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JULY 28: A U.S. Practical Shooting Association pistol shoot will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Pinetucky Gun Club. Cost is $5 for members, $12 for non-members, plus USPSA fees. For more information, call (706) 592-4230 or visit www.Pinetucky.com.

AUG. 3: A U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s Licensing Course to guide fishing parties will be held in Augusta. Sea School Charleston will conduct the class (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. over two consecutive weekends. Cost of the course is $550. For more information and location details, call (888) 883-2278.

AUG. 4: Silver Bluff Audubon Center near Jackson, will play host to its annual “Storks and Corks” benefit from 6-9 p.m. with a variety of wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Visitors can observe visiting wood storks, along with other species including great egrets, little and great blue herons, ibis and others. Tickets are $40 per person and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (803) 471-0291.

AUG. 10: An outdoors expo focused on hunting, fishing, archery, shooting, taxidermy and off-road recreation will be held from 5-10 p.m. at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, featuring Jimmy Sites of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures. Door prizes include a four-passenger EZ-GO golf car, a Big Green Egg grill and a guided fishing trip from Sasser’s Guide Service. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students 8 to 15 years old and free for children 7 and younger. Visit www.AugustaOutdoorExpo.com for more details or to purchase tickets.


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