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The tip of Deal Island holds Wenona, a small town like many on the Eastern Shore, with plentiful harbors and, of course, crabbing.
The tip of Deal Island holds Wenona, a small town like many on the Eastern Shore, with plentiful harbors and, of course, crabbing. (Leah Kuritzky / Baltimore Sun)

Mourning doves

Through Oct. 8: Mourning dove season. Daily bag limit is 15. Possession limit is 45 birds. Shooting hours are noon to sunset.

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'Ducktoberfest'

Saturday, Oct. 1: Anne Arundel County North Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's first "Ducktoberfest" Sportsman's Bash will be held at Earleigh Heights VFD, 161 Ritchie Highway. Severna Park. Details: arundeldu.com.

It was a slow day at the Loch Raven Fishing Center on a hot and humid late August afternoon, owing, in part, to school being back in session and the fish in Loch Raven Reservoir playing hard to get.

Hunter sight-in

Saturday, 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.

Tenkara fly-fishing

Oct. 5: Rob Lepczyk of Great Feathers fly shop will discuss "Tenkara Fly-Fishing on the Gunpowder" at the Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center on Queen Anne Bridge Road.

David Gosch of Millersville will return this week to Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship with Hippie Chick, 8, and Danni California, a 3-year-old Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.

U.S. Sailboat Show

Oct. 6-10: U.S. Sailboat Show, City Dock, Annapolis. Tickets and details at annapolisboatshows.com.

Md. Rockfish Open

Oct. 8: The Maryland Rockfish Open captains' meeting will be at Mike's Crab House South on 3030 Riva Road. Details and registration: rockfishopen.com.

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U.S. Powerboat Show

Oct. 13-16: U.S. Powerboat Show, City Dock, Annapolis. Tickets and details at annapolisboatshows.com.

Duck season

Oct. 15-22: First split of regular duck season. Maximum six ducks; no more than four mallards (only two hens), three wood ducks, two scaup, two redheads. No black ducks.

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Perhaps the week's most interesting catch comes to us courtesy of Dr. Louis J. Ruland, Jr., of Annapolis who, while on a family trip aboard the charter boat The Worm with Captain Drew Payne, landed a 30-inch cobia near buoy 78.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 22: The CCA Baltimore chapter's Little Havana Rocktober Cup will be held at Little Havana restaurant at 1325 Key Highway. Register at ccamd.org.

LUNGevity walk

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.

Running may not add years to your life, it will certainly add life to your years

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.

On Tuesday, Runner's World magazine unveiled its ranking of the 50 best running cities in the United States.

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.

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Hunter sight-ins

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.

Duck season

Nov. 12-25: Second split of duck season. Black duck season open.

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Seems like yesterday, I was the young kid in

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.

Goose season

Nov. 19-25: First split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

Turkey shoot

Nov. 20: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from noon to 3 pm. Test your skill and win a turkey, ham or bacon. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke maximum. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

Duck season

Dec. 13-Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.

Goose 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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