Recreation and outdoors calendar (July 29)

Recreation and outdoors calendar (July 29)
Don Patten, Kevin Thomas, Dave Dirks and Dan Dirks of Annapolis, and Alex Jurasa of Virginia Beach, Va., pose with a citation bluefin caught on the Heatwave out of Wachapreague. (Photo courtesy of Dale Dirks / HANDOUT)

Black bear lottery

Through Aug. 31: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for this year's black bear lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the four-day hunting season, taking place Oct. 23-26 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. Hunters may apply by calling 855-855-3906 (weekdays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) or in person at a regional service center or one of more than 250 hunting and fishing license agents across the state. Each hunter's Department of Natural Resources ID number will serve as his lottery number. Details at


White Marlin Open

Aug. 7-11: 44th annual White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins at Harbour Island Marina & Sunset Marina. Register at

Fishing Derby

Aug. 12: MSSA Kent Island chapter's "Fishing Derby" will be held off Romancoke Pier, Route 8 south, Kent Island. Free. Age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16.

White Perch Open

Aug. 20: Angler's Sports Center's "White Perch Open." Weigh-ins at Podickory Point Yacht Club. Fishing hours 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Official weigh-in 2-3 p.m. Party and fish fry: 3-7 p.m.

Fall Gun & Outdoor Show

Sept. 2: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host its Fall Gun & Outdoor Show on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with exhibitor setup at 6 a.m. Admission: $5. Vendor tables $10. MOre information: Call Butch at 443-442-4791.

Summer Slam

Through Sept. 16: The "Summer Slam" tournament will be held on all tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from the Susquehanna Flats to Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Four divisions: angler, fly, kayak and junior (ages 6-14). Entry fee is $40 per division.

Flounder tourney

Sept. 16-17: MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament, Ocean City. Details at

Trout tournament

Sept. 30-Oct.1: CCA-Maryland "Red Trout Catch-and-Release Tournament." Crisfield. Register at


Surf fishing tourney

Oct. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City. Details at

Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Oct. 28: The Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular will be held at Harford Community College. The race honors the memory of an HCC history major from 1999 to 2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race raises money for Remembrance Book Scholarships and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. For details, go to or call 443-412-2449.

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Fish For a Cure

Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at

Rocksgiving tourney

Nov. 11: Rocksgiving Tournament. Register at

Rockfish tourney

Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at

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