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Black Bears Spotted in Suburban Maryland

Department Urges Residents to Take Commonsense Precautions The Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to alert citizens that juvenile black bears have been seen wandering through the state’s more suburban areas this spring. There have been recent, confirmed bear sightings in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties as juvenile bears disperse, or seek  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.


Public Input Sought on Maryland’s Proposed Hunting and Trapping Regulations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites citizens to comment on the proposed changes to the 2014-15 and 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons now through 4 p.m. on March 17, 2014. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service reevaluates the regulations for select resident game species every two years to ensure best management.


2013-14 Deer Season Results Released

Maryland hunters harvested 95,863 deer during the archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons combined (September 6, 2013 through January 31, 2014). The harvest shows a 10 percent increase over last year’s total of 87,541. Biologists attribute the higher numbers to multiple factors including more hunters participating and better hunting conditions, with deer actively searching for acorns that were  Read the Rest…


Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended on December 14.  This harvest represents a 2 percent increase compared to the 36,127 deer taken during the 2012 firearm season. Overall hunters reported seeing more deer than last year in many parts of the state, but challenging weather slowed the  Read the Rest…


DNR to Hold Public Meeting On Waterfowl Regulations

Who: Open to the Public When: August 19 at 7 p.m. Where: Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cr., Wye Mills Cost: Free The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed late season waterfowl hunting regulations. The proposed seasons and bag limits will be announced in early August after  Read the Rest…


Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations Announced

Waterfowl hunters may apply to receive their blind site licenses for the 2013-2014 hunting season starting August 6. A lottery for the opportunity to choose blind sites will occur at the locations listed below. Each license is assigned to a designated location in Maryland waters where hunters may anchor their boats to hunt waterfowl.


DNR Secretary Honored by Maryland Sportsmen

The Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation (MLSF) presented DNR Secretary John R. Griffin with its prestigious Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award at its 12th Annual Banquet and Auction.  More than 200 people attended the event, which was held on May 15 in Annapolis. “Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Maryland, and the State’s sportsmen  Read the Rest…


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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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