Outdoors: Calendar, Dec. 12-23


Guadalupe River at Canyon Tailrace: TP&W rainbow trout stocking. Also Dec. 19 & 26; Jan. 2, 9, 16 & 23.


South Texas Marksmanship Training Center: .22 smallbore rifle match, 80 shots, 8 a.m., STMTC Blackhawk Range, 12135 Jarratt Road, Atascosa. $15. Check calendar at stmtc.org or email wsnunn@gvtc.com.


Texas Wildlife Association: Michael Bodenchuk online seminar on nuisance wildlife control, part of continuing Wildlife for Lunch webinar series sponsored by TWA and Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Noon-1 p.m. texas-wildlife.webex.com

Dec. 19

Live Oak City Pond: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department rainbow trout stocking. Also Jan. 9; Feb. 13.

Blanco State Park: Owl Prowl, learn about the predators with hands-on activities then take a short night hike to listen to calls, 6-8 p.m. Free. Entrance fees apply. Call 830-833-4333, Ext. 241, or email kate.boysen@tpwd.texas.gov.

Dec. 20

Blanco State Park: Stories in Stone, park ranger will cover basics of geocaching while learning history of Civilian Conservation Corps at park along two-mile course, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Entrance fees apply. RSVP at 830-833-4333, Ext. 241, or email kate.boysen@tpwd.texas.gov.

Guadalupe River State Park: Archery in the Park, a basic archery program presented by instructors Craig Hensley and Nyta Brown, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 10 and older. Equipment provided. Meet at Rust House. Call 830-438-7653. Free. Entrance fee applies.

Garner State Park: Angler education course for beginners, ages 7 and older, 4-5:30 p.m. at visitor center. Basics on knots, tackle and casting. Loaner equipment available for fishing with a ranger after the class. Free. Park admission fee applies. Call 830-232-6132, Ext. 236, or email cara.bierschwale@tpwd.texas.gov.

Friends of Government Canyon SNA: Explore the Canyon, a hike guided by authorities on flora, fauna, geology and cultural history of state natural area, 12861 Galm Road, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at Visitors Center. Entrance fee. RSVP not required. Call 210-688-9055, Ext. 289, or friendsofgc.org.

Alamo Area Moderators: Monthly match of cowboy action shooting club, 8 a.m., Lone Star Weapons and Tactics Range, 5419 FM 1343, Devine. 210-493-9320 or alamoareamoderators.com.

Tejas Caballeros: Monthly match of cowboy action shooting club, 8 a.m., private range near Driftwood. 512-894-0897 or tejascaballeros.org.

Dec. 21

San Antonio Audubon Society: Volunteer birders and novices needed for Bexar County Christmas Bird Count from dawn to dusk. Email Raymond Kutzman, kutzrs@sbcglobal.net.

Bandera City Park Lake: TP&W rainbow trout stocking.

Dec. 23

Miller’s Pond: TP&W rainbow trout stocking.

Southside Lions Park: TP&W rainbow trout stocking.

Blanco State Park: TP&W rainbow trout stocking.

Texas Outdoors Woman Network of San Antonio: Monthly meeting with special presentation, 6 p.m., Lion & Rose, 842 NW Loop 410. Nonmembers welcome. townsa.org.

New Braunfels Fly Fishers: Monthly meeting with guest speaker, 7 p.m., McKenna Event Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. Nonmembers welcome. Call Jay Rogers, 830-837-3022. or click newbraunfelsflyfishers.org.

Have an item for the Outdoor Calendar? Email John Goodspeed at john@johngoodspeed.com.

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