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Published April 13 2014

Outdoors calendar

Classes

WHAT: Fargo Park District “Beginner Fly Fishing 101”

WHEN: Tuesdays, April 15 through May 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: SWYA conference room, 4404 23rd Ave. So., Fargo

FEE: $47

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 499-6090 or cbjur@fargoparks.com

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WHAT: Fargo Park District “How to Fish the Red River”

WHEN: Thursdays, April 24 through May 15, 7-8 p.m.

WHERE: Scheels, 1551 45th St. So., Fargo

FEE: $20.50

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 499-6090 or cbjur@fargoparks.com

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WHAT: Fargo Park District “Fargo Birding Festival”

WHEN: May 17, 7 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Forest River Property, 76th Ave. So. and Red River, Fargo

FEE: Free for youth and adults

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 499-6090 or cbjur@fargoparks.com

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WHAT: Fargo Park District “Pepsi Outdoor Archery Challenge”

WHEN: May 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Forest River Property, 76th Ave. So. and Red River, Fargo

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 499-6090 or cbjur@fargoparks.com

Fishing

WHAT: Lake Elsie Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Richland County Wildlife Club

WHEN: May 3, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Elsie near Hankinson, N.D.

FEE: $40 per team (40 two-man teams)

CONTACT: Gary Gabbert at (701) 242-7263

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WHAT: Vince Herding Youth Fishing Derby

WHEN: May 3, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Kidder Recreation Area, Red River, Wahpeton, N.D.

CONTACT: (701) 642-2811

Meetings, banquets

WHAT: North Dakota Game and Fish Department District 7 advisory board meeting for the counties of Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux

WHEN: April 14, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Turtle Lake wildlife club house

CONTACT: Steve Seeger at (701) 448-2448

WHAT: North Dakota Game and Fish Department District 1 advisory board meeting for the counties of Divide, McKenzie and Williams

WHEN: April 14, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center

CONTACT: Peggy Lokken at (701) 572-7825 or Jason Leiseth at (701) 586-3714

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WHAT: North Dakota Game and Fish Department District 4 advisory board meeting for the counties of Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh

WHEN: April 15, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Walhalla American Legion Hall

CONTACT: Steve Gapp at (701) 265-2448, David Gapp at (218) 289-0321 or Ronald Houdek at (701) 262-4724

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WHAT: FM Walleyes Unlimited Inc. meeting featuring a fishing seminar on how to catch more walleye using electronics from professional angler Corey Heiser

WHEN: April 17, doors open at 6 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Doublewood Inn, Fargo

FEE: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Scott Brewer at (701) 388-4408 and Kyle Agre at (701) 429-1242

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