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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Banquets

  • May 1: Red River Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 31st Annual Big Game Banquet, Alerus Center Ballroom, Grand Forks. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Info: Paul Eslinger, (701) 202-0196.

  • May 7: Lake of the Woods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society 30th annual conservation banquet, Springsteel Resort, 38004 Beach St., Warroad, Minn. Social hour and raffles 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $65 individual, $95 couple and $35 junior (17 and younger); all include one-year membership in the Ruffed Grouse Society. Info: Jared Olafson, (218) 242-1005; jaredolafson@gmail.com.

  • May 8: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsman Club fish fry and membership drive, 4 to 8 p.m., Warroad Eagles Club-Aerie 4195, Warroad, Minn. Raffles, games, door prizes for members. Single, family and ATVAM (All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota) memberships available. Meals $15 per person, $8 for 12 and younger.

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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 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.

Events

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

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

  • June 11: Game warden exam, 10 a.m., North Dakota Game and Fish Department headquarters, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a bachelor’s degree at time of hire. For more information, see the district game warden job announcement on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.

  • 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.