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Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

Firefighters Spent Weekend Battling Blazes With this fall’s high winds and dry foliage, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises citizens to use caution in outdoor fire activities and postpone unnecessary open-air burnings. Wildfires occur in every month in Maryland but generally peak in the spring and fall.


Anglers Gain Improved Access to Beaver Creek

Department Acquisition Opens Up Trout Fishery The Board of Public Works unanimously approved today the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 6.5 acres in Washington County, which will secure public fishing access to Beaver Creek, a tributary to Antietam Creek.


Junior Deer Hunt Days Set for November

Adult Mentors Pass on Hunting Safety and Ethics The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored sporting tradition this month during two Junior Deer Hunt Days. The days will be held Nov. 12 on public and private land in all counties, and Nov. 13 on private land in  Read the Rest…




Fall Turkey Season Opens in Western Maryland

Hunting Limited to Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Fall Turkey Hunting Season will open Oct. 29 and continue through Nov. 5 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter.



Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Opens

Hunters Reminded to Practice Tree Stand Safety The first segment of Maryland’s Muzzleloader Deer Season opens statewide Oct. 20. It is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically occurs during some of the finest fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 20-22 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region  Read the Rest…


Chronic Wasting Disease Rules Altered

Management Area Expanded; Baiting Rules Relaxed The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that chronic wasting disease regulations were updated earlier this year after five white-tailed deer tested positive for the disease in Allegany County. One of the deer was harvested near Cumberland, approximately 10 miles west of all previous cases. It was the  Read the Rest…


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

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