Originally created 02/29/04

Outdoors calendar



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

Monday: Savannah River Sail & Power Squadron will hold one of four total sessions of its "Boat Smart" education class from 7 to 9 p.m. at West Marine, 592 Bobby Jones Expressway. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Materials fee is $25. Call (706) 724-6987 for details.

Thursday: North Augusta's chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Super Fund banquet at 6 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center. Tickets are $45 per person, $75 per couple, and include beverages, dinner and auctions. Call (803) 278-7217 for details.

Saturday: "A Taste of Something Wild" will be held by the Augusta West Rotary Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Julian Smith barbecue pit with music and wild game and fish dishes prepared by local chefs. Tickets are $30. Call Dallas Simon, 737-6535. Proceeds benefit Augusta Alzheimer's.

Saturday: The Savannah River Rifle & Pistol Club will hold its monthly smallbore rifle and silhouette 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.

Saturday: Quality Deer Management Association's spring banquet and auction will be held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. Call 1-800-209-3337 or visit QDMA's website www.qdma.co for more details.

Thursday-Saturday: 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.

Tuesday, March 9: The CSRA Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual banquet and membership drive at 6 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, with dinner, raffles and open bar. Tickets with membership are $50 per person or $75 a couple. For reservations, call (706) 650-3005.

Sat., March 13 Ducks Unlimited will holds its annual Kids Fling from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bowden's Pond near Harlem, Ga. The event includes live reptile demonstrations, eagles and birds of prey, hay rides, duck box building, prizes and food. Admission is $10 and includes a one-year Green Wings membership and a t-shirt. Call 706-736-4123 for directions.

Fri. March 19 Applications are due for a primitive weapons hunt for turkey April 2-3 at Bussey Point Management Area. Hunts are limited to 10 hunters per day, chosen at random. Applications are due by March 19. Call 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1159 for details.

Fri. and Sat. April 2-3 A primitive weapons hunt for turkey will be held at the Corps of Engineers Bussey Point Management Area. Hunts are limited to 10 hunters per day, chosen at random. Applications are due by March 19. Call 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1159 for details.

Wed. and Thurs., April 21-22: A symposium on Wild Pig Control will be held at the Ramada Plaza in Augusta for wildlife managers, landowners and sportsmen. Contact the USDA Forest Service, 803-725-1034 for 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