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Riverside Wildlife Management Area Opens To Hunting

Hunter bringing in game birds with a call

Nanjemoy, Md. (May 4, 2012) — The newly established Riverside Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is now open to hunting. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) acquired this 373-acre property located in the south-western portion of Charles County in 2010.

“With its diverse landscape, this new Charles County Wildlife Management Area will provide a variety of new opportunities for Maryland Sportsmen to hunt upland and forest game, migratory game birds, waterfowl and deer,” said Southern Region Habitat Manager Jim Bennett.

Riverside WMA is open to regulated hunting for all game species and follows established season dates and bag limits. Hunters can find those regulations in the 2011-2012 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland. Waterfowl hunting and trapping on Riverside WMA will be by permit only.

Hunter access to Riverside WMA will not require possession of a seasonal permit or daily reservations. Hunters must park in designated parking areas only.

Additional information about the Riverside WMA is available at dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/publiclands/wmasouthern.asp or by calling the Myrtle Grove WMA office at 301-743-5161.


   May 4, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million 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 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. 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