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Ice fishing shows coming up across the region on outdoors calendar

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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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 .

  • Nov. 20: Buena Vista Ski Area open house and ski swap, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Buena Vista Ski Area, 19600 Irvine Ave. NW, Bemidji. Info: bvskiarea.com.

Fishing

  • Nov. 19-21: Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo, National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, Minn. Show hours 2 to 8 pm. Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21. Admission $10 adult, $7 youth 12 to 17 years old and free for age 11 and younger; military and senior citizen discounts offered Nov. 21. Info: facebook.com/hardwaterexpo .
  • Dec. 3-5: St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. Show hours 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets $12 adult, $5 age 6 to 12, free age 5 and younger. Info: stpaulicefishingshow.com.
  • Dec. 10-12: Fargo Ice Fishing Show, Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Info: fargoicefishingshow.com.

Banquets

  • Nov. 13: Ducks Unlimited and Pekin Rod & Gun Club fundraiser, 6 p.m., Pekin Community Center, 200 Main St., Pekin, N.D. Donation and membership $25. Tickets/info: Terry, (701) 890-5770.

  • Jan. 1: Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever 15-gun raffle, 5 to 8 p.m., Charlie Browns, 414 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Tickets $50; need not be present to win. Info: Chapter Facebook page, (218) 230-4364 or bmnelson6js@aol.com.
  • Jan. 1: Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever Browning 13-gun raffle, 5 to 8 p.m., Charlie Browns, 414 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Tickets $50; need not be present to win. Info: Chapter Facebook page, (218) 230-4364 or bmnelson6js@aol.com.

DNR webinars

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

  • 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.

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Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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