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Record Winter Turkey Season Reported

Hunters reported taking 109 wild turkeys during Maryland’s third annual winter turkey hunting season, which was open statewide Jan. 19-21. The harvest was significantly higher than the 61 birds taken last winter, which was hampered by severe weather, and slightly higher than the inaugural 2015 season.


Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

Additional Hunting Opportunities in Most Counties The winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 6 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all but the westernmost Maryland counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during that period. Additionally, hunters in Caroline County may  Read the Rest…


White-tailed Deer: Management across diverse landscapes

Much has happened with deer management in Maryland during the nearly 20 years since White-tailed Deer, Another Perspective first appeared in the Natural Resource magazine. At the time the article was written, deer were rapidly increasing in number and the problems associated with overpopulation were escalating.


35,000 Deer Harvested during Firearm Season

Sunday Hunting Contributed to 12 Percent Increase Maryland hunters reported taking 35,078 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was 12 percent greater than last year’s harvest of 31,304. Fair weather and a reduced harvest in September and October contributed to the increase. Over 4,300 deer were taken on  Read the Rest…


Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

24 Percent Harvest Increase Aided by Good Weather Sunday Hunters reported harvesting 13,488 deer on the opening weekend of the 2016 Maryland firearm season, the state’s most popular hunting season. The harvest represents a 24 percent increase over last year’s estimate of 10,859 for the same period. The total includes 6,159 antlered and 7,329 antlerless  Read the Rest…


Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

 Natural 1 to Complement Conservation and Enforcement Efforts With deer hunting season and oyster harvesting reaching their peaks, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a new conservation enforcement tool to its fleet: its own helicopter. The black-and-gold aircraft, Natural 1, has resumed its place after a seven-year absence on the department’s roster.


Firearm Deer Season to Open in Maryland

Most Popular Hunting Season Runs Nov. 26-Dec. 10 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 10. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season.




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The February 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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