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Posts tagged ‘Deer’

17
Oct

DNR to Host Deer Cooperator Workshop

Deer in a field of high grassThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a workshop for individuals interested in becoming Deer Cooperator Permit holders at 9 a.m. on November 12 at Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area in LaPlata.

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7
May

Marylanders Reminded To Keep Fawns Wild

Fawn curled up in the grass

Fawn by Steven Borgfeld

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 for care is unnecessary, dangerous and illegal. Read more »

5
Mar

Second Chronic Wasting Disease Case Found in Maryland Deer

Deer in a field of high grassThe 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. Read more »

20
Dec

Firearm Deer Season to Reopen in Region B

Photo of large buck in a field of tall grass

Photo from FWS.gov

Maryland’s firearm deer season reopens for white-tailed and sika deer on Friday, January 10 in Deer Management Region B only. The firearm season is closed in Deer Management Region A (Allegany, Garrett, and western Washington counties). Read more »

19
Dec

Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

youth-huntingHunters 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 harvest slightly.

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18
Oct

DNR Advises Motorists to be Alert for Deer

Photo by Dave Gigloitti

Photo by Dave Gigloitti

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. Read more »

2
Jul

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. Read more »

8
May

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

fawn1With 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 wild for care is unnecessary, dangerous and illegal. Read more »

18
Apr

Maryland Deer Test Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that all of the 278 samples taken from white-tailed deer this season tested negative for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Read more »

21
Feb

2012-13 Deer Season Results Are In

Photo from FWS.gov

Photo from FWS.gov

Maryland hunters harvested 87,541 deer during the bow, muzzleloader and firearm seasons combined (September 7, 2012 through January 31, 2013). The harvest shows an 11 percent decline compared to last year’s total of 98,029 deer. Biologists attribute the drop to multiple factors, including reduced hunter participation, an abundant acorn crop that changed deer movements, and a lower deer population in some areas. Read more »