Forum staff reports, Published February 14 2010
Outdoors calendarSkiing, 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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