News from the DNR Office of Communications

Junior Hunter Field Day Event To Be Held In Baltimore County

Baltimore, Md. (March 24, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has partnered with local conservation groups to present a Central Maryland Junior Hunter Field Day from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Baltimore County Game and Fish Association in Parkville.

“This is an opportunity for Maryland children interested in wildlife activities to discover and connect with their natural world,” said Patricia Allen, Information & Education Program Manager of DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service. “It gives children a chance to learn how to become involved in the management of our natural resources and to learn about hunting and the important role it plays in wildlife conservation.”

State and local conservationists will give youngsters interested in hunting, trapping and wildlife management the opportunity to learn about shooting sports and hunting – including archery, sporting clays, trapping, dog demonstrations and waterfowl calling demonstrations – while being mentored by certified instructors. DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service staff and the Maryland Natural Resources Police will join representatives of sporting and conservation organizations to provide expertise in natural resources stewardship, safety, wildlife biology and ethical conduct in the field. Lunch for participants and their parents as well as all equipment will be provided.

This event is open to young people, ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 100 applicants, so register early. Please contact Ron Norris with the DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-836-4559 to request registration information. You may also download and print the registration form online at: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Education/youth/index.asp


   March 24, 2011

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

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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