Public comment on proposed fishing rules: Tuesday, May 8, 7 to 10 p.m., at U.S. Forest Service offices, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites anglers and others to comment on proposed changes to the 2013 sport fishing regulations; proposals include: create a selective, quality trout fishery in Crane Prairie Reservoir, prohibit the use of bait in the Crooked River main stem year-round, expand trout-fishing opportunities on the Deschutes River in Bend, allow retention of trophy brown trout on East Lake, consider management for largemouth bass at Wickiup Reservoir; contact Brett Hodgson 541-388-6009.
Tight Lines Dinner and Auction: Friday, May 11, 5:30 p.m., at Aspen Hall in Bend’s Shevlin Park; hosted by the Deschutes River Conservancy; bid on fishing trips throughout the West and beyond, unique art, and other items; tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table of eight; all proceeds from the event support the DRC’s mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin; to purchase tickets, visit www.deschutesriver.org.
CENTRAL OREGON BASS CLUB: Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Abby’s Pizza in Redmond; 7 to 9 p.m.; new members welcome; www.cobc.us.
Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited: Meets on the first Monday of each month at the Environmental Center in Bend; meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. for members to meet and greet, and discuss what the chapter is up to; 541-306-4509; email@example.com; www.deschutestu.org.
Bend Casting Club: The Bend Casting Club is a group of local fly anglers from around Central Oregon who are trying to improve their casting technique; club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Orvis Casting Course in Bend’s Old Mill District; 541-306-4509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunriver Anglers Club: Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Sunriver Fire Station; contact: www.sunriveranglers.org.
The Central Oregon Flyfishers club: Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road; contact: www.coflyfishers.org.
ODFW big game regulations meeting: Thursday, May 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at Redmond High School, driver’s ed room; one of 20 statewide public meeting to provide information about big-game herd health and numbers and propose the number of controlled tags; members of the public can offer input at the meeting or send comments to email@example.com; www.dfw.state.or.us; 541-388-6363.
Learn the Art of Tracking Animals: Guided walks and workshops with a certified professional tracker; learn to identify and interpret tracks, sign and scat of the animals in Central Oregon; two or more walks per month all year; $35; ongoing, 8 a.m. to noon; 541-633-7045; firstname.lastname@example.org; wildernesstracking.com.
Bend Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Banquet and Auction: May 12 at the Bend Elks Lodge; $45 individual, $65 couple, $10 for ages 17 and younger; doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and live auction starts at 7:30; registration required by May 9; 541-410-1932; email@example.com.
Oregon Hunters Association State Convention: Saturday, May 19, 5 p.m., at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond; gourmet buffet, raffles of guns, hunts, optics, sporting goods, fine art and more; www.oregonhunters.org; 541-772-7313.
The Bend chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the King Buffet at the north end of the Wagner Mall, across from Robberson Ford in Bend; contact: ohabend.webs.com.
The Ochoco chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Prineville Fire Hall, 405 N. Belknap St.; contact: 447-5029.
The Redmond chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Redmond VFW Hall.
FREE SHOOTER’S CLINIC: Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range east on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 24; learn about and practice fire the six-shooters, lever-action rifles and shotguns of cowboy-action shooting; guns and ammo provided; www.hrp-sass.com or 541-385-6021.
COSSA KIDS: The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association’s NRA Youth Marksmanship Program is every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the COSSA Range; the range is east of Bend off U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 24; contact Don Thomas, 541-389-8284.
Bend Trap club: Trap shooting, five-stand and skeet shooting are all open Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; located east of Bend off U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 30; contact Bill Grafton at 541-383-1428 or visit www.bendtrapclub.com.
Central Oregon Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve: 13-station, 100-target course and 5-stand open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to dusk, and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to dusk (closed Wednesday); located at 9020 South Highway 97, Redmond; www.birdandclay.com or 541-383-0001.
REDMOND ROD & GUN CLUB: Rifle and pistol are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; skeet is Tuesdays and Sundays beginning at 10 a.m.; trap is Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to closing, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; non-members are welcome; www.rrandgc.com.
Pine Mountain Posse: Cowboy action shooting club that shoots at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 24; second Sunday of each month; 541-318-8199 or www.pinemountainposse.com.
Horse Ridge Pistoleros: Cowboy action shooting with pistols, rifles and shotguns at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range on U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 24; first and third Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.; 541-408-7027 or www.hrp-sass.com.