UND offering five bow tags on Forest River site

UND is taking applications from bow hunters interested in one of five archery deer permits available again this fall on 160 acres of land the university owns along the Forest River northwest of Inkster, N.D.

Ike Schlosser of the UND biology department said the university partners with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to manage the site as the Forest River Biology Station and Wildlife Management Area. UND has owned the site since the 1960s and has used it for various classes and research projects.

Last year marked the first time UND had opened the area to archery hunting, and about 25 hunters applied for the five available permits, Schlosser said.

The deadline to apply for the UND archery license is June 16, Schlosser said. North Dakota’s archery deer season opens at noon Aug. 29 and closes Jan. 4.

To apply, prospective hunters should send a letter to Isaac Schlosser, Department of Biology, Deer Permit, Starcher Hall, 10 Cornell St.-Stop 9109, Grand Forks ND 58202-9019.

Successful applicants also will have to purchase a regular archery license from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

GF indoor archery, small-bore rifle leagues set to begin

You know it’s winter when area archery and rifle clubs start gearing up for their respective shooting leagues.

It all starts Jan. 3, when the Red River Archers hosts a swap meet and chili feed at 7 p.m. in their indoor range at 2100 N. 42nd St. The next day, the Forks Rifle Club launches its winter indoor small-bore handgun league at the indoor range west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap for the Grand Forks archery and rifle clubs.

Archery

Jan. 3: Red River Archers open house, swap meet and chili feed, 7 p.m., Red River Archers indoor range, 2100 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: John Brewinski, (701) 746-8602.

Jan. 8: Red River Archers’ 3-D League begins, Red River Archers indoor range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: Paul Hahn, (701) 741-8279.

Jan. 10: Red River Archers’ 300 League begins, Red River Archers indoor range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: John Brewinski (701) 746-8602.

Shooting

Jan. 4: Forks Rifle Club winter indoor small-bore handgun league begins, indoor range, 2051 12th Ave. NE (8½ miles west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6). League will run for 10 weeks, with relays at 2, 3, 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays. Handguns limited to .22 long rifle caliber. Info/squadding: Tom Reiten, (701) 775-0008.

Jan. 6-7: Forks Rifle Club winter indoor light rifle league, indoor range, 2051 12th Ave. NE (8½ miles west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6). League will run for 10 weeks. Relays run from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Rifles limited to .22 long rifle caliber. Info: Tim Coons, (701) 599-2565.

Jan. 9: Four-position smallbore rifle league begins, indoor range, 2051 12th Ave. NE (8½ miles west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6). League will run for 10 weeks, with relays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Rifles limited to .22 long rifle caliber. Info: Dennis Coulter, (701) 746-6959.

Jan. 12: NRA Light Rifle Sectional, Forks Rifle Club indoor range, 2051 12th Ave. NE (8½ miles west of Merrifield, N.D., on Grand Forks County Road 6). NRA light rifle rules apply, and relays start at 8 a.m. Info/squadding, Dennis Coulter, (701) 746-6959.