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Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area Closed to Public on January 7 & 8
ELKTON, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Cecil County will be closed to the public on January 7 and January 8, 2008 for a managed white-tailed deer hunt. DNR implements managed deer hunting programs in certain areas to more effectively manage white-tailed deer and reduce habitat damage.
Approximately 160 hunters obtained permits from DNR through a lottery process to participate in the hunt. Each permit-holder may hunt with a shotgun for one day during the two-day period and take four deer. Licensed bow hunters will continue to have access to the area during the managed shotgun hunt.
Fair Hill will reopen on Wednesday, January 9 for park patrons and resume regular hours of operation from sunrise to sunset. For more information, contact the Fair Hill office at 410-398-1246 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
January 3, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
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 449,000 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 12 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