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Posts from the ‘Natural Resources Police’ Category

18
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged two men with illegal oystering in Queen Anne’s County and two men with illegal hunting in St. Mary’s County.  Read more »

14
Nov

NRP Charges Watermen, Hunters with Natural Resources Violations

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek, Talbot County.

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers this week charged four men with illegal oyster harvesting in two separate incidents on the Eastern Shore, and three men with hunting violations in two separate incidents in Garret County. Read more

7
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Police officers this week charged a total of six people with natural resources offenses on land and water. Read more »

31
Oct

NRP to Ramp Up Enforcement with the Start of Oyster Power Dredge Season

OystersMaryland’s six-month oyster season enters its busiest phase tomorrow with the opening of power dredge season, and the officers of the Natural Resources Police are ready for the challenge.

“Our mission from now until the end of March is to protect oysters that belong to the citizens of Maryland and protect the livelihoods of law-abiding watermen,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “We will use every tool at our disposal, with officers in the air and on water and land, to inspect boats, wholesalers and retail outlets. There is no place in Maryland for oyster outlaws.” Read more »

29
Oct

Baltimore Man Dies After Falling From Tree Stand in Dorchester County

A 69-year-old Baltimore man was killed yesterday afternoon when he fell from the tree stand he was repairing in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Natural Resources Police Logo

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29
Oct

Allegany County Man Found Guilty of Black Bear, Deer Hunting Charge

Natural Resources Police LogoA Flintstone man was found guilty yesterday in Allegany District Court of illegally hunting a black bear and a deer. He was fined $500, ordered to pay $800 in restitution to the state, and had his hunting privileges suspended for one year.

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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

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

1
Oct

Maryland’s 2014-15 Oyster Harvest Season Opens Today

Raw oysters staged deliciouslyIn a sure sign that fall is here, watermen in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore today are kicking off the beginning of the six-month oyster harvest season.

“As the weather cools, the transition from harvesting blue crabs to oysters begins and we are again reminded of the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay and how it helps define us as Marylanders,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “It is our responsibility to be good stewards and ensure that this tradition is protected for generations to come.” Read more »