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Six Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

Cases Localized to Existing Management Area in Western Maryland The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently received laboratory confirmation that six white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. All of the cases were found within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.


Two Men Sentenced Under Maryland’s New Anti-Poaching Law

Community Service and Restitution Mandated; Forfeiture of Rifle and Trophy; Hunting Privileges Revoked Two men became the first sentenced under a new state anti-poaching law after they were found guilty of multiple charges Wednesday in Dorchester County District Court. Andrew Collison Harding, 21, of Vienna, and Toby Allen Hughes, 21, of Seaford, Delaware, were convicted of casting  Read the Rest…



Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

Additional Hunting Opportunities in Most Counties The winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 6 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all but the westernmost Maryland counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during that period. Additionally, hunters in Caroline County may  Read the Rest…


White-tailed Deer: Management across diverse landscapes

Much has happened with deer management in Maryland during the nearly 20 years since White-tailed Deer, Another Perspective first appeared in the Natural Resource magazine. At the time the article was written, deer were rapidly increasing in number and the problems associated with overpopulation were escalating.


35,000 Deer Harvested during Firearm Season

Sunday Hunting Contributed to 12 Percent Increase Maryland hunters reported taking 35,078 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was 12 percent greater than last year’s harvest of 31,304. Fair weather and a reduced harvest in September and October contributed to the increase. Over 4,300 deer were taken on  Read the Rest…


Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season to Reopen

Second Portion Runs Dec. 17-31 The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to reopen Dec.17 through Dec. 31. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a Muzzleloader Stamp may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season. Hunters are reminded that the sika deer season is now open  Read the Rest…


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…


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AccessDNR February 2017
The February 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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