www.nstt.org.

  • August 19th:

    Kids Fishing Friday, 9-10 a.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. About: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • August 19th:

    Archery in the Parks, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. About: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • 20th of August:

    Kids fishing at Ludlow Pond, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area, north of Waskish, Minnesota off State Highway 72. Info: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa.drake@state. mn.us.

  • August 27:

    Cast Iron Cook-off, 2-3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn to cook with a Dutch oven over an open fire. About: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • 3 Sept:

    Medicine from the Earth, 1-3 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area. Learn about the many medicinal plants that grow in the bog. About: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • 16 Sep: Northwest Angle Buoy Bash, Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant, Youngs Bay on the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. Paul Menta and his wife Crystal, of Key West, Fla., are expected to be on hand to culminate a fundraiser for local schools in the northernmost and southernmost communities of the contiguous United States, united by their buoys.
  • 16-18 September: Wild Outdoor Women Weekend Outdoor Learning Event, Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND Primarily for women ages 16+, WOW offers an opportunity to learn and improve a wide range of outdoor recreation skills including Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Dutch Oven Cooking, Yoga , guided mountain biking, fly fishing and more.
    Registration opened on August 3rd and will last until August 24th or until sessions are full. Visit parkrec.nd.gov for more information on sessions and pricing.
  • 12-13 August: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River in Drayton, North Dakota. Fishing times 7am – 3pm both days, with a rules meeting on 11th August at 7pm at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Entry fee $300 per two-person team. Info: catfishdrayton.com.
  • 20th of August: Great Planers Trout & Salmon Club 36th Annual Trout & Salmon Derby, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT, Sakakawea State Park, Pick City, ND Rules Meeting 7 p.m. CDT Aug. 19, Sakakawea State Park Main Conservation Area. Entry fee $30 per team. Info: Blair Himels, (701) 319-1267.
  • 6th-7th August: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Registration on August 6th from 8am to 5pm and on August 7th from 9am to 10am. All events $15 for individuals and $25 for families. About: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or www.egfgunclub.org.
  • 19-21 August: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Rendezvous, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Info: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Black Powder Club Shoot and Rendezvous, original location of the Hudson Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/Info: Mark Roster, President, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, Vice President, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its series of webinars on hunting, fishing and outdoor learning this summer. Free webinars begin at noon on Wednesdays and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. Webinars are also recorded and available online. Upcoming webinars are as follows:

  • 3rd August: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, population numbers and new CWD areas.
  • August 10th: Hunters as Citizen Scientists. Learn about two science-based surveys in which hunters contribute data needed to monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
  • August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, Steering Committee Member and Volunteer Steering Committee Instructor for the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will discuss the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.
  • August 24: Early goose season. Dave Trauba, DNR Wildlife Manager, will discuss early season hunting opportunities for geese and provide tips on how and where to target the birds.
  • August 31: Hunting ammo options and tips. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammo and options for different game species, lead alternatives and other tips to consider when buying ammo.

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