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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Programs, (218) 726-7128; or

  • Tuesday: Baking on Trail, 5-7 p.m. Registration by noon Monday. You provide personal eating utensils. Cost: $4 for UMD students/$8 others.
  • Thursday: Sigurd Olson lecture series, “Yellowstone is more valuable than gold: Lessons from the new world mine battle,” noon to 1 p.m., library fourth floor rotunda. Free.
  • Minnesota Firearms Safety Field Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. Must complete online portion first at Cost: $7.50.

    Voyageurs National Park ranger-led interactive programs, for ages 5 and older, 6:30-7:30 p.m., International Falls Public Library. Go to

    • Tuesday:” We Have to Fly North Again?” with park ranger Chris Amidon
    • April 15: “Animals Adapt” with park ranger Justin Olson
    • April 22: Celebration National Park Week with the Caterpillar Crawl with park ranger Lisa Maass

    Lake Superior Chapter of Muskies Inc., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mr. D’s, 5622 Grand Ave. Speaker: Brandon Stall on tactics for muskie fishing on Lake Vermilion. Call (218) 273-6389.

    “Rising from the Ashes,” an award-winning, feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda, the country’s national cycling team, premiers at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at door. Go to Call (218) 722-7300.

    “Cold Love,” polar explorer Lonnie Dupre’s adventure film, screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute in Ashland. Free. Call (715) 682-1491.

    Duluth Audubon Society, 7 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Program: “Wildlife of the Pantanal — Southern Brazil’s ‘Serengeti of the Americas’ ” by Carrol Henderson, Minnesota DNR non-game wildlife supervisor. Free.

    Hartley Nature Center’s “The Basics of Botany” plant hike, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 3001 Woodland Ave. Cost: $20, $15 for members. Call (218) 724-6735 for required registration.

    Heritage Classic Indoor 3-D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13, Seitz Arena, 120 S. 30th Ave. W. Features a 30-40 target indoor 3-D shoot with max distance of 40 feet for all ages. Cost: $15 for first round, $10 for each additional. A youth-only event will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring Ray Howell “Kicking Bear” of Kicking Bear Adventure Camp. Event includes 3-D archery, aerial archery, deer stand safety, tomahawk throwing and games. Lunch included. Free. Call (218) 464-1711, ext. 105 to register. Go to or

    Archery Instructor Certification course, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, UMD Field House. Cost: $60. Registration deadline: noon April 10. Call (218) 726-7128 or go to

    Gypsy Moth Update, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 Highway 61, Duluth. Learn the basics about this moth. Free. Call (218) 525-0001 or go to

    Lake Superior Steelhead Association’s annual spring banquet, 5 p.m. Saturday, Mr. D’s, 5622 Grand Ave. Tickets: $25. Reservations required. Call Kevin at (218) 525-5960.

    Local deer herd status update at annual spring fish and game hearing, 7 p.m. April 14, at these locations in Northwestern Wisconsin. Go to or to if you cannot attend.

    • Ashland County Courthouse court room, 201 W. Main St. W.
    • Drummond Civic Center, 52540 Front Ave.
    • Solon Springs High School, 8993 E. Baldwin Ave.
    • Spooner High School Auditorium, 801 County Highway A

    Lake Superior Chapter Minnesota Deer Hunters Association fourth annual banquet,

    5 p.m. April 17, AAD Shrine Temple, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway. Tickets are $55, which includes a one-year MDHA membership; life members and current member tickets are $30. Call Wayne at (218) 389-6246.

    Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, offers these events. Call (218) 721-3731, email or go to

    • Minnesota Forest Health Update: What’s in Your Woods and What’s Coming webinar, April 22
    • Inuit kayak paddle-making workshop, April 23 and April 26
    • Bent shaft paddle-making workshop, May 2 and May 5
    • Boulder Birding Big Day, May 10
    • Minnesota Phenology: Monitoring Seasonal Changes webinar, May 28

    28th annual David Salsman Memorial Chapter Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. dinner April 24, Coates Plaza, 502 Chestnut St., Virginia. Cost: $60 for individual, $85 for membership and spouse, $35 for junior membership. Call Deanna at (218) 410-0930 or send to c/o Tritec of Minnesota Inc., P.O. Box 948, Virginia, MN 55792.

    Pheasants Forever of St. Louis/Carlton County annual fundraising banquet, 5 p.m. April 25, Spirit Mountain Lodge. Tickets: $65 with membership, $35 spouse and $30 for youth. Deadline: April 23. Call Matt at (218) 349-6126.

    River Talks, science talks about the estuary, 7 p.m. April 29, Clyde Iron Works Restaurant, 2920 W. Michigan St. Go to

    34th annual Duluth/Superior Chapter Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m. May 1, Elks Club, 1503 Belknap St., Superior. Cost: $60 for single, $75 for member and spouse and $35 for junior by April 21 or $85 for single, $100 for member and spouse and $35 for junior. Call Greg at (715) 392-0688 or email

    Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E. Crex Ave., Grantsburg, offers Explore Bowhunting workshop, ages 11-17, 9 a.m. to

     4 p.m. June 7. Registration required by May 23. Free. Call (715) 463-2739 or go to

    If you have a meeting notice or other item to submit to Outdoors Notes, you can email it to us at or fax it (218) 720-4120, attention Outdoors Notes. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the Sunday of publication. If you have any questions, call Kris at (218) 723-5322.