Recreation and outdoors calendar

With 15 miles of continuous trail for hiking, biking or strolling, Gwynns Falls is a welcome escape from Baltimore -- and with numerous trailheads and connecting routes, it'll be hard to get bored.

Hunter sight-ins

Nov. 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. 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20: noon to 3p.m. Fee: $5 per shotgun or rifle. Details: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.


Heritage Tours

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Captain Rachel Dean of Solomon's Island Heritage Tours will talk at the November meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. She will discuss harvesting methods for blue crabs, finfish and oysters on board a working fishing vessel. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission is free. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at


Waterfowl festival

Friday to next Sunday, Nov. 11-13: A Waterfowl Festival in Easton will include wildfowl artists, retriever demonstrations and a DockDogs competition. Details:


Nov. 12: The "Rocksgiving" Fishing Tournament will be held at Chesapeake Harbor Marina in Annapolis. Details: Call 410-268-1969 or go to

Duck season

Saturday to Nov. 25: Second split of duck season. Black duck season open.

Alpha-1 Walk for a Cure

Saturday, Nov. 12: The Alpha-1 Walk For a Cure will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Gary J. Arthur Community Center on Route 97 in Cooksville. Proceeds benefit the programs at the Alpha-1 Foundation. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic condition that may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. Register at Click on Maryland.


Rockfish trolling

Nov. 14: Capt. Charlie Sisson of Backdraft Charters will discuss "Fall Trolling for Rockfish" at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Bierbender Knife Sharpeners will recondition blades at discounted prices.

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

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 p.m. 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.

MSSA meeting

Nov. 21: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's Broadneck/Magothy No. 10 chapter meeting will be 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park.

Turkey Trot Charity 5Ks

Nov. 24: The Y in Central Maryland will hold its annual Turkey Trot Charity 5Ks at 8:30 a.m. in Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Perry Hall, Towson and Westminster to raise money so impoverished children have access to Y programs. Each event will feature a 5K run/walk, with medals awarded in age groups. For more details and to register through Nov. 21, go to


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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