Wildlife and waterfowl artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 18th annual Black Bear Conservation and the 40th annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests now through April 18. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries on April 27, 2014 in conjunction with the 44th Annual Ward Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Read more
The Maryland Wildlife Advisory Commission named the father/son team of F. Tyler and Webb Johnson 2012 Farmer of the Year December 9 at the Maryland Farm Bureau Convention in Ocean City. The Johnsons, who reside near Chestertown, sustainably manage farms totaling more than 2,300 acres in Kent County. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is still accepting public input on the proposed creation of 10 new Wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing Wildlands (click here for the map) by email and postal mail through December 9. Wildlands are State-owned natural areas preserved for their wilderness character or sensitive natural resources. Read more
The busiest weekend of deer hunting season was a safe one for the thousands of men and women who used the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while filling their freezers for the months ahead.
Maryland Natural Resources Police statewide checked 1,639 hunters and wrote 96 citations and 247 warnings. In all, NRP spent 1,791 hours on game patrols.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be opening properties in Elk Neck State Forest to hunting starting November 30, 2013. Acquired by DNR in 2011 from the Martinuk family, the land is located at the 2400 block of Old Elk Neck Road in Elkton. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Advisory Commission named Peter Stango its 2012 Wildlife Employee of the Year at an award ceremony on November 20 in Annapolis. As the Assistant State Community Ecologist, Stango dedicates his time and energy to protecting Maryland’s natural heritage and is a true team player, always helping his fellow colleagues. Read more
The two-week firearm deer season opens Saturday, November 30 and runs through December 14, 2013. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license or are exempt from the Maryland hunting license requirements may use firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during this season. Read more