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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.



Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park​

The 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center invites visitors to experience Tubman’s world through exhibits that are informative and emotive, providing an in depth understanding of Tubman’s early years spent in Maryland's Choptank River region and her legacy as a leader, liberator and humanitarian in the resistance movement of the Underground Railroad. The park, which sits on the trailhead for the 125‐mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway (an All American Road) also provides an orientation to Tubman and Underground Railroad heritage sites and programs within the county and region.