The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's 19th annual Kids' Fishing Derby is scheduled Saturday at the Leech Lake Dam and Recreation area, 1217 Federal Dam Drive NE, Federal Dam.
The event is free and open to anyone 16 and younger. Registration and the casting contest will begin at 11 a.m. and the fishing derby is from noon to 1 p.m.
Participants in three age groups will compete for prizes: 5 years and younger, 6-11 and 12-16. Contestants will fish from shore below the Leech Lake Dam. Each participant will receive a prize.
For more information, contact the park office at (218) 654-3145.
Wild Acres to offer class
Wild Acres Sporting Clays and Hunting Club near Pequot Lakes is offering a certification class for individuals wishing to obtain a Minnesota permit to carry a handgun from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wild Acres.
The course meets certification standards for Minnesota on carry and conceal. It includes three hours of classroom instruction, with outdoor shooting qualifications to follow.
A fee of $125 along with a sign-up registration form must be sent to Wild Acres by Friday.
For an application or more information, e-mail Mary@wildacresmn.com or call (218) 568-5024 or (218) 820-9255.
LeBlanc perfect in sporting clays
Joe LeBlanc led the way in the Brainerd Lakes Chamber's second annual Sporting Clays Summer Fling, held recently at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls.
LeBlanc shot a perfect 50. Jamie Magnus was second at 48 and Bob Marquardt and Jeff Fitch tied for third at 47.
Gander Mountain (David Grell, Marquardt, James Tousignant and Magnus) won the team event with a 174 total and Mid-State Refrigeration (Fitch, Scott Snyder, Ricky Besmehn and Harry Brodmarkle) won the Flurry team event, totaling 27 of 30 targets.
June sporting clays results
Kent Eveland was the top gun for June in the Wild Acres Sporting Clays League. Eveland hit 90 of 100 targets.
Barry Frieler and Rich Harris tied for second-gun honors at 86 and Backus Corner Store was the top team with 415 of 500 targets.
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