July 13: Night catfishing at Motts Reservoir. 7 p.m.–1 a.m. Boats must meet nighttime operation requirements. Cost: : $3/child, $5/adults in advance, $5/$8 on event day. Night fishing also scheduled for July 27, Aug. 10, 24, and Sept. 14.
July 14: Third annual Fredericksburg Ducks Unlimited Annual Greenwing Wilderness Run Fishing Derby, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wilderness Run Vineyards, 11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. Children 17-under and their parents invited. Each child receives free gifts at registration and become a Ducks Unlimited Greenwing member. Bait provided; bring rod and reel). Cost: $15/Greenwing, $10/Adult. Tickets available at Wilderness Run Winery, 540/841-2598.
Aug. 25: 10th annual Virginia Ducks Unlimited Duck & Goose Calling Contest. Bass Pro Shops, Ashland. Adult and Youth comopetition categories. Sanctioned contest with winner advancing to world championship contest in Stuttgart Arkansas. See ducks.org/virginia/events/54815/vadu-10th-annual-calling-contest for details and registration.