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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Fishing, hunting, events for the week of July 13

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.

Events

  • Today: Coffee with the Naturalist, 9:30 a.m., Visitor Center, Turtle River State Park, N.D.
  • Today: Learning at the Lakes program, “Pollinators,” 1 p.m., Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn. Learn how bees, butterflies and other wildlife help flowers and trees. After the talk, a refuge intern will lead a pollinator safari. Info: (218) 687-2229 ext. 21 or www.facebook.com/rydellnwr.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 50th Anniversary Visitor Appreciation, Icelandic State Park, N.D. Info: (701) 265-4561 or isp@nd.gov.
  • Aug. 23: Second annual Fort Stevenson Regatta, noon, Fort Stevenson State Park headquartered out of the de Trobriand Marina. Info: (701) 337-5576.

Shooting

  • Sunday: 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.
  • Sunday: 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.
  • July 26: 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.
  • Aug. 17: 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.
  • Aug. 17: 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.
  • Aug. 23: 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. 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.
  • 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

  • Friday and Saturday: North Dakota Governor’s Cup Fishing Derby, Fort Stevenson State Park, N.D.; 252 teams competing for the Governor’s Cup 38th annual championship. Flights go out between 7 and 8:30 a.m., with weigh-ins at 3 p.m. Info: (701) 337-5576.
  • Saturday: North Dakota Junior Governor’s Cup Fishing Derby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort Stevenson State Park, N.D. Open to anglers up to 17, and only charge is the park entrance fee; (701) 337-5576.
  • Sunday: Rod and Reel Rally catfish tournament, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red River in Drayton, N.D. Entry fee $50, with a minimum of two paid entries per boat. Prize for biggest catfish is $1,600 with whopper payouts down to sixth place. Info: draytonND.com. 
  • Aug. 2: Lake Bronson Bullhead Derby, 9 a.m. to noon, Lake Bronson at Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Registration $5 per person and $10 per boat with proceeds going to the park’s friends group; $500 in prizes.
  • Aug. 2-3: Cats Incredible catfish tournament, Red River, East Grand Forks, with tournament headquarters at LaFave Park. Info: iafflocal3423@yahoo.com or (218) 399-3474.
  • Aug. 30: Fifth annual South Shore Classic fishing tournament, Arnesens Rocky Point Resort on Lake of the Woods. Info: arnesens.com.
  • 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 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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