NOV. 16-17: A muzzleloader primitive weapons deer hunt will be held at Bussey Point wildlife management area at Thurmond Lake. The 2,545-acre peninsula will be accessible to hunters by check in at the entrance gate. The hunts will begin one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sundown. The bag limit is two does and one quality buck each day of each hunt. Quality bucks are those with racks having four points or better on at least one side, or a 15-inch or greater outside spread. For more information, call Ken Boyd at the J. Strom Thurmond Office at (800) 533-3478, ext. 1159 or (864) 333-1159.
NOV. 2: A free program on Native Americans of the Savannah River Valley will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Augusta Museum of History. The event, part of a broader celebration of Native American History Month, includes a talk by University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter, who has worked on many Indian sites in Georgia and South Carolina. For more information, call Clay Burckhalter at (706) 828-2109 or e-mail Burckhalter@naturalsciencesacademy.org.
NOV. 10-11: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta will help celebrate Native American Observance Month in November by playing host to the Oka’Chaffa Indian Festival, with American Indian drumming and dancing, arts and crafts, clothing, skills demonstrations, a “living village” with tepees and dwellings, hide tanning, flint napping, fire building and archery and blowgun demonstrations. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11. The 1,100-acre park, at 1858 Lock & Dam Road, is operated by the Southeastern Academy of Natural Sciences Academy.