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Outdoors events calendar for 12.10.14

Through Dec. 13: Western N.C. regular gun deer season.

Through Jan. 1: Central and Northwestern N.C. regular gun deer season.

Through Jan. 15: Second segment of N.C. dove season.

Through Feb. 28: Statewide N.C. hunting season for gray and red squirrels, grouse, raccoon, opossum, quail and rabbit.

Dec. 5-6: Fifth Annual WNC Fly Fishing Expo, Agricultural Center, Fletcher. Exhibits and seminars on fly-fishing. Information: wncflyfishingexpo.com

Dec. 6: NC Cats catfishing tournament, Lake Norman. Based at Pinnacle Access Area, N.C. 150 west of Mooresville. Information: theolfatcat@aol.com.

Dec. 6-7: 27th Core Sound Decoy Festival, Harkers Island Elementary, Carteret County. Dedicated to the preservation of the area’s waterfowl carving heritage. Information: decoyguild.com or coresound.com.

Dec. 8-13: Either-sex deer season in Avery, Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

Dec. 11: Workshop on management options for destructive feral hogs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Heron Nature Center, Ridgeland, S.C. Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Registration fee is $10, including lunch. Deadline to apply is Dec. 3. Information 803-943-2586, extension 101.

Dec. 13-Jan. 15: Third segment of S.C. dove season.

Dec. 22-27: Second segment of either-sex deer season in Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties, except in South Mountains Game Land.

Jan. 3: Free fly-fishing clinic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Subsequent clinics are scheduled for the same hours Jan. 17, Jan. 31 and Feb. 14. Clinics for Boy Scouts are Feb. 28 and March 14. Information: 910-868-5003.

Jan. 8: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission public hearing on hunting and fishing regulations for 2015, 7 p.m., South Stanly High, 40488 S. Stanly Road, Norwood.

Jan. 14: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission public hearing on hunting and fishing regulations for 2015, 7 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 401 S. College St., Morganton.

Jan. 15: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission public hearing on hunting and fishing regulations for 2015, 7 p.m., The Walker Center, Wilkes Community College, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro.

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