OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Shooting leagues, Fishing tourneys etc.To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.
To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148; or by e-mail at email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.
Mondays – Trap shooting nights, 6:30 p.m. Mondays throughout the summer, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club; both league shooting and general member shooting. Club membership required for all shooters. Info: http://membership.egfgunclub.org.
Aug. 1 – Utah or Minnesota Permit to Carry class (rescheduled from July 18), noon, Streiff Sporting Goods west of Warroad, Minn., on state Highway 11. Signup: (218) 386-2590.
Aug. 1 – Crookston Gun Club clays shoot, Crookston Gun Club, located one mile north of Crookston on U.S. Highway 75. Registration 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., shooting begins at 9:30 a.m. with last squad out at 2 p.m. Event includes 100-target main event, 50-target subgauge, 25 trap singles and 50 trap doubles. Open to all shooters. Info: T.J. LaPlante, (218) 281-1956; Don Dietrich, (701) 739-5312; or online at www.crookstongunclub.org.
Aug. 8 – Small-bore rifle metallic silhouette matches, 2 p.m., Fosston (Minn.) Shooting Club. Entry fee $10 per rifle class, and a current NRA silhouette rifle classification book is required. Info: Greg Bruce, (218) 435-1185 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 12 – Grand Forks Park Board and 4-H Youth Sporting Clays year-end tournament, picnic & awards, 6 p.m., Dakota Hunting Club Sporting Clays Range. Tournament begins at 6:30 p.m. Info: Don Dietrich, (701) 739-5312.
Aug. 14-15 – Grand Forks Gun Club city shoot, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Grand Forks Gun Club, located 2 miles west of Grand Forks on U.S. Highway 2. Info: ggfgc.com.
Aug. 21 – John C. Garand rifle match, Forks Rifle Club W.G. Coulter Range. Match is 35 rounds fired with the M1 Garand Rifle, M1903 or M1903A3 Springfield Rifle, M1917 Enfield Rifle, US Krag Rifles or M1 Carbine; Civilian Marksmanship Program-sanctioned match. Info: Tom Reiten, (701) 775-0008.
Aug. 22 – Crookston Gun Club Ox Cart Days Shoot, Crookston Gun Club, located one mile north of Crookston on U.S. Highway 75. Registration 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., shooting begins at 9:30 a.m., with last squad out at 2 p.m. Event consists of 100-target sporting Clays Main Event, 50 Target Sub-Gauge Sporting Clays, 25 Trap Singles and 50 Trap Doubles. Open to all shooters. Info: T.J. LaPlante, (218) 281-1956; Don Dietrich, (701) 739-5312; or online at www.crookstongunclub.org.
Aug. 28 – North Dakota State Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Championship, Forks Rifle Club W.G. Coulter Range. Sixty-shot midrange prone and position competition fired at 200, 300 and 600 yards. Info: Tom Reiten, (701) 775-0008.
Aug. 7-8 – Aquatic nuisance species, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., North American Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D. Lynn Schlueter, ANS coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, will discuss the state’s aquatic nuisance species laws and how they affect people. Admission free but donations are accepted at the museum.
Aug. 14-15 – Visiting officer program, Manitoba Natural Resource officers, “From Poachers to Forest Fires!” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., North American Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D. Admission free but donations are accepted at the museum.
Aug. 21-22 – Visiting officer program, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., North American Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D. Featuring officer Jeff Lee, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Admission free but donations are accepted at the museum.
Aug. 28 – Monarch butterfly tagging open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River Valley Natural History Area, Crookston, located west of U.S. Highway 2 across from University of Minnesota-Crookston. Nets will be provided or bring your own. Info: Laura Bell, (218) 281-8131.
Aug. 28 – North American Game Warden Museum Official Memorial Service, 1 p.m., North American Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D. A tribute to North American game wardens who have died in the line of duty.
Aug. 29 – “Emerald Ash Borer, a Threat to Our Trees,” 1:30 p.m., North American Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D. Glenda Fauske, information and education coordinator, North Dakota Forest Service, will discuss the exotic pests. Admission free but donations are accepted at the museum.
Sept. 4 – Roseau/Lake of the Woods County Sportsman’s Club recreation area clean-up and campout. Info: Myles, (218) 689-6889.
Sept. 18 – Roseau/Lake of the Woods County Sportsman’s Club Fun Run, 10 a.m., meet at recreation area south of Roosevelt, Minn. Info: Info: Myles, (218) 689-6889.
