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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Christmas open house/visitor appreciation day of Icelandic State Park

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OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Christmas open house/visitor appreciation day of Icelandic State Park

To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148; or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.

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Shooting

• Today: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 p.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

• Today: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631.

• Dec. 11: North Dakota Class II Concealed Weapon Permit instruction and testing, 6 p.m., Masonic Center Lower Level, 423 Bruce Ave., Grand Forks; 7:30 p.m., Utah instruction and certification. Info: dakotacwp.com.

• Dec. 15: North Dakota Class II Permit to Carry testing, 8:30 p.m., Aaltos Cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

• Dec. 15: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., East Grand Forks Cabela's; two-for-one pricing. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631.

• Jan. 8: North Dakota Class II Concealed Weapon Permit instruction and testing, 6 p.m., Masonic Center Lower Level, 423 Bruce Ave., Grand Forks; 7:30 p.m., Utah instruction and certification. Info: dakotacwp.com.

• Jan. 11: "Battle of the Bulge Vintage Sniper Rifle Match," Forks Rifle Club, 8 miles west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6. Relay times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A 3 p.m. relay will be added if other relays are full. Limited to CMP Rule 6.4.3 vintage sniper rifle or Section 6.3 as-issued military rifle. Entry fee $20 per two-man team, limited to 16 teams. Info: Tom Reiten, (701) 775-0008 or info@forksrifleclub.org.

N.D. Game and Fish advisory board

• Nov. 25: District 3 (Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), time TBA, Rolette (N.D.) Memorial Hall (basement). Info: Nathan Casavant, Rolette Wildlife Club, (701) 246-3542.

• Dec. 3: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), time TBA, Minto (N.D.) Community Center. Info: Chris Misialek, Minto Area Sportsmen's Club, (701) 243-3978.

Archery

• Jan. 7: Open house and swap night, 7 p.m., Red River Archers Indoor Range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: redriverarchers.org.

• Jan. 9: 300-target archery league begins, Red River Archers Indoor Range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: redriverarchers.org.

• Jan. 14: 3-D archery league begins, Red River Archers Indoor Range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: redriverarchers.org.

Events

• Thursday: Grand Forks Audubon, 7 p.m., Grand Forks Herald Community Room (lower level, use rear entrance). Speaker: Dave Lambeth, "60 years of the Christmas Bird Count in Grand Forks: What has changed and what have we learned?" Everyone welcome.

• Nov. 24: Christmas open house/visitor appreciation day, Icelandic State Park, N.D. Info: ndprdevents@nd.gov.

• Dec. 14: Fourth "Future of Hunting" conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ramada Inn, Bismarck. Registration, $10, includes coffee, snacks and noon lunch. Bring a friend or hunting partner. Info: Mike McEnroe, North Dakota Wildlife Federation, memcenroe@midco.net or (701) 224-8335.

• Dec. 14-15: Snowshoe-lacing class, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Cost is $75, with pre-registration required by Nov. 11. Info/registration: (218) 754-2200.

• Dec. 14: Annual winter bird survey, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

• Dec. 15: 19th annual Itasca winter bird count, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center between 7:30 and 8 a.m. for count area assignments. Info: (218) 699-7251 or itasca.statepark@state.mn.us.

• Dec. 28: Snowshoe lacing refresher, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300 or John.Fylpaa@state.mn.us.

Fishing

• Jan. 11: "I Can Ice Fish!" program, 1 to 4 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn ice fishing basics; equipment, shelters and bait provided; Minnesota residents don't need a fishing license. Open to all ages. Register by Jan. 6 at (218) 308-2300.

N.D. fall seasons/dates

• Nov. 29: Deer muzzleloader season opens.

• Dec. 1: Darkhouse spearfishing opens.

Minnesota fall seasons/ dates

• Nov. 30: Muzzleloader deer opener.

• Nov. 30: Late-season wolf hunting, trapping openers.

To see a full outdoors calendar with more extensive listings, go to www.GrandForksHerald.com and click the Outdoors link.

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