Originally created 08/21/05

Outdoors calendar



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

TODAY: Outdoor Destinations with Craig Johnson, a local outdoor program, airs at 1:30 p.m. on UPN channels. Another local outdoor show, Fishing with Ralph Barbee, airs at 2 p.m., also on UPN.

TODAY: The Georgia Wildlife Federation will hold its annual Perry Buckarama at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., with wildlife and conservation exhibits. Record whitetails will be on display, and seminars are scheduled. The site is off I-75 at Exit 135. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and kids 6-12, with free admission for kids under 6. Call (770) 787-7887 for more details.

TODAY: Pinetucky Sports Complex will hold a two-day Club Skeet League event with 100 targets in any of the four gauges. Shooting begins at 2 p.m. each day. Call 592-4230 for details.

THURSDAY: The Ridge Branch, S.C., chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its first banquet at 6 p.m. at Ridge Spring Civic Center, 900 W. Main St., Ridge Spring, S.C., with exhibits, door prizes and deer management information. Call (803) 275-4144 for details.

AUG. 28: A PPC Pistol Shoot for center-fire handguns will be held at Pinetucky Sporting complex. The public is welcome. Cost is $4 for members, $12 for non-members. Call 592-4230 for more details.

SEPT. 1: The Augusta Chapter of Quail Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser at Augusta Country Club. For information on attending and joining Quail Unlimited, contact Bob Grahl at (706) 650-3085.

SEPT. 6: Augusta Bass Club will meet at 7 p.m. at El Valle Mexican restaurant at the Kmart shopping center on Washington Road. New members are being sought and everyone is welcome. Call (706) 533-7329 for more details.

Sept. 10: A Fall Migration Bird Walk will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park at 8 a.m. with experienced birders as guides. Species to be seen include neo-tropical migrants and waterfowl. Call 828-2109 for more details.

Oct. 1-2: The Columbia County Bicycle Tour will be held with 10, 20, 45 and 65-mile loops on Saturday and other routes on Sunday. Register at www.active.com or call (706) 836-8821. The event is sponsored by the West Augusta Rotary Club.

- The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. 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.