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Midwinter 2024 Waterfowl Survey Results Released

Annual survey estimates number of wintering ducks, geese, and swans  In early January, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted their annual population estimates of ducks, geese and swans along the state’s Chesapeake Bay, tidal Potomac River and Atlantic coast shorelines. This year, the  Read the Rest…

Secretary’s Message – December 2023

Building a team for Maryland’s future As I conclude my first year at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I am grateful for the opportunities that lie ahead for developing a sustainable future. I appreciate Governor Wes Moore, Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller and the entire administration for their support of our mission: To follow the  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Deer Firearm Season Opens with 7% Increase in Harvest

Cooler weather prevails in opening weekend of two-week hunt  Hunters reported harvesting 10,864 deer  on the opening weekend of the 2023 Maryland firearm season from Nov. 25-26, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The overall deer harvest was 7% higher than last year’s official opening weekend harvest of 10,159 deer.  The  Read the Rest…