Deer in Spring Landscape

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2 gobblers in autumn forestFall Turkey Season to Open in Western Maryland

Maryland’s fall turkey season will open November 1 and continue through November 8, 2014.

Fall turkey hunting is only permitted in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties. Read more...

White-tailed doe in fieldDNR to Host Deer Cooperator Workshop

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a workshop for individuals interested in becoming Deer Cooperator Permit holders at 9 a.m. on November 12 at Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area in LaPlata. Read more...

Man showing young boy how to hunt for waterfowlDNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. Read more...



Autumn 2014 Issue of Habichat Now Online

For Stewards of Maryland's Backyard Wildlife

A Message from DNR about Sunday Hunting
in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick Counties

Expanded Sunday Hunting in Western MD to become effective December 22.

American Black Bear2014 Black Bear Hunt Lottery Winners Announced
450 Hunters Selected





Canada Goose in flight2014-2015 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Flyer

Maryland Late Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits 2014-2015 Hunting Year

Hunting & Shooting Sports - woman participatingRegister today!
Hunting & Shooting Sports Workshops!


Scenic View of Swallow Falls, courtesy of Kathy FachetGovernor O’Malley Announces New Online Guide to Maryland Natural Areas

In celebration of the start of summer and the end of the school year, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the new Guide to Maryland Natural Areas. This online, one-stop travel resource is for anyone looking to experience the State’s most beautiful natural places, as distinguished by their pristine environment and rare plant and wildlife species.

Keep an Eye out for Reptiles and Amphibians!

3/2013- Now through December 2014, the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) is looking for volunteers to report sightings of reptiles and amphibians…

Hunter Safety Volunteer instructors

Hunter Safety

Volunteer safety instructors offer hunter safety classes statewide, helping to keep hunters and citizens safe.

Photo of Junior Hunter, iStock image

Junior Hunting

Maryland holds three Junior Hunt Days (deer, turkey, game birds). Junior Hunters can also earn a Junior Hunter Certificate.

Photo of Maryland Terrapin

Attention Crabbers

You can help save the Maryland Terrapin. Learn how to easily and inexpensively modify your crab pots.

National Hunting & Fishing Day

Maryland Celebrates

National Hunting & Fishing Day on Sat., Sept. 27th. Free Admission & Free Parking. Join us for a day of fun!