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Posts from the ‘Wildlife & Hunting’ Category

25
Nov

DNR Names Ducks Unlimited Member Conservationist of the Year

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L to R: Larry Hindman, Jerry Harris, Jeff Plummer, and Paul Peditto

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Advisory Commission named Jerry Harris of Dorchester County the 2013 Conservationist of the Year. Harris is a long-time member and volunteer for Ducks Unlimited, including serving on the group’s President’s Council-Development and Conservation Program Committee. Harris was recognized for his significant contributions to waterfowl conservation and initiating a series of on-site best management practice workshops for local landowners, state and private waterfowl managers. Read more »

18
Nov

DNR Seeks Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Designs

LAst year’s winner: Cold Front by Stephen Perrine of Sykesville

Wildlife and waterfowl artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 19th annual Black Bear Conservation and 41st annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests now through April 17. The Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries on April 26, 2015 in conjunction with the annual Ward Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Read more »

18
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged two men with illegal oystering in Queen Anne’s County and two men with illegal hunting in St. Mary’s County.  Read more »

18
Nov

Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29; New Sunday Hunting Opportunities

The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season. Read more

14
Nov

NRP Charges Watermen, Hunters with Natural Resources Violations

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek, Talbot County.

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers this week charged four men with illegal oyster harvesting in two separate incidents on the Eastern Shore, and three men with hunting violations in two separate incidents in Garret County. Read more »

13
Nov

Migratory Canada Goose Season to Open

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population (AP) Canada goose hunting season runs from November 22 through November 28, and again from December 16 through February 4, 2015.

The daily bag limit is two geese per day in the AP Canada goose hunt zone. The possession limit for all migratory game birds is now three times the daily bag limit. For more information on waterfowl seasons, regulations and license requirements, visit Waterfowl in Maryland. Read more »

7
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Police officers this week charged a total of six people with natural resources offenses on land and water. Read more »

5
Nov

Two Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

The Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to this time-honored tradition during Junior Deer Hunting Days ─ November 15 on public and private land in all Maryland counties; and November 16 on private land only in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s. Read more »

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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