Minnesota State Rendezvous
Aug 23 - Aug 25
Starting at 5pm
Old Wadena Campground
Staples, MN









31 Attending

Minnesota State Rendezvous

Time to set up camp, light a fire, and celebrate! Please join the Minnesota Chapter of BHA for our 7th Annual State Rendezvous! This is the biggest public lands party we have all year and we want you there! It is a chance to connect with chapter members from around the state, learn new skills, and raise a glass for public lands, waters and wildlife! It will be a weekend of activities for all ages, complete with fishing, hiking, foraging outings, informational seminars, wild game cookoff, and lots of prizes and raffles! We will have the campground and pavilion reserved for the weekend, so join us for the weekend or just the day. Families, pets, and nonmembers are all welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, 8/23

5:00-7:00 PM Registration/Set up Camp

7:00-9:00 PM Bonfire & Storytelling


Saturday, 8/24

7:00-10:30 AM- Open Fishing and Canoeing

8:00-9:00 AM- Hike-to-Hunt Group Hike

11:00 AM-12:00 PM- Seminar 1- Intro to Driftboat Fishing (Ryan Heesch, Flyfishing Guide)

12:00-1:00 PM- LUNCH (served by MN BHA volunteers)

1:00-2:00 PM- Seminar 2- Offal Wildlife Watching (Ellen Candler, BHA MN Board Member)

2:00-3:00- Seminar 3- Public Land Saddle Harness Hunting (Ernie Powers, Tether’d Harnesses)

3:00-4:30 PM- Q&A Discussion with MN Board

4:30-5:30 PM- Wild Game Cook-Off

5:30-6:00 PM- Cookoff Judging

6:00-8:00 PM- Trivia/ Raffles/Dinner provided by Lukas Leaf

8:00 PM- Raffle Drawing

8:30-?-  Bonfire

Bring your extra gear for a gear swap after lunch!


Sunday, 8/25

7:00 AM- 12:00 PM- Clean Up/ Pack up Camp


Prizes and Raffles from OnX Hunt, First Lite, YETI, Dryft Flyfishing, BOSS Shotshells, Vortex Optics, Primos, Sasquatch Fuel, MTN OPS, Public Land Tees, and more to come!

If interested in competing in the Cook Off or are able to Donate wild game for the dinner please email [email protected]



August 23, 2019 at 5:00pm - August 25, 2019
Old Wadena Campground
13491 Old Wadena Cir
Staples, MN 56479
United States
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