Outdoors calendar

05/19/2008 3:36 PM

08/29/2009 12:52 AM

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Events

June 13-14: Hunter education, Roanoke Recreation Center. $15. 6-10 p.m. June 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14. 817-837-9938.

June 19: Tarrant County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation banquet, 6 p.m., Lockheed Martin Recreational Center, Fort Worth. $50 in advance, $60 at door. 817-731-3402.

June 21: Texoma fly-fishing event, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Eisenhower SP. Learn from certified casting instructors and other fly fishers. Fly-tying demonstrations, fly fishing and casting classes. 903-465-1956.

Boater education

June 14: 9 a.m., Cabela’s, north Fort Worth. Eight-hour course. $13. Second Saturday each month through December. 817-923-3547.

June 21: 8 a.m., Scott’s Landing Marina, Lake Grapevine. Eight-hour course. $25. Pre-registration required. Also July 12, Aug. 2. 817-277-2995.

June 28: 8:30 a.m., Joe Pool Marina, Cedar Hill State Park. Eight-hour course. $25. Fourth Saturday each month through September. 903-432-4802.

July 26: 9 a.m., Pier 121 Marina, Lewisville Lake. Eight-hour course. Free, $10 to be state certified, $30 for optional manual. Also July 26. 972-394-8796.

Fishing tournaments

June 14: Media Bass Cowtown team, Bridgeport. 817-944-4494.

June 14: Media Bass Northeast team, Cypress Springs. 214-850-6581.

June 21: Media Bass Lake Fork team. 214-850-6581.

June 22: Media Bass Northeast individual, Fork. 214-850-6581.

June 22: Media Bass West team, Leon. 817-270-2287.

June 22: White Settlement Bass Club, Jacksboro, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

June 27: Axton’s Texas Top Teams Slot Free Finals, Fork. 903-473-7224.

June 28: Media Bass Central individual, Tawakoni. 972-222-2207.

June 29: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

June 29: Media Bass Cowtown individual, Granbury. 817-944-4494.

July 6: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

July 12: Media Bass Big D team, Cedar Creek. 972-222-2207.

July 12: Media Bass Metro Slot Lake team, Joe Pool. 817-944-4494.

July 12-13: American Bass Anglers championship, Cedar Creek. 888-203-6222.

July 13: Media Bass Cowtown Sunday team, Bridgeport. 817-270-2287.

July 13: White Settlement Bass Club, Bridgeport, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

July 19: Media Bass Cowtown team, Eagle Mountain. 817-944-4494.

July 20: Media Bass Northeast individual, Fork. 214-850-6581.

July 20: Media Bass West team, Coleman. 817-270-2287.

July 26: Media Bass Central individual, Cedar Creek. 972-222-2207.

July 27: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

July 27: Media Bass Cowtown individual, Worth. 817-944-4494.

Aug. 3: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

Aug. 9: Media Bass Northeast team, Bob Sandlin. 214-850-6581.

Aug. 9: White Settlement Bass Club, Eagle Mountain, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

Aug. 10: Media Bass Northeast individual, Tawakoni. 214-850-6581.

Aug. 16: Media Bass Lake Fork team. 214-850-6581.

Aug. 17: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

Aug. 30: Media Bass Central individual, Fork. 972-222-2207.

Aug. 31: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series, team and individual. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

Aug. 31: Media Bass Cowtown individual, Eagle Mountain. 817-944-4494.

Sept. 14: White Settlement Bass Club, Worth, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

Sept. 27-28: Bass Pro Shops Grapevine Tournament Series championship. Scott Gordon, 214-801-2611, www.dfwaba.com.

Sept. 27-28: Media Bass individual trail championship, Tawakoni.

Oct. 12: White Settlement Bass Club, Granbury, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

Nov. 9: White Settlement Bass Club, Fork, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

Dec. 14: White Settlement Bass Club, Grapevine, www.whitesettlementbassclub.net.

Parks, nature areas
Canoeing

June 12, 14, 15: Basic clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Inks Lake SP. Three-person maximum and 450-pound limit per canoe; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $4 adults, $3 senior citizens, $3 ages 12 and under; reservations required. Also June 19, 21, 26, 28, 29, July 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2, 7, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31. 512-793-2223.

June 12, 14, 15: Devils Waterhole tour, 1-3 p.m., Inks Lake SP. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets provided. Tour limited to eight canoes. Three-person maximum and 450-pound limit per canoe; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $6 adults, $5 senior citizens, $5 ages 12 and under; reservations required. Also June 19, 21, 26, 28, 29, July 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 31, August 2, 7, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31. 512-793-2223.

