Peter Baker's Journal

July 18, 1993


Friday through July 26: Ocean City Light Tackle Release Tournament, O.C. Marlin Club. Call (1-410) 289-6363.

Saturday: Essex Middle River Chapter Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association Bluefish Tournament based out of Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes for first- , second- and third-heaviest bluefish. For entry forms and more information, call (410) 282-1262.

July 28: Monthly meeting of the Maryland Fly Anglers, Ridge Garden Apartments clubhouse, Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue, 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Capt. Brady Bounds on fishing the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac and lower Patuxent rivers. The public is welcome. Call (410) 825-2695.

July 30-Aug. 1: Ocean City Small Boat Tournament, O.C. Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363.

Aug. 1: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Father/Son, Adult/Youth event on Potomac River.


Thursday: Department of Natural Resources open house to discuss Maryland's black bear population and what direction the state's management plan should take. This is an informal, educational meeting and not a hearing on regulations or proposals. Mount Nebo Wildlife Management Area in Oakland, Garrett County, 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: Buck Fever! The Hunting Show, exhibition building, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. Seminars on bow hunting, black powder, firearms, venison cooking, etc. Featured speaker will be Dan Fitzgerald. Contests, exhibits, outfitters, taxidermists, cash prizes. Show opens at 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $6, with children under 12 free. Call (410) 922-5549.

Aug. 1: Maryland Bowhunters Society 3-D shoot, Tom Dodd's 3-D Range in Queenstown, 8 a.m. Profits donated to Bowhunters Defense Coalition. Trophies in all classes. Call (410) 643-3508.


Saturday and Aug. 28: Canoe trip from Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park to Hanover Street Bridge in Baltimore. Call (410) 461-5005.

July 31-Aug. 8: Kent Narrows Power Boat Challenge Celebration. Offshore and hydroplane racing sanctioned by U.S. Offshore Racing Association and the American Powerboat Association. Offshore races on July 31; hydroplane classes race Aug. 7 and 8. Call (410) 643-3912.


Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland walking tour of Havre de Grace. Call (410) 788-1566 or (410) 329-3541.

July 25: MCM hike in Cedarville State Forest near Waldorf in Southern Maryland. Call (410) 964-0196.


Through Sept. 26: Chesapeake Changes, a natural history exhibit that focuses on the geology, geography, wildlife and human settlement in the 64,000-square-mile watershed of the bay, Explorers Hall of the National Geographic Society, 17 and M streets NW, Washington, D.C.

(Items may be mailed to Outdoors Editor, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278-0001. Please include time, date and location of events to be listed, as well as a short description of planned activities and a telephone number, including area code for more information. Outdoors Journal is published each Thursday and Sunday. Please mail listings four weeks before the event.)

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