July 11-12: Fly Fishing Book and Tackle Fair at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Demonstrations, lectures, custom rod builders, tying and casting lessons, new and antique tackle, reels, waders, tying materials, gadgets, free tackle appraisal, etc. Some classes may require advance registration. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (800) 848-1020.
July 24, 25, 26: Buck Fever, The Hunting Show at the HowarCounty Fairgrounds in West Friendship. Featured speaker is scheduled to be Dan Fitzgerald, acknowledged expert of white tail deer. Also, the Maryland trophy deer contest, bow hunters' contest, seminars and dealer displays. Call (410) 922-5549.
Aug. 1-2: Call of the Wild benefit sportsmen's outdoors show athe Frederick Fairgrounds. More than 75 displays and demonstrations and hourly lectures by experts on conservation, fly-casting, decoy carving, hunting, fishing, rafting, etc. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 16 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House and the Frederick County Sheriff's Ranch. Shows open at 9 a.m. each day.
Monday: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Careful Catch Program workshop. Careful catch is a program to educate fishermen on the values of catch and release and the proper techniques of doing so. 7 p.m. No fee required. CBF office in Annapolis, 162 Prince George St. Call (410) 268-8816.
Friday: Canyon Kickoff at the Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays or Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday: Fireworks cruise on the OC Princess in Ocean City. Boat leaves Shantytown Pier at 7:30 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for children under 12. Call (410) 213-0926.
July 9-12: Tuna Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Registration deadline is July 9 at 6 p.m. by mail or in person. Call (410) 213-1121.
July 23: Light Tackle Release Tournament at Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
July 30: Small Boat Tournament at Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Aug. 1-8: White Marlin Open at Ocean City, Harbour Island Marina. On-site registration Aug. 1-2. Mail-in registration available through Box 737, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Fishing days are Aug. 3-7. Awards ceremony Aug. 8. Entrants may fish three of five tournament days only. Call (410) 289-9229 in Ocean City.
Aug. 15: Blue Marlin Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Call (410) 213-1121.
July 10, 24: Hopewell Fish and Game in Stewartstown, Pa., is sponsoring meat shoots both days at 5:30 p.m., including clay birds and dead marks. Clay birds all gauges, 12-gauge only for dead marks. The shoot is open to the public. Call (717) 244-3004 (after 7 p.m.).
July 6: Flotilla 11 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a three-week course in boating skills and seamanship at the USCG Yard in Curtis Bay, building 27.
July 31: Yachting Governor's Cup sailing race from Annapolis to St. Mary's College.
Today: Mountain Club of Maryland maintenance trip to refurbish Prettyboy trails. For more information, call (410) 592-7201.