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Public Input Sought for Hunting and Trapping Season Proposals

Comments Accepted until March 13

Photo of hunter talking with conservation officerThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2018-2020 hunting and trapping seasons. The department evaluates possible changes every two years.

Over the past several months, the department has presented proposed management concepts to a variety of external and internal partners and stakeholders, including farmers, hunters, trappers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

“As always, the feedback from this stage of the process helps inform and improve our proposed concepts,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “As a result we have made several changes to the proposals and now present the current concepts for further public review and input.”

The public can view the proposed regulations and comment online. The department is also accepting feedback by phone at 410-260-8540; by fax at 410-260-8596; or in writing to: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

The proposals will also be presented at two in-person public meetings:

Frostburg: Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
Mountain Ridge High School,
100 Dr. Nancy Grasmick Lane, Frostburg

Annapolis: Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Tawes State Office Building, C-1 Conference Room
580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

The comment period will close March 13.