Sports News 2-28-13

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By Chris Cannon

NWTF Fundraising Dinner

The Pine Mountain Longbeards will be hosting its annual Fundraising Banquet Dinner and Auction on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held at the Ball Farm Even Center. Last year was a sell out crowd before banquet night, so tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door. Men, women and kids are all invited to come help raise money for outreach events including the annual handicap turkey hunt, kids’ JAKES day and the Turkey Hunters Care program, which is a food distribution to needy families. Tickets may be reserved by calling Billy Ball at 871-220 or Jamie Ball at 871-1900.

Youth baseball scoreboard needed

Anyone interested in donating a little league baseball scoreboard to the Campbell County Park located on Demory Road near White Bridge can contact Park Manager Matthew Bowman at 592-4438.

Spring Turkey Season

The Spring Turkey Season is set for March 30 through May 12. Only one bearded turkey per day, with a season limit of four per person. Shooting hours are thirty minutes before legal sunrise until sunset.

Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt

The juvenile hunt for the 2013 spring turkey season is set for March 23-24. This is for ages six through 16. One bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag of four. Each youth must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device.

Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp

The third annual Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp for middle school girls and boys will be held June 17 through June 22. The camp will be at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. It is designed to give kids an appreciation and understanding of the importance of our aquatic resources with an emphasis on conservation, protection and restoration of coldwater ecosystems. They experience fly tying, fly fishing and snorkeling in the Little River, along with some hiking and swimming. Boys and girls ages 12 to 15 old are eligible to apply, and 14 participants will be accepted. Tuition is $472. For more information, see www.tntroutadventure.org.