Published April 01, 2012, 12:00 AM

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148; or by e-mail at bdokken@gfherald.com. 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 bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.

BANQUETS

April 2 – Ducks Unlimited banquet, 8 p.m., Park River (N.D.) Legion. Social hour 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. Tickets: $35 single, $50 couple, available at the door. Advance tickets: Darrel Deutz, (701) 352-0844 or Larry Deutz, (701) 352-2169.

April 28 – East Grand Forks Ducks Unlimited banquet celebrating DU’s 75th anniversary, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, East Grand Forks. All ages welcome. Info: (701) 215-2373.

EVENTS

May 17-20 – Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds, several sites near Detroit Lakes, Minn. Birding festival includes field trips to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Hamden Slough NWR, Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District, Glacial Ridge NWR in Polk County and Agassiz NWR north of Thief River Falls.

N.D. GAME AND FISH ADVISORY BOARD

April 9 – District 3 (Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), 7 p.m., Community Center, Leeds, N.D. Info: Tracy Gardner, Advisory Board member, (701) 662-5639.

April 10 – District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), 7 p.m., Community Center, Minto, N.D. Info: Ron Houdek, Advisory Board member, (701) 262-4724.

April 11 – District 5 (Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties), 7 p.m., American Legion hall, Finley, N.D. Info: Loran Palmer, Advisory Board member, (701) 282-8479.

ARCHERY

April 13-15 – Red River Archers 3-D Spring Invitational, Eagles Arena, Grand Forks. Short and long course — all Rhinehart targets. Info: Paul Hahn, (701) 741-8279.

SHOOTING

April 15 – Minnesota or Utah Permit to Carry class, 11 a.m., Streiff Sporting Goods near Warroad, Minn. Signup: (218) 386-2590.

April 22 – North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., CanadInn lobby, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

April 22 – Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., Cabela’s, East Grand Forks. Info: Laura Ramirez, (218) 252-1631.

FISHING

June 22-23 – Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament, Devils Lake. Entry fee $220 plus $30 banquet fee per two-person team. Teams entering by March 31 will qualify for one of five free tournament entries paid for by local businesses. First prize is $5,000. Info: devilslakend.com or (701) 662-4903.

Aug. 11-12 – Fishing Has No Boundaries event for elders, wounded warriors, adults and children with disabilities in the U.S. and Canada, Spirit Lake Casino and Resort near Devils Lake. Registration fee $30, and advance registration required. Info: Merlyn Green, chinyehchapterfhnb@hotmail.com or (612) 251-8301.

NORTH DAKOTA HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES

For a full list of courses across the state or more information, contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at huntered@nd.gov or call (701) 328-6300.

July 30-31; Aug. 2, 6-7, 9 – North Dakota Hunter Education course, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Blue Line Club Arena, Grand Forks; Joe Solseng, instructor. Enroll: gf.nd.gov/education/instruction/hunteredcourse.html.

Sept. 4, 6, 10-11, 13 – Grand Forks, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Blue Line Club Arena; Joe Solseng, instructor. Enroll: gf.nd.gov/education/instruction/hunteredcourse.html.

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