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19
Dec

Welcome Back to Fishing!

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Now through January 31, 2015, Marylanders who have not bought an annual nontidal or tidal fishing license since 2011 will automatically enjoy a 50% discount on their fishing license purchase. Read more

18
Dec

Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

Deer in a field of high grass

Photo from FWS.gov

Hunters reported taking 34,053 deer during the popular two-week firearm deer season. Despite challenging weather conditions, including significant rain and wind on key hunting days, the total harvest was down less than seven percent compared to last season’s two-week total of 36,572 deer. More than 4,000 deer were taken on the few Sundays open during the two-week season, adding support to the ongoing value of Sunday hunting. Read more »

17
Dec

Maryland Adds 165 Acres to Rural Legacy Area in Frederick County

Could and rolling fields. Scenic Photo by Frank Tiralla III

Photo by Frank Tiralla III

The State permanently preserved 165 acres of woodland and eliminated eight developmental rights in Frederick County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement in the Gunpowder Falls Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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17
Dec

Recreation Upgrades Set for Local Parks throughout Maryland

Graphic Rendering of new equipment that will be installed at Sailwinds Park East Playground in Dorchester County

New equipment set for Sailwinds Park East Playground in Dorchester Co.

Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Dorchester, Garrett, Howard, Saint Mary’s and Washington counties will receive funding for recreational enhancements through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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12
Dec

America’s State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

Share your adventures using #FirstDayHikesFather and daughter hold hands on a hike

Kick-start your New Year’s resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you! All 50 states are participating in the fourth annual national event that invites families to celebrate the New Year with guided outdoor adventures. Last year, more than 27,000 people covered around 66,000 miles on 885 hikes in state parks across the country. Read more »

11
Dec

Rehabilitated Snowy Owl Released at Assateague State Park

Photo Credit: The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore

Photo Credit: The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore

Project SNOWStorm will track owl’s future voyage

Wildlife experts from DNR, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research released a rehabilitated female snowy owl on the beaches of Assateague State Park on December 11. The team has been caring for and working with the bird since she was found with a wing injury last March in Baltimore. Before her send-off, the owl was outfitted with a small tracking device so her travels could be chronicled through Project SNOWstorm.   Read more »

11
Dec

NRP Mourns the Passing of K-9 Liberty

Liberty and her handler, Sgt. Lisa Nyland

The Maryland Natural Resources Police mourns the passing of Liberty, the senior member of the K-9 team, who died Wednesday night at the age of 13.

The yellow Lab was the long-time partner of Sgt. Lisa Nyland, the founder of NRP’s K-9 unit, and was based at the agency’s Hillsboro office in Queen Anne’s County. Liberty’s specialty was detecting human remains and tracking human scent during search-and-rescue missions. Read more »

5
Dec

Banned Kent County Waterman Charged By NRP with New Violations

A Kent County waterman whose commercial license was revoked earlier this year was charged Tuesday by Natural Resources Police officers with violating his revocation by fishing for striped bass. Read more »

4
Dec

NRP Blotter

NRP LogoThree men and a juvenile were arrested Monday by Maryland Natural Police officers for a string of thefts of hunting equipment on the Eastern Shore over a three-month period.

Matthew Thomas Waddell, 19, of Church Hill, was charged with 12 counts in connection with the theft of deer stands and Canada goose decoys, conspiracy, a break-in and burglary at a Church Hill farm, trespassing, and failing to record a deer kill on his hunting license. He was ordered held on a $20,000 bond. His preliminary hearing in Queen Anne’s District Court is set for Dec. 29. Read more »

4
Dec

Newtowne Neck State Park to Reopen to Hunting

Newtowne Neck State Park will reopen to public hunting December 15 through February 4, 2015 as part of an interim program for the 2014-2015 season. The site will allow for hunting of small/upland game, deer, turkeys, geese and riparian waterfowl. Read more »