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Outdoor Skills

Currently Scheduled Outdoor Skills Courses

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Beekeeping Basics

Hobby beekeeping is growing as people realize how rewarding it can be to collaborate with the…
Fri, Aug 30th, 2024
9am-3pm
Instructor: Mark Ditmanson
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Chainsaws: Safety, Maintenance, and Tree Felling

A chainsaw is a powerful and efficient tool that requires a specific set of skills and experience to…
Fri, Nov 1st, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2024
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
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Crafting the Traditional Longbow & Arrow Making

This course takes students through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow,…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2024  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Rick Yonker
Wed, Jul 17th, 2024  –  Fri, Jul 19th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Rick Yonker
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Fall Fly Fishing Tactics for Brook Trout and Splake

Fly fishing for brook trout and splake is almost cult-like in the North Country. As the leaves turn…
Thu, Oct 10th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2024
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Days 2 and 3: 10am-4pm and 6:30pm-9pm; Day 4: 9am-1pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd
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Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time

This course is designed to provide both unique fly fishing adventures and in-depth training sessions…
Tue, Jun 25th, 2024  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2024
Day 1: 9am-5pm, Days 2-5: 10am-9pm, Day 6: 9am-4pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Fly Fishing Adventure

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The crowds have thinned, and the…
Mon, Sep 23rd, 2024  –  Thu, Sep 26th, 2024
Day 1: noon-6pm; Days 2-3: 7am-4pm; Day 4: 7am-3pm (we may adjust times to react to fishing/weather conditions)
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

  The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities.…
Sun, Jun 16th, 2024  –  Wed, Jun 19th, 2024
Day 1: noon-6pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Follow tracks and take advantage of snow-covered roads, sidewalks, and trails by crafting a…
Fri, Dec 13th, 2024  –  Sun, Dec 15th, 2024
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich