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Maryland Adds 203 Acres to Rural Legacy Area in Frederick County

Landscape of Trees. Photo By Avi Bender

Photo By Avi Bender

The State permanently preserved 203 acres of woodland and farmland, eliminating 7 developmental rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement in the Mid-Maryland Frederick Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »


Gardner Road Park CWMA Open to Hunting

There is a new public deer hunting opportunity available in Prince George’s County. The 120-acre Gardner Road Park Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) opened today to regulated adeer in forestrchery hunting for deer only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in MarylandRead more »


Bidding Open for Trapping Privileges in Select Eastern Shore WMAs

small beaver swimmingThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting bids for the 2014-2015 trapping seasons at Ellis Bay, Fishing Bay, Idylwild, LeCompte, Linkwood, Nanticoke River, Taylor’s Island, and Wetipquin Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Read more


NRP Charges Two Pennsylvania Hunters with Baiting Deer

Natural Resources Police LogoTwo Pennsylvania men were charged today with illegal deer hunting on state land in Washington County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

Michael Allen Wood, 52, of Fort Loudon, and Paul Eugene Carmack, 54, of Greencastle, were charged with hunting deer with the aid of bait at Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area. Read more »


Park Quest 2014 Reaches End of Trail with Fun and Prizes

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service's display

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service’s display

Under bright, blue skies, more than 1,200 people Saturday celebrated the end of summer and all things special about Maryland State Parks at the seventh annual Park Quest Rendezvous.

A total of 266 teams took part in activities at Patapsco Valley State Park, ranging from Ranger Bingo to the Natural Resources Police’s Water Safety instruction. At the end of the day, participants whose tickets were drawn won prize packages guaranteed to spark continued outdoors adventures. Read more »


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 »