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  • Fisheries commission rejects plan to change menhaden management strategy

    Fisheries commission rejects plan to change menhaden management strategy

    Next year, commercial fishermen will be able to harvest more of a key species from the Atlantic Ocean. But in a controversial step, regulators at the same time cut back the amount of menhaden that can come from the Chesapeake Bay. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made the decisions...

      • Autumn's panfish harvest is upon us

        Autumn's panfish harvest is upon us

        Just this past week, I got the signal from my son Matt that it’s time to stock up on some tasty panfish fillets for the annual GRONAW FAMILY POST THANKSGIVING FISH FRY that has become a yearly gig for the past many years on the Saturday after “turkey day.” Where as in seasons past, I would keep...

          • Recreation and outdoors calendar (Nov. 12)

            Recreation and outdoors calendar (Nov. 12)

            Lures discussed Monday, Nov. 13: Robert Christy of Fish Nut Super Flash Mylar Lures will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at the Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.Details: pasadenasportfishing.com....

            • Baltimore ice rink at the Inner Harbor opens on appropriately chilly note

              Baltimore ice rink at the Inner Harbor opens on appropriately chilly note

              The temperature was just above freezing, but Sharon Harris and Anna Apicella were kept warm by several layers of clothes and a burgeoning friendship. The Baltimore grandmother and the Towson teacher met last year at the ice rink in the Inner Harbor and decided to meet up again this year on Friday,...

              • Restoration Run 5K to raise money for stream conservation

                Restoration Run 5K to raise money for stream conservation

                When local members of Trout Unlimited, a grassroots conservation group, look out into Baltimore County’s streams and tributaries, they see more than just a scenic body of water. For Towson resident Don Haynes, vice president of the Maryland chapter, the waters are local gems that need protection...

                  • New Columbia Earth Treks site takes climbers to new heights

                    New Columbia Earth Treks site takes climbers to new heights

                    Look up when you enter climbing gym Earth Treks’ new Columbia location, and you’ll find yourself staring at seemingly endless walls of neon rocks. In the climbing gym’s new facility, climbers can find themselves scaling 44-foot-high walls or swinging from one climbing hold to the next in the gym’s...

                  • Digest (Nov. 7): Expanded Lefty Kreh's Tie Fest will be held Feb. 24-25 in Annapolis

                    Digest (Nov. 7): Expanded Lefty Kreh's Tie Fest will be held Feb. 24-25 in Annapolis

                    Blane Choklett and Pat Cohen will be among the workshop presenters at the 18th annual event.

                      • Try trail running instead of hunting

                        This column is not the column I intended to write this week, and I am braced for the barrage of dissenting replies it may elicit, but I am, after all, entitled to my opinion. So, here goes: Hunting is not a sport. Perhaps it can be defined as a hobby or an activity, but not a sport. The word “sport”...

                          • Splash limits go to heart of waterfowl game

                            Splash limits go to heart of waterfowl game

                            After reading a Delta Waterfowl article this summer about introducing “splash limits” to duck seasons to ramp up hunter participation, I couldn’t help but spit out the phrase (in)famous shark hunter Frank Mundus used when presented with a silly idea, or person. “Happy Horse Poop!” Only Mundus used...

                            • Paralympian Tatyana McFadden finishes second at NYC Marathon

                              Paralympian Tatyana McFadden finishes second at NYC Marathon

                              Manuela Schar finally upended four-time defending champion Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville to win the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race Sunday, completing a Swiss sweep with men's winner Marcel Hug. Schar powered through the five boroughs in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 9 seconds, taking the...

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