Outdoors Calendar: Jan. 27, 2012

Saturday: Ten-mile hike in DuPuis Wildlife Management Area in western Martin County with the Tropical Trekkers hiking club. Call 772-419-8130 or email pnmille1@yahoo.com for meeting time and location.

Wednesday: Free seminar on fishing with dredges for sailfish, dolphin and more with Capt. Scott Fawcett of Bone Shaker charters at 7 p.m. at West Marine, 2506 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Seminars are the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Information: 772-223-1515.

Feb. 4: Hike Pinelands Natural Area in western St. Lucie County with the Tropical Trekkers hiking club. Call 772-419-8130 or email pnmille1@yahoo.com for meeting time and location.

Feb. 4: Fly-fishing school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern Angler, 4695 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart. Get the information needed to start or hone one’s skills in saltwater fly fishing. Casting, knot tying, leader construction, along with what flies to use. Class limited to eight students. Fee: $35. Information: 772-223-1300.

Feb. 7: Boating class on weather from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at U.S. Sailing Center, 1955 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Learn about weather information as it relates to boating. Fee: $45 for materials. Information: www.SLRPS.org, email WarmRainFL@aol.com or 772-283-4816.

Feb. 11-12: America’s Boating Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MarineMax of Stuart, 2370 S.W. Palm City Road, Stuart. Fee: $50 for materials. Information: www.SLRPS.org, email WarmRainFL@aol.com or 772-283-4816.

Feb. 15: Free seminar on trolling for tuna, wahoo and blue marlin with Capt. Billy Black at 7 p.m. at West Marine, 2506 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Seminars are the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Information: 772-223-1515.

March 10: Angling for Awareness Inshore Fishing Tournament at Jensen Beach Causeway from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raise awareness and funds for Dandy-Walker Syndrome Research, a rare brain disorder that affects one out of every 2,500 children. Snook, trout, redfish and flounder catch, photo and release format. Entry: $20 per angler, optional $5 per angler for big fish (length). Fish from shore, wade, kayak, boat. Entry deadline March 8. Information: 863-956-6993 or e-mail djouppi.tcb@gmail.com.

Through Sunday: Second phase of duck hunting season open. Information: MyFWC.com.

Through March 31: Vermilion snapper season is closed to harvest in federal waters of the South Atlantic region. Information: SAFMC.net.

Through March 31: Spiny lobster season is open in Florida. State diving and fishing rules apply. Limits: Carapace minimum length 3 inches; bag limit six per person per day statewide. Information: MyFWC.com.

Through April 30: Shallow water grouper season is closed to harvest in federal waters of the South Atlantic region. Information: SAFMC.net.

TO SUBMIT EVENTS

Call Outdoors writer Ed Killer at 772-221-4201 or email him at ed.killer@scripps.com.

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