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More from DNR​​​

Monarchs & Milkweed​​​

Monarchs & Milkweed

Celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly. This Saturday September 24 at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary from 10a.m. to 2p.m.​


Guide to Hunting & Trapping 2022 - 2023

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.
Philip Wyatt Wieland with his 30-inch Spanish mackerel​​

Maryland Fishing Report – September 21

As summer fades into fall, anglers are enjoying milder temperatures and good fishing for a variety of species. This week starts out warm with cooling temperatures arriving Friday and Saturday, and then continued cooling Monday and Tuesday.​​


In this issue, we'll consider how to approach the “littler” critters and appreciate mini-Maryland wildlife through the use of a macro lens.​​​

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.



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 22nd Report​​​​
orange, red and brown leaves by a river