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The Washington County park features 10 maintained trails, all of which are open to hikers and most of which are open to mountain bikers. In the summer, take a dip in the lake or test your fishing skills.
The Washington County park features 10 maintained trails, all of which are open to hikers and most of which are open to mountain bikers. In the summer, take a dip in the lake or test your fishing skills. (Jerry jackson / Baltimore Sun)

Duck season

Through Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.

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Goose season

Through Feb. 4: Final split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

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Marine electronics talk

Tuesday, Jan. 10: Chris Richardson from BOE Marine will show off what's new in the marine electronics world at the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall, 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue entrance. Doors open at 6:45. Details: Email Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Saltwater Fishing Expo

Saturday, Jan. 14: The Frederick chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold its Saltwater Fishing Expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frederick County Fairgrounds at 797 E. Patrick St., Building 9, in Frederick. There will be regional experts plus Ed "The Beard" from National Geographic Channel's "Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks." Check out inshore/offshore tackle vendors, charter captains, custom rod builders and crabbing supplies.

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Her ambition for 2017 is a simple one: to start, and finish, her first marathon. For Karen Malinowski, the clock is ticking.

MSSA meeting

Jan. 16: The MSSA Broadneck/Magothy No. 10 chapter meeting will be at 7:30 p.m at American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park.

Gunpowder, trout talk

Jan. 18: Mark Staley of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss the state of the Gunpowder River and report on DNR's latest electroshock survey of the trout population when he speaks to Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. Free and open to the public. Details: Email dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

Sonar technology
Jan 18: John Murch of Garmin will discuss the company's latest sonar technology at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

While there have been rare cases of hunters shooting other hunters by mistake, "Maryland has never had a civilian shot and killed by a hunter."

Tackle show

Jan. 21: The Maryland chapter of Heroes on the Water's tackle show will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Co., 4498 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Baltimore Boat Show

Jan. 26–29: The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hours: 10a.m. to 8 p.m. the first three days; 10a.m. to 5 p.m. the last day. Details: BaltimoreBoatShow.com.

As discussed and explained in the last column, feeding corn to winter starving deer is not good for them and can cause them to get sick or possibly die. So,

Fishing Flea Market

Jan. 28-29: MSSA's Kent Island Fishermen seventh annual Fishing Flea Market will be at the Kent Island American Legion Post 278 at 800 Romancoke Road in Stevensville. The show runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Details: Call Dave Stith 410-643-3970 or email Islander655@atlanticbb.net.

Angler's Night Out

Jan. 31: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Running the Coast." Happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

There's nothing quite like a Canada goose landing on water. The transition from floating in the air to floating on a Chesapeake river is a touch down that's at once both graceful and mesmerizing.

Fly-fishing talk

Feb. 1: Capt. Chris Dollar will talk about fly-fishing and light tackle from SUPS and kayaks at the Free State Fly Fishers' meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville. Details at facebook.com/FSFFMD.

Fishing seminar
Feb. 4: Regional and national fishing experts, including local captains Lonnie Johnson of G-EYE Jigs and Pete Dalhberg, will speak at a session of the Salt Water Sportsman  Seminar Series in the Old Mill auditorium at 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Details and registration: nationalseminarseries.com.

Saltwater Fishing Expo

Feb. 25: The Annapolis chapter of the MSSA will hold its Saltwater Fishing Expo from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Club on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis.

Angler's Night Out

Feb. 28: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Best of the 2016 Drake Video Awards." Happy hour and appetizer specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

Lefty Kreh TieFest

March 18: The 17th annual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the Mid-Atlantic's foremost fly fishing event, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent Narrows Yacht Club. More than 30 tiers will demonstrate fly patterns, there will be casting demonstrations, and shops and equipment manufacturers will show off products. There will be tying classes for children and novice tiers. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for children 16 and under. Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser are among those committed to attend. Details: See the TieFest Facebook page.

Here, in a warehouse-like space attached to Colosseum Gym in Columbia, a quiet resurgence in the niche competitive Strongman sport has been growing in Maryland.

Angler's Night Out

March 28: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, in cooperation with CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Providence." Happy hour and appetizer specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

April 30: The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of Thompson, a first-year HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit scholarships supporting students attending the school. On-site race registration will take place in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gym beginning at 6:30 a.m. To register online and for more details, go to harford.edu/adam. For additional information, call 443-412-2449.

When Adam McConnell relates the story about the time he saved his parkour gym, remember the essence of the sport: It is about challenging yourself to find creative solutions for difficult problems.

For more outdoors events, go to baltimoresun.com/outdoors. Email Please email listings to sports@baltsun.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject field.

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