Originally created 11/12/06

Outdoors calendar

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

TODAY: The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the dedication of a new bridge at the canal Headgates Area. Food, fun and other festivities are included in the event, which will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The inaugural opening of the restored locks will be held at 1:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Call (706) 823-0440 for more details.

TUESDAY: Rivers & Glen Trading Co. at Surrey Center will offer Session One of its freshwater flyfishing course from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with Session Two from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16; and Sessions Three and Four (including lunch) on Nov. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (706) 738-4536 for more details.

THURSDAY: A Defensive Pistol/Backup gun match will begin at 7 p.m. at Shooters Indoor Range. Call Shooters at (706) 860-7770 or see www.csrapistol.com for details.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: A muzzleloader hunt limited to 100 hunters will be held at the 2,545-acre Bussey Point wilderness area at Thurmond Lake. Limit is two does and one quality buck (15-inch spread or greater). Check in is required. Call (800) 533-3478, ext. 1159 for more details.

SATURDAY: A Bowling Pin shooting match will begin at 9 a.m. at Pinetucky Gun Club. Call Pinetucky at (706) 592-4230 for details.

NOV. 21: The Sierra Club's Savannah River chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension, Augusta. Dr. Judy Gordon will present a Power Point program on her summer visit to Scotland, "Ecological Adventures." The public is welcome. Call (706) 863-2324 for more details.

NOV. 25-DEC. 2: The National Striped Bass Association will host its National Striped bass Tournament from Columbia County's Wildwood Park at Thurmond Lake. E-mail Ed Lepley at fishinbarge@knology.net for details and more information. The public is welcome.

NOV 26: A Three Gun match at Pinetucky Gun Club starts at 8:30. Rifle, pistol, and shotgun stages are included. See www.csrapistol.com for details.

The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. More information: Fred Perry at (706) 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; e-mail to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com; or fax to (706) 868-9824.


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