Spring is Peak Season for Wildland Fire Wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Department of Natural Resources is urging extra precautions in light of a drought warning across parts of the state. “We’ve already battled a number of wildfires and had several high risk days,” Maryland Forest Service State Fire Supervisor Monte R. Read the Rest…
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Cases Localized to Existing Management Area in Western Maryland The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently received laboratory confirmation that six white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. All of the cases were found within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.
Dye Tests May Cause Harmless and Temporary Discoloration The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will conduct localized dye-tracing tests in the area around the Albert M. Powell State Fish Hatchery in Washington County. The tests are scheduled to begin Feb. 27, dependent on weather conditions.
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers made three fisheries cases, charged a deer poacher and cited a man for dumping and burning rubbish on state land in recent enforcement action. Three Somerset County men were charged Sunday with multiple counts of illegal harvesting from state waters and falsifying records to hide their activity.
Homeowners in Select Counties Can Get Free Seedlings The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering its Backyard Buffer program in select counties around the state. Any resident with a drainage ditch, stream, creek or river flowing through their property or adjacent to a waterway could qualify for a free “Buffer in a Bag.” Each bag contains approximately Read the Rest…
Over 300,000 Fish Stocked Between January and June The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun stocking about 338,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state ahead of the 2017 fishing season. “The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said Read the Rest…
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.
Illegal oyster harvesting and deer poaching topped the list of cases handled recently by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers. A St. Mary’s County man was charged Friday with multiple violations of regulations after he was seen harvesting oysters inside a sanctuary.
Deer poaching and drug possession cases highlight recent enforcement actions taken by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Two Frederick men were charged with killing three deer on the campus of Montgomery College on New Year’s Eve.
Poaching and impaired driving cases highlight recent enforcement actions by Maryland Natural Resources Police.