To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.


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

  • Sept. 11: 15th annual Roseau Lake of the Woods Sportsman Club Fun Run, Carp’s Pit Recreation Area, Beltrami Island State Forest south of Roosevelt, Minn. Registration $25, 9 a.m. to noon, includes lunch; course features marked trails and five game stops. Info:, search for Roseau Lake of the Woods Sportsman Club.
  • Sept. 12: Sporting clays fun shoot, Plummer Shooting Range, 1 mile west of Plummer, Minn., on County Road 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with shooting beginning at 9:30 a.m. and last squad out at 3 p.m.; 50-target event. Entry fee $25 (includes lunch) with a $15 re-entry fee. Info: Brent Hemly, (218) 686-7248 (cell); or (218) 465-4303 (home).
  • Sept. 16: Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and 2021 induction, Rice Creek Hunting and Rec, 16543 Game Farm Road, Little Falls, Minn. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and induction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Class of 2020 inductees are Chip Leer, Steve Pennaz, Tim Lesmeister, Kluge Manufacturing and Babe Winkelman Productions Inc. Class of 2021 inductees are Sybil Smith, Paul Thorne, Ray Gildow and MN B.A.S.S. Nation. Tickets: $30 adults, $20 youth 17 and younger. Info: (320) 616-2011, or
  • Oct. 16: Fall Luminary Walk, Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Ave. NE, Arvilla, ND. Info:, or (701) 795-3180.

DNR webinars

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its series of hunting, fishing and outdoor learning webinars in September and continuing through late November. The webinars, which are free, begin at noon Wednesdays, and pre-registration is required at Upcoming webinars are as follows:

  • Sept. 8: Getting started in small game hunting, including equipment and where to hunt.

  • Sept. 15: Transporting firearm or archery equipment for hunting, whether across town or around the world.

  • Sept. 22: Waterfowl hunting basics, including tips and resources on how to get started.

  • Sept. 29: Fall bass fishing tips, tackle and techniques.

  • Oct. 6: Bird hunting with a pointing dog, and the training required for both the owner and dog to become a team in the field.

  • Oct. 13: Pheasant hunting strategies, techniques and how to get started chasing longtails.

  • Oct. 20: Bats of Minnesota and why many consider them a great backyard visitor.

  • Oct. 27: The latest on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Minnesota and what hunters need to know about this disease and what the DNR is doing to manage it.

  • Nov. 3: Preparing for the firearms deer season, including last-minute tips, reminders, strategies to be successful this deer season.

  • Nov. 10: Muzzleloader hunting tips and techniques.

  • Nov. 17: Creating habitat in your woods to attract more wildlife.

  • Nov. 24: Nature Rx, ahead of Free Park Friday at all 75 Minnesota state parks, about the health benefits of getting outdoors in parks, forests and other natural settings.


  • 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

  • Oct. 16: 11th annual Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament, Border View Lodge on the Rainy River near Baudette, Minn. Entry fee $125 per two-person team, with a maximum of 75 teams. Info/registration: or (800) 776-3474.


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