Glendening names two to wildlife commission Lamp, Gregory will serve on 9-person advisory board

January 18, 1998|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,SUN STAFF

Gov. Parris N. Glendening has appointed E. Joseph Lamp, a professor at Anne Arundel Community College, and Robert Gregory Jr., a Baltimore businessman, to the Wildlife Advisory Commission.

The nine-person commission advises the Department of Natural Resources on wildlife management issues.

Lamp is a former hunter and vice president of the Anne Arundel County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Gregory is an avid outdoorsman and hunter and is the only African- American on the commission.

"These appointments will serve to broaden the array of philosophies and perspectives on the commission," said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin.

Lamp, a member of 11 animal- rights organizations, said: "I will bring to the commission the perspective of an applied researcher and a sense of balance as to how we look at wildlife in Maryland."

Gregory, outgoing president of the Baltimore Rifle Club, said planning and implementation are his strengths.

"I look forward to sitting down with others who have an interest in wildlife matters," said Gregory. "As a group, we can focus on questions and concerns, then formulate solutions that will make enjoyment of the state's natural resources better for everybody."

The nine board members are drawn from organizations that promote the future of hunting and the preservation of wildlife. Board members can serve no more than two four-year terms.

Bass classes

As of midweek, there still were seats available for the B.A.S.S. Fishing Techniques Institute that will be held at Harford Community College on Jan. 24-25.

Instructors for the classes include two-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Larry Nixon and Bassmasters champions Ken Cook and Jack Hains. Cook won the Classic in 1991, when the competition was based in Baltimore.

According to institute organizers, instruction will be based on techniques and seasonal patterns of bass.

To register or for more information, call 410-836-4376.

MSSA tournament schedule

The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association has finalized its tournament schedule for the year, including, bay, inshore and offshore competitions. Tournaments are open to MSSA members. For tournament and membership information, call 410-768-8666.

May 16-17: Annual spring tournament; more than $200,000 in prizes for rockfish and bluefish caught in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Catch and release categories, along with kids' division. Entry fee $125 per boat before March 15, $150 per boat afterward.

June 26-28: Annual Tuna-ment, Wachapreague, Va. Cash prizes based on entry and skill-level pools. Categories for tuna, marlin, bluefish, dolphin and flounder. Entry fee $100 to $150 per boat.

Aug. 22-23: Annual Ocean City offshore and flounder tournaments, Cash prizes for tuna, dolphin, wahoo-king mackerel, marlin, flounder. Entry fee $200 per offshore boat, $100 to $150 for flounder boats.

Sept. 12: Annual fall tournament. Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay for rockfish and bluefish. Cash prizes based on entry and skill-levels pool. Entry fee $100 per boat.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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