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Secretary’s Message: October 2017

Weather is Cooling, But Outdoor Activity is Just Warming Up The summer has come and gone, and now it’s time to celebrate nature’s fall splendor. Comfortable days and temperatures, and spectacular scenery make October an exceptional month to enjoy the great outdoors. Pick a forest, park or waterway and make a plan to bike, boat,  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake Forest Hunting Lottery Now Open

Deadline for Hunt Clubs to Enter Lottery is Aug. 23 Hunt clubs interested in obtaining a hunting lease agreement on Chesapeake Forest Lands can enter a lottery for individual, non-leased tracts in Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester counties. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept online entries until Aug. 23. “Hunting is an important part  Read the Rest…

Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

Low-Cost Apprentice Hunting Licenses Now Available The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. The apprentice license is $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, and provides the same  Read the Rest…

Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Proficiency Necessary to Participate in Managed Deer Hunts The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released the 2017-18 Shooter Qualification Schedule which includes more than 25 qualification sessions at 15 locations across the state. These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate  Read the Rest…

Junior Hunter Field Days Offered in May and June

Upcoming Events in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Queen Anne’s and Somerset Counties The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites youth ages 8 to 16 with an interest in hunting, shooting sports and wildlife management to register for free Junior Hunter Field Days this spring. Staff along with sporting and conservation groups will use hand-on activities to teach  Read the Rest…

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Proposed for 2017-18

Public Comment Accepted Through March 8 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed 2017-2018 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons. The seasons will be finalized in early spring after the department reviews public input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The public comment period will close at noon March 8.

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