NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.
Applications: Applications now available for deer gun hunts on the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Route 1, Box 670, Round Oak, Ga. 31038. The four gun hunts (buck only Oct. 29-31, primitive weapons Nov. 5-7, either sex hunts Nov. 13-14 and 20-21) have a quota of 1,500 people. A $12.50 fee will be charged hunters selected. Archery hunt runs Sept. 19-Oct. 4. Either sex hunt for handicapped hunters is Oct. 16-17. For more information or to receive gun hunt applications, send a long (business) stamped, self-addressed envelope to the above address, or call the office at 1 (912) 986-5441.
Aug. 31: Application deadline for four managed deer hunts and two managed hog hunts on Cumberland Island National Seashore. Archery hunts Oct. 19-21 (Quota: 125 hunters 16 & over), primitive weapons/pistol hunts Nov. 16-18 (Quota: 100 hunters 16 & over), parent/child hunts Dec. 21-23 (Quota: 100 hunters 12-16), primitive weapons/pistol hunts Jan. 11-13 (Quota: 100 hunters 16 and over), hog hunt/modern weapons hunts Jan. 25-27, Feb. 8-10 (Quotas: 100 hunters 16 & over for each). For information and applications, write to Hunts, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, St. Marys, Ga. 31558, or phone 1 (912-882-2176 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 10: The Augusta chapter of Quail Unlimited will hold its annual fund-raising sportsman's banquet at the Augusta Country Club. Individual tickets cost $50, with spouse tickets at $30. The dinner ticket includes a year's membership in Quail Unlimited and a subscription to Quail Unlimited magazine. A sponsorship is $275 and includes the dinner and a number of incentives. For tickets and more information contact Dr. David Dickey at (706) 854-8400, or Bill Harris at (706) 854-0056.
Sept. 10: The North Augusta chapter of the South Carolina Waterfowl Association will hold its fund-raising banquet at the North Augusta Community Center on East Buena Vista Avenue. Social hour beings at 6 p.m., dinner (Lowcountry boil) starts at 7 and auction at 8. Price of tickets is $60 per couple, $40 per single, and includes a year's SCWA membership. For tickets or more information: Daren Baynham at 278-4265, or the SCWA office in Pinewood at 1 (803) 452-6001.
Sept. 15: The Savannah River Sierra Club is holding its annual pot luck dinner and social at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension, at 6:30 p.m. Memberships of Augusta area organizations sharing the Sierra Club concerns about local, state and national environmental issues are invited. More information: (706) 863-2324.
Sept. 16: Inaugural Waterfowl U.S.A. Phinizy Swamp Refuge Golf Tournament, The River Golf Club, North Augusta. Tournament proceeds will be used for construction of handicapped-accessible boardwalks and observation towers in the new Phinizy Swamp Nature Park near Augusta. Proceeds from sponsorships of greens, tees and fairways will be split 50-50 with Boy Scout troops Nos. 310 and 316. Entry deadline Sept. 14. For registration forms and more information: (706) 736-0066 (Fax: 706-595-5010).
Sept. 25-27: Registration now open for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at the FFA/FHA Camp in Covington, Ga. Wide array of outdoor skills taught. Registration fee $135 before Sept. 16, $150 after, includes lodging, meals and equipment. For a free brochure and other information, contact the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division at 1 (770) 784-3060.
Oct. 16-18: Paralyzed Veterans of America and the PVA National Bass Trail will present the fourth annual Southeastern Bass Tournament on Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill) Lake out of the Fort Gordon Recreation Area. The Southeastern PVA will play host to the event and can be contacted at (706) 796-6301 for more information.