Originally created 09/17/00

Outdoors calendar



NOTE:

All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Sept. 18:

Outdoor and environmental issues will be discussed at the annual "homecoming meeting" of the Sierra Club's Savannah River Group meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way. The public is welcome. Call 863-2324 for details.

Sept. 19:

The Sierra Club's Savannah River Group will hold a covered-dish supper during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way. The program will include a slide show of outdoor activities. Call 863-2324 for more information.

Sept. 21:

A reception and lecture promoting an exhibit of hunting and fishing art will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art. Robert B. Mayo, owner of the collection, will lecture at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members and $3 for non-members students. Call 724-7501 for information.

Sept. 23:

An Open Team Striper Tournament benefiting the South Carolina Wildlife Federation will begin at safe light and continue until 5 p.m. at the Dorn Boat Landing in McCormick County, S.C. Entry fee is $80 per boat, with optional $20 big-fish pot. Call Ed Lepley at 860-0812 or Richard Smith at 860-3789 for information.

Sept. 23:

The first annual MCG Toy Store Open team Fishing Tournament will be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Little River Marina. Proceeds will benefit the Toy Store at MCG Children's Center. Pre-registration will be held Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at American Sportsman on Washington Road. Entry fee is $50. Call 722-8326 for information.

September 29-30:

An archery only deer hunt will be held at Bussey Point WMA along Thurmond Lake. Limit is one deer, doe or quality buck (four or more points on one side). Contact the Army Corps of Engineers for more information at 800-533-3478.

Sept. 30:

The March of Dimes Defects Foundation Bass Tournament will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Gordon Recreation Area at Thurmond Lake. The two-person boat tournament has a $60 per boat fee and an optional $10 big-bass award. Contact the March of Dimes at 733-8438 for more information.

Oct. 5-8:

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club will conduct an endurance horseback ride at Leitner Lake. For more information, call Fred Perry at 791-5078 or 833-2834 (cell phone).

Oct. 14-15:

Georgia Waterfowl Association, an Augusta-based conservation group, will hold the Georgia Waterfowl Expo at the Wolf Creek Gun Club in Atlanta. The event includes air rifle tournaments for youth, retriever workshops, waterfowl management classes and other events. Call 800-673-6831 for information.

To submit an item for the Outdoors Calendar, send to: Robert Pavey, The Augusta Chronicle, Columbia County Office, 4143 Columbia Road, Suite B, Martinez, Ga., 30907; or fax to (706) 868-9824.