Outdoors calendar

Thursday First day of spring.

March 28 Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Party, Grand Hotel, Minot, 6 p.m., 721-1227.

March 29-30 Gun and Knife Show, N.D. State Fair Center.

April 12 Spring turkey season opens.

April 12 Nature Fest Workshop, Audubon NWR, pre-register at 442-5457, ex. 110.

April 12-13 NSTRA Chukar Trial, Savage, MT, 406-798-3866.

May 1 Lake Darling opens for boat fishing.

May 3-4 NSTRA Dog Trial, Ellendale, 605-848-7049.

May 10-11 NSTRA Bird Dog Open, Dickinson, 690-6671.

May 17 Bis-Man Reel & Rec Spring Walleye Derby, Sugar Loaf Bottoms.

June 18 Duck Nest Island Adventures, Audubon NWR, pre-register at 442-5474, ex. 110.

June 25 Wildflower Walk, Audubon NWR, pre-register at 442-5474, ex. 110.

July 9 Kayaking Adventures, Audubon NWR, pre-register at 442-5474, ex. 110.

July 15-16 Archery Shooting, Audubon NWR, 442-5474, ex. 110.

July 17 Blue Goose Day, Audubon NWR, 442-5474, ex. 110.

July 18-19 Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby, Garrison.

July 23 Kayaking Adventures, Audubon NWR, pre-register at 442-5474, ex. 110.

July 25-26 Dakota Walleye Classic, Beulah.

Aug. 29 Deer bow, mountain lion season open (tentative).

Sept. 1 Dove season opens.

Sept. 13 Upland game season opens (tentative).

Sept. 16 Fur Harvest Education Program, Audubon NWR, 442-5474, ex. 110.

Sept. 18 Fur Harvest Education Program, Audubon NWR, 442-5474, ex. 110.

Sept. 19 Youth deer season opens (tentative).

Sept. 20 Youth waterfowl season opens (tentative).

Sept. 20 Fur Harvest Education Program, Audubon NWR, 442-5474, ex. 110.

Sept. 27 Early resident waterfowl season opens (tentative).

Sept. 30 Lake Darling closes to boat fishing.

Oct. 4 Waterfowl, youth pheasant season opens (tentative).