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Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

Photo of large buck in a field of tall grass

Photo from FWS.gov

Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions. Read more

DNR Announces 2014-2015 Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons

“Fly In” by Chuck Prahl

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources  announced the 2014-2015 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. Dove season marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland. Read more

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27
Aug

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations this month for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and illegal crabbing.

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27
Aug

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

lifeThe Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first.

“Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “Plan ahead and be vigilant. We need everyone to do their part.”

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22
Aug

North Point State Park to Celebrate War of 1812 Bicentennial

The event will feature battle reenactments

The event will feature battle reenactments

As part of the statewide Star-Spangled Spectacular, North Point State Park will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of North Point, a turning point in the War of 1812 that proved the tenacity of the citizens of Baltimore and their fight for American independence. 

Taking place throughout the day September 6 and 7, this free event will feature expansive tours of Veteran’s Park and Fort Howard, family-friendly activities, war reenactments and much more! Read more »

18
Aug

Boating Restrictions in Effect at Deal Island and Fairmount WMAs this Hunting Season

Flock of ducksThe use of motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, will again be prohibited at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) impoundments this hunting season, October 1 through March 31. DNR established the regulation last year to make these areas more appealing to birds, thus creating a better hunting area.  Read more »

18
Aug

NRP Responds to Two Serious Boating Accidents

NRP LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers responded to serious boating accidents in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties on Sunday, August 17.

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13
Aug

Maryland Adds 356 Acres to Rural Legacy Areas in Somerset and Worcester Counties

Barns at Sunset by John Cardamone

Barns at Sunset by John Cardamone

The State permanently preserved 356 acres of woodland and farmland, eliminating 19 developmental rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the two easements in the Dividing Creek Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

13
Aug

State Approves Recreation Enhancements at Parks throughout Maryland

Digital rendering of Bowie's Linear Park once complete

Rendering of Linear Park in Bowie once complete

Recreation areas in Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington and Wicomico counties will soon receive funding for upgrades 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 »

12
Aug

NRP Blotter

Don't Get PinchedA follow-up visit to a Hagerstown seafood shop charged earlier in the month with selling illegal crabs yielded more of the same last Thursday, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

An officer conducting an inspection at Cameron’s Seafood on Dual Highway discovered one bushel with 82 undersized crabs and another with 42 undersized crabs. On Aug. 1, he found one bushel with 110 undersized crabs and another with 59 undersized crabs. Read more »

11
Aug

The Maryland Black Bear Lottery is Open

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for this year’s lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the black bear hunting season scheduled to take place October 20 through 23, 2014.

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6
Aug

Proposed Late Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Open to Comment

The proposed 2014-2015 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits are now available. DNR will accept public comment on the proposed regulations through August 19, to be finalized in early September after DNR reviews citizens input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more »