To get an event on the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email to [email protected] The closing date for entries is Wednesday at 5 p.m.
- Sept. 3: Medicine from Earth, 1-3 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area. Learn about the many medicinal plants that grow in the bog. About: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email [email protected]
- September 14-16: Northwest Angle Buoy Bash, Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant, Youngs Bay on the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. Paul Menta and his wife Crystal, of Key West, Fla., are expected to be on hand to culminate a fundraiser for local schools in the northernmost and southernmost communities of the contiguous United States, united by their buoys.
- 16-18 Sept: Wild Outdoor Women Outdoor Learning Event, Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND Primarily for women ages 16 and older, WOW offers an opportunity to learn and improve a variety of outdoor recreation skills, including canoeing, kayaking, archery and Dutch oven cooking , yoga, guided mountain biking, fly fishing and more.
Registration opened on August 3rd and will last until August 24th or until sessions are full. Visit parkrec.nd.gov for more information on sessions and pricing.
- Oct 15: 12th Annual Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament, Border View Lodge near Baudette, Minnesota. Entry fee $75 per two-person team; maximum 75 teams. Info: borderviewlodge.com.
- September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Black Powder Club Shooting and Rendezvous, original location of the Hudson Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/Info: Mark Roster, President, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, Vice President, (701) 367-6811; or [email protected]
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its series of webinars on hunting, fishing and outdoor learning this summer. Free webinars begin at noon on Wednesdays and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. Webinars are also recorded and available online. Upcoming webinars are as follows:
- 7 Sept: “Dress for the Outdoors.” Volunteers from the DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program will discuss the basics of clothing for the elements, with a focus on outdoor clothing for women.
- 14 Sept: “Fundamentals of Grouse Hunting”. Charlie Tucker, Manager of the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area at Norris Camp, and Kraig Kiger, Coordinator of the DNR Sport Shooting Program, will discuss Ruffed Grouse hunting.
- Sept. 21: “Preparing for Archery Season.” Dana Keller, an archery coach and archery hunter, will lead the session.
- September 28: “Fall Birding: North Shore and Hawk Ridge.” Margie Menzies, Director of Education at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, will provide information on when and where to view the region’s spectacular fall migrations.
- 5 Oct: “All About the Mysterious Fisherman.” John Erb, Wildlife Research Biologist, and Blane Klemek, Wildlife Manager, DNR Northwest Region, will discuss the life story of the fishermen, management and fishing opportunities.
- Oct. 12: “Pheasant Research: Implications for Pheasant Populations and Hunting.” Tim Lyons, DNR Highland Game Researcher, will present results from recent pheasant studies.
- Oct. 19: “CWD and Deer Hunting.” Todd Froberg, DNR Big Game Program Coordinator, will highlight changes in Minnesota deer hunting permit areas, CWD testing requirements and other information.
- Oct. 26: “Tundra Swan Migration.” Mary Stefanski, Winona District Manager for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will provide information on the migration and life history of tundra swans.
- Nov. 2: “Save Your Harvest.” DNR staff will review some tried and tested techniques for preserving harvested fish and game.
- Nov. 9: “Fat Bikes for the Winter.” Gunnar Carlson of Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists will share year-round cycling opportunities.
- Nov. 16: “The Art of Wildlife Photography.” Gordon Dietzman, retired national park ranger, will share what it takes to become a better wildlife photographer.
- November 23: “Minnesota State Park Opportunities.” Sara Joy Berhow of DNR Parks and Trails will take a look at what’s happening in Minnesota’s state parks and how people can take action to enjoy them.
- 30 Nov: “Fishing for pike”. Bethany Bethke, DNR fisheries researcher and coordinator of the Northern Pike Technical Committee, will highlight research findings, fishing regimes, and tips and techniques for pike fishing.