Maryland DNR Welcomes Public Input On Hunting And Trapping Proposals

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold two public meetings to gather public input on the proposed hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and select migratory game birds for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service reevaluates these hunting and trapping regulations every two years.

“We look forward to discussing our proposals with hunters, trappers and other citizens interested in Maryland’s wildlife resources,” said Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul A. Peditto. “We have been working on these proposals with a variety of our stakeholders since mid-January in an effort to keep our regulation changes responsive to the needs and interests of citizens and visitors.”

DNR encourages citizens to comment on the proposed regulations, available at dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Comments/Hunt_Proposal.asp. Comments can be made through this website or by letter, telephone or fax until 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Comments will be posted to the site as soon as possible.

The public should send written comments to Paul A. Peditto, Director, DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, Tawes State Office Building E-1, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Citizens can fax comments to 410-260-8596. To submit comments by phone, the public should call 410-260-8540 or toll-free in Maryland at 877-620-8DNR, ext. 8540.

DNR will present the proposed regulations at the public meetings below:

  • Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
    Annapolis Senior High School
    2700 Riva Road in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County)
    Directions: From Rt. 50, take Exit 22, Riva Road, Rt. 665. Take Riva Road South for approx. 0.8 miles. Turn right at Arundel Olympic Swim Center. School is in the back on the left.
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
    South Hagerstown High School
    1101 South Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740 (Washington County)
    Directions: From I-70, merge onto MD 65N via Exit 29B. Travel 1.3 miles north towards Hagerstown. South Hagerstown High School is on the left.