Outdoors notes for July 28, 2013

3-D archery shoot, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Arrowhead 3-D, 6474 N. Tischer Road. Cost: $15 for adults, free for ages 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Call (218) 525-0616 or go to

3-D archery shoot, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Arrowhead 3-D, 6474 N. Tischer Road. Cost: $15 for adults, free for ages 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Call (218) 525-0616 or go to .

Twin Ports Walleye Association presents the Summer Slam Walleye Contest, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Island Lake. These are two separate one-day events limited to 25 boats each day. Cost per day: $50/boat. Contact Dave at (218) 391-6874 or visit for more information.

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Grantsburg, Wis., offers these events. Call (715) 463-2739 or e-mail .

  • Nature's Little Explorers, 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20. An adult must remain with the child. Free.
  • Becoming an outdoor family, 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 28. Free.
  • I can paddle!, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 3. Call to register.
  • Crex photo club, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10.
  • Crex for Kids camp, for ages 8-12, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12-15. Free. Preregistration required and space is limited.
  • Duck banding, Aug. 17. Call to register.
  • Wildflower walks, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Free.
  • Land Acquisition picnic, noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 18.
  • Trapper education, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Call for details.
  • Tails to trails, 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Nature playgroup, "River Rovers," for ages 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday through Aug. 28, Billings Park in Superior. Offered by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. Donation: $5. Call (715) 392-3141.

    Blue Water Paddling Wednesday night open dragon boat paddling sessions, 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 18. Meet at Ships Store on Barker's Island in Superior. First time free, $5 for each additional session. First-time paddlers welcome. No experience or equipment necessary. Go to or e-mail .

    Women's Wednesday Kayaking, 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 28, Fredenberg Lake. Cost: $25 per session. No experience or equipment needed. Call (218) 391-0147 or go to www.outdooredventures .

    org to register and for directions by 3 p.m. day of paddle.

    Two Harbors Kayak Festival, Friday through Aug. 4, Two Harbors. Features kayak races, demonstrations and activities for all ages. Go to .

    Expanding Horizons outdoor events, for people with disabilities, are sponsored by Wheels on Trails and the National Park Service. Call (218) 726-4725 or e-mail for details.

  • August: Mesabi and Gitchi Gami trails
  • September: Annual campout at Indian Point Hartley Nature Center offers Garden Volunteer Nights, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7 and Aug. 21. Free. Call (218) 724-6735 or go to .

    Game Fair 2013, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18, Wood and Water, 6 miles west of Anoka, Minn. Fairgoers can bring their leashed dogs and cased guns or bows to participate in a variety of activities. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (763) 427-0944 or go to w .

    Seventh annual NRA Youth Outdoor Field Day, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10, United Northern Sportsmen's Club, 7229 Rice Lake Road. Free. Space limited. Call Paula at (218) 728-9558, Jason at (218) 525-7660 or Kevin at (218) 729-7496.

    Second annual Minnesota State Grouse Shooting Championship, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10, Grand Rapids Rod and Gun Cub, 723 Peterson Road, Grand Rapids. The event will be hosted by the Ruffed Grouse Society. Registration for the 100-clay bird, three-style shooting event (trap, skeet and five-stand sporting clays) is $75 per shooter, or $300 per five-person team. Call (715) 399-2270 or e-mail to register or for more information.

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

  • Master Naturalist volunteer training, Aug. 12-16
  • Spider workshop, Aug. 20. Cost: $20.
  • Sasquatch Scramble Obstacle 5K Run, Aug. 24. Cost: $40. St. Louis River Alliance 2013 Canoe Tour and Picnic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, Dunlap Island Park, Cloquet. Experienced and non-experienced canoeists/kayakers welcome. Registration for members: $5/person or $20/family, non-members: $10/person or $30/family. Children younger than 12 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit or call (218) 733-9520.

    If you have a meeting notice or other item to submit to Outdoors Notes, you can e-mail 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.

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