North Dakota Fish and Game Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 2 in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald

For an event on the outdoor calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

. The deadline is at 5 pm on Wednesdays.

  • December 3-5: St. Paul Winter Sports and Ice Fishing Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. Show hours are 1 to 8 p.m. on December 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 4, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 5. Tickets $12 adult, $5 from 6 to 12 years old, free for children under 5 years old. Information:

  • December 10-12: Fargo Ice Fishing Show, Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Information:
  • December 11: David Johnson Vintage Sno-Cat Spectacular, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Roseau Event Center, State Highway 11, Roseau, Minnesota. Held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Roseau Polaris Experience Center. Information: (218) 244-8092;

  • December 11: Polaris Experience Center 20th Anniversary Celebration, 9 am to 5 pm, Polaris Experience Center, 205 Fifth Ave. SW, Roseau, Minnesota. The museum will be open throughout the day and refreshments and prize drawings will be offered. New Polaris products will also be on display.

ND Fish and Game Advisory Board

The North Dakota Department of Fish and Game is in the midst of its fall Advisory Board meeting series, which is mandated to be held each spring and fall in each of the state’s Advisory Board districts. The remaining meetings are as follows:

  • November 30: District 6 (Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells counties), 7 p.m., American Legion, Fred Kelle Post 87, 23 N. Seventh St., Wishek. Wishek Wildlife Club is the host. Information: Andy Tunheim, (701) 329-0059; Cody Sand, Ashley, is a member of the Advisory Board.

  • December 1st: Ward 3 (Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties), 7 pm, Leeds Community Centre, 110 Central Ave. S., Leeds. Leeds Wildlife Club is the host. Information: Edward Dosch, Devils Lake, contact and Advisory Board member, (701) 351-4202.

  • December 2: District 4 (Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties), 7 pm, UND Memorial Union, 2901 University Ave., Grand Forks. Room number and TBA contact person. The UND Chapter of the Wildlife Society is the host; Bruce Ellertson, Lakota, is a member of the Advisory Board.

  • 6th of December: District 7 (Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux Counties), 7 pm, Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. The Bismarck Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is the host. Information: Chad Maier, (701) 315-0160; The advisory board member is Dave Nehring, Bismarck.

  • December 7th: District 8 (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark counties), 7 p.m., Fire Hall, 13910 64th St. SW, Amidon. The Little Missouri Herding Association is the host. Information: Larry Lamborn, (701) 879-6313; The Advisory Board member is Rob Brooks, Rhame.

  • January 1: Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever 15-gun raffle, 5-8 pm, Charlie Browns, 414 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Tickets $50; It is not necessary to be present to win. Information: Chapter Facebook page, (218) 230-4364 or

  • January 1: Red River Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever Browning 13-gun raffle, 5-8 pm, Charlie Browns, 414 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Tickets $50; It is not necessary to be present to win. Information: Chapter Facebook page, (218) 230-4364 or

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources continues its series of webinars on hunting, fishing, and learning the great outdoors through the end of February. The webinars, which are free, begin Wednesdays at noon and require advance registration at Webinars are also recorded and available online. Upcoming webinars are as follows:

  • December 1st: Great gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts, like snuggling up in a RV cabin, being a member of the passport club, or a lifetime of fun hunting or fishing.
  • December 8: Ice safety for outdoor sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.
  • December 15: Fly tying, about the basics of fly tying, the equipment needed, and how to tie a simple fly.
  • December 22th: Learning to Hunt as an Adult, for any adult interested in hunting but not sure where to start, and resources for new adult hunters and tips and tricks for getting out into the woods and fields.
  • December 29: An introduction to trapping furriers, what it takes to start trapping, and some tips and tricks to be more successful.
  • January 5: High School Clay Target Program, about the Minnesota Clay Target Program, including how to register a school program and details on competitions.
  • 12th of January: Ice angling for panfish, on tips and techniques for catching sunfish, crappie and perch on ice.
  • January 19: Darkhouse release, about the thrill of traversing a hole in the ice with northern pike.
  • 26 of January: Winter Squirrel Hunting on what to consider when hunting squirrels in winter, including tactics, strategies, equipment, and ways to prepare squirrels for the table.
  • February 9: An introduction to winter camping, about some of the equipment needed, tips and tricks to help campers enjoy the adventure, and some reasons why winter may be the best time to camp.
  • February 16th: An introduction to maple syrup, on tips for collecting sap, boiling the sap, and bottling the results.
  • 23 of February: Bowhunting basics with a bow, on selecting a hunting compound bow and the bow accessories needed to hunt effectively; a great program for those who are ready to transition from target archery to bowhunting.