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Posts from the ‘Wildlife & Hunting’ Category

15
Apr

Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area Now 773 Acres Larger

Myrtle nrmaThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources has increased the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area, located in Charles County, by more than 30 percent. The new 773-acre parcel, known as the Pomfret Tract, is now open to the public. With this addition, Myrtle Grove encompasses 2,496 acres and has replaced Cedar Point as the largest Wildlife Management Area in the Southern Maryland.   Read more

4
Apr

Maryland Adds 188 Acres to Rural Legacy Areas in Talbot County

The newly conserved land is home to the threatened Delmarva fox squirrel.

The State this week conserved 188 acres through the Rural Legacy Program, eliminating six developmental rights to permanently protect farm and forest lands in Talbot County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement on the Price property at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

3
Apr

DNR Urges Western Marylanders to Be Mindful of Bears

Black Bear hanging from bird feeder Bears are beginning to leave their winter dens and search for food now that their long winter slumber has come to an end.  Since natural foods are scarce in the early spring, they often seek out human-provided sources. Those living in, or visiting bear country can help keep Maryland’s black bears wild by being proactive and exercising good judgment.  Read more »

3
Apr

Maryland’s Spring Turkey Hunts to Open

AmericanProfile009_printYouth hunters will kick-off Maryland’s spring turkey season with the Junior Turkey Hunt on April 12 statewide, and April 13 on private land in Calvert, Caroline, Charles and St. Mary’s counties and private and public land in Dorchester County. The regular spring turkey season will run from April 18 to May 23 statewide. Read more »

26
Mar

DNR Kicks Off the 11th Annual Natural Resource Photo Contest

Now Accepting Online Submissions

Calling all photographers ─ novice, professional and those who just happen to snap a great picture! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. New this year, the contest now features an additional category and an online submission option! Read more »

13
Mar

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police recently issued numerous citations for violations on the Eastern Shore, and in Southern and Western Maryland. Read more »

10
Mar

Love Maryland’s Outdoors? There’s an App for That!

DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates

AccessDNR App

AccessDNR App

Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app! The AccessDNR app provides the State’s hunters, anglers, boaters, park-goers ─ anyone seeking outside adventure ─ all of the latest in nature-related recreation, information and news right at their fingertips.

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7
Mar

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations for hunting violations in Frederick County and on the lower Eastern Shore. Read more »

7
Mar

Maryland’s Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results Announced

Thousands of waterfowl in an open field

Waterfowl Areal Survey

Each winter, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources make visual estimates of ducks, swans and geese along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline and Atlantic coast. This year the teams witnessed more than 905,000 waterfowl, 22 percent higher than those observed in January 2013 (739,600). Read more »

5
Mar

Second Chronic Wasting Disease Case Found in Maryland Deer

Deer in a field of high grassThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation on February 28 that a second white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The adult female deer was harvested in Allegany County in December 2013 during firearm season. Read more »