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Outdoor Calender

March 2–3: AKC Small Pack Option (SPO) field trial event, 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Battlefield Beagle Club, Locust Grove. Rabbit hunting dog competition. Open to all AKC registered rabbit hunting beagles. Medium to medium fast speed. Spectators welcome. Call Brian Lawrence, 540/841-4110 or Mag38num@aol.com.

March 10: Fifth annual Bethel Baptist Church Wild Game Dinner. 5-7 p.m. Bob Ellinger, speaker. Free. Donations accepted. Call 371-3650.

March 11: United Beagle Gundog Federation (UBGF) derby trial, 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Battlefield Beagle Club, Locust Grove. Open to AKC registered rabbit hunting beagles born July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Call Brian Lawrence, 540/841-4110 or email Mag38num@aol.com

March 13: Rappahannock River Largemouth Bass Restoration Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Gander Mountain Store, Spotsylvania. Information sharing with Virginia fisheries biologists.

March 17: Turkey Hunting Seminar. Caledon Natural Area Pavilion, King George. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Designed for inexperienced hunters. Instructors are certified Hunter Education Instructors and experienced turkey hunters. Appropriate field wear required as class mixes classroom and practical field application. Completion of hunter ed class not required, Register at huntfishva.com or call Rick Wilks at 540/775-4625.

March 24: Middle Potomac River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited inaugural dinner, banquet and auction. Lighthouse Restaurant, 11 Monroe Bay Ave., Colonial Beach. 4 p.m. Silent and live auctions, raffles. For tickets, call David Swan, 540/219-4530 or email dswanee007@aol.com. Tickets limited.

March 24: Rapp Bassin’ Team Tournament. Hicks Landing. For details, call Earl Cooper, 804/633-9247.

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES

March 10: Marshall Center, Spotsylvania. 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Pre-registration required at huntfishva.com. Minimum age is 10. Class limited to 100 students. Free.

March 31: Quantico Rod and Gun Club. Starts at 8 a.m. Finishes at noon April 1. Attendees must pre-register at qrgc.org. Free.

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS

E–mail the information, with subject line stating “Outdoor Calendar,” to Ken Perrotte at outdoors@freelancestar.com or mail it to Box 1069, King George, Va. 22485.

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