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Cats Incredible, Youth Fishing Events and DNR Webinars Running on the Outdoors Calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

[email protected]

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • July 23: “Know Your Hideaway” Event, “Catch the Wave,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 12 miles south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57 . Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.
  • July 20:

    Archery in the Parks, 5:30-7 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • 5 August :

    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 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 and Summer Drive, 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]

  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More info: https://bit.ly/royalreelmin; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at [email protected]
  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and DockDogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meeting at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info: catsincredibletournament.com, facebook.com/catsincredible, [email protected] or by phone at (218) 399-3474.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 Shooting and Gathering of the Plainsmen Black Powder Club, 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:

  • July 27: Manage your family’s lake shore. MNR Aquatic Plants Specialist Shane McBride and Fisheries Landscapes Coordinator Heather Baird will cover regulations and best practices for lakeshore management.
  • 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.