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Pre- and post-conference trips await

Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Fish for walleyes in the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Or view Canada’s wilderness from the air.
This year’s pre- and post-conference trips offer incredible adventures to inspire stories, videos and photographs. Here is a sampling of some of the opportunities for those attending OWAA’s annual conference in Duluth, Minnesota. For more trips and information, visit https://owaa.org/2017conference/pre-post-conference-trips/. OWAA members with confirmed outlets or on assignment will receive preference for all pre- and post-conference trips.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Outfitted Trip
Trip Dates: June 20-23 or June 27-30 (flexible)
Cost: Complementary guided trip. USFS permit fees apply.
Known as the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely, Minnesota, is an outdoor recreation paradise that beckons outdoor enthusiasts, artists and photographers. Ely outfitters will help you plan and guide you on a trip that meets your needs and interests.
Explore Lake Vermilion
Trip Dates: June 27-29
Cost: Complementary cabin and fishing/touring boat. Additional people, gratuities and Minnesota fishing licenses not included.
White Eagle Resort, Minnesota, is a boutique family destination with lakeside cabins and fishing and touring boats. Lake Vermilion is known for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is located near the Superior National Forest and is the southernmost lake in Minnesota with the exposed rock of the ancient Canadian Shield. Fish for walleyes, bass, muskies and panfish.
Walleye Madness on Lake of the Woods
Trip Dates: June 20-22
Cost: Complimentary lodging, fishing and meals. Transportation to Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, tips, licenses and alcohol not included.
Welcome to the “Walleye Capital of the World.” With more than 65,000 miles of shoreline, 14,552 islands and 1 million acres of water, Lake of the Woods is a world class fishing, hunting and outdoor destination. Fish for walleyes on a charter boat from the south shore of Rainy River Resort on Lake of the Woods. Fishing is typically jig or drifting with spinners and live bait.
Experiencing the Northwest Angle
Trip Dates: June 20-22
Cost: Complimentary lodging, fishing and meals. Transportation to Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, tips, licenses and alcohol on your own. Must have passport, passport card or enhanced driver’s license. (You’ll cross through Canada for this trip).
Explore the northernmost point of the lower 48 states. Fish the 14,552 islands and discover the beauty and culture of this incredible wilderness area.
Canadian Fly In Angling
Trip Dates: June 27–30
Costs: Complimentary except tips
Wilderness North will fly you low and slow over the world’s largest contiguous boreal forest in one of its turbo Otter or Beaver aircraft. You’ll leave out of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. You’ll leave the Lake Superior shoreline and within 90 minutes, arrive at your lodge. It is certainly all about the fish here, but there’s a lot more. Learn about our thousands of years of indigenous culture on the land, paddle a canoe and savor exceptional cuisine courtesy of hosts Alan and Krista Cheeseman. This four-day adventure begins and ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Lake Superior’s largest city and a scenic 3.5-hour drive northeast of Duluth. ♦

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