North Country Icebreaker
Jan 27 - Jan 29
Starting at 3pm
McQuoid's Inn
Isle, MN









89 Attending

North Country Icebreaker

**Online Ticket Sales have closed for this event. Tickets may be purchased at McQuoid's Inn starting Friday, January 27th at 3PM until Saturday, January 28th at 12PM**

Bundle up and join Minnesota BHA and CEO Land Tawney for our first regional North Country Icebreaker!

Break out the long johns and join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers at McQuoid's Inn on Mille Lacs Lake in Isle, MN.  We are packing this weekend with outdoor activities for the whole family. There will be ice fishing and spearfishing demos, wild game cooking and winter camping seminars, snowshoeing, ice fishing, on-ice games and the return of our ever-popular Wild Game Cookoff, and more to come! No where else in the country will you find a celebration this big of public lands and waters on BOTH at the same time!!

Your ticket purchase includes Dinner for Saturday Night, one drink ticket, and a BHA Swag bag! We will also have raffles and giveaways from River Brothers Outfitters, Hjelle-Arc SpearsVortex Optics, Columbia, YETI, OnX HuntG&H Decoys, XOP Treestands and more to come! This will be a family friendly event sure to be full of laughs and adventures for all.

Lodging is available through McQuoid's for BHA members. Lodging costs are in addition to ticket cost. To book accommodations, call McQuoid's Inn at (800) 862-3535 and reserve under the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers name. Lodging will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so help us out and book early!

Lodging Options include: 

  • Hotel Rooms
  • Condos (Community or Private options available)
  • Ice Houses (Community or Private options available)
  • Bring your Own Ice House


With questions, vendor inquiries, or to compete in the Wild Game Cookoff, please contact Aaron Hebeisen at [email protected] or at 320-266-0546. 


Check-in will open at 3PM Friday, January 27th. Ticket holders can arrive any time after for this event.


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Icebreaker Event Schedule
Friday, Jan. 27
3:00PM-7:00PM: Check-in (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
5:00PM-6:00PM: Welcome Pint Night & Meat Raffle (Da' Boathouse Restaurant)
6:00PM-8:00PM- Music by Travis Peterson (Da' Boathouse Restaurant)
9:00PM: Bonfire
Saturday, Jan 28
**Open Fishing with other BHA members all day. 
9:00AM: Half & Half- Artemis Sportswomen Coffee Chat w/ Artemis Ambassador Ellen Candler (McQuoid's Inn Cedar Room)
10:00AM: Ice Fishing Demo w/ Clam Outdoors (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
11:00AM: Spearfishing Demo w/ Scott & Loren Hjelle, Owner and Founder of Hjelle-Arc Spears (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
12:00PM: Wild Game Cooking Seminar w/ Jamie Carlson (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
1:00PM-3:00PM- Lure Painting (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
1:00PM-5:00PM- Vendor/Partner Expo (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall/ Boat Access Bay)
1:00PM-5:00PM- Demos, Fishing, Games on the Lake (Boat Access Bay)
1:00PM-5:00PM- Snowshoeing (Redemption Hill)
2:00PM- Firemaking w/ Timo Rova (Redemption Hill)
3:00PM- 4 Seasons of Wilderness Camping (Redemption Hill)
5:00PM- 6:00PM- Wild Game Cookoff (McQuoid's Inn/ own location)
6:00PM- Cookoff Judging (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
7:00PM- Dinner (McQuoids Inn Banquet Hall)
8:00PM- Raffle Drawing (McQuoid's Inn Banquet Hall)
9:00PM- Bonfire 
Sunday, Jan. 29
8:00AM- 11:00AM- Checkout
** Schedule subject to change


January 27, 2023 at 3:00pm - January 29, 2023
McQuoid's Inn
1325 Highway 47 N
Isle, MN 56342
United States
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Aaron Hebeisen ·
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