Deer in Spring Landscape

Of Interest


Art for Winter 2015 Issue of HabichatWinter 2015 Issue of Habichat Now Online

For Stewards of Maryland's Backyard Wildlife.



New Sunday Hunting Opportunities Begin November 24, 2014

The regulations to implement Sunday hunting legislation (SB 472 and SB 473) for the Western Maryland counties have been adopted and will be effective on November 24, 2014Click here to learn more.

DNR Seeks Black Bear Conservation and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Designs

The 19th annual Black Bear Conservation and 41st annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp design contests are open and ready for submissions.



Checking in your big game and need the county codes?

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Jacob Poling, Maryland Youth HunterTwo Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

The Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to this time-honored tradition during Junior Deer Hunting Days ─ November 15 on public and private land in all Maryland counties; and November 16 on private land only in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s. Read more...

Man showing young boy how to hunt for waterfowlDNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. Read more...



Canada Goose in flight2014-2015 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Flyer

Maryland Late Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits 2014-2015 Hunting Year

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Hunting & Shooting Sports Workshops!


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!