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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: North Dakota Class II Concealed Weapon Permit instruction and testing

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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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Shooting

• Nov. 13: North Dakota Class II Concealed Weapon Permit instruction and testing, 6 p.m., Masonic Center Lower Level, 423 Bruce Ave., Grand Forks; 7:30 p.m., Utah instruction and certification. Info: dakotacwp.com.

• Nov. 17: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 p.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

• Nov. 17: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631.

• Dec. 11: North Dakota Class II Concealed Weapon Permit instruction and testing, 6 p.m., Masonic Center Lower Level, 423 Bruce Ave., Grand Forks; 7:30 p.m., Utah instruction and certification. Info: dakotacwp.com.

• Dec. 15: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 p.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

• Dec. 15: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's; two-for-one pricing. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631.

Events

• Tuesday: Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association fall membership meeting, 6 p.m., East Grand Forks Eagles club. Fall "10 Gun Raffle" also will be given away that night. Info: Loren Abel, (701) 741-1147 or Sportsmen's Taxidermy, (218) 773-7972.

• Nov. 24: Christmas open house/visitor appreciation day, Icelandic State Park, N.D. Info: ndprdevents@nd.gov.

• Dec. 14-15: Snowshoe-lacing class, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Cost is $75, with pre-registration required by Nov. 11. Info/registration: (218) 754-2200.

• Dec. 14: Annual winter bird survey, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

• Dec. 15: 19th annual Itasca winter bird count, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center between 7:30 and 8 a.m. for count area assignments. Info: (218) 699-7251 or itasca.statepark@state.mn.us.

• Dec. 28: Snowshoe lacing refresher, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300 or John.Fylpaa@state.mn.us.

• Jan. 16: Moonlight snowshoeing for fun, 7 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Snowshoes available at park office. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

• Jan. 18: Candlelight ski, Zippel Bay State Park, Minn. Local ski group sponsoring a meal about 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: (218) 783-6252 or zippelbay.statepark@state.mn.us.

• Jan. 18: Advanced digital photography workshop: Winter Wonderland, noon to 4 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Limited to 10 participants, who should dress for being outside. No fee for class, but vehicle permit required to enter the park; meet in the Visitor Center. Info: (218) 308-2300.

• Jan. 30: Snowshoeing for fun, 1:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

N.D. Game and Fish advisory board

• Nov. 25: District 3 (Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), time TBA, Rolette (N.D.) Memorial Hall (basement). Info: Nathan Casavant, Rolette Wildlife Club, (701) 246-3542.

• Dec. 3: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), time TBA, Minto (N.D.) Community Center. Info: Chris Misialek, Minto Area Sportsmen's Club, (701) 243-3978.

Fishing

• Jan. 11: "I Can Ice Fish!" program, 1 to 4 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn ice fishing basics; equipment, shelters and bait provided; Minnesota residents don't need a fishing license. Open to all ages. Register by Jan. 6 at (218) 308-2300.

N.D. fall seasons/important dates

• Friday: Deer gun season opens.

• Nov. 29: Deer muzzleloader season opens.

• Dec. 1: Darkhouse spearfishing opens.

Minnesota fall seasons/important dates

• Saturday: Firearms deer opener.

• Saturday: Early wolf season opener.

• Nov. 30: Muzzleloader deer opener.

• Nov. 30: Late season wolf hunting, trapping openers.

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