DNR opens applications for 2 managed deer hunts Openings at Wye Island, Fort Frederick park

September 27, 1998|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,SUN STAFF

Among the special managed hunts on state lands during deer seasons this year are sessions at Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County and Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area near Queenstown on the Eastern Shore.

Fort Frederick will be open Dec. 8-10 for shotgun hunters only, and Wye Island will be open for portions of both bow and muzzleloader seasons. The Wye Island bow dates are Oct. 10 through Nov. 25, excluding Sundays, which are closed to hunting in Maryland.

At Wye Island, as many as 25 bow hunters per day may sign in at the NRMA during bow hunting dates. But for the muzzleloader dates (Dec. 7-12), hunters will be selected by lottery drawing from a pool who apply for permits.

For instructions on how to apply for permits at Wye Island, call the NRMA at 410-827-7577 or pick up information at DNR service centers in Centreville, Salisbury or Annapolis.

Applications and instructions on how to apply for the Fort Frederick hunt can be found in the current Guide to Hunting and Trapping to Maryland, which is issued with the purchase of state hunting licenses.

Applications must be received at the Fort Frederick Visitors Center (11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, MD, 21711) by 4 p.m. Friday. The drawing will be held at the center at 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

Hutchinson to sail for Cup

Terry Hutchinson, a highly successful J/24 racer from Harwood, has joined the AmericaOne syndicate as a sail trimmer and back-up helmsman in the team's campaign to win the America's Cup from New Zealand next year.

AmericaOne is a San Francisco-based, two-boat campaign headed by Paul Cayard and John Kostecki, a pair of America's Cup and Whitbread Round the World Race veterans.

Annapolis sailmaker and top-notch skipper Chris Larson, meanwhile, was picked as the tactician aboard America True at the San Francisco big boat series.

America True, well-known racer Dawn Riley's syndicate, also is chasing the America's Cup.

Big Bass bragging rights

Todd Carter of Baltimore has won the Maryland title in the BASSIN Big Bass World Championship with an 8.86-pound largemouth caught in Loch Raven Reservoir this year.

The catch qualifies Carter for the BBWC Finals at Table Rock Lake in Missouri Oct. 9-10. The winner of the BBWC wins $50,000, a bass boat and Big Bass bragging rights.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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