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DNR Welcomes Public Input for Proposed Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

Old Bohemia WMA

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public input on proposed regulations that govern the use of Maryland’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Many of these proposals are administrative in nature, such as updating acreage and outdated regulations, and adding newly acquired properties. 

DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service currently oversees the management of 48 WMAs, ranging in size from 20 acres to 29,000 acres. The WMA system encompasses more than 112,000 acres, with properties located in 18 of Maryland’s 23 counties. WMAs are primarily managed for hunting, trapping and other wildlife-dependent recreational uses.

View the proposed regulations here.

DNR is accepting comments online, by email to, or by mail to: Karina Stonesifer, DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, 3 Pershing St. Room 100, Cumberland, MD 21502. Public input will be accepted through December 3, 2013.

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