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Published February 09 2014

Outdoors calendar

Fishing

WHAT: Neil Heitkamp Youth Ice Fishing Derby

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

WHERE: Mooreton Lake, west of Wahpeton, N.D., near I-29

CONTACT: Red River Area Sportsmen Club at (701) 642-2811

Meetings, banquets, events

WHAT: MinnDak Chapter Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation big game banquet and fundraiser with live and silent auctions, games, raffles

WHEN: Feb. 15, doors open 5 p.m.

WHERE: Speedway Restaurant, 608 Main Ave. West, West Fargo

CONTACT: Allan Skramstad at (701) 238-6304

Snowmobiling

WHAT: Rural Cass County Snowmobile Club SnowJam 2014, a snowmobile trail ride along groomed trails with social in the evening including cash prizes

WHEN: Feb. 15, registration 9 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at Hagge’s Bar & Grill, Mapleton, N.D.

FEE: $15 per sled

CONTACT: Char Gust at (701) 361-2070 or www.snowjam.org

Hiking

WHAT: Karnak-Hannaford Wildlife Management Area hike hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Expect to hike for three hours and six miles.

WHEN: May 3.

WHERE: Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City at 9 a.m. to car pool or meet at 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Griggs County Highway 26 and the Sheyenne River crossing.

CONTACT: Clyde Anderson at (701) 633-5287 or andy4@midco.net; Deb Koepplin at (701) 845-2935 or dkoepplin@msn.com; Connie Geiner at (701) 845-3455 or cgeinert1@hotmail.com.

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WHAT: National Trails Day hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Spend the day at the Fort Ransom State Park.

WHEN: June 7. 10 a.m. hike led by park ranger, canoe the Sheyenne River at 1:30 p.m. Picnic dinner at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City at 9 a.m.

CONTACT: Clyde Anderson at (701) 633-5287 or andy4@midco.net; Deb Koepplin at (701) 845-2935 or dkoepplin@msn.com; Connie Geiner at (701) 845-3455 or cgeinert1@hotmail.com.

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WHAT: Third Annual State Trails Conference.

WHEN: Aug. 4-5.

WHERE: In the area of Grand Forks, Pembina Gorge and Turtle River State Park.

CONTACT: Kevin Stankiewicz at kstankiewicz@nd.gov.

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WHAT: Minnesota Hiking Celebration conference at Spirit Mountain near Duluth.

WHEN: Aug. 21-23.

WHERE: Spirit Mountain, Duluth.

CONTACT: www.northcountrytrail.org/2014conf/

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WHAT: Prairie Potholes and Pizza Hike hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. 4 to 5 mile hike through the prairies, hills and marshes.

WHEN: Sept. 13.

WHERE: Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City at 10 a.m. to drive to the Streeter, N.D., area.

CONTACT: Clyde Anderson at (701) 633-5287 or andy4@midco.net; Deb Koepplin at (701) 845-2935 or dkoepplin@msn.com; Connie Geiner at (701) 845-3455 or cgeinert1@hotmail.com.

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WHAT: North Country Tail and Public Lands Day hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association.

WHEN: Sept. 27.

WHERE: Meet at the Rosebud Visitor Center in Valley City at 9 a.m. to car pool to Lake Ashtabula.

CONTACT: Clyde Anderson at (701) 633-5287 or andy4@midco.net; Deb Koepplin at (701) 845-2935 or dkoepplin@msn.com; Connie Geiner at (701) 845-3455 or cgeinert1@hotmail.com.

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) 436-7353 or selehunter@yahoo.com

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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: sports@forumcomm.com