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Fall Trout Stocking

DNR​ will begin fall trout stock in early October. The department will be stocking thousands of hatchery-raised brown, golden, and rainbow trout in select creeks, rivers, lakes, and ponds across the state. ​

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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.
Father and son with a walleye​​

Maryland Fishing Report – September 28

As we reach the end of September, anglers are seeing some exciting fishing action – cooling water temperatures are transitioning some marine fisheries and spurring freshwater fish to feed more aggressively.
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Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act​​​

Effective October 1, 2022, a new Maryland law bans the sale, purchase, offer for sale, or the possession with intent to sell​ of products derived from 17 animal species. ​​​​

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.

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Fall Foliage Report


Cooler temps bring crisp mornings and the hope of finding signs of fall in the treetop​s. Keep checking back each Thursday for the latest information.

Join us as we follow the transition each week with reports from the experts at our state forests and parks. We welcome all of Maryland’s outdoor enthusiasts to send in photos capturing the beauty of the fall season. Please use the submission form to send your entries directly to us. Your photo might be selected to appear in a future edition of the Fall Foliage Report!

September 29th​ Report​​​​
Reds, yellows and oranges on a Sugar Maple

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