To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at
. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
- April 20: Natural Resources Night, 5-7 p.m., Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Natural Resources students from the University of Minnesota-Crookston will share exhibits and short presentations on a variety of natural resource topics related to the Fertile Sand Hills. Info: aelcfertile.org/calendar.
- April 23: Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society 49th Annual Meeting, Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center, Glyndon, Minnesota. Registration $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For a complete list of events and additional information, see the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society’s website at prairiechickens.org or the society’s Facebook page.
- April 23-24: Fertile Conservation Club 3D Bow Shoot, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Agassiz Environmental Learning Ce
- nter, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Info: aelcfertile.org/calendar.
- April 23: Pasque Flower Hike, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Wayne Goeken will lead a hike to the “Valley of Death” on the learning center grounds to look for pasque flowers. Meet at the trailhead at the top of the hill, 400 yards west of the Nature Center. The hike is approximately 1.4 miles with moderate hills. Info: aelcfertile.org/calendar.
- May 14: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club fry and membership drive, 4-8 p.m., Eagles Club, Lake Township near Warroad, Minnesota. Meat raffles, individual and family sports club memberships are available, as well as All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota memberships. Meal $18 per person, $10 12 and under. Info: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club Facebook page.
- May 14: Photography Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Horse Hill Visitor Center near Devils Lake. Pre-registration required before May 1; $20 for students, $25 for Friends of White Horse Hill members, $35 for non-members, or $50 for Friends registration and membership. Sponsored by the Friends of White Horse Hill. Info: [email protected]
- June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Info: aelcfertile.org/calendar.
- June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
- July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Info: i29classic.com or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.
- July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More info: https://bit.ly/royalreelmin; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at [email protected]
- August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Info: catfishdrayton.com.
ND Game and Fish Advisory Council
The North Dakota Department of Fish and Game Advisory Council will hold public meetings this spring in each of the state’s eight Advisory Council districts. Additionally, the District 7 meeting in Bismarck will be streamed live at 7 p.m. April 26 on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov. The dates of the meetings are as follows:
- April 18: District 3 (Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette, and Towner counties), NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center, 9280 107th Ave. NE, Langdon. Cavalier County Gun Club is the host. Contact: Lynn Miller, (701) 370-8300.
- April 19: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), 7 p.m., American Legion Club, 701 Main St. W., Cavalier. The Pembina County and Area Sportsman’s Club is the host. Contact: Roger Furstenau, (701) 265-2960.
- April 20: District 5 (Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties), 7 p.m., Hughes Shelter, Chahinkapa Park, 820 RJ Hughes Drive, Wahpeton. Red River Area Sportsmen’s Club is the host. Contact: Greg Gerou, (701) 640-0188.
- April 25: District 2 (Botineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward counties), 7 p.m., Verendrye Electric Cooperative, 1225 US Highway 2 Bypass E., Minot. The West Dakota Waterfowlers Delta Waterfowl Chapter is the host. Contact: Kalvin Larson, (701) 509-1097.
- April 26: District 7 (Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux counties), 7 p.m., Game and Fish Main Office, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, also streaming live on gf .nd. govt. The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition is the host. Contact: Jerry Doan, (701) 220-8442.
- April 27: District 1 (divide, McKenzie and Williams counties), 7 p.m., McKenzie County Sportsman’s Club, 2306 121X Ave. NW, Watford City. McKenzie County Athletic Club is the host. Contact and Advisory Board Member: Beau Wisness, Keene, (701) 421-8814.
- May 2nd: District 6 (Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells counties), 7 p.m., Farmers Union, 1415 12th Ave. SE, Jamestown. The Stutsman County Wildlife Club is the host. Contact: Ken Anderson, (701) 320-3318.
- May 3: District 8 (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope, and Stark counties), 7 p.m., NDSU Hettinger Research Center, 102 U.S. Highway 12 W., Hettinger. Cedar Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever is the host. Contact person: Dr. Ben Geaumont, (701) 567-4323.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this spring. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:
- April 13: Discover the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program Coordinator Linda Bylander and Minnesota Steelheader Lisa Murphy will share information about the BOW program and upcoming in-person classes for women and families to fish for rainbow trout. in sky. Lisa will also share tips on how to fish for rainbow trout on Lake Superior’s North Shore and where to find more information.
- April 20: 4-H sport and wildlife shooting program. A look at the program and goals through the eyes of young leaders in the project area.
- April 27: Minnesota 4-H Outdoor Adventure Program. The webinar will explore the events and programs that are offered and how youth and adult leaders can get involved.
- May 4: Wild rice management. The webinar will share some of DNR’s common wild rice management techniques and highlight some success stories.
- May 11: Favorite fishing lures of MNR staff. DNR staffers share some of their top secret lures and how to use them.
- May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
- May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.