O The Happy Hoofers chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd., S., Coconut Creek. Guest speaker is Robin Reccasina of Sawgrass Nature Center who will bring animals rescued by the center. Call Kay Ferrara at 954-609-4727.
O Catch and release snook, redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit in the inaugural Cheeca Lodge & Spa All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament Nov. 9-11 in Islamorada. Fishing headquarters is World Wide Sportsman marina. Entry fee is $2,000 per angler. For more information, call Julie Olsen at 360-288-2436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
O A free marine industry career workshop will be held Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood. Call 954-921-3271.
O The popular saltwater fishing seminar for women, Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! will be held NOv. 9-11 at the Elks Lodge BPOE, 92600 U.S. Highway 1, Tavernier. For more information, go to www.ladiesletsgofishing.com or call 954-475-9068.
O Captain Bouncer Smith will conduct a seminar on wahoo and the fall migration on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Dusky Sport Center, 110 N. Bryan Rd., Dania Beach. Admission is $10, redeemable for store merchandise. Visit www.dusky.com.
O Win cash for catching wahoo in the Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown Nov. 15-17 at the Bimini Big Game Club. Entry fee is $1,250 per boat with up to four anglers. First prize is $5,000. For more information, email email@example.com or call 1-800-867-4764.
O The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will host the Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The event pairs race-fan anglers with NASCAR drivers for a morning of fishing on the infield lake for largemouth and peacock bass. For more information, go to www.hotrodsandreels.com or call 954-792-7223, ext. 113.
O Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission member Ron Bergeron will co-host a Florida BlueGreen fundraising event with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida Nov. 17 beginning at 5 p.m. at his private Weston ranch. The event will feature food, music and an auction. Visit www.FloridaBlueGreen.com.
O The West Palm Beach Fishing Club will host its 78th annual Awards Barbecue and Auction Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the F.O.P. Lodge #50, 885 62nd Dr., North, West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $25 for adults; $10 for kids under 15; $5 extra if purchased at the door. Call 561-832-6780.
O Big Cypress National Preserve will host the 2012 Swamp Heritage Festival Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee. Visit http:// www.nps.gov/bicy/swampheritage.htm
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