Feb. 07--To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148; (800) 477-6572, ext. 1148; or by email at email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.
--Today: Final day of Thief River Falls Gun Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thief River Falls Armory, 250 Emil St. Info: (218) 681-6553.
--Saturday: Candlelight ski tour, 6 to 9 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Feb. 20: Candlelight ski, 5 to 7 p.m., Zippel Bay State Park, north of Williams, Minn. Info: (218) 783-6252 or email@example.com.
--Feb. 20: Lantern-lit/candlelight snowshoe and ski event, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. Info: (218) 699-7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Feb. 26-28: Grand Forks Men's Show, Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Show hours 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28.
--Feb. 27: Candlelight ski, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Old Mill State Park, Minn. Info: (218) 437-8174.
--Today: Lake Bronson Lions Club Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bronson State Park, Kittson County Road 28, Lake Bronson, Minn. Register in the park visitor center. Prizes for various fish categories.
--Saturday: Ice Buster Daze Fishing Derby and Radar Run, various locations in Crookston. Breakfast with freewill offering at Eagles Club, ice fishing from 1 to 4 p.m. at Central Park on the Red Lake River and snowmobile radar run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Red Lake River. Fishing fee is $20 per hole and includes a stuffed pork chop dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Eagles Club as well as a chance at raffle prizes. Radar run fee is $20 for two runs and includes the stuffed pork chop dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: Brian, (218) 281-7762; Ceason Bait and Tackle, (218) 281-6665; or Bobby, (218) 281-3132.
--Saturday: Frosty Bobber ice fishing contest, noon to 3 p.m., Red River below Cabela's in East Grand Forks. Entry fee is $30. Info: ggfyp.com.
--Feb. 16: Introduction to Catfishing, 7 p.m., 500 Stanford Road, Grand Forks. Everything you need to get started catching catfish. Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick is instructor, and the course fee is $15. Info: Grand Forks Adult Community Education, (701) 795-2777.
--Feb. 20: Fishing derby, noon to 3 p.m., Springsteel Resort on Lake of the Woods north of Warroad, Minn. Tickets $20 with prizes for top four walleyes, northern pike and perch and $200 for largest burbot; numerous raffle prizes, as well. Info: visitwarroad.com.
--Feb. 23: Fishing the Red River, 7 p.m., 500 Stanford Road, Grand Forks. Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick will present advanced catfishing techniques and tips to catch other fish in the Red River. A Q&A session also is scheduled. Course fee: $15. Info: Grand Forks Community Education, (701) 795-2777.
--March 18-20: Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Century College, White Bear Lake, Minn. Info: greatwatersflyexpo.com.
--June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Registration now open; boundarybattle.com.
--July 30-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. LaFave Park below Cabela's in East Grand Forks is tournament headquarters. Info/registration: catsincredibletournament.com or email@example.com.
--Friday: Fourtown-Grygla Sportsmans Club annual snowmobile trip, Pinehurst Resort, Naytahwaush, Minn. (contingent on snow conditions). Info: Tonia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Feb. 27: Second annual vintage snowmobile show, ride and swap meet, 10 a.m., Ackerman Acres, 2 miles east of Devils Lake on U.S. Highway 2. Info: Mike, (701) 740-7137.
--Feb. 27: 29th annual Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Habitat Banquet, Timberlake Lodge, Grand Rapids, Minn. Social hour: 4:30 p.m. with dinner and program at 6. Info/tickets: mndeerhunters.com.
--April 2: Red River Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 26th Annual Big Game Banquet, Alerus Center Ballroom, Grand Forks. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 7. Info: Kurt Borg, (701) 741-0610.
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