With a bit more than a week to go, organizer Justin Rogers is working to find a few more sponsors and entrants for this year’s N.C. Handicapped Sportsmen Benefit 3-D Archery Shoot.
The sixth annual event will be held Aug. 27 at a new venue, Wake County Wildlife Club. Rogers hopes the change sparks additional interest to support the nonprofit organization that helps disabled people pursue outdoor activities.
“What I’m really hoping to do is get the target crowd out there who normally shoot the targets through the summer,” Rogers said, noting the shoot will focus more on fun to be open to everyone. “And I’m hoping we can get a lot of the bowhunting crowd to get involved as they’re getting ready for the season.”
A few target sponsors are needed to join event sponsor Van Products. Just like charity golf tournament hole sponsors, target sponsors pay $100 each to have signs on the 20-target 3-D course, said Rogers, former owner of N.C. Hunter Supply, which now is First Flight Archery.
Entry costs $15. Check-in Aug. 27 is at 9:30, and shooting begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Wake County Wildlife Club, 1313 Coley Road, Durham.
A raffle includes a redfish fishing outing and an Illinois deer hunt. Learn more by calling Rogers at 919-390-4123, or visit www.facebook.com/nchandicappedsportsmen.
Sporting clays: Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School in Sanford will host Clays4Kay on Aug. 18 to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in honor of the late N.C. State women’s basketball coach. Call 919-659-3301, or go to www.deepriver.net.
Sporting clays: Aug. 18 is the entry deadline for the Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina Sportsman’s Conservation Legacy Shootout being held Aug. 26 at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina. Call 919-781-3474, or register at http://ccanc.org/shootout.
Meeting: The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones St. in Raleigh, will host the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 23. A recording will be available at www.ncwildlife.org under Public Notices.
Wildlife art: The N.C. Wildlife Artist Society will open its seventh fall show with a free reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island in Carteret County. The show ends Nov. 15. Go to www.coresound.com.
Deer hunting: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will conduct free deer hunting and processing seminars in September. Go to www.ncwildlife.org.
Saltwater: The rescheduled Raleigh Salt Water Sportfishing Club King Mackerel Tournament will be held Aug. 26 at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. Go to www.raleighkmt.org.
Boat show: The Carolina Fall Boat Show and Sale takes place Aug. 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Go to www.ncboatshows.com.
Sportfishing: Hillsborough Sportfishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Efland Ruritan Club, 3009 U.S. 70, Efland. Contact Terry Rose at 919-667-3508.
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