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24
Oct

NRP Seeks Public’s Help in Catching Bald Eagle Shooter

The recovered eagle was shot and later died.

The recovered eagle later died from its injuries.                Photo credit: Maryland Yacht Club

Maryland Natural Resources Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who shot a bald eagle in Pasadena last month that later died.

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21
Oct

NRP Charges Frederick, Garrett County Hunters with Violations

Maryland Natural Resource Police logo

The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged seven people in Frederick County and one man in Garrett County with hunting violations. Read more »

20
Oct

Drivers Should be Alert for Deer as Activity Increases

Photo by Dwight Burdette

Cooling temperatures, colorful leaves and unpredictable deer ─ all surefire signs that fall is upon us. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to be alert for deer and other wildlife as these animals seek fall food supplies and search for mates. Read more »

20
Oct

Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

Maryland Fisheries biologists counting juvenile striped bass

Maryland Fisheries biologists counting juvenile striped bass

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2014 juvenile index ─ a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7. The results indicate a healthy level of reproduction for Maryland’s state fish. Read more

20
Oct

NRP Academy Class Graduates, Agency Gains 21 New Officers

Graduating Officers Dressed in uniform

Graduating Officers

The ranks of the Maryland Natural Resources Police grew by 21 with the graduation Saturday of the latest class of recruits.

The new officers took their oath, administered by Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent, at Chesapeake College before a large audience of family and friends. Read more »

16
Oct

Fall Turkey Season to Open in Western Maryland

Fall-GobblersMaryland’s fall turkey season will open November 1 and continue through November 8, 2014. Fall turkey hunting is only permitted in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey of either sex per hunter. Read more

16
Oct

West Ocean City Harbor Receive National Recognition for Boating Access

(L to R) DNR's Boating Federal Project Leader Li Lan Carson and SOBA President Janine Belleque

(L to R) DNR Boating Federal Project Leader Li Lan Carson and SOBA President Janine Belleque

After undergoing major renovations in 2011, the West Ocean City Harbor, which provides top notch boating access to the Atlantic Ocean and Maryland’s Coastal Bays, earned the national Outstanding Large Project Award. The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented the award last week to project partners ─ the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County ─ at its annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more »

14
Oct

Bidding Opens for Trapping Privileges on Select Lower Eastern Shore DNR Properties

Muskrat The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting bids for the 2014-2015 trapping seasons at Cedar Island, Deal Island, E. A. Vaughn, Fairmount, Isle of Wight, Maryland Marine Properties, Pocomoke River, Pocomoke Sound, Sinepuxent Bay, South Marsh Island, Wellington, and Johnson wildlife management areas (WMA), Hickory Point Natural Heritage Area and Janes Island State Park. Read more »

14
Oct

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm CWMA to Open to Hunting

Turkey Starting October 16, there will be a new public hunting opportunity available in Calvert County. The 206-acre Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), located in Prince Frederick, will be open to regulated deer and spring turkey hunting only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in MarylandRead more »

10
Oct

Black Bear Activity Increases in the Fall

Drawing of a bear climbing up a bird feeder. Cooling fall temperatures signal black bears to begin a period of increased feeding activity to prepare for hibernation. During this time bears may be attracted to human-provided food sources ─ such as trash, pet food and birdfeeders ─ and lose their natural fear of people, which can lead to dangerous encounters and conflicts. Read more »