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Forum staff reports, Published February 14 2010

Outdoors calendar

Skiing, hiking

WHAT: Candlelight ski: one-mile ski trail through the woods will be lighted with 150 candles

WHEN: Feb. 20, starts with a 5 p.m. chili feed

WHERE: Cataract Lake in Maplewood State Park, located 8 miles east of Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Highway 108

FEE: $5 daily ski pass and Minnesota state park sticker are required

CONTACT: Maplewood State Park at (218) 863-8383

WHAT: North Country Trail Association snowshoe hike

WHEN: Feb. 20 (Interested people asked to meet at the new Walmart in south Fargo by noon to arrange carpools)

WHERE: Hike will be held in the Sheyenne National Grassland near Kindred, N.D.

CONTACT: Matthew Davis at (701) 388-1883 or email davis@northcountrytrail.org

Fishing

WHAT: Cogswell Gun Club fishing derby

WHEN: Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; gates open at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Silver Lake near Cogswell, N.D.

CONTACT: Joe Holmgren at jkholmgren@drtel.net

WHAT: Ninth Annual Fishing Derby sponsored by Coldwater Park Association with $3,000 in cash and prizes

WHEN: Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Coldwater Lake, 15 miles east of Ashley

FEE: $5 for entry fee and raffle

CONTACT: Joe Fregien at (701) 374-5501 or Neal Schnieder at (701) 374-5528

WHAT: Ice Fishing Derby with cash prizes and raffle prizes

WHEN: March 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dry Lake near Ashley, N.D.

FEE: $10 per ticket

CONTACT: Eric at (701) 288-2025 or (701) 710-0202

WHAT: Youth Ice Fishing Derby

WHEN: March 6, 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Heitkamp Pond, east of the Minn-Dak Sugar Beet Plant, Wahpeton, N.D.

CONTACT: Wahpeton Parks and Recreation at (701) 642-2811

Meetings, classes, banquets

WHAT: Red River Riders ATV & Dirt Bike Club meeting

WHEN: Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Wild Rice (N.D.) Bar and Grill

CONTACT: Les Schermerhorn at (218) 233-1035 or www.redriverridersatv.org

WHAT: North Dakota Muzzleloaders Annual Meeting and Historical Trade Fair

WHEN: Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Agriculture Building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo

CONTACT: Darrell Kersting at (701) 866-4991 or quackr@yahoo.com

WHAT: Fargo-Moorhead Chapter of Muskies Inc. monthly meeting

WHEN: Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

WHERE: West Fargo VFW

FEE: Free and open to public

CONTACT: Jon Jacobson at (701) 212-3720

WHAT: West Cass Ducks Unlimited banquet

WHEN: Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: West Fargo VFW

CONTACT: Darin at (701) 306-0461 or Pat at (701) 361-3974

WHAT: Custom rod building class: build your own custom crafted fishing rod with professional rod builders Chuck DeRemers and Galen Briese

WHEN: Feb. 26-28

WHERE: Wholesale Sports, 4901 13th Ave. SW, Fargo

FEE: $150, includes all items to build a custom fishing rod

CONTACT: Chuck at (701) 361-8910 or Galen at (701) 307-0185 or Rich Brueckner at Wholesale Sports at (701) 281-7000

WHAT: The Outdoor Adventure Foundation’s annual fundraiser dinner banquet to provide hunting and fishing adventures for youths with cancer and disabled veterans. Live-silent auction hunting and fishing trips, wildlife prints, raffles for outdoor gear for men and women

WHEN: March 13, 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Ramada Plaza Suites Crystal Ballroom, Fargo

FEE: $30 for dinner, door prizes (Tickets available at Scheels All Sports hunting department, Wholesale Sports, The Outdoorsman)

CONTACT: Brian Solumn at (701) 361-1888 or (701) 277-5900 or at www.ndoaf.org

Hunter education

WHAT: Adult firearms safety classes. A home study course for anyone over 18 years old. Upon completing this course, can hunt in any state

CONTACT: Scott Sele at (218) 435-2404 or selehunter@yahoo.com

WHAT: Adult firearms safety course for 18 years and older. Can take the course online or have a course packet mailed.

CONTACT: Jim Tjon at (218) 584-5382

To get an event listed in the Outdoors Calendar, please send one of the following ways by noon Wednesday. Mail: Outdoors Events, The Forum, 101 5th St. N., Fargo, ND, 58107. Fax: (701) 241-5487

E-mail: outdoors@forumcomm.com