Efforts to conserve coastal marine resources will get support from an inland event on Aug. 29 when the nonprofit Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina hosts the Sportsman’s Conservation Legacy Shootout at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina.
Check-in is at 9 a.m., followed by warmup shooting and instruction at the club at 3146 Chalybeate Springs Road. Competition starts at 10:30, a shoot-off is at 1:30, and awards follow.
“A limited number of spots are still available for teams or individuals,” said Todd Shamel, assistant director of CCA NC, who added that the fundraising event also would promote lifetime memberships.
Entry costs $400 per team or $120 per individual. Go to www.ccanc.org.
Seminars: Deer hunting season has almost arrived, and new and veteran hunters can prepare by attending free seminars offered by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Quality Deer Management Association at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.
“Deer Hunting 101” at 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 17 will cover habitats, scouting, firearms, ammo, hunting techniques, safety, regulations and more.
“Deer Processing: From Field to Freezer,” offered at 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, will follow the process from field dressing and preparing for taxidermy to wrapping venison for storage.
Seminar: Bass Pro Shops of Cary will host a free women’s hunting workshop at 3 p.m. Aug. 29, part of the final weekend of its Fall Hunting Classic event with vendors and organization exhibits. This also is Next Generation Weekend, with a free kids archery workshop at 2 and 4 p.m. daily and an Archery Challenge and BB shooting range 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Learn more at www.basspro.com.
Meeting: The QDMA North Central N.C. Branch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Dockers Grill at Hyco Lake Marina, 9500 Semora Road in Leasburg. All hunters are welcome. The scheduled speaker is Jason Allen, District 5 biologist for the Wildlife Resources Commission. RSVP at www.facebook.com/qdmanorthcentralncbranch.
Awards: The N.C. Wildlife Federation will host the annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites, Research Triangle Park, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., in Cary.
Honorees include Cary businessman Frank Grainger, the sportsman of the year, and teacher Kelsie Armentrout of Hilburn Academy in Raleigh, environmental educator of the year.
Buy tickets, which cost $35, or find the awards list at www.ncwf.org/programs/awards.
Photography: The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 3 to enter Wildlife in North Carolina magazine’s 11th annual photo competition. Youth entries are free; adults must buy a subscription. Visit www.ncwildlife.org/contest.
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