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Minnesota State Archery Association 3-D Shoot in Thief River Falls among weekend events 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.

  • 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

  • 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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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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