The application deadline for this fall's black bear and bull moose hunts is May 1. Applications are available via DNR license agents or online.
Hunters interested in the Sept. 1-Oct. 18 black bear hunt may apply for one of 10,000 available licenses spread across 11 permit areas. Hunters picked in the lottery must pay $38 for a resident license and $200 for a non-resident license.
Bear licenses for the no-quota area - the area outside of the 11 permit areas - may be purchased directly at any license agent beginning July 1. No previous application is necessary to buy a no-quota area license.
For more information, go to mndnr.gov/hunting/bear.
Bull moose applicants will be applying for a total of 225 bull-only harvest permits, which are spread across 30 hunting zones in northeastern Minnesota. Permits for the Oct. 3-18 hunt are awarded randomly to parties of two to four hunters.
For more information, go to mndnr.gov/hunting/moose.
Fishing with the Pros fundraiser Friday
The second annual Fishing with the Pros fundraiser is scheduled Friday at the Falls Ballroom, located a half mile east of Highway 10 on Highway 27 in Little Falls.
Among the pros on hand will be Marv Koep, Merv Heitschmidt, Ray Gildow and Glen Belgum.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m. with a social, exhibits and a chance to visit with the pros. A buffet dinner and the Panel of the Pros starts at 6 p.m., followed by an auction.
Cost is $20, which includes dinner and a gift bag. Tickets are available at the Minnesota Fishing Museum, 304 West Broadway, Little Falls, or by calling (320) 616-2011.
Ducks Unlimited banquet slated Friday
The Paul Bunyan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's 36th annual fundraising banquet is scheduled Friday at the Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse.
Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, raffles and program to follow.
Call Travis Miller at 831-0717 or Eric Carder at 851-6550 for tickets, and don't forget to inquire regarding the limited ticket pre-event gun raffle.
Elks Fishing Fling scheduled April 21
Tickets are available for the annual Elks Fishing Fling, scheduled April 21 at the Elks Club's new location at 215 S. Ninth Street, Brainerd.
Tickets are $50 and available by calling the Elks Club at 829-2643 after 3 p.m. or by contacting any Elks committee member. Seating is limited to 175.
Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with dinner - a choice of prime pork or chicken ala Smith - at 7 p.m. and a magic program and prizes at 8 p.m.
Major prizes include a guided fishing trip on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a fishing trip to Lake of the Woods, an Aqua-Vu underwater camera, a utility trailer and more.
All proceeds go to the Elks Youth Activities Fund, which provides scholarships to area high school students and supports the State Elks Youth Camp on Pelican Lake.
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