Peter Baker's journal

OUTDOORS

January 21, 1993

MUZZLELOADER COUNT

The preliminary count of deer killed in Maryland's black powder season, which ended Jan. 2, is 4,656. Last year, the black powder season total was 4,743.

Garrett County reported the highest count, with 1,000 deer taken compared to 752 last year.

A revised figure for the two week firearms season has been released by the Department of Natural Resources, which reports that the updated kill is 36,087. In the previous season, which ran one week, the total was 31,426.

DNR said final totals were higher than reported earlier in Kent, Queen Anne's and Cecil counties.

Muzzleloader totals County 1992 1991 1990

Allegany 708 542 550

Frederick 483 455 553

Garrett 1000 752 790

Washington 582 633 597

Baltimore 145 222 207

Carroll 226 317 253

Cecil 125 143 133

Harford 77 93 81

Kent 168 211 193

Queen Anne's 132 182 141

Anne Arundel 89 99 114

Calvert 75 60 67

Charles 168 185 191

Howard 95 91 95

Montgomery 143 133 109

Prince George's 31 50 45

St. Mary's 90 101 119

Caroline 46 63 61

Dorchester 95 93 87

Somerset 44 52 43

Talbot 59 114 107

Wicomico 25 58 48

Worcester 50 94 52

State totals 4656 4743 4636

4x4 HEAVEN

The International Auto Show opens Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, and among the new models will be a number of four wheel drive vehicles to suit the tastes of urban cowboys and backwoodsmen.

Take, for example, the queen of the 4x4 fleet, the Lamborghini

LM/American.

At a mere $158,000, the LM/American sports a V-12 engine with 420 horsepower and will go from zero to 120 miles per hour in seven seconds -- on sand.

Can't squeeze that payment out of the family budget? Well, check out the displays of Jeeps, Cherokees and light trucks. Some of the smaller sports utility vehicles go for under $10,000.

The show runs through Jan. 31. Show opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

NAMES AND PLACES

Nine-year-old Billy Farren of Bryans Road and 12-year-old Brian Ellison of Ellicott City won the Maryland BASS Federation Rubbermaid CastingKids State Championship at the recent Bass Expo in Timonium. Farren and Ellison now are eligible to compete in the national finals in Pine Bluff, Ark., in April.

CALENDAR

7+

Through Jan. 30: Bow season for deer.

Through Feb. 10: Snow goose season, 4 per day.

Through Sunday: Greater Philadelphia Sport Travel and Outdoor Show, Fort Washington Expo Center, Fort Washington, Pa. Fishing tackle, hunting gear and guides, boats, RVs, resorts and outfitters, seminars and clinics. Show opens at 2 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 and $3 for children under 12.

Through March 14: Ward Foundation exhibit of Birds of the Chesapeake, paintings by John W. Taylor in Salisbury. For more information, call the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (410) 742-4988.

Tomorrow-Sunday: Mid-Atlantic Hunting and Fishing Show at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Exhibitors from Mid-Atlantic states, the Southeast, New England, Midwest and Eastern Canada. Seminars covering fresh and saltwater fishing,

deer and turkey hunting, dog handling, etc. Live animal exhibits, fly casting and archery demonstrations. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 to 14 and no charge for children under 10. For more information, call (717) 676-9900.

Tomorrow-Sunday: Maryland Watermen's Association East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Expo, Ocean City Convention Center. Primarily a trade show for commercial fishermen, but also exhibits for charter boat customers, sport fishermen and watersports enthusiasts. Show opens at 11 a.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6. For more information, call (410) 269-6622.

Saturday: Free seminar on what's new in marine electronics and accessories, Boat/US Glen Burnie Marine Center, 6651 Ritchie Highway, 5 p.m. For more information, call (410) 761-5901.

Saturday-Jan. 31: International Auto Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. Show includes section of four wheel drive vehicles and recreational vehicles. Show opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Saturday-Jan. 31: Philadelphia Boat Show, Philadelphia Civic Center. Show opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

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