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Outdoors Notes for Aug. 3

30 Target 3-D Archery Shoot, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Arrowhead 3-D Shoot, 5474 N. Tischer Road. Bring your own archery equipment. Cost: $15, free for ages 17 and younger with an adult. Call (218) 525-0616 or (218) 348-5327.

Duluth Experience kayak tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, from Canal Park. Features lessons in kayak safety and basic paddling, tour content on cultural and natural history and lunch. Cost: $69. Go to kayak-tours or call (218) 464-6337 for details.

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area offers these events. Go to crexmeadows . org or call (715) 463-2739.

* Outdoor skills camp, for ages 10-15, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Free. Registration required.

* Mug and mammal morning hikes, 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday. Free.

* Botany talks and walks, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17. Topic: Grass ID

Monday evening mountain bike rides, 6 p.m. Mondays. Call Ski Hut at (218) 724-8525 each week for location. Free.

Old Vermilion Trail sporting clays summer league and open shooting, 6980 Old Vermilion Trail. Noon to dark Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Call (218) 721-3804.

Positive Energy Outdoors Twin Ports Kayak Club, 6 p.m. Tuesdays through the summer on various area lakes. Registration: Free with your own boat or call by noon the day of the paddle to rent a boat for $15. Contact Blake at (218) 428-5990 or email info@outdoor ed for directions.

Proctor Gun Club trap league and open shooting, 3:30 p.m. until dark Wednesdays, U.S. Highway 2, one mile north of Proctor. Call (218) 724-7895.

Superior Trap & Gun Club summer league shooting, 4 p.m. to dark Wednesdays through Aug. 27, 5642 Wisconsin Highway 35, Superior. A six-week doubles league will start Wednesday.

Positive Energy Outdoors Wednesday evenings women’s paddle, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, Fredenberg Lake. No experience necessary. Boats, equipment and basic instruction provided. Cost: $30. Call Steph at (218) 391-0147 to register by 5 p.m. the day of the paddle and for directions.

River Rovers Nature Playgroup, a nature-themed group for ages 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. 28, Billings Park in Superior at the end of North 21st Street. Children don’t need to register but parents/guardians must stay for the duration of the program. Free. Call Lake Superior NERR at (715) 392-3141.

Eighth annual United Northern Sportsmen’s Club/Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Youth Outdoor Field Day, for ages 8-17, Saturday on Island Lake. Kids will attend a seminar, shoot a laser shot simulator and several different caliber of rifles and shotguns and archery. A parent/guardian must accompany each child and lunch is provided. Registration required. Call Paul at (218) 590-7716, Jason at (218) 525-7660 or Kevin at (218) 348-4918.

Brule-St. Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association offers these guided hikes in the Solon Springs area. Hikes depart at 9 a.m. unless noted from KD’s Restaurant in Solon Springs. Go to or SSCB

Hikers, email bsc@north or call (715) 292-3484.

* Saturday: Solon Springs north to Reinsberg Road Gooseberry Falls State Park offers these events. Go to or call (218) 834-3855.

* Full Sturgeon Moon hike, 9 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the amphitheater fire ring.

* Mushrooms 101, noon Aug. 14 and 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Meet at the visitor center theater.

Courage Kenny Northland offers adaptive water skiing, for ages 8 and older, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Pike Lake AAA Motor Club on Pike Lake, 4895 E. Pike Lake Road. Cost: $20. Registration required. Call (218) 726-4834, ext. 1 or email

Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Mary Lou Donovan’s house, 284 McDonnell Road. Bring your beverage of choice and something to cook on the grill. Call (218) 525-7274 or (218) 391-0166 to register.

14th annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Bike Ride, Aug. 16 in Gooseberry Falls State Park near Two Harbors. Start time between 9-10:30 a.m. Bike the trail out through Split Rock to Silver Bay and return or turn around anytime for a shorter ride. Go to for more details.

Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival, Aug. 16-17, in Duluth. Features Enduro race, guided trail rides and hikes, downhill race, voyageurs revenge race and party at Chester Bowl. Go to for details.

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Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the Sunday of publication. If you have any questions, call Kris at (218) 723-5322.