Banquets, meetings, conventions

WHAT: Cass County Wildlife Club meeting

WHEN: April 20, 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Casselton (N.D.) City Hall

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WHAT: Columbia Club of Moorhead spring sportsman raffle and roast pork meal. First prize is 2005 Alumacraft 14V with Caravan Trailer

WHEN: April 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drawing at 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 915 Main Ave., Moorhead

FEE: $15 for raffle, $5 for meal

CONTACT: Doug Hanson at dbhandson3@aol.com or Knights of Columbus at (218) 233-6888

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WHAT: FM Walleyes Inc. meeting with Shimano and Aqua Vu represenative Steve Hanson speaking on the rod and reel industry and underwater cameras

WHEN: April 21, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Doublewood Inn, Fargo

FEE: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Chad Maloy at (701) 293-2491

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WHAT: Cormorant Lakes Sportsman's Club annual membership wild game feed

WHEN: April 23, 3 p.m. social, 5 to 9 p.m. dinner

WHERE: Wildlife Conservation Center on County 11, 5? miles south of Audubon, Minn., or 5? miles north of Cormorant Village and then west on Sportsman Road

FEE: $20 individual, $35 husband-wife, $5 youth, $30 business, $30 associate

CONTACT: Ralph Kerchoff at (218) 439-3648

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WHAT: 28th Annual Clay County Ducks Unlimited Banquet

WHEN: April 28, 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead

FEE: $35

CONTACT: Craig Mohr at (218) 236-7210

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WHAT: Walleyes-R-Us Fishing League annual registration meeting

WHEN: May 5, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gander Mountain community room, Fargo

CONTACT: John Dockter at (701) 232-6167 or Kyle Agre at 526-0262

Hunter safety, education

WHAT: Hunter education class that includes firearm safety, widlife conservation and hunter responsibility and ethics

WHEN: April 22, 5:30 p.m. (Register by Monday, 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Lisbon (N.D.) Cenex Tire Warehouse

CONTACT: Conrad Steinhaus at (701) 683-5255

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WHAT: Hunter safety course on line for hunters 18 years and older. Home study course that can be mailed also available for any state

WHERE: www.dnr.state.mn.us

CONTACT: Call Jimmy Tjon at (218) 584-5382

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WHAT: Firearms safety home study course for 18 years of age and older. Course for people in any state who have never had a firearms safety course

CONTACT: Scott Sele at (218) 584-8590 or e-mail selehunter@yahoo.com

Archery, hunting

WHAT: Fertile Conservation Club 3-D Archery Shoot with 30 targets

WHEN: April 23-24

WHERE: Fertile (Minn.) Nature Center

FEE: $13 adults, free for 12-and-under

CONTACT: Les Krogstad at (218) 954-6213

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WHAT: Toad Lake 3-D Shoot

WHEN: May 7, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 8, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 20 miles east of Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Highway 34 or 20 miles west of Park Rapids, Minn., on Highway 34

FEE: First round $15, team round $26, family $26, second round $8, 12-under free

CONTACT: Scott Starry at (701) 281-2484 or www.geocities.com/toadlake3dshoot/

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WHAT: Sportsman's Rendezvous sponsored by Kindred Wildlife Club, Sandhills Archers and North Dakota Muzzle Loaders. Events include archery, trap, black powder, kid's 22, cowboy action

WHEN: May 14-15

CONTACT: Dave Dubord at (701) 428-3442

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WHAT: 9th Annual Family Shooting Sports Fest: shooting pistols, rifles, archery, black powder at a controlled range

WHEN: Aug. 13, 2005, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: McLean Bottoms Rifle Range, 22 miles south of Bismarck on Highway 1804

FEE: Single $10, family $25

CONTACT: Jack Kavaney at (701) 223-8564 or (701) 220-8564 or jwk1031@btinet.net

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WHAT: Archery/bowhunter education class. Covers skills needed to pursue and harvest game with archery in a safe, ethical manner.

WHEN: April 18, 19, 22, 23, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sandhill Archery Park, 3001 Charyl Ave., West Fargo

CONTACT: (701) 282-2955

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WHAT: 11th Annual First Time Pheasant Hunt: must be a hunter education graduate and must preregister for 22 openings. Hunt pheasants and chukars, and learn how to clean birds

WHEN: Sept. 24, 2005, 8 a.m. to all day

WHERE: South of Mandan, N.D.

