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Outdoors Calendar

April 21–22: 12th annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival. Waynesboro. Small-group casting classes, basic fly tying instruction, raffles, live music, exhibits and more. Daily admission $20 per person. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. See vaflyfishingfestival.org.

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 15: Deadline for postmarked entries in the 14th Annual “Take Dad Fishing for Father’s Day” contest. Age categories: 5–9 and 10–13. Write, by hand, in 250 words or less why you want to take Dad fishing for Father’s Day. Include phone number, address, full name, and age. Prizes include guided fishing trips with area pros and fishing gear. Mail entries to: Perrotte-Fishing Contest, Box 1069 King George, VA 22485. Letters become property of the contest and will not be returned. Letters or excerpts may be published.

May 18–20: Virginia Hunter Skills Weekend. Holiday Lake 4H, Appomattox. Ages 11 and 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.

June 16: Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation fundraiser benefiting wildlife habitat and youth programs of Virginia. Shady Grove Kennels, Remington, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Open to all. Adult sporting clay, youth shotgun and rifle shooting. Door prizes, games, raffle, silent auction. Call 703-232-3572 or e-mail jsaggers@gmail.com.

TOURNAMENTS

April 21: Manahoac Bowmen 3-D IBO World Qualifier. For details, call 540/373-2278, 540/972-3379 or e-mail cjmframe@aol.com.

June 1: High Point Marina begins 18th season of Friday night tournaments. 6:30–9:30 p.m. Tournaments run every Friday until Aug. 24. $30/boat entry with 100 percent payback in prizes. Season ends with annual “classic” on Sept. 29. Call 540/895 5249.

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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