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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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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 »


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 »


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 »


NRP Uses State Police Helicopter to Catch Illegal Clammers

Natural Resources Police LogoTwo Queen Anne’s County men were charged with illegal clamming Monday after a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer spotted them while on surveillance patrol aboard a State Police helicopter. Read more »


NRP Charges Two Pennsylvania Hunters with Baiting Deer

Natural Resources Police LogoTwo Pennsylvania men were charged today with illegal deer hunting on state land in Washington County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

Michael Allen Wood, 52, of Fort Loudon, and Paul Eugene Carmack, 54, of Greencastle, were charged with hunting deer with the aid of bait at Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area. Read more »


Park Quest 2014 Reaches End of Trail with Fun and Prizes

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service's display

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service’s display

Under bright, blue skies, more than 1,200 people Saturday celebrated the end of summer and all things special about Maryland State Parks at the seventh annual Park Quest Rendezvous.

A total of 266 teams took part in activities at Patapsco Valley State Park, ranging from Ranger Bingo to the Natural Resources Police’s Water Safety instruction. At the end of the day, participants whose tickets were drawn won prize packages guaranteed to spark continued outdoors adventures. Read more »


NRP to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Drug Take-Back Logo The Maryland Natural Resources Police will be participating in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative by accepting unwanted medicines at selected area offices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, September 27. Read more »


NRP Charges another Charter Captain with Operating Illegally

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers last Wednesday charged a Grasonville man with operating an illegal fishing service as part of a continuing state and federal investigation into charter boats on Kent Island. Read more »


NRP Charges Two with Fishing, Crabbing Crimes; Penalties Could Total $200,000

NRP LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two Anne Arundel County men in separate cases with illegal fishing and crabbing activities.

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