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More from DNR​​​

Deer Season - Photo by Ranger Elena Gilroy ​​​

Maryland Deer Harvest Up 10% in 2022 Firearm Season

H​unters harvested 29,124 deer during the two-week firearms season from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10.​


Guide to Hunting & Trapping

The complete guide to the 2022–2023 hunting year. Our team has been working hard to ensure your experiences afield will be enjoyable, safe and successful. We look forward to sharing the remarkable variety of opportunities available across Maryland.
Trout fishing in a stream​​​

Maryland Fishing Report – Early Winter

Winter is knocking and those who can dress warm have many fishing opportunities to indulge in through the season. The preseason stocking of trout is occurring, and fishing for tautog off Ocean City is good.​

Landing Zone Maryland​​​

A guide for​ Veterans and families moving or retiring to Maryland. One of the landing zones is Ground Support. Getting outdoors, taking a hike, or exploring a historic site, are all ways to reduce stress, relax, and have fun. Learn about other Landing​ Zones here.

Buy Your Fishing License​​

​Our online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps.
Image of the app with hunters on a boat - Photo: Kimberley Kelly

Download the DNR App​​

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts.



'Wild Maryland' Cookbook​

Check out DNR’s cookbook, “Wild Maryland,” highlighting our state’s bountiful wildlife, seafood and plants. Recipes in this collection were provided by Marylanders across our great state. 

​Send us your family favorites and holiday traditions featuring food fished, foraged or hunted to Don’t forget the photos! Recipes will be published in Marylanders’ favorite cookbook, Wild Maryland and may be featured on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest! ​​