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Closed Portions of Deal Island Wma to Reopen January 4

Princess Anne, Md. (December 29, 2011) ─ Portions of the Deal Island WMA that were temporarily closed to waterfowl hunting will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Earlier this month, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) closed select areas due to the illegal distribution of waterfowl bait.

Small grains found in the “Dump Marsh” area could have served as a lure and attractant to wild waterfowl. The "Dump Marsh" is located west of Riley Roberts Road to the town of Chance and south of MD Route 363. Signs announcing this closure have been posted at the known access points to this marsh, and will be removed prior to the reopening.

For more information on this temporary closure please call the Wellington Wildlife Management Area office at 410-543-8223, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.



   December 29, 2011

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

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