Today: 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. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (1-800) 848-1020
July 24, 25, 26: Buck Fever, The Hunting Show at the Howard County 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 and children 16 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hospice and the Frederick County Sheriff's Ranch. Shows opens at 9 a.m. each day.
Today: Tuna Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Call (410) 213-1121.
Tomorrow: Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs, four-day fishinclinic and drug education program at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro and at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone. (Program will be repeated weekly Monday through Thursday, with last program starting Aug. 8.) Call (800) 688-3467 (Greenbrier) or (410 974-3664 (Rocky Gap).
Tuesday: Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association meets at St. Lawrence Church Hall, 5801 Security Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will conduct a safety program and speak on new concept in boat ownership. Call (410) 825-5710.
July 21: Essex-Middle River Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association meets at Commodore Hall on Old Eastern Avenue in Essex, 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will speak on new concepts in boat ownership and present a slide show. Call (410) 825-5710.
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 27: Perry Hall Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association meets at the American Legion Hall Silver Lake Drive off Silver Spring Road, 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will speak on new concepts in boat ownership. Call (410) 825-5710.
July 29: Monthly meeting of Maryland Fly Anglers at the Ridge Garden Apartments, Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue, 7:30 p.m. Frederick outdoors writer Jim Guilford will speak on Hunting Creek trout fishery and Friends of Hunting Creek Improvement Program.
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.
Sept. 3: 34th Annual White Marlin Tournament at the Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
July 31: Yachting Governor's Cup sailing race from Annapolis to St. Mary's College.
Aug. 3-5: Yachting Race Week at Solomons Island.
Sept. 5, 6, 7: Mid-Atlantic Mini Multihull Race Weekend for boats with waterlines of 25 to 31 feet. Five races overall on Round Bay, Severn River. Call (301) 672-1607.
Sept. 8: Prep course for U.S. Coast Guard license exam for inland (six nights) or ocean (seven nights) operators, 6-11 p.m. Call (410) 825-5710.
Oct. 29-Nov. 6: J-24 World Championship regatta with the Severn Sailing Association and the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis as hosts.
Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Savage Park along the Patuxent River. Call (410) 995-0656.
July 19: Mountain Club of Maryland hike in the Hazel River area of Shenandoah National Park. Call (410) 760-6041 or (410)
Monday: Full Moon Bike Tour at Gunpowder State Park, 8 p.m. 12-mile ride leaving from Freeland parking lot. Return transportation provided. Call (410) 592-2897.
Saturday: Tour de Gap bike safety day at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone. Bike rodeo and maintenance course. Call (301) 724-3363.
Aug. 21-22: Maryland Fur Trappers 31st annual convention at Ruritan Community Park in Rohrersville. Trapping demonstrations, vendors selling trapping and other outdoors supplies, raffles, auctions. Grounds open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Call (410) 867-3181.
Aug. 8: Sporting clays tournament, with Southern Maryland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation as host, at the Prince George's Shooting Center, 10400 Good Luck Road, Glen Dale. Juniors, open men and seniors. Fee required. Call (410) 867-3181, (410) 220-1128 or (410) 249-3011.
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