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Posts from the ‘Wildlife & Hunting’ Category

24
Oct

The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed

Bonnie Kelley and Bear

Bonnie Kelley, 71, of Accident, with the first bear of the season.

 The 11th annual Maryland black bear hunt concluded Thursday evening, with a total of 69 bears harvested.

For the first time, the hunt was carried out as a four-day season instead of being guided by a predetermined quota.

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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 »

17
Oct

DNR to Host Deer Cooperator Workshop

Deer in a field of high grassThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a workshop for individuals interested in becoming Deer Cooperator Permit holders at 9 a.m. on November 12 at Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area in LaPlata.

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17
Oct

DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

youth-huntingYoung hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult. 

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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

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 »