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Md. Aims To Reduce Invasive Catfish Species

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it aims to reduce the number of invasive blue and flathead catfish in the state’s waterways, partly by encouraging people to eat them.



Trout Production To Resume At Western Md. Site

The Department of Natural Resources says it’s preparing to resume trout production at a western Maryland facility closed seven years ago after fish there were found to be infected with a trout-killing parasite.



Senate Delays Vote On Natural Resources Secretary

The Maryland Senate on Friday delayed a vote on the nomination of Joseph Gill to be the secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


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DNR Wants Hunters To Go Hog Wild On Wild Hogs

Jonathan McKnight of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says hunters should shoot if they encounter a wild hog in the woods or fields.


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Md. Muzzleloader Deer Season Reopens For 2 Weeks

Maryland deer hunters who use muzzle-loading firearms have another two weeks to fill their tags.


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Deer Tally From Md. Firearm Season Up 2 Percent

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 2 percent more deer than last year during the two-week firearm season that ended Saturday.



Md. DNR Moving Offices To Rocky Gap State Park

Portions of the Maryland Department of National Resources are moving from downtown Cumberland to offices in Rocky Gap State Park in nearby Flintstone.



Md. Plan For New ATV Trails Hits Resistance

Some nearby landowners are opposing a state plan for two off-road vehicle trails on Sideling Hill in western Maryland.


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Ask A Baltimore Guide: Tips For Your Next Campout

Read what Ranger Shea Niemann of Patapsco Valley State Park has to say about camping in Maryland.


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Survey: Blue Crab Population In Chesapeake Has Dropped

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey just released. The winter dredge survey is an indication of the supply we expect this summer.


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Md. Bans Ginseng Hunting On State Land

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is banning the harvesting of wild ginseng on state lands.



Md Group Behind ‘No Shell Left Behind’ Oyster Bill

A “No Shell Left Behind” bill before Maryland lawmakers would provide a dollar a bushel tax credit for recycled oyster shell, a move one conservation group hopes will increase supply of the empty bivalves needed by hatcheries.