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

DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates 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  Read the Rest…


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.




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…


Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

With 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  Read the Rest…


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.


Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced

Hunters 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  Read the Rest…


More Deer on Roadways

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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