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Outdoors events calendar for 03.23.16

Observer News Services

Photo courtesy of Haddrells Point

March 30: Outdoors Day, 10 a.m.-3 p,m., Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. Sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Admission is free. Among the topics visitors can learn about are fishing, kayaking, archery and calling wild turkey. The center is located at Currituck Heritage Park near the lighthouse and Whalehead Club on N.C. 12. Information: ncwildlife.org/obx..

April 1-May 5: South Carolina 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 North Carolina. The waters are marked by green/white signs.

April 2: Catfish Anglers Tournament Trail season finale championship, Lake Wateree. Based at Wateree State Park. Entry fee $130 per team. Information: Brett Collins,(803) 413-7521 or brett@carolinasbasschallenge.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 Shriners Hospitals for Children. 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 $200 per two-person team. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or brett@carolinasbasschallenge.com.

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 per angler annual membership. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or brett@carolinasbasschallenge.com.

April 2-8: North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 23: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Sampit River, Georgetown, S.C. Entry fee $200 per two-person team. Information: Brett Collins, (803) 413-7521 orbrett@carolinasbasschallenge.com.

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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