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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Red River Archers’ annual March Madness 3D Archery Shoot

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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

  • April 9: 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.
  • April 19: 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.
  • April 19: 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.
  • May 14: 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.
  • May 18: 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.
  • May 18: 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.

Archery

  • March 22-23: Red River Archers’ annual March Madness 3D Archery Shoot, Red River Archers indoor range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks; 40 targets. Info: redriverarchers.org.
  • April 25: Red River Archers member appreciation night and election of officers, 6:30 p.m., Red River Archers Indoor Range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. All members welcome.

Banquets

  • Monday: Lake Region Pheasants Forever banquet, Memorial Building, Devils Lake. Social hour at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. Info: Tom Rost, (701) 662-8629 or George Zenk, (701) 739-6042.
  • March 29: Red River Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 24th annual big game banquet, Alerus Center ballroom, Grand Forks. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 7. Info: Tony Kelley, (701) 775-3770.
  • April 12: Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever 140-gun raffle, East Grand Forks American Legion. Walk-around raffles, guns, prints and hunting trips. Info: Brian Nelson, (218) 230-4364.

Events

  • Saturday: Ski/snowshoe hike, “The Bog in Winter,” 9 a.m. to noon, Lake Bemidji State Park. Round-trip distance about two miles, and snowshoes will be available to check out. Minnesota Ski Pass required for skiers 16 and older but not for snowshoers or hikers. Meet at the park office. Info: (218) 308-2300.
  • Saturday: Spring equinox hike with the North Country Trail Association, 2 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Meet at the South Entrance trailhead. Info: Bruce Johnson, (218) 732-8051 or brucej@arvig.net.
  • March 26-30: Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center. Info: northwestsportshow.com.
  • April 9, 16 and 23: “Basic Birding,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Registration required for three-session evening program, and Saturday field trips planned. Info/signup: (218) 308-2300.
  • May 17: Interpretive program, “Tracks, Tracks, Tracks,” 10 a.m. to noon, Red River State Recreation Area, East Grand Forks. Join park staff to learn about mammals and their tracks. Info: Catherine Johnson, (218) 773-4950 or Catherine.dnr.johnson@state.mn.us.
  • May 25 to July 13: Bog-watcher Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Naturalist will be roving the boardwalk to help visitors locate flowers of the bog. Info: (218) 308-2300.
  • June 1-Aug. 30: Kids Fishing Fridays, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Weekly guided fishing trip offered every other Friday; limited to nine anglers. Info/signup: (218) 308-2300.
  • June 5: “Wolves of Red Lake,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Big Bog State Park, Waskish, Minn. Jay Huseby, wildlife director of the Red Lake tribal DNR, will discuss the status of wolves on tribal lands and recent research projects. Info: (218) 647-8592.
  • June 7: Farm tour, 3 p.m., Big Bog State Park, Waskish, Minn. Tour of a beef and wild rice farm and a discussion of the various conservation practices the landowner has implemented. Info: (218) 647-8592.
  • June 11-15: Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival, Carrington, N.D. Festival highlights include field trips to Arrowwood and Chase Lake national wildlife refuges. Info: birdingdrives.com.
  • June 21: Antique and vintage snowmobile tour, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Big Bog State Park, Waskish, Minn. Visit to the home of a nearby snowmobile enthusiast who will display his collection of nearly 40 antique and vintage snowmobiles. Info: (218) 647-8592.
  • June 21: Becoming an Outdoors Woman Fly-Fishing Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Lake Bemidji State Park. No fee but state park vehicle permit required. Register at dnr.state.mn.us/education_safety/education/bow/beyondbowregistration. Info: (218) 308-2300.
  • June 28: “Bog Flowers on the Boardwalk,” 10 a.m. to noon, Big Bog State Park North Unit near Waskish, Minn. Two-miled guided tour of boardwalk to view rare bog plants and flowers. Info: (218) 647-8592.
  • June 28: Archery in the Park, 1 to 4 p.m., Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Info: (218) 754-2200.
  • June 29: Archery in the Park, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hayes Lake State Park, Minn. Info: (218) 425-7504.

Meetings

  • March 24: Listening session on deer management and populations hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, 7 to 9 p.m., Bemidji High School Auditorium, 2900 Division St. W.

Dates to remember

  • March 26: Deadline to apply for North Dakota bighorn sheep, elk and moose tags. Info: gf.nd.gov.
  • April 1: New North Dakota fishing license required. Info: gf.nd.gov.
  • April 1-May 5: Sharp-tailed grouse viewing blind available, Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Info/reservations: (218) 754-2200.
  • April 12: North Dakota spring turkey opener. Info: gf.nd.gov.
  • May 1: North Dakota paddlefish snagging season opens; gf.nd.gov.
  • May 10: Minnesota walleye opener.
  • June 4: Deadline to apply for North Dakota deer gun and muzzleloader licenses; gf.nd.gov.
  • June 7: Minnesota muskie opener.
  • June 7-8: North Dakota free fishing days; gf.nd.gov.
  • June 14: Free admission to all Minnesota state parks.
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