Lake of the Woods, MN

2017 AGLOW Annual Conference

Lake of the Woods, Minnesota
September 25 – 28, 2017

Sportsman’s LodgesBaudette, Minnesota


The 61st meeting of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers will take place at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota next year. Conference dates are September 25-28, 2017. The Sportsman’s Lodge, located on the banks of the scenic Rainy River, will be the host facility for the event.

The year was 2008 and Darrell Taylor was President when the AGLOW conference was last held in Lake of the Woods. It must have been a great one because it set the standard for every conference since. A few things that are in works include more days in the field during the conference dates. The facility is literally right on the water. About 20 steps out of the doors of the Sportsman’s Lodge puts you stepping onto one of the charter boats moored there. No long bus ride or Map Quest directions needed.

The dates of September 25-28 have provided numerous opportunities afield in addition to fishing. Three species of grouse inhabit the woods and fields in the area and the season will be open. Waterfowl season will also be open. Duck and goose hunters will have less than a 5 minute boat ride to get to the closest blinds. Stay tuned for more details and block that week off on your calendar, you don’t want to miss this one! Get more information about Sportsman’s Lodges at their website SportsmansLodges.com!


The Sportsman’s Lodge has sold out of regular rooms for the upcoming annual conference. There are still a handful of cabins and villas available at Sportsman’s, but those are also going fast.

For a villa or cabin call Sportsman’s Lodge at 800-862-8602.

Following is a list of overflow lodges willing to provide rooms at or below Sportsman’s special AGLOW rate. They are in order of proximity to Sportsman’s, closest to furthest:

Ballard’s Resort (Right next door)  https://ballardsresort.com   (218) 634-1849

River Bend’s Resort (less than ½ mile) http://riverbendsresorts.com   (218) 634-3084

Lakeroad Lodge (less than ½ mile)  http://www.lakeroadlodge.com (218) 634-2336

Adrian’s Resort (1/2 Mile) http://www.adriansresort.net   (218) 634-1985

Border View Lodge (.7 of a mile)  http://www.borderviewlodge.com  (218) 634-1631

Wildwood Inn Bed and Breakfast (.7 of a mile)  http://wildwoodinnbb.com (218) 634-1356

Wheeler’s Point Resort (.8 of a mile) http://www.wheelerspoint.com (218) 634-2629

Slim’s Resort (.9 of a mile) http://slimsresort.com (800) 243-2412


We unveiled our new shooting day format in Chautauqua at the 2016 Conference, and it was such a huge success we are planning to repeat it. The “AGLOW Hunting & Shooting Sports Breakout/Shooting Day” is unlike the “shooting afternoon” of the past. This new day-long event comes with a breakout style set up, captive media audience, plus other great new features. All hunting and shooting corporate participants are being offered the opportunity to set up their product displays at the range, in addition to hosting shooting demonstrations.

We are continually updating the Conference Agenda so please check back often.
Click below for the current conference agenda…

2017 AGLOW Conference Schedule

Contained within the resort are numerous restaurants, banquet halls and meeting spaces. Located along the banks of the historic Rainy River where it flows into the basin of Lake of the Woods, Sportsman Lodges has pleny of amenities as well as first class accommodations in their brand new villas.

Here are a few photos of the venue.


2017 AGLOW Annual Conference
Lake of the Woods, Minnesota

September 25 – 28, 2017


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