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Junior Deer Hunt Days Set for November

Adult Mentors Pass on Hunting Safety and Ethics The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored sporting tradition this month during two Junior Deer Hunt Days. The days will be held Nov. 12 on public and private land in all counties, and Nov. 13 on private land in  Read the Rest…



Fall Turkey Season Opens in Western Maryland

Hunting Limited to Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Fall Turkey Hunting Season will open Oct. 29 and continue through Nov. 5 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter.


Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Opens

Hunters Reminded to Practice Tree Stand Safety The first segment of Maryland’s Muzzleloader Deer Season opens statewide Oct. 20. It is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically occurs during some of the finest fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 20-22 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region  Read the Rest…


Off-Road Vehicle Trail Approved for Garrett County

Department of Natural Resources to Construct Project in Savage River State Forest The Board of Public Works unanimously approved today the construction of several projects within Savage River State Forest, including the development of the state’s first modern off-road vehicle trail. The trail will include the first-ever campsite designed to support off-highway vehicle riders. Other features  Read the Rest…


Chronic Wasting Disease Rules Altered

Management Area Expanded; Baiting Rules Relaxed The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that chronic wasting disease regulations were updated earlier this year after five white-tailed deer tested positive for the disease in Allegany County. One of the deer was harvested near Cumberland, approximately 10 miles west of all previous cases. It was the  Read the Rest…


39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

12 Maryland Counties Awarded Grants The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grants, which provide financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments and their communities. This year, the department awarded $89,025 to 39 volunteer fire departments in 12 Maryland counties.


Maryland Black Bear Lottery Now Open

Hunting Expanded to Include Frederick and Washington Counties The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for this year’s black bear hunting lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the four-day hunting season, taking place Oct. 24-27 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The department will issue 750 hunting permits  Read the Rest…


Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Qualification Necessary to Participate in Managed Deer Hunting Programs The 2016-17 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 30 firearm qualification sessions at 16 locations across the state, from Allegany to Queen’s Anne County. These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate in many  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR December 2016
The December 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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