News from the DNR Office of Communications

DNR Extends Regulated Shooting Area Season

Annapolis, MD (April 1, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended the Regulated Shooting Areas (RSA) hunting season by one month. This will allow hunting on licensed RSAs to continue through April 30, 2010.

The inclement weather and deep snows this winter coincided with the peak of RSA use, impacting these and other associated small businesses.

“Extending the season allows these rural businesses to capture some lost revenue,” said Pete Jayne, DNR Associate Director for Game Management. “The one month extension is a great opportunity for both novice and veteran hunters to experience this style of hunting.”

   April 1, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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