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Forum staff reports, Published February 28 2010

Outdoors calendar

Fishing

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 Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet

WHEN: March 4, 5:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner

WHERE: Marriott Courtyard Inn, 1080 28th Ave. So., Moorhead

FEE: $50 single, $70 couple, $20 under age 18, $285 sponsor

CONTACT: Rod Brasel at (218) 233-3174 or Hal Dickelman at (218) 233-3050

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 Solum at (701) 361-1888 or (701) 277-5900 or at www.ndoaf.org

WHAT: Red River Riders ATV & Dirt Bike Club meeting

WHEN: March 17, 7 p.m.

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

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

WHAT: Fly Tying 101: Learn the basics of fly tying.

WHEN: Thursdays, March 18 to April 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fargo Parks and Recreation Depot boardroom, 701 Main Ave., Fargo

FEE: $41

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 241-1356, cbjur@fargoparks.com or www.fargoparks.com

WHAT: Valley City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 2010 Banquet

WHEN: March 20, 5 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. live auction, raffles

WHERE: Valley City (N.D.) Eagles Club

FEE: $35 single ticket, $50 for couples (Purchase tickets by March 8 for chance at the early bird prize, a .22 rifle)

CONTACT: Scott Tichy at (701) 749-2609

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