June 14: Guided tour, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Purtis Creek SP. $6, free for ages 4 and under; reservations required. Also June 28. 903-425-2332.

June 21: Angelina River guided trip, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Martin Dies Jr. SP. $40 for two-person canoe, $30 if you bring canoe. Reservations required. Also July 19. 409-384-5231.

July 19: Full moon tour, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Children must be accompanied by an adult; space is limited. Life jackets required. $6, free for ages 4 and under; reservations required. 903-425-2332.

Hikes

Saturdays: Lost Pines hike, 10-11:30 a.m., Bastrop SP. 512-321-2101.

June 13: Givens, Spicer and Lowery Trail hike, 9-11 a.m., Palo Duro Canyon SP. 806-488-2227.

June 21: Full moon hike, 11/4 miles, 8-9 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Also Aug. 16. 903-425-2332.

Aug. 8: CCC Trail hike, 9-11 a.m., Palo Duro Canyon SP. The only trail that goes from the rim to the floor of the canyon. Some steep areas. Weather permitting. 806-488-2227.

Birds, butterflies, wildflowers

June 14: Bird walk, 7-10 a.m., Honey Creek SNA. Bring binoculars. Also June 21, 28, July 13, 20, 27. 830-438-2656.

June 14: Birding on the Greenbelt, 7-9 a.m., Ray Roberts Lake SP/Isle du Bois Unit. Bird checklists provided. Bring boots, binoculars, water. Also July 12, Aug. 9. 940-86-2080.

June 14: Birding hike and drive, 7:30-9:30 a.m., San Angelo SP. Bring binoculars. Also July 12, Aug. 9. 325-949-4757.

June 21: Guided bird tour, 8:30 a.m., Lake Livingston SP. Space is limited; reservations required. Also June 21, July 12, Aug. 16. 936-365-2201.

June 21: Butterfly workshop, 1-4 p.m., Guadalupe River SP. For ages 16 and up; limited to 20 people. $10. Reservations required; deadline June 18. Also Aug. 23. 830-438-7653.

June 28: Bird walks and talks, 9-11 a.m., Palo Duro Canyon SP. Weather permitting. Bring binoculars. Also July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 30. 806-488-2227.

July 3: Wildflower workshop and walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Guadalupe River SP. Ages 16 and up; limited to 20 people. $10. Reservations required; deadline June 30. 830-438-2656.

July 12: Butterfly count, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Guadalupe River SP. Reservations required. 830-438-2656.

July 26: Owl Prowl, 9 p.m., Lake Livingston SP. Space is limited; reservations required. 936-365-2201.

Children’s, family fishing

June 14: Junior angler clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bastrop SP. Ages 6-13. Gear provided. Parent must accompany children. Also July 19. 512-321-2101.

June 14: Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Caddo Lake SP&WMA. Bring your own gear; bait provided. 903-679-3351.

June 14: Fishing with dad, 9 a.m.-noon, Fort Richardson SP&HS & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway. Free hotdog lunch for participants. 940-567-3506.

June 14: Fishing with dad, Lake Texana SP. Free fishing at the Day Pier, 9 a.m.; clinic, 2 p.m. No license required; poles, bait provided. 361-782-5718.

June 14: Fishing with dad, 9 a.m.-noon, McKinney Falls SP. No license needed. 512-243-1643.

June 15: Fishing with day, 8 a.m.-noon, Blanco SP. Breakfast items, juice and coffee. 830-833-4333.

June 18: Full moon fish, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Blanco SP. Ages 6 and older. Also July 18. 830-833-4333.

June 21: Family fishing day, 9 a.m.-noon, Blanco SP. Ages 6 and up. Limited amount of fishing equipment available or bring your own. Also July 5, 19. 830-833-4333.

June 21: Family clinic, Galveston Island SP. Also July 19. Call for times and info. 409-737-1222.

June 21: Family clinic, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Huntsville SP. Ages 7 and up; parents or guardians must accompany children. Door prizes. No license required. Gear provided. Preregistration recommended. David Neyses, 281-419-6477.

June 21: Fish ON, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ray Roberts Lake SP/Isle du Bois Unit. Learn basics. Equipment provided or bring your own. Door prizes. No license required. 940-686-2184.

July 12: 4-H Kids Fishing Derby, Eisenhower SP. Tackle available or bring your own. Fishing 8 a.m.-noon, prizes and activities noon-2 p.m. 903- 465-1956.

July 12: Junior angler clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Buescher SP. Ages 6-13. Gear provided; parents must accompany children. Also Aug. 2. 512-237-2241.

