Two men were charged with poaching striped bass, and an incident involving animal cruelty was settled in court this week in cases brought by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
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Four anglers were charged with poaching striped bass in Dorchester County, three juveniles were arrested for attempted drug dealing in a state park in Worcester County, and an unlicensed tree contractor in Garrett County was cited in cases handled by the Maryland Natural Resources Police last weekend.
Four watermen were charged with poaching oysters from protected state waters in Dorchester County by the Maryland Natural Resources Police in separate incidents last Wednesday.
A Dorchester County waterman, twice convicted of poaching oysters, was charged Friday with 146 counts of harvesting undersized oysters by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. James Alexander Horseman, 26, of Madison, is scheduled for trial in Dorchester County District Court on April 4. If found guilty, he faces a maximum fine of $146,000.
Six poachers were charged in three incidents on Jan. 2 by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Advisory Commission named Jerry Harris of Dorchester County the 2013 Conservationist of the Year. Harris is a long-time member and volunteer for Ducks Unlimited, including serving on the group’s President’s Council-Development and Conservation Program Committee. Harris was recognized for his significant contributions to waterfowl conservation and initiating a Read the Rest…
The Maryland Natural Resources Police gained convictions last week on seven men charged with conservation and boating crimes.
The State today permanently preserved approximately 260 acres of rural land, eliminating 28 developmental rights, in Dorchester County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement on the Wilson property at today’s meeting in Annapolis.
Using a State Police helicopter as a surveillance platform, the Maryland Natural Resources Police caught four watermen last Friday harvesting oysters from a protected area in Somerset County. The watermen, aboard three commercial boats, were charged with removing oysters from the Evans Harvest Reserve, a remote 69-acre site at the mouth of the Wicomico River Read the Rest…
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) accepted 25 conservation easements last year to protect 2,361 acres of scenic open space, forest and farmland in 15 counties across the State. Most easements were donated to MET in coordination with a local or regional land trust, and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands Read the Rest…