Outdoors Calendar: North Dakota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous, Coon ‘n Crockett Muzzleloaders black powder match among events on tap

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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. 9-11: Second annual North Dakota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous, Sully Creek State Park Cedar Campground, Medora, N.D. Events on tap include Hike to Hunt, Pint Night, Backcountry Cookoff, Campout, Raffles and Photography Info Sharing Session. Info/registration: www.backcountryhunters.org/north_dakota_rendezvous_2019.

  • 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. 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. 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.

  • July 28: Final day of Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament, Red River. LaFave Park in East Grand Forks is tournament headquarters. Beer garden and food vendors open from 1 to 6 p.m., East Side Rides car show from noon to 3 p.m., tournament awards ceremony 5 p.m.

  • Aug. 2: Kids’ Fishing Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Lake Bemidji State Park. Join park naturalists on pontoon for fishing excursion; limited to nine anglers age 8 to 15. Info/signup: (218) 308-2300.

  • Aug. 10: Fourth annual Youth Fishing Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, 17788 349th St. SE, Erskine, Minn. Info: Tessa, (218) 687-2229 ext. 21 or internfrgrwra@gmail.com.

  • Aug. 10-11: Drayton Rod & Reel Rally catfish tournament, Red River in Drayton, N.D.Two entry fee levels –$100 for “Group A” field and top prize of $1,000; $200 for “Group B” field and top prize of $3,000. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. More info: www.catfishdrayton.com.

  • 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. 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.

  • Aug. 3: 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. 3: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 2: Amphitheater program, “Nature Journaling and Stories,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 3: “Nature Crafts,” 10 a.m., Visitor Center classroom.

  • Aug. 3: “Drawing and Painting 101,” 8 p.m., amphitheater.

  • Aug. 9: Amphitheater program, “Incredible Journey,” 8 p.m.

  • Aug. 10: Dakota Explorers, “Wacky for Water Games,” 10 a.m., Visitor Center classroom.

  • Aug. 10: Amphitheater program, “Wetland Wildlife,” 8 p.m.

  • 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.

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