Outdoor Notes


Looking for a way to stay active and keep the holiday pounds at bay? Join the 100 Mile Challenge, sponsored by Hike More Bitch Less. Pledge to hike 100 miles between Thanks­giv­ing and Christmas and receive a Hike More Bitch Less Tee and be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. All funds raised during this challenge will benefit the Best Friends Furever Dog Rescue of NC. The gift card winner will be announced 12/26. Cost is $25. Register online at racereach.com.


Winner at Qualifier # 6 PBC End of Year Team Trail had 5 for 27.14 at Harris Lake (35 teams). Weather was good and lake was one foot above normal. Big fish was 7.67. Some 68 fish (average 3.37) were landed. The schedule was revised to work around high water at several area lakes.

Qualifier #5 winner had 5 for 18.04 at Falls Lake (31 teams) in good weather. Big fish was 7.78. Some 82 fish were landed (average 3.04).


The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center at Harkers Island on the coast closed following major water damage and mold/mildew problems from Hurricane Flo­rence. They’re lining up a temporary office and store location (806 Arendell St., Morehead City) while plans for repairs are developed, relying on insurance, state and federal disaster assistance funds.

“For all of us who have walked through that building, our hearts are broken. All the years and years of hard work…now to do over again. But we are determined. It will be what it was and even more beautiful soon. This is a solemn moment in the museum’s history for sure. But we will rise again, you just wait and see,” said Karen Willis Amspacher.


Durham, Korstian and Blackwood divisions of Duke Forest are closed Monday-Friday until Dec. 14 for 11th annual deer herd reduction. Observe the signs. Divisions are open weekends only for recreation.


Shredathons are scheduled 10-2 Oct. 25 in Chapel Hill and Oct. 27 in Hillsborough. Four box limit. Locations are University Place behind Silverspot , Chapel Hill, and recycling dropoff center at Hampton Point SC behind Home Depot, Hillsborough.