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DNR Working to Fix “Report a Harvest” Feature within AccessDNR Mobile App

DNR is experiencing problems with the Report a Harvest procedure within the AccessDNR Mobile App. We are currently working on the fix and will notify you once it is in place.

Hunters can report their harvest by phone or online:
Maryland Big Game Registration Phone Line 1-888-800-0121
Compass Online:

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Celebrate Earth and Arbor Days with DNR!

group collecting trash at Tawes Garden Get outside with activities, tree plantings

Looking to give back to our planet in celebration of Earth and Arbor days? The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting a variety of activities to help you get outside, spend time with friends, family and neighbors, and beautify your natural world. Read more…

NRP Urges Boating Safety as Striped Bass Season Kicks Off

While Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of the boating season, thousands of Maryland anglers will get a jump on water activities Saturday with the opening of catch-and-keep striped bass season.

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NRP Charges Two Watermen with Oyster Violations in Final Days of Season

Natural Resources Police LogoDuring the final days of the 2014-15 oyster season, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two watermen with illegal harvesting. Read more…

Maryland’s Striped Bass Season Opens April 18

New catch limits, license discounts and Governor’s conservation award in place

Photo Courtesy of Mackensie Smith

With the April 18 opening of spring trophy season just days away, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds striped bass anglers of new catch limits and incentives, including license discounts and a conservation award. Read more…

DNR to Host Junior Hunter Field Days in May and June

Events in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s and Somerset counties

Instructor helping young participant aim his gun.

Youth ages 8 to 16 with an interest in hunting, shooting sports and wildlife management are invited to participate in free Junior Hunter Field Days taking place this spring in regions across the state. DNR staff and representatives from sporting and conservation groups will use hand-on activities to teach participants about natural resources stewardship, wildlife biology, shooting safety and ethical conduct in the field. Read more…

Striped Bass, Oyster, Drug and Weapons Charges Top NRP Enforcement Efforts

From nabbing anglers hiding illegal fish in their vehicles to charging a suspect who ate potential drug evidence to avoid arrest, the Maryland Natural Resources Police dealt with a wide range of activities over the past week. Read more…

Environmental Literacy Grants Available

Funding supports programs for K-12 student stream studies

Students in Carroll County assessing stream health.

Students in Carroll County assessing stream health.

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking to include more Maryland students in studying, monitoring and engaging in restorative actions to improve the health of local streams through EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants. Read more…

Three St. Mary’s Hunters Charged with Violations, Dumping Deer on Public Road

Natural Resources Police LogoTwo men and a juvenile have been charged with illegal deer hunting as the result of an extensive investigation by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

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NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoOyster violations and illegal deer hunting activities on the Eastern Shore topped the list of charges filed last week by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers. Read more…

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