Sept. 29 – “Connecting Children and Nature” conference, University of Minnesota-Crookston. Info: www.umcrookston/edu/childrenandnature
Aug. 2-23 – Grand Forks County 4-H Shooting Sports program archery classes, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Red River Archers, Grand Forks. Open to youths age 8 to 18 (no exceptions allowed), and the fee is $20 per participants. Basic equipment will be provided, and all sessions are held indoors; limited number of scholarships available for class fees. Call (701) 780-8229 to register and receive a registration packet.
Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Red River Archers Bow Hunter Warm Up “league,” Red River Archers Range, 2100 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Scoring at shooters’ discretion, and score cards will be used for door prize drawings. Cost: $40 for four nights or $15 for single nights members, $20 per night nonmembers. Info: John Brewinski, (701) 746-8602; or Paul Hahn, (701) 741-8279.
Aug. 7-8 – Fertile Agassiz Dunes Bowhunter 3-D Archery Shoot, Fertile (Minn.) Nature Center. Adults $15, younger than 12 free. Info: Les Krogstad, (218) 945-6213 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Aug. 11 – Annual Grand Forks County 4-H Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Turtle River State Park, N.D. Sessions include fishing, cooking, art and “wacky science experiments.” Open to Grand Forks County youths age 6-12; cost $5 per youth, with food and beverage provided. Limited to 30 participants, with an Aug. 3 registration deadline. Info/registration: Grand Forks County extension, (701) 780-8229.
Aug. 13-15 – 16th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop, Lake Metigoshe State Park near Bottineau, N.D. Classes on tap include basic boating skills, archery, canoeing, fly fishing, kayaking, plant identification, tracking, trapping and Dutch oven cooking. Limited to 100 women age 18 or older; entry fee $135, with an Aug. 1 registration deadline. Info: Nancy Boldt, (701) 328-6312, firstname.lastname@example.org or on the web at gf.nd.gov.
Aug. 21-22 – Becoming an Outdoors Woman catfish trip, Red River, East Grand Forks. Co-sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman programs. Cost $70, including guide, bait and equipment; limit 15 anglers. Info: mndnr.gov or gf.nd.gov.
Aug. 14-15 – Fishing Has No Boundaries fishing event, Spirit Lake Casino and Resort south of Devils Lake on state Highway 57. Volunteer pontoon and boat drivers wanted. Sponsored by Chinyeh Chapter of FHNB. Info: Merlyn Greene, Grand Forks, (612) 251-8301.
Aug. 20 – Masters Walleye Circuit Kids Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Devils Lake. Sixteen boys and girls ages 8-12 will be selected to fish the tournament for free based on essays of 200 words or less on a fishing-related question. Info: Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, (701) 662-4903 or (800) 233-8048; or MWC at (877) 893-7947 ext. 4 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Aug. 21 – Fifth annual Thief River Falls Lions fishing tournament, Red Lake and Thief rivers near Thief River Falls. Entry fee $20 per adult and $10 per child, plus $5 per boat; limited to 75 boats, but river bank fishing is allowed. More than $15,000 in raffle and fishing prizes, along with a chance to win a $25,000 pickup or other cash prizes. Info: Justin, (218) 681-3102; Ron, (218) 681-3664; or KTRF radio at (218) 681-1230.
Sept. 22-25 – FLW Outdoors walleye championship, Leech Lake, Walker, Minn. Info: www.flwoutdoors.com.
Aug. 16 – Coon n’ Crockett Muzzleloaders, 7 p.m., Cabela’s, East Grand Forks. Info: Steve, (218) 773-6850.
Sept. 20 – Coon n’ Crockett Muzzleloaders, 7 p.m., Cabela’s, East Grand Forks. Info: Steve, (218) 773-6850.
Aug. 14-15 – 60-target 3-D Archery Shoot, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Spicer, Minn. Hosted by Little Crow Archers of Willmar and Swift County Archers of Benson, Minn. Shooting hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Entry fee: Full course (60 targets) $20 adults, $15 youth 16 and younger, $55 per family maximum; half course (30 targets) $12 adults, $8 youth 16 and younger, $32 per family maximum. Info: Dennis Winzenburg, (320) 366-3651 or www.littlecrowarchers.com.
Aug. 19 – Blackduck Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society banquet, Hillcrest Supper Club, 20250 Teepee Hill Lane, Hines, Minn. Cocktails 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30. Tickets: $50, includes dinner and membership. Additional family dinners available at $25 each. Info: Jim Ness, (218) 835-4250.