4th Annual Pike Hunt
When: June 8th and 9th, 2018
Where: The Garden Bar and Grill, Bemidji, MN
Cost: $45 includes:
Fly Fishing School
June 22 – 24, 2018
Location: Rochester Community & Technical College Regional Sports Center Building
Description: The 4th Annual Fly Fishing School. Classes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced fly fisher
Classes offered: Fly Fishing Skills Fly Tying Fly Casting
On the Water Fishing Instruction
Friday June 22, 2018 12:00 noon to 5:30pm
Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00pm, BBQ at 6:00pm
Sunday June 24, 2018 9:00 am to Noon
*Non FFI Member fee includes a membership to the FFI)
Accommodations: Comfort Suites, 4141 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN
Queen Bed Rooms available for $117.00 w/tax & fees per night
Mention the Upper Midwest Council for the discount
Contact and Registration Information:
Todd Heggestad, President - Upper Midwest Council
theggestad57@gmail or 218-310-9182
Summer Fly Fishing Event
Pine to Prairie Fly Fishers Club
Saturday July 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – Evening
Pine to Prairie Fly Fishers Club in conjunction with the Upper Midwest Council of Fly Fishers International will be having their annual summer fly fishing event on Saturday July 7, 2018 at Orwell Dam Recreation Area. The event is open to anyone interested in the sport of fly fishing. This is a great opportunity to hone your casting skills or if you’re new to the sport of fly fishing learn some new skills from area veteran fly anglers. Certified Casting Instructors Todd Heggestad and Lyth Hartz from the Upper Midwest Council of Fly Fishers International will be providing fly rod casting instruction.
9:00 am: Fly fishing knots and Fly Rod Set-up if needed
9:30 am: Fly fishing tips for smallmouth bass on the Ottertail River
10:00 -11:30: Fly Rod Casting Instruction with Todd Heggestad & Lyth Hartz
11:30 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – dark: Fly fishing
Extra funds will be used by Pine to Prairie Fly Fishing chapter to promote the sport of fly fishing in our region.
Kids are free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Extra fly rods will be available for use if you do not have one.
Email: Doug or Roxanne @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Orwell Lake, 14780 Orwell Rd, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-7228
Front 20 Outfitters Fly Fishing Classes/Workshops
2018 Ladies Fly Fishing Workshops
Sunday, June 24th, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 29th, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Our Women’s Fly Fishing Workshops provide an opportunity for first-time fly fishers as well as more experienced anglers to learn and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. We will cover the necessary steps to set-up your fly rod, fly fishing knots, fly selection and basic fly rod casting skills needed to enjoy a day on the water. Combine all that with the practice of playing, landing and releasing fish and this workshop puts women anglers in a great position to experience a lifelong journey of enjoyable days on the water.
Cost: $75 each or $125.00 for two people so bring a friend and save!
Each Workshop is limited to 10 participants
Location: Glendalough State Park – From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.
Contact Roxanne at Fly Shop to register @ 218-346-4899 or 218-640-3164 or email at email@example.com
Ladies Fly Fishing Class
Park Rapids Community Education
This ladies fly fishing class will provide an opportunity for first-time fly fishers, as well as more experienced anglers to learn and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. We will cover the necessary steps to set up your fly rod, fly fishing knots, fly selection and basic fly rod casting skills needed to enjoy a day on the water. Combine all that with the practice of playing, landing, releasing fish and this class puts woman anglers in a great position to experience a life-long journey of enjoyable days on the water.
Wednesdays 6/13/18 & 6/20/18 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Will be held at Osage Community Center
Contact: Park Rapids Community Ed to register or contact Front 20 Outfitters if you have any questions.
Park Rapids Community Education Phone: 218-237-6600
Learn to Fly Fish Classes
Want to learn the sport of fly fishing? Here is an introductory class designed to get you started in the sport of fly fishing. Fly fishing is a great way to fish not only trout but big pike, small and largemouth bass and panfish. You will learn about selection and proper use of equipment and accessories along with casting principles. Participants will learn the basic principles of fly casting, reading water, fly selection, entomology, knot tying and rigging, equipment, and where to fish locally and across the US. After this class, students will be all set to hit the water. This class welcomes those who have never fly fished before and are looking to start or anyone looking to refine your skills. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment, but equipment can be provided as well.This class meets 3 sessions and includes a fishing trip to conclude the class to practice some of the skills you have learned. Class size is limited to the first 6 people that sign up so call today!!
