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Outdoors events calendar for 03.17.16

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Saturday: Annual banquet, Lake Norman Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, 6 p.m., Breezy Meadows Farms, 803 Linwood Road, Mooresville. Tickets are $55 single, $75 per couple, $25 “jakes” (youthful hunters). Information: Janie Stephens, 704-663-4054 or cmsjfs@msn.com

Saturday: Marabou Madness fly-tying event for wounded warriors and disabled veterans, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Fayetteville Chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Information: Thomas Carpenter, 910-868-5003 or Thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org.

Saturday: NC-CATS catfishing tournament, Lake Tillery. Based at Swift Island access area. Entry fee $60 per team. Information: Kevin Custer, 704-682-3614.

Saturday: 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 brett@carolinabasschallenge.com.

Sunday-May 5: S.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, on private lands.

April 1-May 5: S.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, on wildlife management areas.

April 2: Mountain trout season opens at 7 a.m. on Hatchery Supported Waters in Western N.C. The waters are marked by green/white signs.

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: Free Family Fishing Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jordan Lake, White Oak Recreation Area, White Oak Branch Road, Apex. Wide-ranging exhibits and instruction, plus fishing. Gift tackle boxes for young participants. Loaner rods and free bait available. Sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Information: CC King, 919-830-0202 or cc.king@ncwildlife.org.

April 2: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, High Rock Lake. Based at Tamarac Marina. Entry fee $250 per two-person team, plus $50 membership fee for those not already registered. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or brett@carolinasbasschallenge.com.

April 2-8: N.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, for youths under age 16.

April 5: Wild turkey hunting clinic for youths 10-17, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Clinton, S.C. Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Information:SimpsonS@dnr.sc.gov.

April 6: N.C. Wildlife Rescources Commission public hearing on temporary rules for bear hunting, 7 p.m., Leviton Auditorium, Moore Hall, Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton.

April 6: Blue catfish seminar, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Featured instructor is Zakk Royce, state record-holder for blue catfish. Information: Go to ncwildlife.org and click on “Learning” link.

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 9-May 7: Statewide N.C. wild turkey hunting season for gobblers only.

April 14: Operation North State Top Shelf Fishing Festival for wounded warriors and disabled veterans, Lake Norman. Based at Pinnacle Access Area on Highway 150 west of Mooresville. Information: Terry Snyder, 336-764-5967 or 336-406-3459 or email snyder33@gmail.com

April 23: Becoming An Outdoors Woman fly-fishing workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Registration fee of $20 covers tackle, other fishing materials and lunch. Information: BB Gillen, 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

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.

April 30: End of striped bass season on the Roanoke River and its major tributaries.

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