Feb. 7 Outdoors Calendar

Max Goodson of Sumter with a 3 1/2-pound Santee River crappie caught with Capt. Joe Dennis of J Hook Charters. Photo by Capt. Joe Dennis.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-8 will offer its About Boating Safely class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7 at Coast Guard Base Charleston, located on Tradd Street. The cost is $35 which includes the textbook. Topics will include Boating Laws, Safety Equipment and Basic Navigation. For information, visit uscgauxcharleston.com.

Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will hold the boating safety class, America’s Boating Course, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the organization’s headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. There is no cost for those under 18. For those over 18, the fee is $30 for the first person and $15 for the second. Registered students can purchase the reference textbook and CD with a bonus CD on electronic charting for $20. The class is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and S.C. Department of Natural Resources and students completing the class will receive a safe boating certificate which will allow those between the ages of 12 and 16 to operate a watercraft without supervision. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Contact Dick Howells at 843-437-6241 or rhowells125@gmail.com to register.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-8 will offer its GPS for Mariners class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Coast Guard Base Charleston, located on Tradd Street. The cost is $45 which includes the textbook. Topics will include Working with Nautical Charts, Setting Waypoints and Charting a Course. Visit uscgauxcharleston.com.

Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant staff will lead classes in offshore fishing from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on March 5 that will deal in rod and reel setups, tackle, rigging ballyhoo, to even taking you on a boat in the harbor to see what your trolling spread should look like. The cost is $95 and limited to eight anglers. Call 843-881-3644.

Capt. Geoff Bennett will lead a free seminar on Fishing Spring Transition Redfish at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley at 6 p.m. March 8. Call 843-573-3474.

Capt. John Irwin or Capt. Joe Benton will lead Fly Fishing 201 schools at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. Classes are $75 and are scheduled Feb. 20 and March 12. Call 843-571-3899.

The 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour will visit the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., at 7 p.m. March 12. Tickets may be purchased now at The Charleston Angler West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and City Market locations for a discounted rate of $14. For more information, call 843-571-3899 or email contact@thecharlestonangler.com and visit www.TheCharlestonAngler.com.

The 28th annual Wild Quail Management Seminar will be held March 2-3 at the Webb Wildlife Center, 1282 Webb Ave., Garnett. The registration fee is $85 which includes meals, overnight accommodations and seminar materials. The registration deadline is Feb. 19. The seminar is designed to instruct landowners and land managers in the proper techniques of creating habitat that will support native populations of bobwhite quail. Call the DNR Small Game Project in Columbia at (803) 734-3609, or e-mail castinep@dnr.sc.gov. Registration forms can be found at dnr.sc.gov.

Items can be submitted by emailing sportsdesk@postandcourier.com and braswellsports@hotmail.com.