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Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Qualification Necessary to Participate in Managed Deer Hunting Programs The 2016-17 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 30 firearm qualification sessions at 16 locations across the state, from Allegany to Queen’s Anne County. These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate in many  Read the Rest…


Record Spring Turkey Harvest in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting a total of 3,874 wild turkeys during the 2016 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons that ended on May 23. This year’s harvest is three percent higher than 2015 (3,767), and well above the ten year average of 3,131.


Department Adjusts Chronic Wasting Disease Approach

Expands Management Area, Alters Deer Baiting Rules The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has updated its management approach for chronic wasting disease after discovering that five white-tailed deer tested positive last winter in Allegany County. One of the positive deer was harvested near Cumberland, approximately 10 miles west of all previous cases, marking the first  Read the Rest…




Muzzleloader Deer Season to Reopen December 19

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season begins on Saturday, Dec.19 and runs through Jan. 2, 2016. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a Muzzleloader Stamp, or those exempt from the hunting license requirements, may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during this season.


Firearm Deer-Hunting Season to Open in Maryland

Two-Week Season Runs November 28 to December 12 The two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 12. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season.



Upper Marlboro Sportsman Sets New Maryland Snakehead Record

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that Michael Meade of Upper Marlboro, Maryland  set a new  state sport fish record with a 17.49-pound northern snakehead while fishing with bow and arrow along the marshes of Mattawoman Creek. “It was about 10:30 at night when I brought it onboard, and it was the biggest  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR July 2016
The July 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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