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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 a prerequisite. Register on-line 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.

April 1: Wood duck nesting box building workshop. 2-4 p.m., Gander Mountain Store, 3708 Plank Road. Free, including wood duck box kits. Includes session on wood duck management, predator protection, habitat and more. Sponsored by Virginia Waterfowlers Association.

May 5: Possum Point Ducks Unlimited Banquet. 2–6:30 p.m., Izaak Walton League, Stafford. Decoy carving, retriever demos, fly tying, taxidermy display, live & silent auctions, youth calling contests/activities. $50 single, $75 couple, $15 youth. For tickets call 540/659-9091 or 703/590-6462.

May 18–20: Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend. Holiday Lake 4H, Appomattox. Ages 11-up. $105, includes lunch, lodging, and variety of instructional classes and field seminars. See holidaylake4h.comp/upcoming or call 434/248-5444. Registration deadline May 4.

FISHING TOURNAMENTS

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

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES

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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