Outdoors events remain few and far between as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but a few events are beginning to trickle in across the region. To get an event in the Outdoors 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. Wednesdays.


Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and Minnesota state parks. Vehicle passes are $7 daily and $35 annually in both states.

  • Sept. 29: Virtual public input meeting for northwest Minnesota on updates to the state’s wolf plan, 6 to 8 p.m. Online open house will include informational presentations from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and allow real-time public input and Q&A. The open houses each will focus on a particular geographic area, and all are welcome to join the open house focusing on their area of the state or region of interest. The meeting for the central and southern regions, including the Twin Cities area, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, and the meeting for northeast Minnesota is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Registration is required and will be available Monday, Sept. 21, on the wolf plan webpage. The open houses will be recorded and available on the DNR website for those who cannot attend. More info: mndnr.gov.


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  • Sept. 18-19: Masters Walleye Circuit fishing tournament, Cass Lake, Minn. Daily live weigh-ins at 3:30 p.m. at Stony Point Resort, 5510 U.S. Highway 2, Cass Lake. Info: masterswalleyecircuit.com or facebook.com/MastersWalleyeCircuit.

  • Oct. 30-31: 14th annual Sportsman’s Sturgeon Classic, Sportsman’s Lodge on the Rainy River north of Baudette, Minn. Rescheduled from May 1-2. Tournament and banquet (no lodging or additional meals) $100 per person; $200 deposit per boat required. Info: sportsmanslodges.com/sturgeon-tournament; (800) 862-8602; or by email at info@slodges.com.