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DNR AND U.S. NAVY Announce Availability of New Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities
ANNAPOLIS – As part of an ongoing effort to offer additional hunting opportunities across the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service in cooperation with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, today announced the availability of 10 new waterfowl hunting sites along the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The new sites are located adjacent to Bloodsworth, Pone, Adam and Northeast Islands in Dorchester County.
“These new sites open the waters adjacent to one of the most remote areas of the state,” said Paul A. Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service. “We are excited to offer hunters this new opportunity.”
A special permit is required to hunt these new sites. The permit, as well as a complete set of regulations and a map of the area, can be downloaded from the DNR website at www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/waterfowl.asp or by calling the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special conditions for hunting at these sites are included on the permit.
The 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 446,000 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 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. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov