Outdoors Calendar


Central Oregon Bass Club: Meets on the first Tuesday of each month; new members welcome; 7-9 p.m.; Abby's Pizza, Redmond; www.cobc.us.

Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited: For members to meet and greet and discuss what the chapter is up to; meets on the first Monday of each month, 6:45 p.m.; ONDA offices, Bend; 541-306-4509, communications@deschutestu.org, www.deschutestu.org.

Bend Casting Club: A group of fly anglers from around Central Oregon who are trying to improve their casting technique; club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month; 6-8 p.m.; Orvis Casting Course, Old Mill District, Bend; 541-306-4509 or bendcastingclub@gmail.com .

The Sunriver Anglers Club: Meets on the third Thursday of each month; 7 p.m.; Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center; www.sunriveranglers.org.

The Central Oregon Flyfishers Club: Meets on the third Wednesday of each month; 7 p.m.; Bend Senior Center; www.coflyfishers.org.


Central Oregon Chapter Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: Meets every Wednesday from March 6 to April 10; banquet and auction April 13; new members welcome; 6:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, Redmond; 541-447-2804 or Facebook at RMEF Central Oregon.

Bend Chapter OHA 2013 Mule Deer Classic fundraiser banquet: Feb. 16; Riverhouse Convention Center, Bend; www.ohabend.webs.com for information and application.

The Oregon Hunters Association, Ochoco Chapter banquet: A fundraiser for local wildlife habitat, hunter opportunities and conservation projects, opportunities to win firearms, art, outdoor gear and door prizes, silent and live auctions; 5 p.m.; Saturday; Carey Foster Hall, Crook County Fairgrounds; tickets at 541-447-5029.

Learn the art of tracking animals: Guided walks and workshops with a certified professional tracker to learn how to identify and interpret tracks, sign, and scat of the animals in Central Oregon; two or more walks per month all year; $35; 8 a.m. to noon; 541-633-7045; dave@wildernesstracking.com, wildernesstracking.com .

The Bend Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the second Wednesday of each month; 7 p.m.; King Buffet, Bend; ohabend.webs.com .

The Ochoco Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the first Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m.; Prineville Fire Hall; 541-447-5029.

The Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the third Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall.


2013 Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show: Features resources on fishing and boating, shooting sports, hunting, camping and more; head and horns competition, kids' trout pond, warm water demo tank and camp-cooking demonstrations; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 16; free 5 and younger; March 7-10; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond; www.thesportshows.com .

The Urban GPS Eco-Challenge: Like a scavenger hunt with clues and checkpoints; $65, includes guide, GPS, instruction, water and materials; daily; 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; trips on paths and trails along Deschutes River through Old Mill District shops and Farewell Bend Park; 541-389-8359, 800-962-2862, www.wanderlusttours.com .


Kayaking classes: Weekly classes and open pool; 4-6 p.m.; Sundays; $3; for all ages; equipment provided to those who preregister, first-come, first-served; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; 541-548-7275, www.raprd.org.

Kayak Roll Sessions: Class every Sunday through end of May; 4:15-6 p.m.; $12 per boat for in-district residents and $16 for out-of-district residents; Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend; preregistration is available the Monday prior to each session at register.bendparksandrec.org; www.bendparksandrec.org, 541-389-7665.


Bend Bowmen Indoor archery League: Traditional league; Wednesday evenings; Lenny at 541-480-6743; indoor 3-D league Thursday; 7 p.m.; Bruce at 541-410-1380 or Del at 541-389-7234.

COSSA Kids: The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association's NRA Youth Marksmanship Program is every third Saturday of the month; 10 a.m. to noon; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; Don Thomas, 541-389-8284.

Bend Trap Club: Trap shooting, five-stand and skeet shooting; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays and Sundays; milepost 30, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; Bill Grafton at 541-383-1428 or www.bendtrapclub.com .

Central Oregon Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve: 13-station, 100-target course and five-stand; 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to dusk Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; located at 9020 South Highway 97, Redmond; www.birdandclay.com or 541-383-0001.

Redmond Rod & Gun Club: Archery, pistol, rifle, skeet, sporting clays and trap; club is open to the community and offers many training programs; three miles east of Redmond on the north side of state Highway 126; www.rrandgc.com for further information.

Pine Mountain Posse: Cowboy action shooting club; second Sunday of each month; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-318-8199, www.pinemountainposse.com .

Horse Ridge Pistoleros: Cowboy action shooting with pistols, rifles and shotguns; 10 a.m.; first and third Sunday of each month; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-408-7027 or www.hrp-sass.com .

Snow sports

Bonfire on the snow: Participants embark on a short snowshoe tour with a Wanderlust Tours naturalist guide off-trail to enjoy a bonfire in the middle of an amphitheater hand-carved in the deep snow; 7-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday; $75 per person, includes transportation, snowshoes, instruction, hot drinks and desserts; 541-389-8359 or www.wanderlusttours.com .

Moonlight Snowshoeing at Mount Bachelor: Discover the Cascades under the bright moonlight reflecting off of the white snow; Wanderlust Tours runs monthly moonlight snowshoe trips for the few nights surrounding each full moon through May; snowshoes are included on all tours; 7-11 p.m.; Feb. 22-23, www.wanderlusttours.com or 541-389-8359.

Women's Ski Clinic at Hoodoo: Veteran Hoodoo instructor Janet Shofstall will lead this year's clinics with an emphasis on camaraderie and skill improvement in a positive atmosphere that maximizes learning; packages start at $40, each package includes guaranteed first tracks, technical equipment overview and instructions catered to help you ski with confidence; Feb. 23 and March 3; www.hoodoo.com .

Deschutes Land Trust Winter Nature Nights series: Monthly presentations on nature-related topics given by experts; Oregon Field Guide's stories from the field; 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Century Center, Bend; a Natural History of Butterflies; 7-8:30 p.m. March 27; Tower Theater in Bend; register at www.deschuteslandtrust.org or 541-330-0017.

Fourth Annual Bachelor Butte Dog Derby: Racing sled dogs and skijoring in Central Oregon; contestants from across the Northwest and up to 30 dog teams; race distances range from five to 25 miles 8:30 a.m. each day; March 2-3, Wanoga Sno-park; psdsa.org/Races/BachelorButte.aspx.

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