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Pratherís Neck Wildlife Management Area Opens January 16
ANNAPOLIS, MD ó The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service will open Pratherís Neck Wildlife Management Area in southern Washington County on January 16.
ďThe property offers excellent hunting and wildlife-associated recreation,Ē said Karina Blizzard, Associate Director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Since the purchase of the 204-acre parcel in 2006 with Program Open Space Funds, a parking lot designed to hold ten vehicles has been installed to accommodate hunters. Parking will be restricted to this single parking lot on a first come basis.
Prather's Neck Wildlife Management Area may be accessed by traveling south on Route 56 from Clear Spring, turning left onto Four Locks Road and then continuing onto Ankeney Lane. Ankeney Lane ends at the designated hunter parking lot. For more information contact The Wildlife and Heritage Service, Indian Springs Work Center at 301-842-2702.
Hunterís are reminded that the public land code for checking deer and turkey in for Pratherís Neck is 269. For more information on seasons and bag limits, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/index.asp.
January 14, 20088
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