Starting Wednesday, Sept. 14: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a free hunter safety course on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. The session is Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Class size is limited to 60 seats. Register at register-ed.com/events/view/70508 and register-ed.com/events/view/70509.
Chesapeake Summer Slam
Through Saturday, Sept. 17: Anglers in Virginia and Maryland target big-five gamefish in the Chesapeake Bay in hopes of putting together the largest three-fish slam. Register at technicalfisherman.com.
Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 17-18: Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's sixth annual Mid Atlantic Flounder Tournament will be held on coastal bays and the Atlantic Ocean. Register at mssa.net.
Tunnel 5K Run/Walk
Next Sunday, Sept. 18: The Maryland Transportation Authority and the MdTA Police will host the eighth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk in northbound Bore 4 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Participants will run, jog, or walk in the tunnel to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports events for Maryland's children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Register at tunnelrun.org. For more information, call 410-242-1515.
Sept. 20: Rick Elyar, chair of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's habitat committee and the force behind CCA-Md.'s Living Reef Action Campaign, will speak at the Patuxent River chapter's meeting at 7 p.m. at Stoney's Kingfisher's Restaurant. The LRAC recently placed more than 70 concrete reef seeded with oysters near Tilghman Island.
Sept. 24: Dock Day on the Bay, celebrating Crisfield's maritime history, will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Somers Cove Marina. Boats, arts and crafts, children's activities, live music, and a blessing-of-the-fleet ceremony. Details: Call 410-968-2501 or go to crisfieldheritagefoundation.org.
Well, it certainly wasn't as bad as some expected — and that's a good thing — but Tropical Storm Hermine sure knew how to spoil a perfectly good party. Prior to the wind and rain — especially along Atlantic coastal waters though hereabouts Chesapeake conditions saw almost no rain; not terrible just annoying — the variety of fish caught was perhaps at its seasonal zenith. Understandably, anglers are chomping at the bit to get back out and fish. That said, as you'd expect
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Wooden boat race
Sept. 24-25: The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Chesapeake Traditional Sailboat Association will host the seventh annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race. Owners of wooden-hulled sailboats designed before 1970 can learn more at bit.ly/nshof-classicwoodensailboatrace. Registration closes Sunday, Sept. 18.
Oct. 1: Anne Arundel County North Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's first Ducktoberfest will be held at Earleigh Heights VFD, 161 Ritchie Highway. Severna Park. Details: Call Jamie Roell at 410-215-1425.
Oct. 1: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will hold a hunter sight-in for muzzleloaders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Fee: $5 per muzzleloader. More information: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.
Oct. 22: The Orioles will host the third-annual LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk at Camden Yards to raise money and awareness for lung cancer in memory of late public relations director Monica Pence Barlow. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children 4 and under. Register at orioles.com/lungevity.
Key School run
Oct. 23: The annual Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will be held in Hillsmere Shores. Sponsored by the Key School Parents' Association, the races will begin at 9 a.m. at the school's campus, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Register at keyschool.org/5K10K through Oct. 21 or at the race.
Komen Race for the Cure
Oct. 23: The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will be held in Hunt Valley at Shawan and McCormick roads. As the state's largest charitable footrace, the 5K is expected to draw 15,000 registrants and spectators in the name of taking #OneStepCloser to a world free of breast cancer. Registration required. Details: race.komenmd.org.
8th annual Hurd race
Oct. 29: The eighth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run & Kids Trick or Treat Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. Registration for the 5K will be 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Susquehanna Center. The walk for children 10 and younger will begin at 8 a.m. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. For details and to preregister, go to harford.edu/heather. More information: 443-412-2449.
'Fish For A Cure'
Nov. 5: "Fish For A Cure" Rockfish Tournament. Details at fishforacure.org.
Nov. 5, 12, 13, 19, 20: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will hold hunter sight-ins for shotguns and rifles on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Hours: Nov. 5, 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20: noon to 3 p.m . Fee: $5 per shotgun or rifle. More information: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.
Nov. 12-25: Second split of duck season. Black duck season open.
Bay Fall Classic
Nov. 18-20: MSSA's 24th annual "Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic" will be held. Anglers are allowed to fish two of three days with a lay-day rule in effect. Register at mssa.net.
Nov. 19-25: First split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.
Dec. 13-Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.
Dec. 16-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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