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Cedar Point Wildlife Management Area Opens to Hunting

Welcome, Md. (September 21, 2009)Cedar Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is now open to hunting. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) acquired the 1,926-acre property - located in the southwestern portion of Charles County - in March 2009.

“This new Charles County Wildlife Management Area will provide a variety of new hunting opportunities for Maryland sportsmen and women,” said Southern Region Habitat Manager Jim Bennett. “Cedar Point WMA’s diversity of woodlands, wetlands, agricultural fields and shoreline will provide numerous opportunities to hunt upland and forest game, migratory game birds, waterfowl and deer.”

Hunting on Cedar Point WMA is in accordance with established season dates and bag limits, except for waterfowl. Waterfowl hunting at Cedar Point WMA will open Dec 15.

Hunter access to Cedar Point WMA will not require possession of a seasonal permit or daily reservations. Hunters must park in designated parking areas and the number of vehicles permitted per parking area will be limited and designated on signs posted in the parking areas.

Additional information about the Cedar Point WMA is available online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/wmasouthern.asp.


   September 21, 2009

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

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