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









15 Attending

North Country Icebreaker

Bundle up and join Minnesota BHA, staff 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, 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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Rendezvous Event Schedule
Friday Jan. 27
3:00PM-7:00PM: Check-in
7:00PM-9:00PM: Meat Raffle @ Da' Boathouse Restaurant
9:00PM: Bonfire on the Ice
Saturday, Jan 28
Open Fishing with other BHA members all day. 
9:00AM: Half & Half- Artemis Sportswomen Coffee Chat w/ Artemis Ambassador Ellen Candler
10:00AM: Ice Fishing Demo
11:00AM: Spearfishing Demo with Scott Hjelle, Owner and Founder of Hjelle-Arc Spears
12:00PM-1:00PM: Wild Game Cooking w/ Jamie Carlson
1:00PM-5:00PM- Vendor Expo & Games on Ice (Complete Exhibitor List TBA)
1:00PM-5:00PM- Snowshoeing @ Redemption Hill
2:00PM-3:00PM- 4 Seasons of BWCA Travel 
5:00PM-6:00PM- Wild Game Cookoff
6:00PM-8:00PM Cookoff Judging followed by Dinner @ McQuoids Inn Banquet Hall
8:00PM Raffle Drawing
9:00PM- Bonfire on the Ice
Sunday, Jan. 30
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 ·

Will you come?

$200.00 Vendor Ticket
2 Individual Weekend Tickets, Booth Space at Vendor Expo
$100.00 Family Weekend Ticket
Entry to all Events, Saturday Dinner for whole family, 2 drink tickets, 2 BHA Swag Bags
$60.00 Individual Weekend Ticket
Entry to all events, Saturday Dinner, 1 Drink Ticket, and BHA Swag Bag
$30.00 Individual Volunteer Ticket
Entry to all events, 1 Saturday Dinner, 1 Drink Ticket, and BHA Swag Bag (Volunteers will be contacted to schedule time and duties, Approx. 4-Hour shift)