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 email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
- North Dakota Outdoors/ Doug Leier: Spring light goose season dates back more than 20 years
- North Dakota Game and Fish receives more than $14.4 million in fish and wildlife grants
- Small lakes boost the popularity of walleye fishing in North Dakota
Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and Minnesota state parks. Info: parkrec.nd.gov or mndnr.gov.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen of the Carpenter Nature Center at (651) 437-4359 or Jennifer@CarpenterNatureCenter.org.
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 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 email@example.com.
Aug. 6-7: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River in Drayton, ND. Registration began Monday, Feb. 1. Info/registration: www.catfishdrayton.com.