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Riparian Property Licensing Opens Today

Deadline for Applications is June 1

Annapolis, Md. (February 8, 2012) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service is now accepting offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline license applications for riparian (waterfront) property owners. Riparian property owners, or anyone who has the permission of the property owner, may license their shoreline. A license will establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or prevent others from licensing the shoreline at a later date.

Applicants must submit paperwork and fees by mail or in person by the close of business June 1, 2012. Property owners may license their shoreline for one year ($20) or three years ($60). Landowners who miss the June 1 deadline may participate in the “open” licensing process that begins August 7.

Applications and information on laws related to shoreline licensing for riparian property owners are available at the DNR website dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Licenses/riparian.asp or by calling the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540, toll free at 1-877-620-8367.


   February 8, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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