Natural Resources News
Natural Resources Hosting Live Demonstrations and Programs
The birds are back! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that their feathered friends from the popular Scales and Tales Program will return to the Timonium Fairgrounds this year for the Maryland State Fair (Aug. 26-Sept. 5). Read more…
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today awarded $200,000 to four nonprofit organizations dedicated to engaging students in monitoring, studying and restoring local streams and waterways.
The four Explore and Restore Maryland Streams funding recipients will work with seven different counties, reaching over 7,000 students and 120 teachers at more than 50 schools throughout the state. The recipients are: Read more…
Site Location Lottery Starts on August 2
Starting August 2, Maryland resident hunters can apply for a 2016-2017 waterfowl blind site license. Opening-day applicants will be entered into a lottery for a chance to select their sites. Each blind site license is assigned to a designated location in Maryland waters, where hunters can anchor their boats to hunt waterfowl. Read more…
Fisheries and wildlife infractions highlighted a few cases recently handled by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources yesterday held the first public meeting of the newly reconstituted Oyster Advisory Commission, where members discussed the current state of the oyster population, were briefed on the soon-to-be-released five-year oyster management review report and were provided their charge and mission from Secretary Mark Belton. Read more…
94.6-pound Cobia Caught by 65-pound Emma Zajdel
A waterman and two seafood dealers were charged and three impaired boaters were arrested in recent cases brought by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Qualification Necessary to Participate in Managed Deer Hunting Programs
The 2016-17 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 30 firearm qualification sessions at 16 locations across the state, from Allegany to Queen’s Anne County. These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate in many of the managed deer hunts scheduled for the fall and winter. Read more…
The goal this July 4th weekend for the Maryland Natural Resources Police is simple: fewer boating accidents.
The game plan is direct: officers will be going all-out on the state’s waterways, from Deep Creek Lake to the Atlantic Ocean.
Additional Restrictions Placed on Commercial Fishing Activity
Two Talbot County watermen convicted of poaching and selling nearly $500,000 of striped bass over four years have received lifetime bans from taking part in that fishery by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.