To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.

Events

Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and Minnesota state parks. Vehicle passes are $7 daily and $35 annually in both states.

  • Aug. 11: Final day of Fertile Conservation Club 25th annual Bowhunter 3-D shoot, Fertile Nature Center in Fertile, Minn. Registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $20, youth $10 and free for younger than 12. Info: Les Krogstad, (218) 945-6213 or go to www.fertileconservationclub.com.

  • Aug. 11: Outdoor Kids -- Pop Can Fishing, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Connec with nature through hands-on activities that focus on life around the lake. Info: (218) 699-7251 or itasca.statepark@state.mn.us.

  • Aug. 13: Bow hunting mini-workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Meet in the back lot of the Indian Mounds/North Picnic Grounds parking area. Learn to safely shoot a bow, use and climb tree stands and hike a forest trail to hone animal tracking skills. Bows will be provided; personal archery equipment is not allowed because of state park weapons rules. Preregistration required. Info: (218) 699-7254 to register by Aug. 12.

  • Aug. 17: Nature Photography Hike, 11 a.m., Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, Fertile, Minn. Expand photography skills during nature hike. A few cameras will be available for those who don’t have their own and indicate the need during sign-up. Info: agassizlcfertile@gmail.com or (218) 689-7208.

  • Aug. 24: Learning at the Lakes program featuring staff from the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, 1 p.m., Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, Minn. Info: Tessa, (218) 687-2229 ext. 21 or internfrgrwra@gmail.com.

  • Aug. 25: Grinding Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Mill State Park, Minn. Witness the restored grist mill and steam engine grind flour the old-fashioned way. Pioneer cabin will be open for viewing, and fresh stone-ground flour will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Marshall County Historical Society and Old Mill Friends of the Park. Info: (218) 754-2200.

  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 2019 World Ploughing Contest and U.S. Nationals, 2 miles south of Baudette, Minn. Competitors from 28 countries will participate, and a variety of activities are on tap during the three-day event. Info: Joe Henry, executive director, Lake of the Woods Tourism, (320) 260-7727.

  • Aug. 31: Archery in the Park, 1 to 3 p.m., Hayes Lake State Park, Minn. For ages 8 and older; age 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Equipment provided; no personal equipment can be used; certified instructor. Info: Jack Pellinen, (218) 425-7504 or jack.pellinen@state.mn.us.

  • Sept. 14: Roseau-Lake of the Woods Sportsman Club 13th annual ATV Fun Run, Carp’s Pit Recreation Area, Beltrami Island State Forest south of Roosevelt, Minn. Registration from 9 a.m. to noon, must be back by 4 p.m. to qualify for prizes. Ride starts at 10 a.m., with five game stops and marked trails; $25 per rider.

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  • Sept. 15: 38th annual Black Powder Turkey Shoot, 2 p.m., Olga, N.D. Muzzleloading rifles with open sights only. Sponsored by the Olga Cemetery Association, For info. call (701) 549-3648 or call or text (701) 370-3841.

Fishing

  • Aug. 17: 14th Annual Thief River Falls Lions Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thief and Red Lake rivers, Thief River Falls. Must be present at 8:30 a.m. for rules meeting. More than $20,000 in raffle and tournament prizes, with drawing set for 5 p.m. at Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. Raffle tickets $10 each or three for $20 available at Edward Jones-Pat Thibert, Ace Hardware and from all Lions members. Tournament entry fee $30 adults, $10 for anglers 12 and younger. Info: trflions.org.

  • Aug. 17: 28th annual North American Sturgeon Championship, 3 to 7 p.m., Rainy River at Nelson Park, Birchdale, Minn. Entry fee $20 adults, $10 age 17 and younger. Judging by length only. Fifth annual Youth Sturgeon Championship from noon to 2 p.m. for anglers 17 and younger; no entry fee for the youth event. Info: Mike Hanson, (218) 244-6886 or birchdale2@wiktel.com or Nelson’s Store, (218) 634-2583.

  • Aug. 31: Kids’ Fishing Pontoon Trip, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Lake Bemidji State Park. Limited to nine anglers 8 to 15; sign up at the park office or call (218) 308-2300.

DNR deer hunting sessions

The Minnesota DNR is hosting a second round of open houses for conversation about deer hunting and management. Meetings in the DNR’s Northwest Region are set for the following dates.

  • Aug. 13: 6 to 8 p.m., Baudette High School AV Room, 236 15th Ave. SW, Baudette, Minn.

  • Aug. 29: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29, Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth St. NW, Bemidji.

  • Aug. 21: 6 to 8 p.m., Crookston Area DNR office, 127 Bradley Blvd., Crookston.

  • Aug. 27: 6 to 8 p.m., Waubun School Library, 1013 Third St., Waubun, Minn.

  • Aug. 12: 6 to 8 p.m., Fergus Falls Area DNR Office conference room, 1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, Minn.

  • Aug. 22: 7 to 9 p.m., Glenwood Area DNR Office, 23070 N. Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, Minn.

  • Aug. 20: 6 to 8 p.m., Lake Bronson State Park Visitor’s Center, 3793 230th St., Lake Bronson, Minn.

  • Aug. 22: 6 to 8 p.m., Walker Area Community Center-Ringle Library, 105 Tower Ave., Walker, Minn.

  • Aug. 13: 6 to 8 p.m., Warroad Forestry Room, 804 Cherne Drive, Warroad, Minn.

  • Sept. 5: 6 to 8 p.m., Roseau County Courthouse, 606 Fifth Ave. SW, Roseau, Minn.

  • Aug. 19: 6 to 8 p.m., Thief Lake Area DNR Office, 42280 240th Ave., Middle River, Minn.

Turtle River State Park

All programs are free but a park entrance pass is required. Rain dates will be held in the Visitor Center classroom. Info: (701) 795-3180 or trsp@nd.gov.

  • Aug. 16: Amphitheater program, “Stars and Stories,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 17: Dakota Explorers, “Who Gives a Hoot,” 10 a.m., CCC Memorial Shelter.

  • Aug. 17: Amphitheater program, “Creatures of the Night,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 17: Night hike, 9 p.m., amphitheater.

  • Aug. 23: Amphitheater program, “Beginning Birding,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 24: Dakota Explorers, “Feathered Friends,” 10 a.m., Visitor Center classroom.

  • Aug. 24: Amphitheater program, “Raptors,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 30: Amphitheater program, “Camping Games,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 31: Dakota Explorers, “Native American Games,” 10 a.m., Visitor Center classroom.

  • Aug. 31: Amphitheater program, “Nature Jeopardy,” 8 p.m.

Permit to Carry

  • Aug. 31: North Dakota Class I and II Permit to Carry training, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Aug. 31: Minnesota , Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 11 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Tom Ramirez, (218) 252-3326; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Sept. 28: North Dakota Class I and II Permit to Carry training, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Sept. 28: Minnesota, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 11 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Tom Ramirez, (218) 252-3326; http://www.permittocarry.org.

  • Oct. 19: North Dakota Class I and II Permit to Carry training, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Oct. 19: 2 for 1 Minnesota Permit to Carry training, 11 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Tom Ramirez, (218) 252-3326; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Nov. 16: North Dakota Class I and II Permit to Carry training, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Nov. 16: Minnesota, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 11 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Tom Ramirez, (218) 252-3326; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Dec. 21: North Dakota Class I and II Permit to Carry training, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674; www.permittocarry.org.

  • Dec. 21: Minnesota, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 11 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Tom Ramirez, (218) 252-3326; www.permittocarry.org.