Originally created 09/11/05

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, airs at 1:30 p.m. on UPN. Another local outdoor program, Fishing with Ralph Barbee airs at 2 p.m., also on UPN.

TODAY: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold a two-gun rifle and pistol shoot. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. Bring a friend and plenty of ammo. Cost $4 for members $12 nonmembers. Call Steve Meldrum at the club for details.

TODAY-MONDAY: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold its Club Skeet League competition with 100 targets in any of the four gauges or doubles. Shooting starts at 2 p.m. Call Steve Meldrum at the club for more details.

TUESDAY: A three-day series of fly fishing classes will begin at 7 p.m. at Rivers & Glen Trading Co., at Surrey Center. Cost is $150. Call (706) 738-4536 for details.

SATURDAY: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will participate in the Fall Migration Bird Count held across North America. Volunteers will meet at Silver Bluff stork ponds at 7:30 a.m. Call (803) 471-0291 for details.

SEPT. 19: A three-day Fly Tying class will begin at 7 p.m. at Rivers & Glen Trading Co., at Surrey Center. Cost is $75. Call (706) 738-4536 for details.

SEPT. 20: The Sierra Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Walton Way Extension. Following an ice cream social, Dr. Ed Cashin will present a program, "What Bartram didn't write in his Journal," a commentary on William Bartram's travels and the upcoming Bartram Trail Conference annual meeting in Augusta on Oct. 21-23. The public is invited.

SEPT. 23-24: An archery-only hunt will be held at Bussey Point Wildlife Area at Thurmond Lake. Bag limit is two deer per hunter, one doe and one quality buck (four or more points on one side). Call 1-800-533-3478 for more details.

SEPT. 24: The Sierra Club will sponsor a trip to Heggie's Rock at 1:30 p.m. Botanist Judy Gordon will lead a two-mile hike to the famous granite outcrop owned by The Nature Conservancy. Limited to 15. Call 650-8314 to reserve a place.

SEPT. 24: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will hold a birding trip to Mistletoe State Park. Meet at the office area just inside the gate at 9 a.m. to observe warblers, tanagers, and other migrants, along with arriving winter birds. Call (706) 793-2788 for more details.

SEPT. 25: The 35th Military Police Detachment will sponsor a bass tournament at Butler Reservoir beginning at 7 a.m. Fort Gordon fishing permit requirements are waived for tourney only. Entry fee is $20. Proceeds will support the group's MP Ball in October. Call 791-5033 for more details.

SEPT. 25: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold a PPC pistol shoot open to everyone with a center fire pistol. Cost is $4 for club members or $12 for nonmembers. Call Steve Meldrum at the club for details.

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; e-mail to rob.pavey@ augustachronicle.com; or fax to (706) 868-9824.



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