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Midwest Waterfowl Fest to be held Aug. 13-14 at Scheels

The region's largest waterfowl festival is coming up just in time for North Dakota's early goose hunting season.

The Midwest Waterfowl Fest will be held Aug. 13-14 at the Fargo Scheels located at 1551 45th St. S. Hours for the festival are 3-8:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (though hours and program are subject to change).

The free family event features a seminar by Scott Threinen, a two-time World Goose Calling Champion and producer of the "Bad Grammer" line of instructional CDs and DVDs.

Other features at the festival include a youth education seminar on waterfowl, youth duck and goose calling contests, adult open duck and goose calling contest, and the North Dakota State Duck Calling Championships, which is a national qualifying event.

There also will be dog competitions, including Super Air, Super Launch and Vertical Leap competitions.

Food will be available along with a wild game cook-off. Registration forms for any of the events can be picked up at Scheels, or downloaded from

The Midwest Waterfowl Fest is hosted by the Fargo Park District and Scheels. For additional information, call 701-241-1353, or visit the Fargo Park District website previously listed.