Recreation and outdoors calendar

Turkey shoot

Today, Nov. 17: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. For more information, call Greg, 410-598-4970.


Trophy fall rockfish

Monday, Nov. 18: Capt. Luke Thatcher will present a free seminar, hosted by the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association, on catching trophy fall rockfish. He'll discuss lures , locations, rigging and more. Doors at the American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park will open at 7 p.m. The seminar starts at 7:30. Use the entrance on the left side of the building under the awning.



Wednesday, Nov. 20: Mike Heck, author and owner of Mike Heck's Trout Guides, will discuss fly-fishing and fly-tying at the Maryland Trout Unlimited general meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church. Heck is a guide in South-Central Pennsylvania and the author of "Spring Creek Strategies." Free. The public is welcome.

Hunter safety

Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 20-23: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering a four-day hunter safety course with Maryland DNR-certified hunter safety instructor Ed Henry. Successful completion of the course, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. the first three nights at Van Lennep Auditorium, then 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23, on the Saturday, earns participants a Maryland certificate of competency in firearms and hunter safety. Space is limited, with pre-registration at 410-745-4941 required. For more information, go to

Striped bass tourney

Saturday and next Sunday, Nov. 23-24: The 21st annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, the bay's largest fall striped bass tournament, is open to recreational anglers, professional fishermen and charter boat captains. The base fee is $175. The 2012 payout was $90,000. Information:

Hunter sight-ins

November: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host rifle and shotgun hunter sight-ins on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Nov. 17 and 24 from noon to 3 p.m. Information: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.


Boating legislation

Dec. 2: The Maryland Boat Act Advisory Committee will meet to review proposed regulatory requests for 2014; accept recommendations from the nominating committee for the office of chairman, vice chairman, and officer at large; and be briefed on proposed legislation affecting boating in Maryland. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kent Island Yacht Club, 117 Yacht Club Drive in Chester in Queen Anne's County. Information: Michael Grant, 410-260-8013,

Winter solstice hike

Dec. 21: Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a free hike from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baldwin in Baltimore County. Meet in the Sweet Air parking lot, 2840 Dalton Bevard Road. Preregistration is required. Inclement weather will result in postponement. Information: Jen Cashell, 410-592-2897 or

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