NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.
JAN. 7: A nature photography workshop will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Ed Belinski will help you discover the digital differences that produce better photographs. Bring your digital camera, lenses, and a tripod. Call (706) 828-2109 to register.
Georgia's Hunter Education Class will be held at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon from 6-10 p.m. The class is free. Pre-registration is recommended at www.georgiawildlife.com.
JAN. 14: A Concealed Weapon Permit class will be held at 8 a.m. at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club. Instruction and firing range qualification are included. The student will have a completed South Carolina State application in-hand at the end of the session. To attend, contact Robert Brewer, (803) 649-9972.
JAN. 15: A Women's Pistol Shoot will be held at Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club in Windsor, S.C., beginning at 2 p.m. All women 16 and older are welcome. Courses include beginning instruction and recreational target shooting. For information and to register call Peggy Crockett, (803) 649-0878, or e-mail to carolinaK80@aol.com.
JAN. 21: A waterfowl walk will be held at 9 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Enjoy a walking/driving field trip through constructed wetlands in search of wintering waterfowl. Delight in sightings of Green and Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser and more. Call (706) 828-2109 to register.
JAN. 29: An archery tournament will be held at Fort Gordon's shooting range 14. Call (706) 791-5078 for more details.
FEB. 11: Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club will co-sponsor a benefit clays shoot for Eastern Seals in co-operation with ESA Service Sorority. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. For information and to register, call Peggy Crockett at (803) 649-0878, or e-mail to carolinaK80@aol.com.
FEB. 12: A Women's Pistol Shoot will be held at Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club in Windsor, S.C., beginning at 2 p.m. All women 16 and older are welcome. Courses include beginning instruction and recreational target shooting. For information, call Peggy Crockett, (803) 649-0878, or e-mail to carolinaK80@aol.com.
FEB. 26: A bass tournament will be held at Fort Gordon's Butler reservoir from daylight to noon. Call (706) 791-5078 for more details.
April 23: Georgia's inaugural Youth Birding Competition will be held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. For details, call Tim Keyes at (478) 994-1438 or e-mail to Tim_Keyes@dnr.state.ga.us or visit www.georgiawildlife.com, and click "Nongame Animals & Plants."
- 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; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to (706) 868-9824.