Maryland 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.
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
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
Hunters 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.
Recreational 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