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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:00

Outdoors roundup

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Swing a wooden bat

A wooden bat softball league is forming in Jackson County, with registration open through Aug. 26. 

Games will be played Thursday nights at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. Registration is limited to the first eight teams to pay the $375 fee. 

Organized by Jackson County Parks and Recreation. Register at the Cullowhee Recreation Center, 828.293.3053.


Wild photography competition open 

Photographers of all ages and skill levels have a chance to show off their stuff through the Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition, open through 5 p.m. Sept. 1. 

Photographs must have been taken in North Carolina since Sept. 15, 2012, and fit in one of the following categories: birds, mammals, reptiles/amphibians, invertebrates, wild landscapes, wild plants and fungi, outdoor recreation and animal behavior. Youth categories for photographers 13-17 and 12 and under are also offered. 

Organized by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission; photographers 18 and older must subscribe to the Commission’s Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine to enter. Employees and immediate family of the Commission may not enter. 

Cash prizes of $50-$200 will be given, with the grand prize-winning photo published on the magazine’s January 2017 cover. 

Enter online at

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