Originally created 11/30/03

Outdoors calendar



OUTDOORS CALENDAR

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

Fri., Dec. 5: Today is the deadline to apply for a special firearms deer hunt at Bussey Point Wilderness Area in Lincoln County, t be held by drawing Dec. 19-20. Call 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1159 for details.

Sat., Dec. 6: The Savannah River Rifle & Pistol Club will hold its monthly match beginning with sight-in at 11 a.m. at its range near New Holland, S.C. For details call 803-642-6380 or go to www.srrpclub.com.

Sat., Dec. 6: Swamp Saturday will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park at 9:30 a.m. The two-mile walk includes wetlands, swamps and picturesque trails. Free. Call 828-2109 for details.

Thurs., Dec. 11: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. Margie Hobbins and Bill Barnes will bring an array of parrots and exotic birds, and a potluck hors d'oeuvres will be served. Visitors are welcome.

Monday, Dec. 15: CSRA Flyfishing Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, 4275 Owens Road. David Foster, editor inchief of Gray's Sporting Journal, will be the speaker. Public is welcome. Email norseman46@aol.com for details.

Sat., Jan. 3: The Savannah River Rifle & Pistol Club will hold its monthly match beginning with sight-in at 11 a.m. at its range near New Holland, S.C. For details call 803-642-6380 or go to www.srrpclub.com.

March 4-6, 2004: The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Quail Unlimited's 17th annual Wild Quail Management Seminar will be held at Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County, S.C. Cost is $75. Call 803-734-4306 for registration details.

The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. The shooting range (14) is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays for military ID card holders. More information: Fred Perry at 791-5078.

To Submit an item for the Outdoors Calendar, send to: Outdoors Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, Columbia County Office, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, Ga., 30809; or fax to (706) 868-9824