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TAVF EVENT: Minnesota

A Day of Giving Back


"Fred Knudsen" Lake Mille Lacs, MN


Take A Vet Fishing | MINNESOTA

"Fred Knudsen" Lake Mille Lacs, MN

August 18 th


Event Schedule




Fishing Time


Veterans Honor Ceremony


Flag Presentation and the National Anthem




Veteran Recognition Tribute




Welcome to the "Fred Knudsen" 2019 Mille Lacs Take a Vet Fishing Event!

MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE is needed for all participants. You must provide your own fishing license.

Boats can launch anywhere on the Lake. If you decide to launch elsewhere, you still need to check-in with the TAVF reps to confirm you are safely on the water and you have your Veteran(s) with you. The Hunters Point Launch will be open for our event at no charge.

Boat Captains are responsible for providing your own live bait. The closest place to purchase bait is Malmo to the north or Isle to the south(both are about 8 miles from Hunters Point).

Hunters Point has a restaurant that will be open at 6:00am for all who would like to purchase breakfast and/or coffee before heading out on the lake.

What makes this event unique from the rest of our events is that Hunters Point donates a 52-foot launch boat which makes for a very comfortable ride, it even has a bathroom available! Aboard the launch will be complimentray bait and bottled water.

***If you would like to be on this large launch boat, please select Jon Knudsen as your Guide when you sign yourself up as a participating Veteran. Towards the end of the Veteran Application, it will ask you to chose your desired Guide. Jon Knudsen will be the one operating the launch boat during our event.


Registration/Check-In starts at 6:00am for both Veterans and Guides at Hunters Point

Nitti's Hunters Point

5436 479th St.

Isle, MN.  56342

Fishing Time is 7:00 – 11:00am. Please be off the water by 11:30am

Veterans Honor Ceremony will start at 12:00 noon at Hunters Point. All families of participating military personnel are welcome to join. Each guest must be registered through the Take a Vet Fishing website at takeavetfishing.org.

Flag Presentation and the National Anthem will begin at 12:30pm honoring all of our active and retired US Military Veterans. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:45pm.

Veteran Recognition Tribute will immediately follow lunch at 1:30pm. Each Veteran who participates in the event will be recognized with gifts


If you or a family member would like to volunteer your time and/or talents to help with this great event, please click on "VOLUNTEER Sign-Up"


The Hotel stay is available for all Veterans who are traveling over 60 miles in order to attend this event. This hotel stay will be for Saturday night(the night before the event). Please keep in mind that you will need to checkout from the hotel prior to fishing. Our event does not conclude until 3pm, by this time, the hotel would need your items completely out of the rooms.

All hotel rooms must be requested by July 25, 2019. If you do not request a room by this date, Take a Vet Fishing will not be able to cover your room. We will release our block of rooms back to the hotel by July 25th.

Grand Casino Mille Lacs 

777 Grand Avenue

Onamia, MN 56359



***NOTE: TAVF will pay for your hotel room only if you are over 60 miles away from the event.