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Archive for December 2013

31
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police arrested a Pennsylvania man and CecilCounty resident on charges of violating state hunting laws.

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31
Dec

NRP Blotter

NRPMaryland Natural Resources Police charged an Allegany County man last Tuesday with violating state hunting regulations.

Henry Clayton Vance Livengood, 23, of Cumberland was charged with deer hunting during a closed season, and hunting without written permission, after officers on patrol found him with a dead eight-point buck at Barton Industrial Park.

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31
Dec

Somers Cove Marina Wins Readers Choice Award

Somers Cove Marina, owned by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has earned the Delmarva Media Group’s 2013 Readers Choice Award for best marina in the Delmarva Peninsula. Read more »

31
Dec

Patapsco Valley State Park’s Avalon Entrance to Close Select Days in January and February

Due to major waterline repairs, the Avalon entrance of Patapsco Valley State Park, located on South Street in Elkridge, will be closed Monday through Thursday January 6-20, and Monday through Thursday February 3-24. Read more »

23
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoUsing its new surveillance network of radar units and cameras, the Maryland Natural Resources Police last week charged four watermen with oystering violations on the Eastern Shore. Officers also charged four people with hunting violations in Western Maryland. Read more »

23
Dec

Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Annapolis City Dock during a King Tide. Life-size tatues at the dock are up to their knees in water.

Annapolis City Dock during a King Tide

With Maryland set to experience winter King Tides December 31 through January 3, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking residents in coastal areas to take and share photos of the resulting high waters and flooding. While not all communities may experience flooding, in some areas, these unusually high tides give planners a look at what potential future sea level rise may look like. Read more »

20
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged watermen with oystering and fishing violations in Calvert and St.Mary’s counties. Read more »

20
Dec

Firearm Deer Season to Reopen in Region B

Photo of large buck in a field of tall grass

Photo from FWS.gov

Maryland’s firearm deer season reopens for white-tailed and sika deer on Friday, January 10 in Deer Management Region B only. The firearm season is closed in Deer Management Region A (Allegany, Garrett, and western Washington counties). Read more »

19
Dec

Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

youth-huntingHunters reported taking 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended on December 14.  This harvest represents a 2 percent increase compared to the 36,127 deer taken during the 2012 firearm season. Overall hunters reported seeing more deer than last year in many parts of the state, but challenging weather slowed the harvest slightly.

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19
Dec

Recreation Areas in Allegany and Dorchester Counties, and Baltimore City to See Enhancements

Playground Program Open SpaceRecreational areas in Allegany and Dorchester counties, and Baltimore City, will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at yesterday’s meeting in Annapolis.  Read more »