Outdoors Notes for March 5, 2017

Voyageurs National Park, near International Falls, offers these events. Call (218) 283-6600 or go to o Growing Up at Kettle Falls, 2-4 p.m. today. Free. o Go Wild for Nature and Books, 2-3:30 p.m. March 12. Free. o Canoe paddle carv...

Voyageurs National Park, near International Falls, offers these events. Call (218) 283-6600 or go to

• Growing Up at Kettle Falls, 2-4 p.m. today. Free.

• Go Wild for Nature and Books, 2-3:30 p.m. March 12. Free.

• Canoe paddle carving workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19. Cost: $32; recommended for ages 14 and older. Register at by March 10.

• Hiking Voyageurs and Beyond, 2-3:30 p.m. March 20. Free.


Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers these events. Call (218) 726-4834 or email to register.

• Today: Dogsledding at Positive Energy Outdoors

• Friday: Curling at Duluth Curling Club

• March 19: Lutsen ski day at Lutsen Mountains

• March 22: Climbing begins at St. Scholastica

Duluth Audubon Society March program, 7 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Speaker: Laura Erickson, author and naturalist, on "Highlights of Laura Erickson's Most Amazing Autumn Ever." Free.

District 1 of the Minnesota Trappers Association spring meeting, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cotton Community Center in Cotton. Doors open at 9 a.m. Non-members are welcome. Call (218) 848-2383 or (218) 600-7585.

Superior Hiking Trail Association guided snowshoe hike, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oberg Mountain Trailhead to West Rollins Campsite and back. Meet at Oberg Mountain Trailhead. Bring your own snowshoes. Call (218) 834-2700 or go to


Winterfest, hosted by Pattison and Amnicon Falls state parks, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Pattison State Park. Features hiking trails lit with candles and children's activities. Vehicle admission sticker required.

Wintermoon's 30th anniversary Mushing Wild, Friday through March 12. Cost: $595, includes lodging, meals and dogsledding. Call (218) 848-2442, email or go to

Superior Trap Club open for single and double shooting, 11 a.m. March 12 and March 26. Go to for details.

Seventh annual St. Louis River Summit, March 14-15, Yellowjacket Union, UWS. Features 40 speakers who will present information about progress related to the river environment, community well-being and scientific monitoring techniques. Cost: $30, includes lunch; free for students. Go to for required registration. Deadline: Tuesday.

NWTF Gitchee Gumme Wild Turkey Carlton County Cutters Hunting Heritage Banquet, 5:30 p.m. March 16, Four Seasons Complex, 90 Chestnut Ave., Carlton. Dinner at 7 p.m. Cost: $65 per couple, $50 for singles and $20 for Jakes (ages 17 and younger). Go to

Twin Ports Walleye Association season kickoff banquet, 5 p.m. March 18, Dry Dock Bar & Grill, 2820 Midway Road. Cost: $30. Call Dave at (218) 391-6874.

Western Lake Superior Trolling Association offers these topics at their monthly meetings, Mr. D's, 5622 Grand Ave. Go to

• The contests of Lake Superior, 7 p.m. March 21.


• "Ghost Nets of Lake Superior" by Al House, 7 p.m. April 18.

Canceled - Duluth Audubon Society regrettably cancels its Bird Watching 201 and 101 Workshops previously scheduled for March. The instructor is unable to teach the workshops this year.

Zilch to 5K, a class designed for runners who are extreme beginners or those who prefer to move very slowly only, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at west side locations, April 6-June 15. Registration: $70. Kids may attend free with parents. Go to

Gitchee Gumme Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation 12th annual Douglas County Learn to Hunt Turkey Program, for first-time turkey hunters ages 10-17, April 8-9, Wascott 4 Corners Recreation Club. Mandatory four-hour clinic given on March 25 at Superior Trap Club at State Highway 35, about 1 mile north of Pattison State Park. Go to Gitchee Gumme Chapter's Facebook page or call Kevin at (715) 399-3111 or (218) 591-3111 for an entry form.

32nd annual Jaws Derby, June 2-4, Barker's Island, Superior. Go to

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