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Love Maryland’s Outdoors? There’s an App for That!

DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates

AccessDNR App

AccessDNR App

Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app! The AccessDNR app provides the State’s hunters, anglers, boaters, park-goers ─ anyone seeking outside adventure ─ all of the latest in nature-related recreation, information and news right at their fingertips.

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

Father and son show off a huge trukey they harvested. 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. Read more »


Canada Goose Hunting Season to Open

Photo from USFWS

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population (AP) Canada goose hunting season runs from November 16 through November 29, and again from December 17 through January 29, 2014. Read more »


Maryland to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

A young angler learning how to cast a line at last year's event

A young angler learning how to cast a line at last year’s event

When: Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville
Who: Open to the Public
Contact: 410-260-8537
Cost: Free

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites anglers, hunters and anyone interested in the great outdoors to take part in the State’s 7th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration. Featuring exhibits from more than 30 sportsman clubs, conservation organizations and local businesses, visitors will enjoy exciting interactive activities including spin-casting, waterfowl calling, hunting dog demonstrations, as well as instructor-led archery and target shooting. Read more »


Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations Announced

waterfowl huntingWaterfowl 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. Read more »


DNR Secretary Honored by Maryland Sportsmen

MLSF presenting Griffin with the Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award

MLSF presenting Griffin with the Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award

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 are among our most committed environmental stewards and conservationists,” said Griffin, who takes on a new role as Governor Martin O’Malley’s Chief of Staff on May 20. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the department’s extraordinary team of dedicated natural resource professionals, who work to manage our fish and wildlife populations and provide extraordinary opportunities for sportsmen and women.”

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Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

fawn1With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding their offspring as needed. Removing these animals from the wild for care is unnecessary, dangerous and illegal. Read more »


Riparian Property Licensing Open

Application Deadline June 1

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline licenses for riparian (waterfront) property owners. A license will establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or prevent others from licensing the shoreline at a later date. Read more »


Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

Deer running through the woodsHunters reported taking 36,088 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended on December 8.  This harvest represents a 13 percent decline compared to the 41,421 deer taken during the 2011 firearm season.  DNR biologists believe the decline this year is primarily because of bad weather on key hunting days and an abundance of acorns that resulted in deer moving less.

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More Deer on Roadways

Photo by Dwight Burdette

Deer activity is beginning to increase as these animals seek fall food supplies and enter their breeding season. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges motorists to be alert for deer and other wildlife during this time.

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