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Orientation and Qualification Dates Announced for Parker’s Creek

Wildlife Management Area Now Open for Deer Hunting The Parker’s Creek Wildlife Management Area in Calvert County will open for deer hunting this fall season. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Southern Region Seasonal Permit, complete a free Hunter Orientation and Shooting Qualification session and must make daily reservations.

Waterfowl Hunting at Deal Island and Fairmount

Department Now Accepting Lottery Applications Hunters can now submit applications for the annual permit-only waterfowl hunting days at Deal Island and Fairmount wildlife management areas, located in Somerset County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Permits will be issued through a lottery drawing, with assignments based upon a hunter’s stated preference for each area and/or date. Applications  Read the Rest…

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…

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