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Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Winnning Photo: Red-footed Cannibalfly by Laurie Brice

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill today announced the winners of the 11th annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Approximately 150 photographers entered nearly 800 photographs this year. Laurie Brice of Annapolis earned the grand prize for her up-close Red-footed Cannibalfly taken at the Glendenning Butterfly Garden within the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more


NRP Charges Two Men with Illegal Hunting in Allegany and Frederick Counties

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two men with illegal hunting in separate incidents in Allegany and Frederick counties this past weekend. Read more »


DNR Announces 2014-2015 Late Waterfowl Seasons

Photo by Jeff Coats

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources finalized the 2014-2015 late waterfowl seasons after reviewing all public comment and consulting with members of the Wildlife Advisory Commission and Migratory Game Bird Advisory Committee. Read more »


September Teal Season to Open

The teal hunting season will open on September 16 and continue through September 30, 2014. Information on the teal hunting zone and other regulations are available online. Read more »


Maryland to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

From last year's event, a young hunter showing her aim.

From last year’s event, a young hunter showing her aim

When: Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-260-8537

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites anglers, hunters and anyone interested in the great outdoors to take part in the State’s 8th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration. Featuring exhibits from more than 30 sportsman clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses, visitors will enjoy exciting interactive activities including spin-casting, waterfowl calling, hunting dog demonstrations, as well as instructor-led archery and target shooting. Read more »


NRP Reports Labor Day Holiday Celebrated Safely

Children Tubing

Marylanders celebrated the end of summer by having a safe Labor Day weekend on State lands and waterways, the Natural Resources Police reported. Read more »


Boating Restrictions in Effect at Deal Island and Fairmount WMAs this Hunting Season

Flock of ducksThe use of motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, will again be prohibited at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) impoundments this hunting season, October 1 through March 31. DNR established the regulation last year to make these areas more appealing to birds, thus creating a better hunting area.  Read more »


Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

Photo of large buck in a field of tall grass

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Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions. Read more »


DNR Announces 2014-2015 Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons

“Fly In” by Chuck Prahl

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources  announced the 2014-2015 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. Dove season marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland. Read more »


The Maryland Black Bear Lottery is Open

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for this year’s lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the black bear hunting season scheduled to take place October 20 through 23, 2014.

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