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Dorchester County Waterman Charged with 146 Counts of Poaching Oysters

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.



DNR Names Ducks Unlimited Member Conservationist of the Year

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…




NRP Arrests Four Watermen with Help from State Police Helicopter

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…



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