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 email@example.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.
Oct. 21: Chronic wasting disease webinar series, “The Human Factor,” 6 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach at the University of Minnesota. Session includes presentations and Q&A with representatives from the center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Register at mnpro.umn.edu/outreach.
Oct. 24: Agassiz Ducks Unlimited Sportsman’s Bingo, 5 to 9 p.m., The Wheel Bar, Middle River, Minn. Play Bingo to win “Funs” cash and outdoor gear such as YETI Coolers, Sitka gear, Traeger grills, power tools, hunting gear, fishing gear and more. Other raffles and games also will be available. Entry fee $20; 10-game Bingo package $50. Tickets: ducksunlimited.myeventscenter.com/event/Agassiz-Du-Sportsmans-
Oct. 25: Finley Wildlife Club’s annual Youth Pheasant Hunt, private lands surrounding Finley, N.D. Club will release some 400 pheasants, and the hunt is open at no charge to hunters 18 and younger and adults who bring a youth hunter afield with them. Registration begins at 6 a.m. at the Finley American Legion, 600 Lincoln Ave. S., and pheasant and wildlife dinner will be served at noon in the Legion. Maps and additional information will be available at registration.
Oct. 27: Chronic wasting disease webinar series, “Minnesota Management,” 6 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach at the University of Minnesota. Session includes presentations and Q&A with representatives from the center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Register at mnpro.umn.edu/outreach.
Feb. 6, 2021: North Dakota State Snowmobile Ride, hosted by the East Central Valley Trail Association (Red River Sno-Riders and Rural Cass snowmobile clubs). Further details will come as the event draws closer. Info: www.snowmobilend.org, https://snoriders.com or https://ruralcass.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.