Late-summer stripers

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Skip Zinck, aka "27 sailfish" on, will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He will present tips and tactics to increase your success live-lining for late-summer stripers and will cover early fall trolling. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome. Information: Email Mark DeHoff at

Boater safety

Thursday-Friday, Aug. 15-16: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering a boater-safety course from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $25 per two-night session. Preregistration is required. For information, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

Purple Heart bow shoot

Next Sunday, Aug. 18: The Purple Heart 3D Bow Shoot will be held at Heart of Maryland Bowhunters, 7930 Henryton Road, Marriottsville. Registration from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $15 for the public; free for current or retired military. Thirty-target archery course. All proceeds will benefit disabled veterans through outings sponsored by the NPLB (formerly No Person Left Behind) and Operation Second Chance. Event information: Contact Billy Dove at 301-639-4104 or NPLB information: Donations accepted through checks made out to Operation Second Chance/NPLB.

Waterfowl regulations

Aug. 19: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed late-season waterfowl hunting regulations at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake College. Residents who are unable to attend may comment by email, letter, fax, phone, or on the DNR Wildlife & Heritage website after the proposals are announced in early August.

Turkey shoot

Aug. 25: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Prizes include turkey, ham and bacon. Information: Call Greg at 410-598-4970.

'Streak' Thru Aberdeen'

Sept. 6: The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host its inaugural "Streak Thru Aberdeen" 7K Run at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, the anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive baseball games played. Proceeds will support Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation programs, which help build character and teach life lessons to underserved youth in distressed communities through sports-themed programming. Starts at 6 p.m. For information, go to or call Charm City Run at 410-308-1870. To pre-register, go to

Gun & outdoor show

Sept. 7: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a Gun & Outdoor Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Admission is $2. Vendor tables are $10 each. For further information, call Rick Richmond at 410-335-5994.

Red/Trout tourney

Sept. 7-8: Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's inaugural Red/Trout Catch & Release Tournament will be held in the Crisfield area. The event showcases improving speckled trout and redfish angling in the Chesapeake Bay. For information, go to

Sharing & Caring

Sept. 8, Sept. 15: Captains Sharing & Caring is looking for children who have special needs, children who have serious or terminal illnesses or children who are disabled to take part in a cruise Sept. 8 out of Bush River Yacht Club in Abingdon a cruise Sept. 15 out of Baltimore Boating Center in Middle River. Reservations required. Information:

Youth fishing seminar

Sept. 12: Capt. Walleye Pete will give a one-hour presentation on jigging and casting techniques as part of the MSSA's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. At Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.