The Bakken Classic Fishing Derby is a charity tournament that benefits wildlife and conservation projects in North Dakota. In its five years of operation, the derby has raised more than $50,000 for projects. Funds have been used to help the Mule Deer Foundation, Pheasants Forever, the Fingal Wildlife Club, and the Planting for the Future Tree Habitat Program, among others.
The 7th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Four Bears Casino Marina. Teams consist of 3 people per boat for $300. The Derby is limited to 90 teams. Contact Tessa Sandstrom at 701-223-6380 for more information.