Deer in Spring Landscape

Of Interest


Effective immediately: Portions of Deal Island WMA are closed to all crabbing activities through September 1, 2014.

Notification: The phone lines at the Mt. Nebo Office (Wildlife & Heritage Service, Forestry, and Fisheries) are currently down due to the severe weather, and may be down for several days. We’ll notify you when the phone lines are back up. For wildlife problems in Garrett County please call our WHS Regional Office at 301-777-2136.

junior hunter field dayFall Junior Hunter Field Day Events- Registration now OPEN!

Experience the fun of the great outdoors and learn how to become involved in the management of our natural resources!.



Duck hunters on the waterDNR Announces Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations

Waterfowl hunters may apply to receive their blind site licenses for the 2014-2015 hunting season starting August 5.



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Hunting & Shooting Sports Workshops!




Habichat artworkSpring/Summer 2014 Habichat
For Stewards of Maryland's Backyard Wildlife


Scenic View of Swallow Falls, courtesy of Kathy FachetGovernor O’Malley Announces New Online Guide to Maryland Natural Areas

In celebration of the start of summer and the end of the school year, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the new Guide to Maryland Natural Areas. This online, one-stop travel resource is for anyone looking to experience the State’s most beautiful natural places, as distinguished by their pristine environment and rare plant and wildlife species.

Keep an Eye out for Reptiles and Amphibians!

3/2013- Now through December 2014, the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) is looking for volunteers to report sightings of reptiles and amphibians…

Hunter Safety Volunteer instructors

Hunter Safety

Volunteer safety instructors offer hunter safety classes statewide, helping to keep hunters and citizens safe.

Photo of Junior Hunter, iStock image

Junior Hunting

Maryland holds three Junior Hunt Days (deer, turkey, game birds). Junior Hunters can also earn a Junior Hunter Certificate.

Photo of Maryland Terrapin

Attention Crabbers

You can help save the Maryland Terrapin. Learn how to easily and inexpensively modify your crab pots.

National Hunting & Fishing Day

Maryland Celebrates

National Hunting & Fishing Day on Sat., Sept. 27th. Free Admission & Free Parking. Join us for a day of fun!