Firearm Hunting for Deer Resumes in Maryland January 5th

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Hunters can look forward to restocking the freezer after the holidays. January firearm deer hunting season in Maryland will open on Jan. 5, 2024 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 white-tailed deer during…

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Putting Forth New Regulations to Protect Spawning Striped Bass

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is submitting striped bass emergency regulations this week in an effort to bolster the species’ spawning population. These specific actions in Maryland will complement additional actions that will be implemented coastwide in 2024 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Josh Kurtz says…

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Waterfowl Blind Site Licensing Process Now Available for 2023-24

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering an online process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2023-2024 waterfowl blind site license, which reserves a location for a landowner or an authorized individual to place a hunting blind. From now through July 25 at 11:59 p.m., hunters may enter the annual lottery for the opening days…

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announces Increase in Hunting License Prices, Some Associated Stamps For 2023-2024 Season

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In Maryland, legislation passed during the 2023 General Assembly that will increase the price of hunting licenses and some associated stamps beginning with the 2023-24 hunting season. Under the new legislation, the price of a resident regular hunting license will increase from $24.50 to $35 while the cost of a non-resident hunting license will increase…

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Three License-Free Fishing Days in Maryland Scheduled for 2023

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All Maryland residents and visitors will get an opportunity to enjoy license-free fishing days on Saturday, June 3rd, Saturday, June 10th, and Tuesday, July 4th. On these days, any individual may catch and possess finfish for recreational purposes in any tidal and nontidal waters of Maryland, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources. All…

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Latest MDNR Report Reveals Increased Deer Harvest in Maryland

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A new report from The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reveals that deer hunters harvested 76,687 deer during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from September 9th through February 3rd, 2023. The statewide harvest included 29,682 antlered and 42,872 antlerless white-tailed deer, and 1,908 antlered and 2,225 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was…

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Maryland’s Most Popular Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

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Hunters will look forward to more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managingMaryland’s deer population. The two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer willopen Saturday, November 26th and continue through Saturday, December 10th. The two-week seasonincludes Sunday hunting in all but three Maryland counties. You can check the calendar with theinformation at…

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$18.8-Million Awarded to Chesapeake Bay Restoration Programs

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22 Chesapeake Bay ecological restoration projects will get a share of $18.8-million in funding, according to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.The grants are made possible through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. Together, the projects involve 77 unique sites to be restored through reforestation, stream restoration, stormwater management…

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Md. Announces Waterway Improvement Fund Grants

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources plans to provide $13.5-million in Waterway Improvement Fund Grants in the next fiscal year.A total of 45 applicants statewide would receive shares of the funding to support various projects such as new and improved boating access, navigation, and safety. The fund, which has been in operation for more than…

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More Financial Relief Available For Md. Seafood Industry

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Maryland’s commercial seafood industry is getting an additional $3.4-million in economic relief funds. Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday that the money comes through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It supplements previous COVID-19 relief packages to help the seafood industry recover from the effects of the pandemic. Commercial, for hire, aquaculture and seafood processing…

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Maryland Firearm Deer Season Opens Friday, Jan 10

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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 white-tailed deer during this season. The season…

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Ocean City man sets new fishing record

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Ocean City resident Mike Glyphis set a new Maryland state record for gray triggerfish. Glyphis caught the 5.6-pound fish Oct. 30 while fishing 16 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. He said at first he thought his line was snagged on debris. But after a few tugs on his line, he says “the thing took…

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Rare, Insect Eating Plant Discovered in Worcester County

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Botanists with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have announced the discovery of a new dwarf sundew near Nassawango Creek in Worcester County. It’s not in the same family as the venus flytrap, but is a carnivorous plant. Researchers say they found it thriving in open areas with wet, peaty sand. Officials say the plant…

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Millsboro Man Sets White Hake Fishing Record

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources say a Millsboro, Delaware man was responsible for catching a rare white hake off the coast of Ocean City. Brian Gay, an experienced angler was fishing for sea bass in roughly 280 feet deep water 50 miles off the coast in Poor Man’s Canyon when he felt a bite.…

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