FEE: $15

CONTACT: Jack Kavaney at (701) 223-8564 or (701) 220-8564 or jwk1031@btinet.net

Fishing

WHAT: St. Francis Health and Wellness Foundation fishing seminar, conducted by fishing experts Mike Frisch and Mike Miller. All proceeds to to the St. Francis Healthcare campus in Breckenridge, Minn.

WHEN: April 19, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hughes Shelter in Chahinkapa Park, Wahpeton, N.D.

FEE: $8, free-will donation for youth 12-and-under

CONTACT: Juli Mauch at (218) 643-7391

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WHAT: First Annual North Star Spring Walleye Classic

WHEN: May 20-21

WHERE: Wigwam Resort, Baudette, Minn.

FEE: $332 per team, includes tournament and banquet

CONTACT: Kevin Olmstead at (218) 634-9457 or Wigwam Resort at (218) 534-2168

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WHAT: 16th Annual Barnes County Wildlife Walleye Tournament

WHEN: June 11-12

WHERE: Lake Ashtabula, Valley City, N.D.

FEE: $100 per 2-man team. Limited to 85 teams

CONTACT: (701) 845-0564 or (701) 490-1797

Birding

WHAT: Second Annual Turtle Mountain Birding Festival. Three-day, three-night that includes excursions to J. Clark Salyer National Wildife Refuge, various locations in the Turtle Moutains and the Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge

WHEN: May 19-22

WHERE: Bottineau, N.D. (hosted by MSU Bottineau)

FEE: $399 per person includes loding, meals and transportation

CONTACT: Call (701) 228-5410 or 1-888-918-5623 or log on to www.misu-b.nodak.edu/birding.htm

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WHAT: Birding Drives Dakota 3rd Annual Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival. Guided tours to Arrowwood and Chase Lake national wildlife refuges and Horsehead Lake area

WHEN: June 2-5

WHERE: Carrington, N.D.

FEE: $150

CONTACT: Gail Gallagher at 1-888-921-2473 or e-mail info@birdingdrives.com

Classes/seminars/clinics

WHAT: Introduction to kayaking by Gene Giereck and Karen Harris

WHEN: April 20, 7p.m.

WHERE: Gander Mountain Lodge, 2121 43rd St. SW, Fargo

FEE: None

CONTACT: Gander Mountain at (701) 277-9979

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WHAT: Dutch oven cooking by Jeremy Frisk

WHEN: April 21, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Gander Mountain Lodge, 2121 43rd St. SW, Fargo

FEE: None

CONTACT: Gander Mountain at (701) 277-9979

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WHAT: Boat and water safety class conducted by North Dakota Game and Fish Department game warden Tim Phalen. Certification is good in North Dakota and Minnesota.

WHEN: April 25, 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hughes Shelter, Chahinkapa Park, Wahpeton.

CONTACT: Wahpeton Park Board at (701) 642-2811 by April 20

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WHAT: Fargo Park District University of Great Outdoors Advanced Youth Archery 202. Instructors Dan Ragnile and Kelsey Robinson

WHEN: May 2-23, Mondays, 6 to 6:50 p.m., ages 9-11; May 2-23, Mondays, 7 to 7:50 p.m., ages 12-15

WHERE: Lake Agassiz Bowmen Archery Club, 3110 Main Ave., Fargo

FEE: $20

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 298-6907, ext. 7109

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WHAT: Fargo Park District University of Great Outdoors Advanced Women's Archery 202. Instructors Dan Ragnile and Kelsey Robinson

WHEN: May 5-26, Thursdays, 6 to 6:50 p.m.; May 5-26, Thursdays, 7 to 7:50 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Agassiz Bowmen Archery Club, 3110 Main Ave., Fargo

FEE: $20

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 298-6907, ext. 7109

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WHAT: Minnesota all terrain vehicle (ATV) instruction clinic

WHEN: May 10, 7 p.m. registration; May 21, 9 a.m. riding clinic

WHERE: 2200 15th Ave. N., Moorhead

CONTACT: Tim at (218) 790-4057 or Marlo at (218) 236-7779)

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WHAT: Fargo Park District University of Great Outdoors Kayaking 101. Instructor Gina Kinsler

WHEN: May 31 to June 28, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rheault Farm and South pool

FEE: $35 adult, $25 youth

CONTACT: Craig Bjur at (701) 298-6907, ext. 7109

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WHAT: Moorhead Community Education global positioning system course with instructor John Burt

WHEN: May 31, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Moorhead High School

FEE: $15 ($13 for Moorhead school district residents)

CONTACT: (218) 284-3400 or https://communityed.moorhead.k12.mn.us

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