Cats Incredible, Youth Fishing Events and DNR Webinars Running on the Outdoors Calendar

July 16—For an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

[email protected]

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

*July 23: “Know Your Hideaway” event, “Catch the Wave,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 20 km south of Devils Lake on the State Highway 20/57. Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.

* August 13: “Know Your Haven” event, “The Colors of Summer,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 20 km south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57. Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.

* July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Info: [email protected] or

Pembina Catfish Fishing Tournament Facebook Page


* July 23: Fifth Annual Youth Fishing Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minnesota. The free event is for anglers 15 and under. A limited number of rods and reels will be available or young people can bring their own. Fishing inside the refuge is only permitted from the docks at Lake Tamarac, and shuttles will take participants from the visitor center to the lake. A fish cleaning demonstration, a seminar and a throwing competition are also on the agenda. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, July 21. To register or for more information, contact Gregg Knutsen, shelter manager, at (218) 686-4329 or [email protected]; or Bryce DuChamp, Visitor Services Intern, at (218) 637-1060 or by email at [email protected]

* July 29-30: REEL’M IN secondary 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 information:

; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at

[email protected]


* July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meet at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info:



[email protected]

or by phone at (218) 399-3474.

* August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River in Drayton, North Dakota. 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. Information:


* August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders black powder match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Registration 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 7. All events $15 single and $25 family. For further information: (701) 922-1813; or [email protected]; Where


* August 19-21: 42nd Annual Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: [email protected]

* September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Black Powder Club Shooting and Gathering, original site of the Hudson’s 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 hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this summer. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at

. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

* July 20: Paddling basics. An expert from the Three Rivers Park District in the Twin Cities will provide an introduction to canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding, as well as places to paddle and rent equipment.

* July 27: Managing the shores of your family’s lake. MNR Aquatic Plants Specialist Shane McBride and Fisheries Landscapes Coordinator Heather Baird will cover regulations and best practices for lakeshore management.

* August 3: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, population numbers and new chronic wasting disease areas.

* August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Discover two scientific surveys in which hunters provide the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.

* August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, volunteer steering committee member and instructor for MNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.

* August 24: Beginning of the goose season. MNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba will discuss early season goose hunting opportunities and provide advice on how and where to catch the birds.

* August 31: options and tips for hunting ammunition. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammunition and options for different games, alternatives to lead, and other tips to consider when buying ammunition.

Robert A. Glidden