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Managed Deer Hunt to Occur at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area in January
Interested Hunters Must Apply For Permit by Nov. 14
Owings Mills, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that a managed deer hunt will be held on the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, January 20 to 21, 2009.
“Limited bow hunting occurred on the property for the past two years,” said Karina Stonesifer, Associate Director of Operations for DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. “However, additional deer management measures are needed to further reduce the deer population, which is damaging the rare serpentine ecosystem on the site.”
The two-day shotgun hunt is an effective deer management tool that has been used successfully in Maryland State Parks for almost two decades. The entire Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area will be closed to the public and bow hunting will be suspended during the two-day managed hunt in January.
Hunters will be chosen by lottery. Hunters may obtain an application online at http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/managed.asp.
Lottery applications will also be available at the following locations:
Completed applications must be mailed to Gwynnbrook W.M.A. at 3740 Gwynnbrook Avenue in Owings Mills, Md. 21117, and received by November 14, 2008.
- Gwynnbrook WMA Office, 3740 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Md. 21117 (7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday)
- Patapsco State Park Headquarters, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Md. 21043 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday)
Hunters must have a DNR Managed Hunt Permit to participate in the managed hunt. Accommodations will be provided to hunters with disabilities who are selected in the lottery.
October 23, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.