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TUESDAY: Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Mistletoe State Park at Thurmond Lake to discuss planned changes in the reciprocal licensing and fishing regulations agreement between Georgia and South Carolina, which will expire in July. Proposed changes, such as creel limit or size restrictions, might affect several species, including trout, striped bass, hybrid bass, white bass, crappie and redbreast. Specific proposed changes can be viewed by going to www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations and selecting “Proposed Regulation Changes.”

FRIDAY-MAY 27: Appling Archers will play host to its 2012 Bow Hunters Festival at its pavilion and meeting site near Appling, with competitive archery, family dining and camping events, entertainment and fellowship. For more information, contact Charles Newsome at (706) 836-1513, or visit www.applingarchers.com.

SATURDAY-MAY 28: A Memorial Day Weekend paddle trip down the lower Savannah River will be offered by Savannah Riverkeeper. The group will depart at 8 a.m. Saturday from the Burton’s Ferry Landing on U.S. Hwy. 301 in Screven County and arrive at Ebenezer Landing near Rinson, Ga., the afternoon of May 28. Activities include exploring oxbows, searching for gators and birds and camping. A motorized boat will be transport everyone’s gear. The cost is $225 per person or $600 for a family of 4, which includes all meals and transportation from the endpoint back to the starting location. For more information, contact Jennfer Gut at (706) 826-8991 or e-mail jgut@savannahriverkeeper.org.

SATURDAY: An NRA personal protection in the home class will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cedar Creek Golf Club member’s room. The class is presented by Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club. Cost is $120 and students must have taken a basic pistol class or hold a current concealed weapon permit. For more information, contact Ed Majzlik at edmajzlik@gmail.com or call (803) 641-1742.

SATURDAY: Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold a field trip to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park from 8 a.m. to noon to look for late migrants on the trails. Anne Waters and Lois Stacey are group leaders. Visit augustaaikenaudubon.org/ for more information.

JUNE 2: Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold a field trip beginning at 8 p.m. to visit Aiken County frogging sites. Meet at the H.O. Weeks Center on Whiskey Road in Aiken. The three hour trip is to listen for (and not necessarily see) 10 frog species. Visit augustaaikenaudubon.org/ for more information.

JUNE 16: Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold a Wings and Things Field Trip at Aiken State Park. Meet at park entrance at 8 a.m. There is a $2 charge to get into the park. The group will look for birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Visit augustaaikenaudubon.org/ for more information.

JUNE 30: Augusta-Aiken Audubon will hold a Wings and Things Field Trip at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet in the parking area. The group will look for birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Visit http://augustaaikenaudubon.org/ for more information.


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