Wildlife

Black Bear

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.

09/30/2014

black bear

Juvenile Black Bear Spotted In Howard, Montgomery Counties Relocated

Back to the wild. Authorities capture a bear spotted in both Howard and Montgomery counties.

06/20/2014

DNR

Md. Opens Newest Wildlife Management Area

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is welcoming hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to the state’s newest wildlife management area.

05/07/2014

mad guns yo

Md. Wildlife Service To Get $1M From Gun Tax

A state wildlife agency will get $1 million in federal funds from an excise tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition.

10/29/2013

snakes

Slithery End To Summer: Snakes Following Mice Into Warm Md. Homes

A spike in snake problems. Calls are flooding into exterminators, as snakes move into Maryland homes. They’re looking for a meal and a warm place.

09/13/2013

BLACK BEAR

Bear Killed After Feeding For Weeks In Westernport

Maryland wildlife officials say they have killed a bear that was being fed by people in the town of Westernport over the last month.

07/05/2013

Tracking Sandy

Sandy’s Wake Leaves Birds In Dire Straits

When red knots descend on the beaches of Delaware Bay this spring famished from their marathon flight toward the Canadian Arctic from the tip of South America, the rosy-breasted shorebirds may find slim pickings instead of the feast of horseshoe crab eggs they count on to fuel the rest of their migration.

02/02/2013

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Md. Encourages Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Maryland Natural Resources officials say state residents can help battle the loss of wildlife habitat by providing food, water and shelter for birds, reptiles and other species in their backyard.

05/29/2012

(Photo credit by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wildlife Caused $10M In Md. Crop Losses Last Year

Maryland farmers say wildlife caused an estimated $10 million in crop losses last year.

04/30/2012

Ben Cardin

Cardin To Chair Hearing On Wildlife, Wetlands

Bills to protect wetlands, migratory bird habitat and restore the Delaware River basin are among measures to be discussed at a Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Ben Cardin.

04/24/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Md. DNR Scales Back Proposed Hunting Fee Increase

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is scaling back a proposed hunting fee increase that would have more than doubled the cost for avid hunters.

03/08/2012

(credit: friendsofblackwater.org)

Controlled Burns Planned On Eastern Shore Refuge

Controlled burns are planned this winter and spring at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

01/06/2012

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