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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; email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 6-7: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River in Drayton, ND. Registration began Monday, Feb. 1. Info/registration: www.catfishdrayton.com.
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.