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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…




Marylanders Reminded To Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring as needed. Removing these animals from the wild  Read the Rest…


Second Chronic Wasting Disease Case Found in Maryland Deer

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation on February 28 that a second white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The adult female deer was harvested in Allegany County in December 2013 during firearm season.



Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended on December 14.  This harvest represents a 2 percent increase compared to the 36,127 deer taken during the 2012 firearm season. Overall hunters reported seeing more deer than last year in many parts of the state, but challenging weather slowed the  Read the Rest…


DNR Advises Motorists to be Alert for Deer

Cooling temperatures and changing leaves signal that deer activity is beginning to increase as these animals seek fall food supplies and enter their breeding season. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges motorists to be alert for deer and other wildlife during this time.


Qualification Shoots Scheduled for Managed Deer Hunts

Maryland’s 2013-2014 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 35 firearms qualification sessions at 18 locations throughout the State. These events allow hunters to take the shooting proficiency test that is required before they can participate in many of the managed deer hunts held in Maryland.


Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding their offspring as needed. Removing these animals from the  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR August 2015
The August 2015 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Karis King.

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