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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…




Talkin’ Turkey: A wildlife success story

You want to talk turkey? Talk to Frank Ryan. The Reisterstown resident has seen them at their lowest point, when the state’s wild turkey population hovered near 2,000. And he’s watched with pride as their numbers puffed up like a tom in full strut to about 35,000 birds.


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.



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

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