July 12: Family seminar, 9 a.m.-noon, Choke Canyon SP/Calliham Unit. Loaner equipment available. Reservations required. 956- 371-9797.

July 26: Family fishing, 9 a.m.-noon, McKinney Falls SP. Classes, fishing derby, prizes, raffle. 512-243-1643.

Aug. 2: Fish ON, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ray Roberts Lake SP/Johnson Branch Unit. Learn basics. Equipment provided or bring your own. Door prizes. No license required. 940-637-2294.

Aug. 30: Junior angler clinic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Ages 6-13. Reservations required. 903-425-2332.

Other events

Saturdays, Sundays: Walking wild cave tour, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Colorado Bend SP. Weather permitting. 3-mile round trip hike. Sturdy hiking shoes and good flashlight or headlamp required; helmets provided. No children under 6. $15 per person. Reservations recommended. 325-628-3240.

Saturdays: Gorman Falls tour, 2 p.m., Colorado Bend SP. Weather permitting. Scenic, 11/2-mile round-trip hike. $5 adults, $2 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under 325-628-3240.

June 8: Lake cleanup, noon-4 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Help clean up trash on lake and along shoreline. Some canoes provided or bring your own boat. Also July 13, Aug. 10. 903-425-2332.

Fridays, Saturdays (beginning June 13): Bats of Clarity Tunnel, 11/2 hours before sunset, Caprock Canyons SP & Trailway. Guided vehicle tours along an abandoned railway tunnel. $10, $7.50 senior citizens, $5 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. Also June 20–21, 27–28. 806-455-1492.

June 14: Ride to Las Burras Canyons, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Big Bend Ranch SP. By four-wheel-drive vehicle. $75. Reservations required; deadline June 11. Also July 12, Aug. 9. 432-358-4444.

June 14: Pond Trail 1-mile walk, 2-3 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Good for families with children. Also July 12. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

June 14: Program on owls, 7-8 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Also July 5. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

June 21: Solitario tour, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Big Bend Ranch SP. Travel by 4x4 to nine-mile-wide volcanic caldera and hike through eroded passes. $75. Reservations required; deadline June 19. Also July 19, Aug. 16. 432-358-4444.

June 21: Trail work day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Assist park employees with work on new mountain bike trail. Bring gloves, sack lunch, water. Also July 5, Aug. 2. 903-425-2332.

June 21: Kids wilderness survival, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cedar Hill SP. Reservations required. Also July 12, Aug. 2. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

June 21: Wild cave tour, 1:30-4 p.m., Kickapoo Cavern SP. Participants should be in good physical condition, must bring two light sources per person and wear sturdy footwear. Liability release required. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 and under; reservations required. Also July 5, 19, Aug. 2, 16, 30. 830-563-2342.

June 21: Program on mammals, 2-3 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

June 21: Bat flights, Kickapoo Cavern SP. Call for times. $5 per person. Reservations required. Also July 5, 19, Aug. 2, 16, 30. 830-563-2342.

June 28: Madrid Falls tour, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Bend Ranch SP. 4x4 tour and rugged hike. $75. Reservations required. Also July 26, Aug. 23. 432- 358-4444.

June 28: Stargazing, 8-9:30 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. Also July 26, Aug. 23. 903-425-2332.

June 28: Program on reptiles, 7-8 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Also 3-4 p.m. July 19. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

June 28: Stargazing, 7-11 p.m., Ray Roberts Lake SP/Isle du Bois Unit. Also Aug. 2, 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22. 940-686-2080.

July 4: Program on bats, 7-8 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

July 5: Crawling wild cave exploration, 9 a.m., Colorado Bend SP. Self-guided. Three lights sources, sturdy footwear required; elbow and knee pads, long pants, long sleeves, gloves recommended. Minimum three, maximum 10 people per group. $30 per person. Reservations required. 325-628-3240.

Aug. 2: Program on coyotes, 7-8 p.m., Cedar Hill SP. Call to confirm program. 972-291-3900, ext. 232.

Aug. 2: Program on animal tracks, 7-9 p.m., Purtis Creek SP. 903-425-2332.

Nov. 22: Huntsville Adventure Race, Huntsville SP. Mountain biking (10 miles), flat-water paddle (5 miles), trekking/orienteering (5 miles) and team challenges. Go to www.solemracing .com.

To list an event: Call Bryan French at 817-390-7191, e-mail to dbfrench@star-telegram.com, fax to 817-390-7210 or mail to Star-Telegram Sports, 400 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

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