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NRP Charges Angler with 32 Undersized Rockfish; Cites Seafood Dealer for Invasive Species

The fish confiscated by NRP A Bladensburg man was charged Saturday with catching and keeping 32 undersized striped bass by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Camilo Arturo Paez Herrera, 26, received citations for fishing without a license, exceeding the daily creel limit, possessing undersized striped bass and fishing outside legal hours. Read more…


Maryland’s Proposed Late Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Open to Comment

women waiting in waterfowl blind The proposed 2015-2016 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits are now available. The Maryland Department of Natural Resource (DNR) will accept public comment on the proposed regulations through August 17, to be finalized in early September after DNR reviews citizen input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Read more…


DNR Offers Exciting New Programs and Exhibits at the State Fair

children checking out the reptile display at the state fair When it comes to animal magnetism, the Department of Natural Resources is second to none. Meet its collection of critters and the people who know them best at the Maryland State Fair, an end-of summer ritual for tens of thousands of families that begins Aug. 28. Read more…


Maryland Black Bear Lottery is Open

Hunting Limited to Allegany and Garrett Counties

blackbear

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for this year’s lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the four-day black bear hunting season, taking place October 26-29, 2015 in Garrett and Allegany counties. DNR will issue 500 permits.

The annual bear hunt is an important management tool used to slow the growth of Maryland’s black bear population as it expands eastward. Read more…


NRP Charges Glen Burnie Men with Destroying Trees, Wildlife on State Property

NRPSeven Glen Burnie residents were charged Sunday by the Maryland Natural Resources Police with illegally killing wildlife, chopping down trees and having drugs and alcohol in Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County. Read more…


Maryland to Hold Public Meeting on Waterfowl Regulations

man placing duck decoys for waterfowl in the water Proposed late season waterfowl hunting regulations will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 7 p.m. on August 13 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. DNR will announce the proposed dates and bag limits in early August after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) finalizes its late season framework. Read more…


Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announces Appointment of Assistant Secretary of Land Resources and Director of Communications

DNR Secretary Mark Belton today announced two new appointments to the department’s leadership team.

Daryl Anthony, a veteran employee who most recently served as western region manager of the Maryland Park Service, has been named assistant secretary of land resources.

Stephen Schatz, an experienced media relations professional with a strong background in public policy communications, joins as the director of communications.

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NRP Seizes Venomous Snakes from Allegany Co. Home

Spitting Cobra

Spitting Cobra

A raid of an Allegany County pet shop and home Thursday resulted in the seizure of three venomous snakes and a dozen other snakes. Read more…


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Thousands of pounds of undersized croaker

St. Mary’s watermen charged with harvesting thousands of pounds of undersized croaker

Four St. Mary’s County watermen are scheduled to appear in district court on July 31 on charges they illegally harvested thousands of pounds of undersized croaker and three protected species in the waters of Town Creek, a tributary of the Patuxent River.

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Salisbury Angler Sets Winter Flounder Record

Kevin Twilley with his state record five-pound, two-ounce winter flounder

Kevin Twilley with his state record five-pound, two-ounce winter flounder

Kevin Twilley of Salisbury caught a Maryland state record five-pound, two-ounce winter flounder on June 23.

Twilley set the mark while bottom fishing in 140 feet of water, 26 miles east of Ocean City aboard the charter boat Fish Bound with Captain Kane Bounds. Read more…


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