To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at
. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
- August 12-13: First Annual Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Snowmobile Club Swap Meeting, Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Clubhouse, 42582 360th Ave. SE, Fosston, Minn. (2 miles east of Fosston on US Highway 2 or 16 miles west of Bagley on Highway 2, then one-quarter mile south). Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. both days; $5 entrance fee, free admission for 14 and under. For further information: Russ Sultvedt, (218) 766-6282; or Kim Anderson, (218) 232-5353.
- August 13-14: Fertile Conservation Club Bowhunter 3-D Shoot, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minn. Admission $20 adults, $10 youth, free for participants 12 and under. Info: Les Krogstad, (218) 945-6213, [email protected] or on the web at fertileconservationclub.com.
- August 13: “Know Your Haven” Event, “The Colors of Summer,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 20 km south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57. Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.
- August 14:
Lake Bemidji State Park Spring Summer Fun Walk, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Sign up at the park picnic shelter anytime between 8am and 1pm, end at 3pm. Sponsored by North Star Trail Travelers, www.nstt.org.
- August 19:
Fishing for Kids Friday, 9-10 a.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]
- August 19:
Archery in the Parks, 2-3:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]
- 20 August :
Fishing for kids at Ludlow Pond, 10-11 a.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area, north of Waskish, Minnesota, on State Highway 72. For information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa. [email protected] mn.us.
- August 27:
Cast Iron Cook-off, 2-3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn to cook over an open fire with a Dutch oven. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]
- September 3:
Earth Medicine, 1-3 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area. Learn about the many medicinal plants that grow in the bog. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]
- September 16: Northwest Angle Buoy Bash, Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant, Youngs Bay on the northwest corner of Lake of the Woods. Paul Menta and his wife, Crystal, of Key West, Fla., are expected to be on hand to culminate in a fundraising effort for local schools in the northernmost and southernmost communities of the contiguous United States united by their buoys .
- September 16-18: Wild Outdoor Women Weekend Outdoor Learning Event, Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND Primarily for women 16 and older, WOW provides the opportunity to learn and improve many outdoor recreational skills, including canoeing, kayaking, archery, Dutch cooking, yoga, mountain biking tours, fly fishing and more.
Registration opened August 3 and continues until August 24 or until sessions are full. More information on sessions and pricing is available at parkrec.nd.gov.
- August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Info: catfishdrayton.com.
- 20 August : Great Planers Trout & Salmon Club 36th Annual Trout & Salmon Derby, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT, Sakakawea State Park, Pick City, North Dakota Rules Meeting 7 p.m. CDT August 19, Main Shelter from Sakakawea State Park. Registration fee $30 per team. For further information: Blair Ihmels, (701) 319-1267.
- August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Registration 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 7. All events $15 single and $25 family. For further information: (701) 922-1813; or [email protected]; or egfgunclub.org.
- August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: [email protected]
- September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or [email protected]
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this summer. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:
- August 3: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, numbers and new chronic wasting zones.
- August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Discover two scientific surveys in which hunters provide the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
- August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, volunteer steering committee member and instructor for MNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.
- August 24: Beginning of the goose season. MNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba will discuss early season goose hunting opportunities and provide tips on how and where to catch the birds.
- August 31 : Options and tips for hunting ammunition. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammunition and options for different games, alternatives to lead, and other tips to consider when buying ammunition.