Deer in Spring Landscape

Of Interest


2014-2015 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

Proposed Sunday Hunting Regulations

Effective August 1, 2014: Deal Island Wildlife Management Area re-opens to crabbing. Learn more.

Waterfowl hunter in the field

The proposed 2014-2015 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits are now available.

DNR closed the public comment period on August 19.  The final seasons will be available in early September after DNR reviews citizens input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Photo of trapping instructorDNR to Host Trapper Education Class in September

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Herrington Manor State Park’s Lakehouse, Oakland, MD. This workshop is free.


Photo of Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon Permit Applications now being accepted through August 20, 2014




junior hunter field dayFall Junior Hunter Field Day Events- Registration now OPEN!

Experience the fun of the great outdoors and learn how to become involved in the management of our natural resources!.



Duck hunters on the waterElectronic Offshore Blind and Shoreline Licensing Maps

Click here for Blind Site Licensing Dates & Location





Hunting & Shooting Sports - woman participatingRegister today!
Hunting & Shooting Sports Workshops!




Habichat artworkSpring/Summer 2014 Habichat
For Stewards of Maryland's Backyard Wildlife


Scenic View of Swallow Falls, courtesy of Kathy FachetGovernor O’Malley Announces New Online Guide to Maryland Natural Areas

In celebration of the start of summer and the end of the school year, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the new Guide to Maryland Natural Areas. This online, one-stop travel resource is for anyone looking to experience the State’s most beautiful natural places, as distinguished by their pristine environment and rare plant and wildlife species.

Keep an Eye out for Reptiles and Amphibians!

3/2013- Now through December 2014, the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) is looking for volunteers to report sightings of reptiles and amphibians…

Hunter Safety Volunteer instructors

Hunter Safety

Volunteer safety instructors offer hunter safety classes statewide, helping to keep hunters and citizens safe.

Photo of Junior Hunter, iStock image

Junior Hunting

Maryland holds three Junior Hunt Days (deer, turkey, game birds). Junior Hunters can also earn a Junior Hunter Certificate.

Photo of Maryland Terrapin

Attention Crabbers

You can help save the Maryland Terrapin. Learn how to easily and inexpensively modify your crab pots.

National Hunting & Fishing Day

Maryland Celebrates

National Hunting & Fishing Day on Sat., Sept. 27th. Free Admission & Free Parking. Join us for a day of fun!