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Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

Maryland Fisheries biologists counting juvenile striped bass

Maryland Fisheries biologists counting juvenile striped bass

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2014 juvenile index ─ a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7. The results indicate a healthy level of reproduction for Maryland’s state fish. Read more

Fall Turkey Season to Open in Western Maryland

Fall-GobblersMaryland’s fall turkey season will open November 1 and continue through November 8, 2014. Fall turkey hunting is only permitted in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey of either sex per hunter. Read more

DNR to Host Public Meetings on Proposed No Discharge Zone for Chester River

Photo by Al Saxon

The State is accepting public comment on possibly designating the Chester River and its tributaries as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) ─ an area where both treated and untreated sewage discharges from vessels are prohibited. The Maryland Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment, in cooperation with the Chester River Association, are planning to apply to the Environmental Protection Agency for the designation. Read more

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29
Oct

New and Upgraded Recreation Projects set for Carroll, Charles and HarfordCounties

Carroll, Charles and Harford counties will soon receive funding for recreational enhancements through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

29
Oct

Rural Legacy Program Preserves 55 Acres in Caroline and Washington Counties

Photo by Chuck Aaron

The State permanently preserved 55 acres of Maryland’s landscape and eliminated 5 development rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easements in the Mid-Maryland Washington Rural Legacy Area and Agricultural Security Corridor Rural Legacy Area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

29
Oct

Baltimore Man Dies After Falling From Tree Stand in Dorchester County

A 69-year-old Baltimore man was killed yesterday afternoon when he fell from the tree stand he was repairing in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Natural Resources Police Logo

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29
Oct

Allegany County Man Found Guilty of Black Bear, Deer Hunting Charge

Natural Resources Police LogoA Flintstone man was found guilty yesterday in Allegany District Court of illegally hunting a black bear and a deer. He was fined $500, ordered to pay $800 in restitution to the state, and had his hunting privileges suspended for one year.

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24
Oct

The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed

Bonnie Kelley and Bear

Bonnie Kelley, 71, of Accident, with the first bear of the season.

 The 11th annual Maryland black bear hunt concluded Thursday evening, with a total of 69 bears harvested.

For the first time, the hunt was carried out as a four-day season instead of being guided by a predetermined quota.

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24
Oct

NRP Seeks Public’s Help in Catching Bald Eagle Shooter

The recovered eagle was shot and later died.

The recovered eagle later died from its injuries.                Photo credit: Maryland Yacht Club

Maryland Natural Resources Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who shot a bald eagle in Pasadena last month that later died.

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21
Oct

NRP Charges Frederick, Garrett County Hunters with Violations

Maryland Natural Resource Police logo

The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged seven people in Frederick County and one man in Garrett County with hunting violations. Read more »

20
Oct

Drivers Should be Alert for Deer as Activity Increases

Photo by Dwight Burdette

Cooling temperatures, colorful leaves and unpredictable deer ─ all surefire signs that fall is upon us. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to be alert for deer and other wildlife as these animals seek fall food supplies and search for mates. Read more »

20
Oct

NRP Academy Class Graduates, Agency Gains 21 New Officers

Graduating Officers Dressed in uniform

Graduating Officers

The ranks of the Maryland Natural Resources Police grew by 21 with the graduation Saturday of the latest class of recruits.

The new officers took their oath, administered by Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent, at Chesapeake College before a large audience of family and friends. Read more »

17
Oct

DNR to Host Deer Cooperator Workshop

Deer in a field of high grassThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a workshop for individuals interested in becoming Deer Cooperator Permit holders at 9 a.m. on November 12 at Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area in LaPlata.

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