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Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

24 Percent Harvest Increase Aided by Good Weather Sunday Hunters reported harvesting 13,488 deer on the opening weekend of the 2016 Maryland firearm season, the state’s most popular hunting season. The harvest represents a 24 percent increase over last year’s estimate of 10,859 for the same period. The total includes 6,159 antlered and 7,329 antlerless  Read the Rest…


Firearm Deer Season to Open in Maryland

Most Popular Hunting Season Runs Nov. 26-Dec. 10 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 10. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season.


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…


Two Men Charged with 73 Counts of Illegal Hunting

Two men who killed eight deer in a single evening in Baltimore and Howard counties have been charged with 73 counts of illegal hunting by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. John Dimingo Gallano IV, 20, of Pasadena, and Christopher Michael Johnson, 20, of Halethorpe, were charged last Friday after a year-long investigation.


Maryland Motorists: Stay Alert for Deer!

Cooling temperatures, colorful foliage and unpredictable wildlife ─ all signs that the fall season is upon us. As such, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife this time of year as these animals seek out food supplies and mates.




Firearm Deer-Hunting Season to Open in Maryland

Two-Week Season Runs November 28 to December 12 The two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 12. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season.



Four Maryland Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation on January 16, 2015 that four additional white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), bringing the total number of overall positive cases to six. The deer, all male, were harvested in the CWD Management Area in Allegany County during the regular  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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