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DNR Announces Winners of the 2007 Maryland Hunter Contest
Garrett County Hunter Wins Grand Prize
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Services announces the 2007 Maryland Hunter Contest winners. The grand prize winner, Brian Harvey of Accident, MD, received a $500 gift certificate courtesy of the Maryland Sportsmen’s Association (MSA). Mr. Harvey will use his gift certificate at D & B Sport Shop in Oakland, MD. An additional 37 hunters won a complimentary 2008-2009 Maryland Hunting License.
Wendy Donahoo, President of the Maryland Sportsmen’s Association randomly drew the name of the grand prize winner. At the drawing, Donahoo also announced that MSA will also provide Mr. Harvey with a complimentary one year membership to the statewide sportsman’s group.
“The contest is designed to encourage hunters to visit local businesses who have served as long-standing hunting and wildlife management partners with DNR,” said Bob Beyer, Associate Director of the DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service. “The contest aims to thank outdoor retailers and hunters for their long-standing support of wildlife management programs in Maryland and reinvigorating some of the camaraderie of the former check station model.”
Junior hunters are reminded to continue to visit one of the participating agents through spring turkey season to receive a personalized junior hunter certificate and have their picture posted on the DNR website. For more information about the junior hunter certificate program, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/yh_certprogram.asp.
For a complete list of 2007 Maryland Hunter Contest winners, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/winners_hunt_contest_2007.html
December 26, 2007
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