Department Of Natural Resources

Highly-Invasive Snakehead Fish Killed With Bow And Arrow In Charles Co.A record-setting, unwanted fish is captured in Maryland waters over the weekend.
New Bill May Allow Sunday Hunting In Baltimore CountyBaltimore County hunters may be able to hunt on Sundays thanks to new bill.
Hogan Appoints Retired Rear Adm. Mark Belton To Head DNRGov. Larry Hogan has appointed retired Rear Adm. Mark Belton to be head of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Bear Poaching Plea Costs Maryland Man $1,300 A western Maryland man has to pay $1,300 in fines and restitution after pleading guilty to killing a black bear out of season.
Mange Appears More Prevalent In Md. Black Bears Maryland wildlife managers are reporting an increase in mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites, among Maryland black bears.
More Active Oversight Planned For Deep Creek Lake A draft management plan for the Deep Creek Lake watershed seeks better coordination among government agencies and private parties whose interests converge at the western Maryland vacation destination.
Md. First Responders Urge Water Safety In Wake Of 9 Summer DrowningsThere have been nine drownings in Maryland this summer. Now first responders are urging water safety measures.
Western Maryland Rail Trail Link Will Avoid Tunnel BatsThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is extending the Western Maryland Rail Trail by bypassing a tunnel that's home to a colony of federally endangered Indiana bats.
Survey: Maryland Oyster Population Makes GainsMaryland's oyster population has more than doubled since 2010 due to high oyster survival over the past few years and strong reproduction in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the state's 2013 fall oyster survey.
Md. Aims To Reduce Invasive Catfish SpeciesThe 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. SiteThe 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 SecretaryThe 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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