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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Fishing, hunting, events for the week of Aug. 31 and beyond

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outdoors Grand Forks, 58203
Grand Forks North Dakota 375 2nd Ave. N. 58203

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

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Events

  • Today: Presentation, North Dakota Game Warden Museum near Dunseith, N.D., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., featuring staff from the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Info: gamewardenmuseum.org.
  • Today: Celebration of bees and butterflies, Buffalo River State Park, Minn. Events on tap include “Bees at Bluestem,” 10 a.m. to noon; “Butterflies: On the Hunt,” 1 to 2:30 p.m.; “Prairie Preschool: Plant a Pocket of Prairie,” 3 to 4 p.m.; and “Junior Park Naturalist: Backyard  Bee House,” 4 to 5 p.m. Daily $5 state park pass required. Info: (218) 498-2124.
  • Saturday: Hooked on Hunting youth day, 1 to 4 p.m., Grand Forks Gun Club, west of Grand Forks on the north side of U.S. Highway 2. Free event includes gun safety, dog training, bird identification, duck calling and decoy management. Also on tap are games, dinner and a free duck call to the first 200 kids registered. Parents are welcome, and each participating child needs a parent-signed permission waiver to shoot clay pigeons. Sponsored by Cabelas, Delta Waterfowl, the Greater Grand Forks Gun Club and the Grand Forks County Wildlife Federation. Registration from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Info: Jill Nelson, (701) 746-2790 or ggfgc.com.
  • Saturday: Third annual Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap, Newfolden, Minn.. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at tennis courts by the high school. No cost to swappers or exhibitors. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m. Info: Shane, (218) 689-0769.
  • Sept. 8: Program and slide show talk by Minnesota writer Sue Leaf, author of the biography, “A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts,” 6:30 p.m., Crookston Public Library; book signing at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 13: Public duck banding night, 6 p.m., Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Thief River Falls. Meet at refuge headquarters east of Holt, Minn. “Hands-on” participants should dress for the weather and plan to get a bit dirty.
  • Sept. 21: 32nd annual Black Powder Turkey Shoot, 2 p.m., Olga, N.D. Muzzle-loading rifles with open sights only. Sponsored by Olga Church Preservation Society. Info: Art, (701) 549-3648.
  • Oct. 9-11: 19th annual Options deer hunt for hunters with disabilities, Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, Minn. Info/applications: Randy Sorenson, (800) 726-3692.

Shooting

  • Today: Hunter rifle match, Forks Rifle Club west of Grand Forks; 300- and 600-yard events; prizes for winner of 300-yard match. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with shooting at 2. Info: Gordy, (218) 779-1784.
  • Sept. 14: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 14: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631; www.permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 20: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry instruction and testing, 9:30 a.m., Grand Forks Masonic Center; Utah instruction and certification, 10:30 a.m., same location. Info: dakotacwp.com.
  • Sept. 20: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 9 a.m., Grand Forks Scheels. Info and registration: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 20: Two-for-one Utah Permit to Carry training, 10:30 a.m., Grand Forks Scheels. Info and registration: Laura, (218) 252-1631; permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 21: Two-for-one Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s, info and registration: Laura, (218) 252-1631; permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 27: Women’s-only two-for-one Minnesota, Utah, Florida or Arizona Permit to Carry training, noon, Grand Forks Home of Economy. Info and registration: Laura, (218) 252-1631; permittocarry.org.
  • Sept. 27: Women’s-only North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 4 p.m., Grand Forks Home of Economy. Info and registration: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Oct. 12: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Oct 12: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631; www.permittocarry.org.
  • Oct. 18: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry instruction and testing, 9:30 a.m., Grand Forks Masonic Center; Utah instruction and certification, 10:30 a.m., same location. Info: dakotacwp.com.
  • Nov. 15: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry instruction and testing, 9:30 a.m., Grand Forks Masonic Center; Utah instruction and certification, 10:30 a.m., same location. Info: dakotacwp.com.
  • Nov. 23: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Nov. 23: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631; www.permittocarry.org.
  • Dec. 14: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 a.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; permittocarry.org.
  • Dec. 14: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela’s. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631; www.permittocarry.org.
  • Dec. 20: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry instruction and testing, 9:30 a.m., Grand Forks Masonic Center; Utah instruction and certification, 10:30 a.m., same location. Info: dakotacwp.com.

Fishing

  • Sept. 27: Inaugural Selkirk Wildlife Walleye Derby, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red River near Selkirk, Man. Entry fee, $40 for adults, $20 for youths 16 and younger and $20 for seniors 65 and older. Prizes will be based on a percentage of total participants, and proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Info: Dan Sernyk, (204) 612-9379 (cell), (204) 668-5831 (home) or anglerdan@mymts.net.

To see a full outdoors calendar with more extensive listings, go to gfherald.com and click the Outdoors link. 

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