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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.

  • 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.

  • July 16 (rescheduled from 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.

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

  • Aug. 7: 47th annual meeting of the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, D. Knutson Community Center, Fertile, Minn. Field tour begins at 6 a.m., followed by meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Info: www.prairie chickens.org.

DNR hunting and fishing webinars

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of upcoming how-to webinars on a variety of fishing and hunting topics. All of the free webinars start at noon, and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov/fishwildlife/outreach/index.html. Webinar sessions and topics are as follows:

  • June 23: Introduction to catfish angling.

  • June 30: Basic firearms maintenance.

  • July 7: Shore fishing 102, down by the river.

  • July 14: Getting started in archery.

  • July 21: Finding trout in Minnesota streams and lakes.

  • July 28: Bear hunting and biology.

  • Aug. 4: How to get certified in firearms safety.

  • Aug. 11: Rifle basics.

  • Aug. 18: Mourning dove hunting .

  • Aug. 25: DNR at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair.

Fishing

  • 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 6: Virtual fishing seminar with Devils Lake fishing guide and tournament walleye pro Johnnie Candle, 7 p.m. Event will focus on walleyes, northern pike and white bass, beginning with a 15- to 20-minute seminar, followed by a question-and-answer session, and will stream at facebook.com/devilslake.

  • July 17: Third annual Bemidji State University “War on the Shore” fishing tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Virtual tournament will be conducted through www.tourneyangler.com, and the registration fee is $300 per boat (up to three anglers). A social, meal, award ceremony and silent auction will follow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge, 7598 Bemidji Road NE, Bemidji. Info: Brandon Labath, brandon.labath@bemidjistate.edu; or Pat Morris, patrick.morris@bemidjistate.edu.

  • 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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