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Open Hunting Days for the Deal Island and Fairmount WMA Impoundments Have Changed

Princess Anne, Md. (August 28, 2012) ─  The number of open hunting days will be reduced on the impoundments of the Deal Island and Fairmount wildlife management areas (WMA) for the 2012-13 season.

“This change will increase the number of days that ducks utilize the impoundments on both areas without disturbance,” said Bill Harvey, DNR game bird section leader. “This should lead to an increased overall number of ducks and a better waterfowl hunting experience in these popular WMAs.”

The change impacts waterfowl hunting within the managed impoundments only. Waterfowl hunting outside of the impoundments on the WMA’s remains unchanged.

Waterfowl hunters are reminded that hunting within these managed impoundments is by permit only on the opening days of each separate split of the duck season. After the individual opening days, hunting is restricted to certain days of the week, and/or certain holidays through the remainder of each split season.

Citizens interested in applying for a permit to hunt one of these impoundments on one of the permit only days in 2012, may print out the application at www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Hunt_Trap/pdfs/Impoundment_Notice_Permit.pdf. All applications must be received by September 17, 2012.

Additional information is available by calling the Wellington WMA office at 410-543-8223.


   August 28, 2012

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

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