Published November 11, 2012, 05:00 AM

Outdoor Calendar: North Dakota class II permit to carry testing ...

List of upcoming outdoors events.

By: Grand Forks Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

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


&bul; Nov. 11: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

&bul; Nov. 11: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s. In honor of Veterans Day, veterans can take the course free with one paid student. Info/register: Laura, (218) 252-1631.


&bul; January: Red River Archers’ 300 and 3-D leagues will begin; specific opening dates for each league TBA. Info: Paul Hahn, (701) 741-8279 (3D League) or John Brewinski (701) 746-8602 (300 League).


&bul; Nov. 15: Binocular clinic, 6:30 p.m., East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Heidi Hughes of the Agassiz Audubon Society in Warren, Minn., a former optics retailer, will offer tips on buying binoculars, and 6X, 7X, 8X and 10X binoculars will be available to try out. Info: Anita Poss, (218) 773-9121.

&bul; Nov. 16-18: Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo, National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn. Product displays, seminars from ice fishing authorities such as Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Dave Genz and Tony Roach. Admission: $10, adults; $6, students; free, 11 and younger.

n Nov. 30-Dec. 2: 20th annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, St. Paul RiverCentre. Show hours 1 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Admission: $9, adults; $4, age 6 to 12; free admission, 5 and younger.

&bul; Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Second “Future of Hunting in North Dakota” conference, Doublewood Inn, Bismarck. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30, with formal presentations starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 1. Agenda includes presenters from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, state Game and Fish Department, North Dakota Natural Resources Trust and Ducks Unlimited. Registration, $10. Info: North Dakota Wildlife Federation, (888) 827-2557 or, or Mike McEnroe,

&bul; Dec. 1-2: Christmas tree cutting, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, Minn. Info: (218) 687-2229 or

Outdoor learning

&bul; Nov. 17: Workshop, “Make Your Own Moccasins,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Altru Family YMCA. Traditional craftsman Talon Stammen of the Wildwood School of Outdoor Education will offer tips on selecting moose or elk hides, custom pattern-making to fit your feet, and hand-sewing your own pair of leather moccasins. Participants will choose from several traditional styles. Cost: $100, which includes a lunch of soup and bread, and the deadline to sign up is Nov. 11. Register at the YMCA, (701) 775-2586 or by contacting Stammen at (701) 317-1978.

&bul; Nov. 19, 20, 26: Snowshoe-making workshop, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Workshop presenters will teach participants how to string laces on prebuilt wooden snowshoe frames. Participants should plan to attend all three nights. Cost $80, plus park entrance fee ($5 daily, $25 annually); pre-registration required by Nov. 2. Info: Lake Bemidji State Park, (218) 308-2300, or

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