Nine-year-old bags first deer
Robert Thomas Scot Vandergriff, 9, bagged an 80-pound doe for his first deer while hunting with his grandfather, Robert Anderson Sr., on the family farm in Smyth County, Va.
He used a Remington .270-caliber rifle.
Robert’s parents are Kitty Anderson and Scott Vandergriff.
The Rowan County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual membership banquet on Friday, March 7, at the Salisbury Civic Center.
A social begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. An auction will feature wildlife art and other merchandise at 8 p.m. A silent auction and several raffles will also be held.
Banquet tickets are $40 for individuals, $60 for couples and $15 for “Greenwings,” children 17 and younger. Tickets at the door are $5 extra.
For more information, call Kenny Roberts at 704-857-4815 or Brad Taylor at 704-232-0272.
The N.C. Bowhunter Expo will be held on March 28-30 at the state fairgrounds’ Kerr-Scott Building in Raleigh.
Admission is $3 for Friday from 4-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
A 3-D indoor shoot costs $10 and classes will also be held during convention hours.
Friday night’s mini-banquet from 8-midnight is $12 at the door and includes a meal.
An awards banquet Saturday at 6 p.m. costs $20 in advance.
For more information, call 919-477-7184 or e-mail stoney45@ nc.rr.com. The organization’s Web site is www.ncbowhunter.com.
Lake Tillery tourney
Jeff Cole of Asheboro tied with the team of Mike Chandler of Midland, Brian Burris and Hunter Burris of New London in a 25-team catfishing tournament on Lake Tillery.
The fish were caught in depths from 15 to 35 feet using cut shad has bait.
Both teams caught five fish weighing 101.1 pounds. They split first and second place winnings at a total of $1,650.
Stephen Upright of Cleveland and Chris Winebarger of Statesville were sixth with 42.4 pounds of fish and they won $150.
Big Fish of the tournament went to the team of James Davisson and John Davisson with an Arkansas blue catfish weighing 39.85 pounds. He won $250.
HENDERSON ó The Shenandoah Division of the $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League will visit Kerr Lake in Henderson on March 1 for the first of five regular-season events. A top award of $6,000 will go to the winner of the Boater Division.
Anglers may register for the tournament online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling 270-252-1000. Onsite registration will be held Feb. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wal-Mart at 200 North Cooper Road in Henderson. Entry fees are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers.