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Atlantic Population Canada Goose Season Begins Nov. 17

Split-Season Hunt for Migrating Waterfowl Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season begins Nov. 17, and is split into two segments: Nov. 17 through Nov. 23, 2018, and again from Dec. 14, 2018 through Feb. 2, 2019. The daily bag limit is two geese a day in the Canada Goose Hunting Zone.



Black Bear Hunt Concludes in Western Maryland

135 Bears Harvested in Four Counties Favorable weather conditions helped bear hunters enjoy success during Maryland’s 15th annual black bear hunt. Official results reported by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources show that 135 hunters harvested a bear during the five-day hunt held in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. Several large bears were taken throughout the  Read the Rest…


Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Partnership with Chesapeake Bay Trust Establishes Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have a new way to give back to natural resources they enjoy and love. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the department announced today a new voluntary  Read the Rest…


Eastern Shore Waterfowl Hunting Applications Now Being Accepted

Permits for Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Areas Hunters can now submit applications for the annual permit-only waterfowl hunting days at Deal Island Wildlife Management Area and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area impoundments in Somerset County.  Applications to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources must be received by Sept. 10. Permits will be issued through a lottery  Read the Rest…


Black Bear Lottery Applications Now Open

Apply by Aug. 31, Drawing Sept. 4 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for this year’s black bear hunting lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season, taking place Oct. 22-26 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The department will issue 800 hunting permits that  Read the Rest…



Hunting and Trapping Seasons Proposed

Public Comments Accepted Until July 9 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting public comment on proposed hunting and trapping seasons for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.  The proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register June 8, and would establish hunting season dates and bag limits for deer, bear, wild turkey, and small game  Read the Rest…


Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Hunters Need Proficiency Test for Managed Deer Hunts  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released its 2018-2019 shooter qualification schedule. More than 20 qualification sessions will be held at 17 locations across the state, with more dates expected to be added later. These events allow hunters to take the proficiency test required to obtain a shooter qualification card. Passing  Read the Rest…


Junior Hunter Field Day Set in Multiple Locations June 2

Budding Outdoor Enthusiasts Can Get Expert Guidance The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites young Marylanders with an interest in fishing, hunting, shooting sports or wildlife management to Junior Hunter Field Day events June 2 in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Queen Anne’s counties. The free events are designed for those aged 8 to 16. Certified hunter safety instructors  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR November 2018

The November 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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