Drayton Catfish Championship, Fosston-Lengby Snowmobile Club swap meet, coming on outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

For an event on the Outdoors calendar, call Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at


. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

  • August 12-13: The first annual meeting of the Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Snowmobile Club, Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Clubhouse, 42582 360th Ave. SE, Fouston, MN (two miles east of Fouston on US Highway 2 or 16 miles west of Bagley on Highway 2 and then one-quarter mile south). Gates open at 7 am and close at 7 pm on both days; Gate fee $5, free entry for those 14 or younger. Information: Russ Sultvedt, (218) 766-6282; or Kim Anderson, 5353-232 (218).
  • August 13-14: Bowhunter 3-D Shoot Preservation Club, 8am-4pm both days, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minn. Entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for youth, free for participants age 12 or younger. Information: Les Krogstad, (218) 945-6213, kph@gvtel.com or on the web at Fileconservationclub.com.
  • August 13: Know Your Refuge event Colors of Summer 1 p.m. White Horse Hill National Game Preserve 2107 Park Drive St Michael’s, North Dakota 12 miles 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 by park picnic shelter anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., finish by 3 p.m., Sponsored by North Star Trail Travelers, www.nstt.org.

  • August 19:

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

  • August 19:

    Shooting in the gardens, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or via email at christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • August 20:

    Kids fishing at Ludlow Pond, 10-11 a.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area, North Waskish, Minnesota, on State Highway 72. Information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at @christa.drake state. million us

  • August 27:

    Cast iron cookware, 2 to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn to cook over an open fire with a dutch oven. Information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or via email at christa.drake@state.mn.us.

  • September 3rd:

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

  • September 16: Northwest Angle Buoy Bash, Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant, and Youngs Bay on Lake of the Woods’ Northwest Angle. Paul Minta and his wife, Crystal, are from Key West, Florida, to culminate in fundraising efforts for local schools in communities in the far north and south of the contiguous United States that are united by their floats.
  • 16-18 September: The outdoor learning event at Wild Outdoor Women’s Weekend, Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND Primarily for women ages 16 and up, WOW provides the opportunity to learn and improve many outdoor recreational skills, including canoeing, kayaking, Archery, Dutch oven cooking, yoga, mentoring mountain biking, fly fishing and more.
    Registration opens on August 3 and runs until August 24 or until sessions are complete. More information about sessions and pricing is available at parkrec.nd.gov.
  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, the Red River in Drayton, North Dakota. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, with a bases meeting at 7 p.m. August 11 at Johnny Braavos in downtown Drayton. Entry fee is $300 per team of two people. Info: catfishdrayton.com.
  • August 20: Great Planers Trout & Salmon Club 36th Annual Trout and Salmon Derby, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST, Sakawea State Park, Peak City, ND Rules Meeting 7 p.m. CST Aug. Entry fee is $30 per team. Information: Blair Ehmels, (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 is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 and from 9 to 10 a.m. August 7. All events $15 for the family and $25 for the family. Information: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or egfgunclub.org.
  • August 19-21: 42nd Annual Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Pyrham, Minnesota. Information: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: Photography and meeting of the 49th annual Plainsmen Black Powder Club, the original Hudson Bay Trading Post site near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/Information: Mark Rooster, President, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaysky, Vice President, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

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

  • August 3rd: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Big Game Program Coordinator Todd Fruberg will provide updates on deer hunting records, population numbers, and new CWD areas.
  • August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Learn about two science-based surveys in which hunters contribute data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
  • August 17: Mud shooting for beginners. Sherry Bringman, DNR, becoming an Outdoors Woman volunteer steering committee member and trainer, will talk about the basics of trapping and other mud-targeting games.
  • August 24: Early geese season. Dave Trauba, DNR’s Director of Wildlife, will discuss early hunting opportunities for geese and give advice on how and where to carry the birds.
  • August 31: Hunting ammo options and tips. DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator Kraig Kiger will talk about hunting ammo, different game options, key alternatives and other tips to consider when purchasing ammo.

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