Charlie Gougeon, state fisheries biologist, presents a status report on the trout population in the Gunpowder River at a meeting of the Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 7:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 511 York Road (next door to Set's Sport Shop). Details: 410-303-3829.
Winter 3-D shoot, sponsored by Anne Arundel Archers, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Twenty targets set in the woods. Open to the public. Club is in Crofton on the southbound side of Route 3, across from McDonald's. Details: annearundelarchers.com
Learn how and why animals hibernate in winter and how they prepare for winter, 10 a.m., at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Participants will take a short hike and make a craft to take home. For ages 6-12. Cost: $5/person (includes materials). To register: 410-461-5005.
Learn the basics of animal tracking at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Road, Upper Marlboro, and hear the story of how our ancestors used tracking methods for survival, 2 p.m. Free. Details: 301-888-1410.
Fly-tying demonstration, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn to tie crystal buggers, EP baitfish, Patriot dry flies and black stoneflies. A kids tying demonstration also will be held.
Ranger-guided hike at Patapsco Valley State Park's Daniels area in Howard County. Two-hour hike begins at noon and will cover some semi-rough terrain. Bring water and wear hiking shoes. Meet at first parking lot on the right off Daniels Road before the dam. For ages 11 and up. To register: 410-461-5005.
Fisheries Service hearing on proposed striped bass catch and release regulations to cover March 1 through the third Friday of April, 6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Details: 410-260-8289.
Meeting of the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI), 6 p.m., DNR headquarters, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Details: 410-260-8289.
Fishing Expo and Boat Show. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. Admission: $8, adults; $4, ages 10-14; free, under 10. Details: fishingexpo.com or 410-838-8687.
Baltimore Boat Show, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sunday.
Cost: $10 adults; under 15 free
with paid adult admission.
Learn the basics of snowshoeing, 7 p.m., with experts at REI Timonium, 63 W. Aylesbury Road. Free clinic will focus on types of snowshoes and what types of clothing and gear work best. Details: 410-252-5920.
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