Outdoors notes

Duluth News Tribune

Erik Judeen 10K classic cross-country ski race, today, Korkki Nordic, 1711 Korkki Road, between Duluth and Two Harbors. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Short children’s race at 10:45 a.m. and adult race at 11 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Email korkki@lakenet.com.

Boating: Suddenly in Command, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety seminar, 6-8 p.m. Monday and Feb. 10, Lincoln Park Community School. Cost: $10. Go to duluthcommunityed.org to register. Call (218) 336-8760.

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E. Crex Ave., Granstburg, offers these events. Call (715) 463-2739 or go to crexmeadows.org.

  • Winter Wildlifers, for grades first through third, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday as well as Feb. 18, March 4 and March 18

  • Crex Photo Club, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and March 8

  • Winter Carnivore Tracks, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22

  • Maple Syrupin’ Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon March 29

    Outdoor Adventure Series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Duluth Pack retail store, 365 Canal Park Drive. Free. Call Abby at (218) 722-3898.

  • Tuesday: “Paddling to Winter” with Julie Buckles.

  • Feb. 11: “Appalachian Trail – A Six-Month Thru-Hike” with Sara Mowchan

  • Feb. 18: “New Zealand – A Search for Closure” with Mike and Kate Link

  • Feb. 25: “Big Waves, Small Boat, Two Kids – A Decade of Gordon Family Sailing Adventures” with Mark and Katya Gordon

  • March 4: “Preparation for Raptor Migration” with Erik Bruhnke

  • March 11: “Pow Wow – The Wounded BWCA Trail/Year II” with Martin Kubik

    Duluth XC Ski Club weekly Wednesday night ski races 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Skiers of all levels welcome. Cost: $10, free for Duluth XC Ski Club members. Go to duluthxc.com.

    McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Topic: Sulfide mining in northeast Minnesota. Free. Call Rich at (218) 879-3186 or go to duluthikes.org.

    Lake Superior Marine Museum Association offers these events at 7 p.m., 600 S. Lake Ave. Free. Call (218) 727-2497 or go to LSMMA.com.

  • Thursday: “The Alder and the Ice” with LCDR Tony Mafia, commanding officer CGC Alder to discuss the Coast Guard’s role in this ever-changing and challenging ice season.

  • Feb. 20: “What’s the Big Deal,” with Dennis O’Hara, owner of Northern Images Photography and DuluthHarborCam.com to discuss photographing Canal Park.

    Great Lakes Fly Shop, 4426 Regent St., offers Thursday Night Fly-Tying Get-Togethers, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 27. Free. Call (218) 740-3040 or go to greatlakesflys.com.

    Beginning fly-tying class, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Superior Fly Anglers, 310 Belknap St., Superior. Learn to tie standard dry flies. Cost: $5 for materials, tools provided. Call (715) 395-9520 for required registration.

    Arrowhead Fly Fishers fly tying event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Proctor Community Center, 100 Pionk Drive. Vises and tools available to use at no cost.

    Old Vermilion Trail Winter five-stand is open at 6980 Old Vermilion Trail. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for league and open shooting. Skeet fields open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays staring March 3. Call (218) 721-3804.

    Ranger-led snowshoe hikes, offered from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday as well as Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, at Voyageurs National Park, International Falls. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Free. Go to nps.gov.

    Eighth annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Cost: $20, $10 for Hartley member households. Call (218) 724-6735 to register.

    Afterhours Candlelight Ski, at dusk Saturday, Brule River State Forest. Free. Call (715) 372-5678 for details.

    North End Classic cross country ski race, 10 a.m. Feb. 9, Birkie Trail powerline near Randysek Road. Fees: $35 by Feb. 1, $40 until Feb. 11 and $45 on day of race. Call Ron at (715) 798-3599 or (800) 234-6635 or go to norwiski.com/northend/north_end_classic.php.

    Superior Trap & Gun Club winter league at 11 a.m. Feb. 9. Doubles and 16-yard shooting will take place every other Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Other dates for shooting are Feb. 23, March 19 and March 23.

    Twin Ports Walleye Association, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, VFW, 2023 W. Michigan St. Speaker: Jared Myers, fisheries biologist for the Wisconsin DNR specializing in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior. Call (218) 391-6874.

    Water Film Fest, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Swenson Hall 1012, University of Wisconsin-Superior. Ten films, ranging from 30 seconds to 45 minutes in length, on assorted water topics will be screened. Free. Call (715) 394-0392.

    Duluth Audubon Society, 7 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. Topic: “Birds of Brazil,” presented by Carrol Henderson, Minnesota DNR non-game wildlife supervisor. Free.

    Bike Across the Bay fat-bike race, 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Ashland Marina. Bike a 15-mile loop from Ashland to Washburn and back across Chequamegon Bay in the dark. Go to bikeacrossthebay.org or call (715) 413-0452 for details.

    Seventh annual Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival, Feb. 14-16, in the Sax-Zim Bog, Duluth area and Lake County. Speakers include Sandy Komito discussing his “Big Year” and Scott Mehus and live eagles from the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Go to sax-zimbog.com to register.

    Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, offers these events. Call (218) 721-3731, email jdgeissl@d.umn.edu or go to boulderlake.org.

  • Moonlight ski and snowshoe family fun event, Feb. 15. Cost: $5.

  • Minnesota Logging Business Survey results webinar, Feb. 19

  • Current Status of Tick-borne Diseases in Minnesota webinar, March 18

  • Wilderness and remote first aid, March 22-23

  • Wood and canvas canoe-building workshop, March 27-April 3

  • Minnesota Forest Health Update: What’s in Your Woods and What’s Coming webinar, April 22

  • Inuit kayak paddle-making workshop, April 23 and April 26

  • Bent shaft paddle-making workshop, May 2 and May 5

  • Boulder Birding Big Day, May 10

  • Minnesota Phenology: Monitoring Seasonal Changes webinar, May 28

    Gooseberry Falls State Park offers a candlelight ski, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Call (218) 834-3855 or go to dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/gooseberry_falls/index.html.

    35th International Eelpout Festival, Feb. 21-23, in Walker, Minn. Features pout curling pout relay, pout luge and other events. Go to chasethepout.com for details and registration.

    Candlelight ski and snowshoe hike, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors. Go to mndnr.gov or call (888) 646-6367.

    River Talks, science talks about the estuary, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Clyde Iron Works Restaurant, 2920 W. Michigan St.

    Split Rock Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Lake Superior Photography Symposium, Feb. 28-March 21, Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors. Cost: $299 for workshop, $60 for symposium on March 1. Call (218) 226-6372 or go to mnhs.org/splitrock to register.

    Go Dog North Shore’s Best in Snow Skijor Race, March 1, George Washington Pines Ski Trail outside Grand Marais. Event features a timed two-mile race and a timed four-mile race. Teams are limited to one dog per skier. Entry fee: $25 per team. Go to godognorthshore.org or call Cathy at (218) 370-9494 or email quinn@boreal.org.

    Tour DuLuth, March 8. Go to duluthxc.com for more information.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks entries for the 2014 Federal Junior

    Duck Stamp Contest. Student artwork, grades kindergarten through 12th, will be judged on original design, artistic composition and suitability for reproduction on a 1-by-1½ inch stamp. Mail your submission to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington, MN 55425. Call (952) 858-0710 or email mara_koenig@fws.gov. Deadline: March 15.

    If you have a meeting notice or other item to submit to Outdoors Notes, you can email it to us at outdoors@duluthnews.com 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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