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North Dakota Archery Alliance tournament, continuing DNR webinars coming up 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.


  • March 25-26: North Dakota Archery Alliance 2023 Scheels Twin Arrows 3D Archery Tournament, Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 Seventh Ave. E., West Fargo. In addition, a National Archery in the Schools (NASP) tournament will be offered at no charge to youth shooters. Shooting hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26. Cost: $20 per course or $50 to shoot all three; cub round $5. Info: Kevin Tobosa, North Dakota Archery Alliance president, (701) 200-4171.
  • April 2: Minnesota Sporting Collectibles Show, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, 500 state Highway 55, Medina, Minn. Free appraisals, and gear for sale including old fishing lures, rods, bobbers, reels, minnow buckets, duck decoys, spearing decoys, hunting equipment, advertising signs, advertising mail, posters, calendars, books, magazines, traps, cabin decor, spears, knives, sporting art, shell boxes, game calls and more; 200 tables with seller exhibitors from nine surrounding state. Admission $8 adults, free admission under age 16. Info: Dale Eggert, (612) 272-0536 or by email at mnsporting@gmail.com .

DNR webinars

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its series of hunting, fishing and outdoor learning webinars this winter and spring. The webinars, which are free, begin at noon Wednesdays, and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov . Webinars also are recorded and available online. Upcoming webinars are as follows:

  • March 29: Backyard bird feeding. Lori Naumann, nongame wildlife outreach specialist, will share bird feeding best practices, tips for attracting different birds to feeders and ways to help birds.
  • April 5: Turkey calling techniques. With turkey season right around the corner, webinar presenters will discuss calling techniques and tools of the trade.
  • April 12: DNR Trout stream easements and improved angling opportunities. Dusty Hoffman, DNR stream habitat specialist, will discuss the best way to find angling easements and how to properly use easements on some of Minnesota’s best trout streams. Learn about some habitat improvement projects completed on easements and how those projects enhance angling opportunities.
  • April 19: The peregrine falcon story. Jackie Fallon, wildlife biologist, master falconer and educator for over 30 years, will discuss what is being done to help the species in Minnesota and what researchers have discovered after 50 years of study. There'll also be an opportunity to see a live falcon up close.
  • April 26: Meredith Warmuth, DNR fish hatchery specialist, will share information about Minnesota's coldwater hatchery system, how it benefits trout fishing in Minnesota (and where to find them) and how people can tour the facilities.
  • May 3: Fishing for freshwater drum (aka sheepshead). DNR Ortonville area fisheries supervisor, Chris Domeier, will share information on when, where and how to fish for freshwater drum in Minnesota. He'll also cover their life history and how to clean and cook this often overlooked, native and surprisingly tasty species.
  • May 10: Catching walleyes on opening weekend. DNR Fisheries staff and walleye fishing experts discuss what to expect for the upcoming fishing opener and provide some tips on how to catch early season walleyes. Session will especially focus on southern Minnesota, the location of the 2023 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, which is in Mankato this year.
  • May 17: Heidi Cyr, nongame wildlife permit coordinator for wildlife rehabilitators, will talk about “orphaned” wildlife, signs an animal needs help and the best ways to keep wildlife wild.
  • May 24: Monarch butterfly conservation. Experts from the Monarch Joint Venture will discuss what is being done for monarchs in North America and how to take part in Minnesota (or wherever you are).
  • May 31: Muskie diet secrets revealed. DNR fisheries experts Brian Herwig, Jim Wolters and Kamden Glade will share the results of their recent research projects providing new insights on the diets and ecology of Minnesota muskellunge and related fishing tips to help anglers hook Minnesota’s top predator this year.

Shooting Sports

For more information on any of the black powder shooting events below, check out the Coon 'n Crockett Muzzleloader Club's Facebook page or send an email to coonncrockett@gmail.com.

  • June 9-11: Hangfires 47th Annual Rendezvous, Bemidji.
  • June 18-24: High Plains Regional Rendezvous, Hughes Draw, Black Hills, S.D.
  • July 15-16: Bearclaw Muzzleloaders Annual Rendezvous, Height of Land, Minn.
  • Aug. 5-6: Coon ‘n Crockett Muzzleloaders Shoot, East Grand Forks.
  • Aug. 18-20: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder 43rd Annual Rendezvous, Perham, Minn.
  • Sept 22-24: Plainsmen 50th Anniversary Shoot & Rendezvous, Georgetown, Minn.
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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