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Maryland $1,000,000 Fishing Challenge Ends Tonight
(July 18) - Today is the last day for anglers to participate in the Maryland $1,000,000 Fishing Challenge, which closes at 11:59 p.m. tonight. All are encouraged to join the more than 88 lucky anglers who have landed tagged fish since the tournament began June 3. For the contest, 2,000 specially tagged striped bass, white perch, Atlantic croaker and largemouth bass were released into the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Successful anglers are entered into a drawing to play for the $1,000,000 prize on July 23.
- EVENTS: SCHEDULED FOR 7/20 & 7/23
- Press Contact: Megan Evans at 410-260-8016 or email@example.com
July 18, 2005
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 18,000 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