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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
March 12: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission public hearing on proposal to stock red drum in Hyco Lake, 3 p.m., Hyco Lake Campground Community Center, 205 Pointer Drive, Leasburg. Information: ncwildlife.org.
March 19: NC-CATS catfishing tournament, Lake Tillery. Based at Swift Island access area. Entry fee $60 per team. Information: Kevin Custer, 704-682-3614.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 2: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, High Rock Lake. Based at Tamarac Marina. Entry fee $250 per two-person team, plus $50 per angler annual membership. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or email@example.com.
April 9: NC-CATS catfishing tournament, Lake Wylie. Based at South Point Access Area. Entry fee $60 per boat. Information: Kevin Custer, 704-682-3614.
April 28-30: 8th Annual Georgetown Meatfish Slam fishing tournament. Competition for offshore species blackfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo and yellowfin tuna. First place prize of $5,000. Entry fee $250 per boat. Benefits Kids Chance charity. Information: John Horton 843-546-1776.