Maryland Hunting News

First Bear Hunt Since 1953
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife & Heritage Service reminded interested parties today that applications to participate in the first black bear hunt in 51 years will only be taken until Sept. 21. The hunt will take place Oct. 25-30 and Dec. 6-11 in Garrett County and those areas west of Evitts Creek in Allegany
Bear Hunting Permits Offered
Hunters wishing to participate in the first black bear hunt in 51 years this fall can now apply for the permit lottery. The hunt will take place Oct. 25-30 and Dec. 6-11 in Garrett County and those areas west of Evitts Creek in Allegany County. Bear hunting permits will be made available through a random drawing process.
Deer Archery Hunting Season Opens September 15
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that archery hunting for deer opens Sept. 15 and continues through Jan. 31. Several changes have been made regarding deer hunting in Maryland for the upcoming season.
2 Out Of 3 Support Regulated Hunting of Black Bears
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Marylanders support regulated hunting as a way to control the state’s growing black bear population, according to a recently completed public opinion survey.
Hunters Harvest 2,760 Wild Turkeys in 2004
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul A. Peditto announced the results of the 2004 spring turkey season. The reported harvest of 2,760 wild turkeys is nearly 12% below the 2003 near-record harvest of 3,120.
DNR Finalizes Hunting and Trapping Regulation Proposals
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul A. Peditto today announced final hunting regulation proposals for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 hunting license years for resident game species.
DNR Accepts Funding From HSUS
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today accepted a funding offer from the Fund for Animals and the Humane Society of the United States to mitigate bear and human conflicts.
$2.9 Million Grant for Natural Resources Improvements
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., today commended U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman for targeting $2.9 million to Maryland as part of a $5 million effort to help improve natural resources in the Delmarva Peninsula.
2003-2004 Deer Harvest Drops Slightly
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service announced today that Maryland deer hunters took 87,223 deer during the 2003-2004 hunting season. The harvest figures represent a modest decline from 2002-2003 total of 94,114.
DNR will Release Bear Hunt Details at Public Hearing
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife and Heritage Service will hold a public meeting from 7–9 pm on Wednesday, March 10 to announce plans for a proposed black bear hunt to be held in the Fall of 2004.