2020 Winter League trap shooting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 26, Superior Trap Club, 5642 WI-35, Superior. Other dates are: Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 8, March 22 and banquet on April 5. Club is open on league days for open shooting so no league participation needed to come shoot this winter. Call Steve at 218-393-4239.
United Northern Sportsmen’s Club’s 67th annual Ice Fishing Contest, 12:30-3:30 p.m. today, Jan. 26, Island Lake, north of Duluth at UNS Headquarters. Gate prize drawing of $2000 cash; additional drawings every 5 minutes during contest. Tickets available from any UNS member or call 218-722-2711. First prize for largest fish is $1000, second $500, third $250, fourth $125, fifth $75. Also, $50 for largest fish caught by child ages 14 and younger. Go To www.uns-duluth.com.
Midwest Fly Fishing Film Festival, today, Jan. 26, Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St. Doors open at 3 p.m., films begin at 4 p.m. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 at door; available at Superior Fly Angler or Great Lakes Fly Shop.
15th annual Backcountry Film Festival, today, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 29, Zeitgeist Teatreo Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Doors open at 6 pm and screening begin at 7 pm. Admission: $15 for adults and free for ages 15 and younger; available at Eventbrite.com or at the door. All proceeds benefit Superior Highlands Backcountry, a non-profit organization working to develop and promote backcountry skiing opportunities in Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains between Finland and Lutsen.
Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 27-31, Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade. 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. Register at minnesotamasternaturalist.org.
Winter camping 101, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Tettegouche State Park. Please register by calling the Park Naturalist at 218-353-8809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fly tying class, 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, Superior Fly Angler, 310 Belknap, Superior. Every Saturday features a different pattern or type of fly. All tools and materials provided. Cost: $10. Call 715- 395-9520 for required registration; space limited.
Learn to ski, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Afterhours Ski Trail, just south of Highway 2 on After Hours Road. Free cross country ski lessons in both the classic and skate styles offered. Ski rental equipment will be available until 3 p.m., but only for those who preregister and are present to check out equipment at noon. The cost for rental skis, boots, and poles is $5 for ages 12 and younger or $15. Registration deadline: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Call Bob at 218-348-5200 or Phil at 715-372-5004 to register.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Candlelight Hike/Snowshoe, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Trail Center. Snowshoes or ice cleats are recommended. A vehicle permit is required to enter Minnesota state parks. Although permits are available at the park, you can save time by getting one in advance by going to mndnr.gov/reservations. Call 218-595-7625.
Candlelight ski and snowshoe, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 8, Brule River State Forest. Trail passes are not required for this event, which is sponsored by the Brule River State Forest with volunteer assistance from the Brule Valley Ski Club. Call 715-372-5678.
Jay Cooke State Park, in Carlton, offers a candlelight event from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Call 218-673-7000 to register.
The River Talk series, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, March 3, April 8 and May 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Drive, Superior. The March 3 talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit. For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/4uz720. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog for a summary.
13th Annual Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival, Feb. 14-16, Meadowlands. Go to www.saxzimbirdingfestival.com to register. You must preregister for all trips and evening meals/speakers.
Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Visitor Center. Snowshoes or ice cleats are recommended. For more information please contact the park office at 218-595-7100. Those age 16 and older will also need the Great Minnesota Ski Pass if they plan to cross-country ski; available at mndnr.gov/reservations. Call 218-595-7100.
Lacing Workshop, lace your own snowshoes or snowshoe-laced heirloom wooden chair. This workshop, recommended for adults and for ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult) meets for two consecutive sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Note: Participants must attend both days. The Urban Snowshoe: $130; Ojibwe Style Snowshoes: $140.00; heirloom wood chair: $250. This fee includes the kit and materials, along with refreshments and hardy snacks. Varnish is not included. Bring a sack lunch. Workshops need a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12 participants. Class size is limited and preregistration is required by Feb. 27 to ensure materials arrive in time. Call for sizing. Call Gooseberry Falls at 218-595-7108, email email@example.com or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.
Courage Kenny offers these events. Go to allinahealth.org/adaptivesports for more information.
- 2020 Great Lake Mono Ski & Race Camp at Spirit Mountain, Feb. 26-28.
- Dog Sledding Adventure Day, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15, in Frendenberg Township, 10 miles north of Duluth. Held in partnership with Positive Energy Outdoors.
- Arrowhead Youth Games, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7, UMD Field House.
- Fishing Tournament, June 6. Driftwood Estates campground, Fish Lake.
- Annual Shoot for Fun, Sept. 11-23, Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center has opened registration for Lost Forest/Master Woodland courses which start March 31. Note: This is a year-long class with various dates. This comprehensive education program provides you with the resources you need to restore long lived conifers to your property, protect your trees from deer browse and keep your woodland healthy for future generations. Registration is now open. (You will be redirected to a University of MN Extension website). A rate of $275 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. The fee also includes a site visit to the participant’s woodland property, if interested, by one of the instructors.