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.

Events

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

  • Aug. 7-8: Minnesota State Archery Association 3-D Shoot, Thief River Falls 3-D Range (look for signs from 140th Avenue Northeast going south from Thief River Falls). Thief River Falls Archery Club is host, and shooting hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Event is open to non MSAA members but only MSAA members are eligible for awards. For more information, contact Charlie Vogel at (701) 381-9983.

  • Aug. 7-8: Blackpowder shooting match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Range open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 8. All events $15 single, $25 family. Info: (701) 922-1813 or cooncrockett@gmail.com.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Aug. 21: 30th annual North American Sturgeon Championship, 3 to 7 p.m., Rainy River at Nelson Park in Birchdale, Minn. Entry fee $20 adults, $10 age 17 and younger. Preceded by 7th annual North American Youth Sturgeon Championship, noon to 2 p.m., open to anglers age 17 and younger. Info: Soren Olesen, (218) 244-4280; sloughgrass@gmail.com; or Nelson’s Store at (218) 634-2583.

  • Sept. 9: Ninth Annual Goose Hunt and Raffle, Devils Lake. Hosted Lake Region Sportsmen’s Club and Ramsey/Towner County 4-H Shooting Sports. Pre-registration for hunting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Ed’s Bait Shop, 1605 state Highway 20, Devils Lake. Check in by 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Ramsey County event center, 7849 48th St. NE. Maximum four hunters per team, points for each goose harvested and bonus points for teams with a youth hunter (ticket not required for youth hunters); tickets $20. Info: Larry, (701) 351-1890; Tyler, (701) 351-5119; or Tom, (701) 351-1424.

  • 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.

Banquets

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  • Aug. 19: Forks Friends of the NRA banquet, 6 p.m., Alerus Center, 1200 42nd St., Grand Forks. Tickets: ffnra.org.

  • Aug. 26: Grand Forks Ducks Unlimited dinner, 5:30 p.m., Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Tickets/info: ducksunlimited.myeventscenter.com.

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:

  • Aug. 11: Rifle basics.
  • Aug. 18: Mourning dove hunting .

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

Fishing

  • Aug. 10: 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.

  • Sept. 2: 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.

  • Oct. 5: 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.

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