Today-Sept. 30: Statewide season on Canada geese in both Carolinas.
Today-Oct. 5: First segment of three-part N.C. dove season. Following segments are Nov. 25-30 and Dec. 13.-Jan. 11.
Today-Oct. 5: First segment of three-part S.C. dove season. Following segments are Nov. 23-30 and Dec. 19-Jan. 15.
Today: Public hearing on the apparent decline in the population of blue catfish in Santee Cooper Reservoir, 6:30 p.m., Santee Cooper Auditorium, 1 Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner, S.C.
Saturday: Beach Sweep trash removal on the S.C. waters. Information for coastal areas: email@example.com; for inland waters, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 26: Annual Conservation Gala of the Coastal Conservation Association of N.C., 6 p.m., The Extravaganza, 1610 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets are $60. Information: 704-575-3986 or www.ccanc.org.
Sept. 28: Big Sweep, cleanup of Mecklenburg County waterways. Locations are Campbell Creek Greenway, Irwin Green Creenway, McMullen Creek Greenway, Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and Stewart Creek. Information: www.ncbigsweep.org.
Sept. 28: Nationwide observances of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Sept. 28: Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, open to public, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1401 Fish Hatchery Road, Pisgah Forest (near Brevard). Information: 828-877-4423.
Sept. 28: Hunting and Fishing Day activities at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, open to public, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Information: 910-868-5003.
Oct. 5: Annual benefit banquet, Rowan County Gray Ghost Gobblers Chapter of N.C. Wild Turkey Federation, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St., Salisbury. Information: Holden Ledford, 336-782-6832 or email email@example.com.
Oct. 5: Big Sweep waterway cleanups in Catawba and Iredell counties. Information: www.ncbigsweep.org.
Oct. 12: Big Sweep waterway cleanup, Lincoln County. Information: www.ncbigsweep.org.
Oct. 14: Licensed hunt preserves for quail, other game birds open in North Carolina for fee hunting through March 31, 2014.
Oct. 26-27: Carolina Bass Challenge championship tournament, Lake Murray. Information: 866-526-4537.
Oct. 27: Halloween Protector Trap Shoot, Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club, Waxhaw. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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