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Forum staff reports, Published December 27 2010

Outdoors calendar

Meetings, banquets, seminars, etc.

WHAT: Custom rod building seminar. Build your own custom crafted fishing rod with professional rod builders Chuck DeRemer and Galen Bries

WHEN: Jan. 14-16, Jan. 28-30, Feb. 4-6

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

FEE: $150

CONTACT: Chuck DeRemer at (701) 361-8910, Galen Briese at (701) 307-0185 or see Rich Brueckner, fishing manager, Wholesale Sports

WHAT: Red River Riders ATV & Dirt Bike Club meeting

WHEN: Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

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

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

WHAT: Coyote hunting tournament

WHEN: Jan. 21-23; rules meeting Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Valley City, N.D.

FEE: $250 entry per team

CONTACT: (307) 359-1848 or www.coyotehunter.net

WHAT: Sabin Rod and Gun Club annual meeting

WHEN: Jan. 10, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner

WHERE: Sabin (Minn.) Community Center

FEE: Memberships available at the door

CONTACT: Randy McEvers at (218) 789-7155 or Bill Carr at (218) 789-7551

WHAT: “Becoming An Outdoors Woman” workshops on dogsledding, snowshoeing and tracking, winter survival and cross country skiing

WHEN: Feb. 25, 26, 27

WHERE: Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, N.D.

FEE: $60 for dog sledding, $50 for other classes. Take a class for two days and the fee is $90.

CONTACT: Nancy Boldt, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, (701) 328-6312 or ndgf@nd.gov

Skiing, snowshoeing

WHAT: Winter Trails Day skiing and snowshoeing with the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail Association at Maplelag Resort

WHEN: Jan. 8, skiing available all day with program, silent auction and dinner to follow at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Maplelag Resort, located north of Richwood, Minn., off of Becker County Highway 110

CONTACT: Ray Vlasak by Dec. 31 at (218) 573-3243 or llc@nrothcountrytrail.org

Archery

WHAT: Sandhills Archery Charity Shoot

WHEN: Jan. 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Jan. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Sandhills Archery Indoor Range, West Fargo

Fishing

WHAT: 10th Annual Coldwater Fishing Derby with $100, $75 and $50 for top three northern and walleye and $75 for largest perch

WHEN: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Coldwater Lake, 15 miles east of Ashley, N.D.

FEE: $5 for entry fee and raffle

CONTACT: Joe Fregien at (701) 374-5501 or Neal Schnieder at (701) 374-5528. Make reservations at Ashley Motel at (701) 288-3441.

Safety 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