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Riparian Property Owners Now Can Apply for Shoreline Licensing

Deadline to License Waterfowl Blinds is May 31 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that owners of riparian, or waterfront, property can renew or apply for offshore blind and shoreline licensing by May 31, 2017. Anyone who owns or has an owners’ permission to use riparian property may license their shorelines to establish stationary blinds or blind sites for  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.


Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results Released

Annual Survey Estimates Number of Dabblers, Divers, Ducks & Waterfowl Each winter, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service make visual estimates of the ducks, geese and swans along the state’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline and Atlantic coast. This year, the teams counted about 812,600 waterfowl, higher  Read the Rest…




Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens

Maryland’s Most Popular Waterfowl Season Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season runs Nov. 19-25, and again from Dec. 16, 2016 through Feb. 4, 2017. The daily bag limit is two geese per day in this Canada Goose Hunting Zone.


New Waterfowl Hunting Opportunity in Garrett County

Managed Goose Hunt at Broadford Lake The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today a new waterfowl hunting opportunity at Broadford Lake in Garrett County. The managed hunting opportunity complements the existing goose hunting program at Deep Creek Lake. The two hunts are by permit and reservation only during select days (Nov. 21-23). Interested hunters can  Read the Rest…



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…



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

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