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DNR Activities During State of Emergency

Information for our Patrons, Customers, and Friends Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are taking proactive steps to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Following Governor Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will remain operational, but we  Read the Rest…




Winter Turkey Season Sees Harvest Increase

Maryland Hunters Bagged Birds in 22 Counties Hunters reported taking 82 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2020 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 23-25. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports turkeys were harvested in 22 of the state’s 23 counties, with St. Mary’s and Garrett counties reporting the highest numbers.  The harvest was  Read the Rest…


Winter Youth Waterfowl Hunt Day Feb. 8

Great Opportunity to Mentor Young Hunters The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters of all ages that Feb. 8 is a Youth Waterfowl Hunt Day. This is a great chance for qualified mentors to take a young or aspiring waterfowler into the field to teach hunting skills, reinforce the safety lessons of hunter education classes,  Read the Rest…



Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 23

Another Chance to Bag a Hen or Gobbler The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from January 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one  Read the Rest…


Firearms Hunting for Deer Reopens Jan. 10

Hunters in Most Counties Have Another Opportunity The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and  Read the Rest…


Hunters Harvest 27,000 Deer During Firearms Season

Weather a Factor in Final Numbers The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported taking 27,088 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearms season. The total harvest was 14%  lower than last year’s official count of 31,631. Bad weather on key weekends contributed to the decline in many parts of the state. More  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR March 2020

The March 2020 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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