Thursday: Kickoff Meeting for Operation North State’s 2016 Fishing Festival program of five events for wounded warriors and disabled veterans, 6:30 p.m., Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, Salisury. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board meeting, 9 a.m., agency headquarters, 1781 Varsity Drive, N.C. State Centennial Campus, Raleigh. Open to public.
Thursday-Sunday: 44th Annual Mid-Atlantic Boat Show, Charlotte Convention Center. Hours are noon-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors and military, $5 children 6-12 and free for under 5. Information: midatlanticboatshow.com.
Saturday: Carolina Anglers Team Trail Catfish Tournament, Lake Wateree. Based at Wateree State Park. Entry fee $90 per team, plus $35 CATT membership per angler if not already registered. Information, Brett Collins, 803-413-7521.
Saturday: Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Registration fee of $5. Information: John E. Pechmann Education Center webpage.
Feb. 27: N.C. Catfishing Association Tournament, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Badin Lake. Based at Alcoa/Badin Works Access Area. Information: 828-312-4486.
Feb. 27: End of N.C. season on common snipe.
Feb. 27-28: Fly Fishing Merit Badge Clinic for Boy Scouts age 11 and older, Pechman Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Overnight camping for troops available. Maximum 10 scouts from each troop. Loaner equipment available. Information: John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center webpage.
Feb. 29: End of statewide N.C. hunting seasons for quail, rabbit, gray and red squirrel, raccoon, bobcat and opossum.
Feb. 29: End of season in Western N.C. counties for mountain grouse.
March 2-3: 28th Annual Wild Quail Management Seminar, Webb Wildlife Center, 1282 Webb Avenue, Garnett (Hampton County), S.C. Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Registration fee of $85 includes overnight accommodations, meals and seminar materials. Information: 803-734-3609 or email email@example.com.
March 5: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Santee-Cooper Lakes. Based at John C. Land Access Area. Entry fee $200 per two-person team, plus one-time $50 CBC membership per person. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Lake Norman. Based at Blythe Landing. Entry fee $200 per two-person team (plus $50 membership fee for those not already registered). Information: Brett Collins, (803) 413-7521 or email email@example.com.
April 2: 36th Annual Dogwood Bass Tournament, Lake Norman. Based at Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. Sponsored by Lake Norman Shrine Club to benefit Childrens Hospitals. Entry fee $100 per two-person team. Information: Tournament chairman Bill Cork, 704-516-0506.