Thursday: Operation North State Top Shelf Fishing Festival for wounded warriors and disabled veterans, Lake Norman. Based at Pinnacle Access Area on N.C. 150 west of Mooresville. Information: Terry Snyder, 336-764-5967 or 336-406-3459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday: Family Fishing Clinic, 1-4 p.m., Sun City Grandparents Park, Fort Mill. Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Tuesday: Ribbon cutting to celebrate the Foothills Public Shooting Complex, noon, 283 Fielding Road, Cherryville. The range opens for shooting on Wednesday with hours of 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1:30-5 p.m. on Sundays. Information: www.ncwildlife.org.
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 email@example.com.
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April 28: Top Shelf Fishing Festival for wounded warriors and disabled service personnel, Badin Lake. Based at Circle Drive Access Area, 724 Shoreline Drive, New London. Sponsored by Operation North State. Information: Terry Snyder, 336-764-5967 or email firstname.lastname@example.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: 22nd running of the Burnsville Metric Cycling Race, starting at 9 a.m, town square in Burnsville. Bicyclists will cover a 100K- , or 62-mile course to Bakersville and back. Information: www.burnsvillemetric.com.
April 30: End of striped bass season on the Roanoke River and its major tributaries.
May 5: End of S.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, on private lands and on wildlife management areas.
May 7: End of statewide N.C. wild turkey hunting season for gobblers only.