Other Sports

Outdoors events calendar for 10.15.15

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Friday: Blackpowder deer season ends in Eastern N.C. counties. Information: ncwildlife.org.

Saturday: Regular firearms deer season begins in Eastern N.C. counties. Runs through Jan. 1. Information: ncwildlife.org.

Saturday: Lake Norman Open Fishing Tournament, based at Beatties Ford Access Area on Unity Church Road in Lincoln County. Divisions for largemouth/spotted bass, striped bass/hybrids and kayakers. Entry fee $100 per boat for the bass divisions, $40 for kayaks. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Information: www.folkn.com.

Saturday: End of second segment of S.C. dove season. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. Following segments are Nov. 14-28 and Dec. 15-Jan. 15 with the same shooting hours.

Oct. 23-24: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series Classic, Wildwood Park, Lake Thurmond, S.C. Entry fee $200 per two-person team. Winner’s prize: Skeeter ZX200 boat, Yamaha 200 outboard motor. Information: Brett Collins, 803-421-7521 or brett@carolinasbasschallenge.com.

Oct. 29-31: U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, Southport-Oak Island. Postponed from Oct. 1-3 because of foul weather and rough seas. Top prize for largest single king mackerel is $25,000. Cash prizes for top 55 finishers. Based at Southport City Pier and South Harbor Marina. Entry fee $330 per boat. Information: 800-457-6964 or fish@usopenkmt.com.

Oct. 31-Nov. 13: Blackpowder deer season in central N.C. counties. Regular firearms season is Nov. 14-Jan. 1. Information: ncwildlife.org.

Nov. 1: Union County public lakes Lee, Monroe and Twitty close to fishing until next March.

Nov. 7-20: Blackpowder deer season in northwestern N.C. counties. Regular firearms season is Nov. 14-Jan. 1. Information: ncwildlife.org.

Nov. 12-Feb. 27: N.C. season on common snipe.

Nov. 21-Feb. 29: Statewide N.C. hunting seasons for quail and rabbit.

Nov. 22: Archery deer season in N.C. western counties ends. Information: ncwildlife.org.

Dec. 17-Jan. 30: N.C. season on woodcock.

Feb. 29: Statewide N.C. hunting seasons for gray and red squirrel, raccoon, bobcat and opossum end.

Feb. 29: Hunting season in Western N.C. counties for mountain grouse ends.