Class fee: $75.00
PERHAM Community Education
Thursdays, May 3, 10 & 17 2018; 6:00 – 8:30pm
Perham High School Room 109
Detroit Lakes Community Education
Wednesday’s August 1, 8, & 15 2018; 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Lincoln Education Center, 204 Willow Street East, Detroit Lakes Room #115
Park Rapids Community Education
Wednesday’s August 22, 29, & September 5 2018; 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Park Rapids High School
Contact Community Education to register or contact Front 20 Outfitters if you have any questions.
Auditor Releases Report on Board of Animal Health Oversight of Cervidae Farms
When lawmakers returned to work Monday they will have 28 days until the constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn.
With Senate and House Floor sessions likely Monday through Thursday next week - and maybe Friday - and regular committees winding down their work, long floor debates, the probable start of conference committee meetings and less predictable schedules is about to begin.
MDHA and Natural Resources Action:
Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Bill
The omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill cleared its first hurdle Thursday as the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committee approved HF3502, including a delete-all amendment, after two days of discussion and testimony.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Fabian (R-Roseau), the bill would make a number of policy changes and appropriate $750,000 to address chronic wasting disease. Several amendments were adopted before a split-voice vote to approve the package which next goes to the House Ways and Means Committee. The companion, SF3141, is sponsored by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) and awaits action by the Senate Finance Committee.
MDHA provisions of intertest include:
Office of Legiclation Auditions (OLA) Report on
Board of Animal Health's Oversight of Deer and Elk Farms
The Board of Animal Health is responsible for protecting the health of Minnesota's domestic animals, including farmed deer and elk. The OLA study found that the board has failed to enforce some laws related to deer and elk farms, and made several recommendations for improvement. Additionally, OLA found that the board has a strained relationship with the Department of Natural Resources (which manages wild deer and elk), and recommended that the two agencies draft a memorandum of understanding to facilitate communication and data sharing.
Bill Tracking: Again, this year I would encourage the membership to follow MDHA legislative bills of interest utilizing MyBills. MyBills allows you view bills MDHA is tracking in the House and Senate by bill number. When you log in, you will be shown alerts for the bills MDHA has selected that have had, or have upcoming, action. To access MyBills visit www.leg.state.mn.us/mybills/login enter username MDHA2017-18 then enter password MDHA2017-18.
Other Legislative Action and FYI: (The following items do not reflect any MDHA legislative positions and are for your information only)
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Lawmakers hope to use $142.1 million of Legacy funds to enhance thousands of acres of land, protect clean water and fund arts and culture projects across the state.
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont), HF4167, as amended, would appropriate money from three of the four Legacy Funds, which were created by the Legacy Amendment in 2008, to benefit the state's natural and cultural resources.
The House Legacy Funding Finance Committee approved the omnibus legacy finance bill Monday and sent it to the House Ways and Means Committee. Its companion, SF3403, sponsored by Sen. Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point), is awaiting action by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee.
The bill would appropriate $113.9 million in Fiscal Year 2019 to protect, enhance and restore about 102,000 acres of wildlife habitat across the state. The money would fund 47 programs, as recommended by the council.
The bill proposes spending $65 million to protect 18,357 acres, $22.6 million to enhance 77,835 acres, and $14.2 million to restore 5,733 acres. Of the spending, 43 percent would be used on prairie land, 31 percent would be dedicated to wildlife habitats, 16 percent would affect wetlands and 10 percent would go to forests.
The proposal includes the Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative - Phase III for $1,938,000. The Collaborative will be improving nearly 10,000 acres of foraging habitat for moose in northeast Minnesota. The project builds on the Collaborative's previous efforts to enhance forest habitat by increasing stand complexity and production while maintaining thermal components of the landscape with variable enhancement methods.
Perham Sportsman's Club
Learn about current events and fundraising events.