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Natural Resources Police Handle Deer and Striped Bass Poaching Cases

Deer and striped bass poaching cases were among the incidents handled over the weekend by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers.

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39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

12 Maryland Counties Awarded Grants

Wildland Firefighter

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grants, which provide financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments and their communities.

This year, the department awarded $89,025 to 39 volunteer fire departments in 12 Maryland counties. Read more…

Natural Resources Police Charge Poachers, Arrest Impaired Boater

Maryland Natural Resources PoliceMaryland Natural Resources Police officers handled striped bass poaching violations, arrested a man for indecent exposure and charged a boater with impaired operation in some recent cases. Read more…

Hunting Opportunity in Prince George’s County

Managed Deer Hunt Begins Oct. 20

DeerThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will provide public deer hunting opportunities, as part of a managed deer hunting program, in the Belt Woods Natural Environment Area during the 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Read more…

Bidding Opens for Trapping Privileges on Eastern Shore Lands

Process Provides Opportunity to Trap on Public Lands

TrapThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting bids for the 2016-2017 furbearer trapping season for public lands on the Eastern Shore. 
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Natural Resources Police Concludes Case on Boating Fatality

NRP LogoAlcohol use, inattention and excessive speed led to the fatal boat accident on Whitehall Creek in Annapolis July 31, a Maryland Natural Resources Police investigation determined.

The accident killed Paul Christopher Dettor, 49, of Annapolis, and injured two passengers. Read more…

Maryland Clean Marina Certified in Cecil County

Hances Point Yacht ClubThe Hances Point Yacht Club in North East is the newest Maryland Clean Marina certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Cecil County facility earned the recognition after adopting practices from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook, meeting all environmental and regulatory requirements, and passing a mandatory site inspection. Read more…

Lutherville Photographer Wins Grand Prize in Annual Photo Contest

Fan Favorite Winner to be Chosen on Facebook

Snowy Egrets Sparring by Mitch Adolph

Snowy Egrets Sparring by Mitch Adolph

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2016 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Mitch Adolph of Lutherville for his excellent action photo of sparring egrets on Assateague Island. Read more…

Wicomico County Waterman Loses Oyster License

Natural Resources Police Handle Poaching Violations and Others

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers handled oyster, striped bass and crab poaching violations and arrested a man on drug and stolen vehicle charges in recent cases.

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Orientation and Qualification Dates Announced for Parker’s Creek

Wildlife Management Area Now Open for Deer Hunting

Parker's CreekThe Parker’s Creek Wildlife Management Area in Calvert County will open for deer hunting this fall season.

Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Southern Region Seasonal Permit, complete a free Hunter Orientation and Shooting Qualification session and must make daily reservations.

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AccessDNR September 2016
The September 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.