All American Trail closed:
During hunting seasons, whether on public or private undeveloped land, you want to be seen. Wear bright clothing, preferably hunter or blaze orange for all light conditions. Avoid clothing with fur or tans and whites (like a running deer). Shine a light when out at dawn/dusk or at night.
No one should ever be off of the paved roads unless on a scheduled military training exercise, or a scheduled and coordinated activity (such as through the Hunting and Fishing Center), or at a specific forest recreation facility (such as Smith Lake). To do so is a citable offense, and can be both dangerous to the individual and constitute a serious impediment to our essential military training operations.
Fall is a great time to enjoy nature in the many and beautiful and safe places both on and around Fort Bragg. But as in all activities, consideration of safety rules and procedures must always be a priority.
For questions about hunting and fishing on Fort Bragg, stop by the Hunting and Fishing Center, or visit http:/www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/dpw/envdiv/wildlife.
For questions about Smith Lake Recreation Area or other FMWR facilities or programs, see http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/
The All American Trail is a 10 to 15 foot wide, unpaved pathway designed for use by hikers, runners, and bicyclers. Horses are not permitted. The trail (currently 11 miles long) follows the perimeter boundary of Fort Bragg through North Carolina’s Sandhills region and includes a 1,000 foot boardwalk that crosses Rockfish Creek and its wetlands. The terrain is mixed with sections ranging from nearly flat to fairly hilly.
Interpretive signage is provided along the trail that identifies and describes the unique plants and wildlife. There are more than 1,500 species of plants and trees, and over 400 species of wildlife — including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
The All American Trail will eventually extend through Cumberland, Hoke and Moore counties — linking Fayetteville with Southern Pines. Please watch this site for updates.
Fort Bragg and its public/private partners have sought to create a safe, scenic, and educational recreation trail for everyone to enjoy.
Learn to skate:
Learn-to-Skate classes are ongoing Oct. 28 to Dec. 9, at Cleland Ice Rink. Offered through SKIES Unlimited, the classes will provide skill development and will meet once weekly. Classes are grouped by age and skill level and offers a six-week program with 30-minute classes for youth ages 4 to 17. Skates are provided with instruction at cost. Five free passes for public sessions. $85 per individual session. For more information, call 396-5127 or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.
Fort Bragg Clay Target Center will hold competition in its Recreational Skeet and Trap League, through Sunday.
Fall league competition takes place every Sunday at 2 p.m., and is open to all ID cardholders and guests at a cost of $20 (plus targets).
General public price is $25 (plus targets).
Twenty-five targets cost $4 per round.
Trophies will be awarded for the top female/male and most improved shooter.
For more information or to register, call 436-9489, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays to Sundays, or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.
Open to the public, each facility will offer two-hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental at $30 for four people and $7.50 for each additional person.
For more information, call Dragon Lanes (Building 4-2374, off Reilly Road) at 907-BOWL or Airborne Lanes (Building C-5339, Bastogne and Ardennes streets) at 432-6900, or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.
Entry fee is $25, with cart and green fees being additional. With each entry fee, every player will receive a 10 to 13 pound frozen turkey; barbecue and chicken dinner; beer and soft drinks provided after play. the event will include an awards ceremony. Participants will be awarded gift certificates; free range balls before play; and longest drive and closest to the pin prizes.
The Turkey Shoot is open to all active-duty and retired military, as well as Department of Defense employees and dependants at least 16 years of age. Invited guests of any of the above are also welcome. Requests to play with friends or groups will be honored.
The first 88 golfers with an established handicap to sign up will be considered a full field. Deadline for registration is Nov. 14, or when the field reaches its capacity.
For more information, call 907-4653 or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.