Outdoors: Calendar, March 6-19


Texas State Rifle Association: Annual membership meeting including luncheon with keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul and awards banquet, Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin. Click on tsra.com.


Guadalupe River State Park: Bird in the Hand, a program of netting, banding and getting close-up looks at the birds of the park, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Discovery Center. Call 830-438-7653. Free. Entrance fee applies.

South Texas Pistoleros: Monthly match of the cowboy action shooting club, 9 a.m., Cowboy Action Shooting Range at A Place To Shoot, 13250 Pleasanton Road. Nonmembers welcome. Call 210-661-3550 or 210-628-1888 or visit stxpistolaros.com.

Tuesday-March 20

Guadalupe River State Park: Special Spring Break events designed for children to explore nature. March 10, Bat-astic Geocaching, 10-11:30 a.m.; March 11, Who Goes There, 9-10:30 a.m.; March 12, River Critters, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; March 17, Storybook Trail, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; March 18, Bird in the Hand, 9 a.m.-noon; March 19, Fishing 101, 9-11 a.m.; March 20, Creek Critters, 1-4 p.m.; March 20, The Mysterious Case of the Guadalupe Fledermaus: A Ranger Sam Mystery, 7:30-9 p.m. Free with park admission. For details, visit tpwd.texas.gov and go to Guadalupe State Park events.


Alamo City Rivermen Canoe Club: Monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hungry Horse Restaurant, 12333 West Ave. Nonmembers welcome. Call Randy Hohlaus, 210-493-7058, or visit alamocityrivermen.org.

March 14

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center: Annual Fly Fish Texas, hands-on fly-tying demonstrations, casting instruction, seminars, vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with admission to the center. Click on tpwd.state.tx.us/tffc.

Friends of Government Canyon SNA: Explore the Night Sky, viewing of Jupiter, Venus and more with the San Antonio Astronomical Association, 7-9:30 p.m., Government Canyon the State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Road. Park in Lot A and walk to Lot C. RSVP by noon March 13 at 210-688-9055, Ext. 289, or friendsofgc.org. Entrance fees apply.

Friends of Government Canyon SNA: Hike the Canyon, a four-to-seven-mile hike at the state natural area for ages 13 and older accompanied by adult, 12861 Galm Road, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at Visitors Center. Entrance fee. RSVP not required. Call 210-688-9055, Ext. 289, or click on friendsofgc.org.

San Antonio Audubon Society: Beginner’s Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Judson Nature Trails, 246 Viesca St., Alamo Heights. Nonmembers welcome. Free. Call Georgina Schwartz, 210-342-2073, or click on saaudubon.org.

Texican Rangers: Monthly match of the cowboy action shooting club, 8 a.m., on the Stieler Ranch on U.S. 87 between Fredericksburg and Comfort. Call 210-657-6538 or visit texicanrangers.org.

March 17

Alamo Fly Fishers: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, 6201 Broadway. Nonmembers welcome. Call Rob Burlingame 210-507-1123.

March 18

S.A. Metropolitan League of Bass Clubs: Monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 202 W. Aviation Blvd., Universal City. Click on sa-metrobass.org.

March 19

Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m., The BBQ Station, 1610 N.E. Loop 410. Non-members welcome. Call 210-477-3037 or click on sea-sa.com.

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