It’s been slow going since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a few more outdoors 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.

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Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and Minnesota state parks. Info: parkrec.nd.gov or mndnr.gov.

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  • March 6-7: Final two days of 56th Annual Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show, Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. Show hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7. Admission $10 adults, $2.50 children 6 to 12, free admission 5 and younger. Info: fargosportshow.com.

  • March 11: Webinar, “Owls in Northeastern Minnesota,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Virtual program will focus largely on owl diversity in the Sax-Zim Bog. To register, click here or go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MxzKd3M-T3CIxBTPV_RBPw.

  • March 27: Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union virtual Spring Birding Primer, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Format for all presentations will be a 20- to 25-minute presentation followed by a 5- to 10-minute Q&A. Pregistration is required for this virtual event. To register and receive a Zoom link, contact Susan at honeywarbler@gmail.com or Jen of the Carpenter Nature Center at (651) 437-4359 or Jennifer@CarpenterNatureCenter.org.

  • July 10: Halloween in July, Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave. NE, Arvilla, ND. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, trsp@nd.gov or (701) 795-3180.

  • Aug. 6-15: Fossil Dig, Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, pgsra@nd.gov or (701) 549-2444.

  • Aug. 7: Interpretive program, “Wacky for Water Games,” Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave. NE, Arvilla, N.D. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, trsp@nd.gov or (701) 795-3180.

  • Aug. 13: Kids Weekend, Icelandic State Park near Cavalier, ND. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, isp@nd.gov or (701) 265-4561.

  • Oct. 16: Fall Luminary Walk, Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave. NE, Arvilla, ND. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, trsp@nd.gov or (701) 795-3180.

Fishing

  • May 15: Fish ‘N’ Fun, Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave. NE, Arvilla, ND. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, trsp@nd.gov or (701) 795-3180.

  • June 6: National Trails Day events, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Fort Rancom, Fort Stevenson, Grahams Island, Lake Metigoshe, Lake Sakakawea, Lewis and Clark and Turtle River state parks. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov.

  • June 19: Fishing seminar with Devils Lake walleye pro Johnnie Candle, Grahams Island State Park. Info: www.parkrec.nd.gov, dlsp@nd.gov or (701) 766-4015.

  • June 24-27: Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament, headquarters at Grahams Island State Park. Info: www.devilslakend.com.

  • June 26-27: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Info/registration: www.boundarybattle.com.

  • July 31-Aug. 1: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. LaFave Park in East Grand Forks is tournament headquarters. Info: www.catsincredibletournament.com or email iafflocal3423@yahoo.com.

  • Aug. 6-7: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River in Drayton, ND. Registration began Monday, Feb. 1. Info/registration: www.catfishdrayton.com.

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